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GUNS N' ROSES: More European Dates Announced

After selling out the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland in about eight minutes, GUNS N' ROSES have added another show at the same venue the following day (July 6). Tickets for the second show will go on sale on Friday, March 17 at 9:00 a.m. The opening act for the Helsinki shows will be BULLET ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Bassist MCKAGAN Talks New Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan told Launch on Friday (March 10) that the band will enter the studio on April 10 to begin recording its sophomore album. The group has been preparing songs since coming off the road last year and McKagan says the material is nearly ready to go. "It's ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Responds To AXL ROSE

VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan has responded to a press release issued last week by GUNS N' ROSES frontman W. Axl Rose. Rose lambasted his former GUNS bandmates, McKagan and VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, claiming that the latter called VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland a "fraud" and McKagan "spineless" in an early morning meeting at ...

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HUCK JOHNS Turned Down VELVET REVOLVER Invitation

Launch Radio Networks reports: Shortly after moving from Detroit to Los Angeles in 2001, Huck Johns received a call from former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, asking him to audition for a new band he was putting together. That group became VELVET REVOLVER, with former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland singing. Johns told Launch ...

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BUCKCHERRY Prepare To Release 'Fifteen' In North America

2006 marks the return of BUCKCHERRY with their first studio album in four years, "Fifteen", out in North America April 11 on Eleven Seven Music in association with ADA, a Warner Music Group Company. After virally blowing up via the Internet and satellite radio, the raucous "Crazy Bitch" is also catching on at commercial radio. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Confirmed For Denmark's ROSKILDE FESTIVAL

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 ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Another New Song Makes Its Way Online

A full-length version of another track recorded during the sessions for GUNS N' ROSES' much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" album has been leaked — this time of the song "There Was A Time", or "T.W.A.T." The track, which has been rumored to exist for some time within the GUNS N' ROSES fan community, is the third new ...

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Zombified - OPPOSITION PARTY

Singapore's Pulverised Records may claim to be the "home of black and death metal", but somehow a rabid pack of thrash punkers slipped in through the back door and became part of the family. If it is buzzsaw guitars, shout-worthy choruses, and a drummer that connects like Clint Eastwood in "Every Which Way But Loose", ...

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SLASH Talks About 'Chinese Democracy' Again: 'I'm Really Excited'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently spoke to "The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show" on the U.K.'s Virgin Radio about the band's long-awaited album "Chinese Democracy", which is expected to be released later in the year. During the interview, Slash confirmed that the record is done and he said a "very official source" had already ...

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Drummer CARMINE APPICE Signs Book Deal With ALFRED PUBLISHING

Drummer/author/educator Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, BECK/BOGERT/APPICE, ROD STEWART) ahs signed a 10-year agreement with Alfred Publishing to distribute a line of educational percussion books. (Alfred, on December 24, 2005, bought Warner Bros. Publications, one of the world's largest publishers of printed music, from the Warner Music Group.) Under the new agreement, Alfred retains rights ...

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