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SLASH, AC/DC, METALLICA Sign Guitar To Benefit Pediatric Kidney Research

Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES), AC/DC and METALLICA have recently signed custom Ernie Ball Axis Super Sport guitars to benefit pediatric kidney research at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Each guitar will be auctioned through eBay where all proceeds will be donated to the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. Currently the world's largest private pediatric ...

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DAVE NAVARRO Records Guest Appearance On New TOMMY LEE Solo Album

Former JANE'S ADDICTION/RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist Dave Navarro recorded a guest appearance on the new Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo album on Tuesday (Jan. 11), according to a posting on Navarro's web site. The session, which took place "at this crazy house in the hills with [producer] Scott Humphrey," was described by the guitarist ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Can't Wait To Play Vegas

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER will take the stage Friday night for a New Year's Eve bash at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. Lead guitarist Slash says he can hardly wait to get the party started. "There's different cities that have their big sort of New Year's ...

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METALLICA, VAN HALEN, VELVET REVOLVER Featured In GUITAR WORLD Magazine's Anniversary Issue

MediaPost.com is reporting that the 25th anniversary issue of Guitar World magazine will be on newsstands next Tuesday, December 28. The special collector's issue features what the editors are calling "the most spectacular group of guitarists ever assembled" on the cover, including Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ...

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SLASH: KEITH RICHARDS Encouraged Me To Stay In GUNS N' ROSES

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash revealed that Keith Richards of the ROLLING STONES was instrumental in keeping him from quitting GUNS N' ROSES sooner then he did. Slash told the British magazine Mojo that the success he's currently enjoying as part of VELVET REVOLVER is a long way off from ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Talk About Making Of 'Dirty Little Thing' Video

VELVET REVOLVER spoke to MTV.com about the making of their "Dirty Little Thing" video, the third single from their debut album, "Contraband". "Basically the concept is the train's gonna be animated and everything on the outside is gonna be animated, and once you climb inside it's gonna be real human beings in there partying," drummer ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Ink Publishing Deal With CHRYSALIS MUSIC

VELVET REVOLVER have inked a worldwide publishing deal with Chrysalis Music (administed by Mushroom in Australia and New Zealand). As previously reported, VELVET REVOLVER will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2005. The band will begin the tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 19. As members of GUNS N' ROSES, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Tour Australia

VELVET REVOLVER will tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2005, according to Undercover News. The band will begin the tour in Christchurch, New Zealand on February 19. As members of GUNS N' ROSES, Slash, Matt Sorum and Duff McKagan toured Australia in 1993. Slash returned in 1995 with SLASH'S SNAKEPIT. VELVET ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Lives For Live Shows

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER added to this year's achievements with three Grammy nominations in the categories of Best Rock Album, Best Rock Song, and Best Hard Rock Performance. The nods go along with the platinum sales of their debut album, "Contraband", and the huge radio success of its first two singles, ...

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AMEN: CASEY CHAOS Box Set Available For Pre-Order

An AMEN/Casey Chaos box set, entitled "Pisstory: A Catalogue of Accidents/A Lifetime of Mistakes", is available for pre-order at CDBaby.com. Having released three albums in the last few years on three separate major labels, as well as two limited-edition, self-released, self-funded, fan club-only CDs, this four-disc do-it-yourself box set comprises 90 tracks and ...

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SLASH: 'I Have Nothing To Do With GUNS N' ROSES Now'

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash recently spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times about the group's current tour and GUNS N' ROSES, among other topics. An excerpt from the interview follows: Chicago Sun-Times: GUNS N' ROSES' influence on hard rock and heavy metal was enormous. Do you think Axl Rose's ill-fated attempts to continue under the band's name ...

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SLASH: 'I Was Suicidal When I Left GUNS N' ROSES'

The Irish Examiner is reporting that legendary guitarist Slash considered suicide after watching Axl Rose record his vocals at the final GUNS N' ROSES recording session. The band recorded a cover of the ROLLING STONES' "Sympathy for the Devil" in 1994 and by that point Rose wouldn't even look at Slash. The next day, Slash ...

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