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Contraband - VELVET REVOLVER

It must have looked great on paper: three musicians from one of the best hard rock bands of the last twenty years joining forces with one of the most electrifying frontmen of the past decade. The talents of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum could hardly be doubted, ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Members Form New Band

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro has teamed up with Chris Chaney and Stephen Perkins, also of JANE'S ADDICTION, and former SKYCYCLE singer Steve Isaacs in a brand-new band. "[Steve] actually used to be an MTV VJ," Navarro told MTV.com. "He went by the name of Spooky around town. Long black hair and kind of that ...

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STATIC-X: 'So' Video Posted Online

STATIC-X's video for the track "So" has been posted online at the Warner/Reprise web site. Check it out: Broadband, Dial-Up. "So" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Shadow Zone", which was released last October through Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" was produced by Josh Abraham (STAIND, LIMP ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Air Date For VH1 Documentary

The projected air date of the upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been changed to Wednesday, June 16, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Names Solo Debut

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has set "Village Gorilla Head" as the title of his solo debut, due on August 3 through Sanctuary Records. The founding REPLACEMENTS member told Billboard.com last summer that he recorded the material for the set in a Los Angeles studio owned by Charles Thompson (a.k.a. Frank Black) with contributions ...

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Former WURKT Members Join Forces In A BORROWED LIFE

Former members of the once-promising Sacramento-based "nu-metal" act WURKT, Josh Robinson (vocals), Geoff Eckert (drums) and Toby Seeger (guitar), have joined forces in a new band called A BORROWED LIFE. Rounded out by guitarist Drew Cianciolo and bassist Manny Howard, A BORROWED LIFE recently completed work on a three-song demo and are planning on returning ...

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TRENT REZNOR: TAPEWORM Is Dead

NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor has officially confirmed in an online posting that the much-hyped TAPEWORM project — which was to feature contributions from A PERFECT CIRCLE/TOOL frontman Maynard Keenan and PANTERA's Phil Anselmo, among others — will probably never see the light of day. Asked by a fan for an update on the ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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Former BUCKCHERRY Singer To Open For THE WHO In Japan

Former BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd will be opening for THE WHO at two Japanese festival dates in late July. Todd will be warming up for Roger Daltrey and Co. on Saturday, July 24 at the Yokohama Festival and on Sunday, July 25 at the Osaka Festival. Todd released his solo debut, "You Made Me", in ...

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TERROR Sign With TRUSTKILL RECORDS

Los Angeles tough-core unit TERROR have inked a deal with Trustkill Records. The group's debut full-length CD, "One With The Underdogs", was produced by DEATH BY STEREO's Paul Miner (ATREYU, THRICE) and is scheduled for release in August. The follow-up to the group's nine song EP "Lowest Of The Low" (Bridge 9) features guest vocal ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: VH1 Documentary To Air In June

VH1 is reportedly working on a "Behind the Music"-style documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES. Among the people that are set to contribute to the project are original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, plus Tom Zutaut (former A&R executive at Geffen Records), Josh Richman (video director), Teddy Andreadis (keyboard player), ...

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ROCKETS TO RUIN To Support JOSH TODD

ROCKETS TO RUIN, the Atlanta, Georgia-based based band featuring former PIECE DOGS guitarist Mike Grimmet, vocalist Cleveland (ex-SUPERCONDUCTOR), bassist Chris Taylor (ex-SUPERMATIC) and drummer Jake Keller (ex-BLACK GOLDSTEIN), will support JOSH TODD (ex-BUCKCHERRY) at two shows early next month. Confirmed dates are as follows: May 08 - The Nick – Birmingham, AL (w/ JOSH TODD) ...

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STATIC-X To Appear At RADIO CONTRO EXPO

STATIC-X will appear at the RCX (Radio Control Expo) on Saturday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. They will be signing autographs and chatting with the crowd. They will be appearing in the Team Associated booth, slot 602. The Convention Center is located in Anaheim, California, right across from Disneyland. For show information, go to

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CARDBOARD VAMPIRES Schedule Live Appearances

According to a posting by drummer Josh Howser on the JERRY CANTRELL fan site Jerry Depot, CARDBOARD VAMPIRES — the "jam" band featuring Howser, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell, ex-THE CULT axeman Billy Duffy and ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi — will make their next live appearance on May 5 at the ...

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STATIC-X Film Video For 'So': Photos Available

STATIC-X filmed a video for the song "So" in Los Angeles on Friday (April 9). Check out pictures from the shoot at Wire Image. "So" comes off the group's third full-length album, "Shadow Zone", which was released last October through Warner Bros. Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Machine" was produced by Josh Abraham ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Video Clip Posted Online

VELVET REVOLVER's official web site is currently hosting the first of several weekly video clips to be released prior to the release of the group's debut album, "Contraband". Download the first clip at this location. "Slither", the first single from "Contraband", will go for radio adds on April 12. Listen to the song ...

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