GUNS N' ROSES have been confirmed for this year's Roskilde Festival, set to take place June 29 – July 2 in Roskilde, Denmark. Also scheduled to appear are TOOL, DEFTONES, OPETH, HATESPHERE and VOLBEAT, among others. More acts will be announced soon.
GUNS N' ROSES' European schedule is now shaping up as follows:
May 27 - Lisbon, POR @ Rock In Rio (Lisbon)
Jun. 3-4 – Milan, ITA @ Gods of Metal
Jun. 3-6 - Nürburgring, GER @ Rock am Ring
Jun. 09 – Dublin, IRE @ RDS Arena
Jun. 9-11 - Donington, UK @ Download
Jun. 15 - Warsaw, POL @ Legia Stadium
Jun. 15-17 - Pannonia Fields, AUT @ Nova Rock
Jun. 23-25 - Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globen
Jun. 29 – Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival
Jul. 05 - Helsinki, FIN @ Hartwall Arena
As previously reported, GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" collection, which was originally issued in March of 2004, sold more than 15,000 copies in the United States last week alone (week ending Feb. 26), bringing the total number of copies sold since its release to 2.79 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album presently stands as the only currently charting release that has spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard Top 100 album chart. GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, along with ex-members Slash and Duff McKagan, tried to block the release of "Greatest Hits" with a lawsuit, claiming that the record label had assembled the CD without their input. The band's label, Geffen Records, insisted that it was forced to put out a greatest hits album since Axl Rose had failed to deliver the long-delayed new GUNS album, "Chinese Democracy".
In a rare interview conducted by Rolling Stone magazine on Jan. 13, GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose promised fans that the band will be back in 2006 with the "Chinese Democracy" album.
"People will hear music this year," Rose said. "'Chinese Democracy' is a very complex record. I am trying to do something different. Some of the arrangements are kind of like QUEEN." He also added he is working on 32 songs for the album and 26 are finished out of which 13 will feature on the final album. Some songs include "Better", "There was a Time" and "The Blues".