GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site:
"Spent my B-day in Brussells. Got a lot of love from the people at the show. Thank you Brussells. In Copenhagen today. First time here. What a beautiful place! Been cruising around looking for an Internet Cafe seeing the sites along the way.
"U.K. dates with Jesse and ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE went great. Had more fun than I should be allowed to have and still get paid. I can't put any one gig at the top of the list because they were all great, but will say Edinburgh was the most magically beautiful place I'd ever seen.
"Joe and I have been doing the solo acoustic stuff for a couple days now and it couldn't go any better. We might just have to take this to the peeps stateside for a few.
"I want to thank everyone out there who has bought my record. I've had to re-order copies from the record company three times since being over here. That's more than they shipped in the U.K. total I think. Can't wait to come back here. Hopefully in February. The people have been unbelievable. Lots of GNR fans coming out to support — that feels awesome! Cheers to them. Anyway got to go get some sleep before my eyes start to bleed."
Stinson's solo debut, "Village Gorilla Head", was released in July through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE drummer Josh Freese, his brother Jason Freese on saxophone, CATHOLICS guitarist Dave Philips, and GNR guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed.