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Remembering The St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Jordan Harper of The Riverfront Times writes: This Friday, July 2, marks the thirteenth anniversary of the St. Louis GUNS N' ROSES riot. We'll not soon forget the smoke and shame, broadcast to the world on CNN, when Axl Rose jumped into the crowd to battle a man with a camera before leaping back onstage ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: MINISTRY, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, HOLLYWOOD ROSE

MINISTRY's new album, "Houses of the Molé", has sold 5,081 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, SCORPIONS' latest, "Unbreakable", shifted 4,541 units, while MOTÖRHEAD's "Inferno" registered a first-week sales tally of 3,178. Perhaps most surprisingly, "The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: No Royalties For CHARLIE

According to Access Manson (a web site dedicated to convicted serial killer Charles Manson), copies of the legal paperwork demonstrating that Charles Manson received no money for GUNS N' ROSES' recording of "Look At Your Game, Girl" can be obtained by sending a self-addressed stamped business size (# 10) envelope (with postage for ...

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Review: VAN HALEN Returns To Stage In Top Form

Melissa Ruggieri of The Richmond Times-Dispatch reviewed VAN HALEN's show at the MCI Center in Washington D.C. Friday night (June 25). "When you're Eddie Van Halen and you've weathered a hip replacement, overcome tongue cancer and watched your marriage dissolve after 20 years, you deserve the ovation," she wrote. "When you're Eddie Van Halen and ...

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SLASH Becomes Second-Time Dad

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (real name: Saul Hudson) and his wife Perla Hudson are the proud parents of Cash Anthony Hudson. Cash was delivered by cesarean section Wednesday, June 23 at 1:54 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Slash, 38, and Perla, 31, an ex-model, have a two-year-old son, London. ...

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SLIPKNOT, SLASH, KORN Get Charitable

SLIPKNOT, Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), LINKIN PARK, KORN, Quincy Jones, Enrique Iglesias, TRAPT, HOOBASTANK, and others have autographed or donated items for an eBay auction to raise money to help save the life of 20-year-old Kelli Jaunsen, according to MTV.com. The Palm Desert, California, native is in need of a heart and liver ...

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Sources: SLASH's Son To Be Delivered By C-Section

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash's second son, Cash Anthony Hudson, will be delivered by cesarean section on Wednesday, June 23, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. VELVET REVOLVER's gig at Roseland in Portland, Oregon Tuesday night (June 22) will proceed as scheduled. Slash (real name: Saul Hudson), 38, and his wife, Perla Hudson, 31, an ex-model, have ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Only Used Drugs Three Or Four Times In The Last Year

RollingStone.com has posted a lengthy VELVET REVOLVER article in which the bandmembers talk about everything from their previous groups to their battles with drug addiction. Several excerpts follow: Singer Scott Weiland attempting to "clear up" erroneous information about him that has appeared in the press: "I kicked my heroin habit a year ago, in May. ...

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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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VELVET REVOLVER Shaping Up For Australian Number One

VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" looks likely to top the Australian album chart next week, according to Undercover News. The band fronted by former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and backed by former members of GUNS N' ROSES, including Slash on guitar, debuted at number one on the Australian HMV midweek chart. As previously reported, "Contraband" ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: VH1 Documentary To Air On June 16

"(Inside)Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes look at how VELVET REVOLVER got constructed, from the songwriting process to the singer search and studio sessions, will premiere on VH1 on Wednesday, June 16 at 10:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 p.m. CST. "Over a year in the making, '(Inside)Out' follows the ups and downs of ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Video Interview Posted Online

A VELVET REVOLVER video profile from The Associated Press, including a short interview with bassist Duff McKagan and guitarist Slash (both formerly of GUNS N' ROSES) has been posted online at MSN.com. VELVET REVOLVER's debut album, "Contraband", is scheduled for release on June 8 through RCA Records. Listen to the entire album online ...

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SLASH Can't Compare VELVET REVOLVER With Anything

MuchMusic recently caught up with VELVET REVOLVER and asked the group, with their previous successful bands, how this project compares. Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash responded, "What we're doing right now, from the second that it started and now that we're finally touring and getting onstage, I can't compare it to anything. Even in ...

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SLASH Defuses 'Fuck AXL ROSE!' Chant VELVET REVOLVER's Chicago Gig

Jeff Vrabel of the Chicago Sun-Times reviewed VELVET REVOLVER's sold-out concert at The Riviera in Chicago, Illinois Wednesday night (May 19). "Not surprisingly, VELVET REVOLVER sounds exactly like what would happen if one melded parts of GUNS [N' ROSES] with parts of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS," he wrote. "Liberated from [Axl] Rose's penchant for bombastic excess, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MuchMoreMusic will be airing an hour-long GUNS N' ROSES special, "The Story of...Guns N' Roses", on Friday, May 28 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The show synopsis reads as follows: "GUNS N' ROSES brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. Despite releasing only 4 studio albums, they would sell millions of records ...

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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: 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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SCOTT WEILAND Says STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Ended With Backstage Brawl

Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has admitted to Launch that the group's breakup wasn't quite as amicable as previously reported. Weiland, who is currently fronting VELVET REVOVER, told Launch that he and guitarist Dean DeLeo nearly came to blows while on tour behind their final album, "Shangri-La Dee Da". "We had really imploded ...

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