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Former GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist Expecting Second Child

Former GUNS N' ROSES/current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash and his wife Perla are expecting their second child in late June/early July. The couple have a one-year-old son, London Hudson. VELVET REVOLVER are currently working on their debut album, tentatively due in March through RCA Records. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Perform Acoustic Set At Fashion Show

VELVET REVOLVER played a two-song acoustic set Thursday (October 30) at Duff's wife Susan Holmes' fashion show for her Spring 2004 collection. They started off with a cover of THE ROLLING STONES' "Angie", and also played an unknown ballad, which might have been an original. Check put pictures of the rehearsal and performance from Wire ...

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MATT SORUM: Solo Debut To Arrive On Halloween

Former GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum will release his debut solo album, "Hollywood Zen", on October 31 via his web site, www.mattsorum.com. Co-produced with Lanny Cordola, and engineered and mixed by Kevin Smith, "Hollywood Zen" has Sorum singing, playing guitar and drums, and features special guest appearances by some of Sorum's ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Debut CD Will Be 'Unbelievable'

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have officially selected Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) to produce their much-anticipated debut album. The as-yet-untitled CD, which ...

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CAMP FREDDY To Play One-Off Show In Hollywood

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), will be playing a one-off show on November 15 at ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Studio Update!

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have finished laying down basic tracks for 14 songs with producer Josh Abraham and engineer Ryan Williams, according to ...

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CAMP FREDDY Sign With SANCTUARY RECORDS

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan), have signed a deal with Sanctuary Records and will begin ...

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BLACK SABBATH Box Set Delayed Until 2004

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", has had its release date pushed back to early 2004, according to a Rhino Records spokesperson. No reason was given for the delay, but an official press release on the matter is expected by the end of the week. Retailing ...

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Rock Legend TED NUGENT Tells Arkansas Teens To Scratch Drug Use

Misty Hale of The Courier News reports that rocker Ted Nugent used biting quotes and edgy humor to pound his message into the brains of about 500 Arkansas-area teenagers Monday afternoon (September 29). Excuses are for wimps, drugs are for puking hillbilly hippies, and hunting is the most blessed activity ever granted to mankind. The ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH And DUFF Explain Why IZZY STRADLIN Is Not Part Of The New Band

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash and Duff McKagan recently spoke to Guitar World magazine about ex-GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin's brief involvement with their current project, VELVET REVOLVER. According to Slash, when Stradlin suddenly started showing up at rehearsals during the early songwriting sessions for VELVET REVOLVER, current VR second guitarist Dave Kushner began to ...

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BLACK SABBATH: Box Set Details Revealed

The much-anticipated eight-disc BLACK SABBATH box set, "Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978)", is due on November 4, according to Rolling Stone. The collection will feature remastered versions of the band's albums with Ozzy Osbourne behind the mike, as well as a live DVD with previously unseen footage. Retailing for $99.98, the set ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Publicist: 'I Wasn't Fired'

VELVET REVOLVER publicist Arlett Vereecke has released a statement in response to a posting by VR singer Scott Weiland claiming, among other things, that Vereecke gave out incorrect information about the band and suggesting that she was relieved of her duties as the band's publicist. Vereecke's statement reads as follows: "In response to ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Comment On RCA Signing

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have issued an official press release confirming their recent signing with RCA Records. "We're thrilled to partner with RCA ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Are 'Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)'

VELVET REVOLVER spokesperson Arlett Vereecke has confirmed to BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the group's one-song collaboration with producer Josh Abraham (STAIND, ORGY, POWERMAN 5000) is going by the title "Loving The Aliens (Sometimes)". The group had previously recorded the tracks "Slither" and "Set Me Free" with producers Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDICTION, PINK FLOYD) and Nick Raskulinecsz, ...

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It's Official: VELVET REVOLVER Sign With RCA RECORDS

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, will sign a long-term deal with RCA Records today (Friday, August 22), according to the group's publicist. VELVET REVOLVER recently abandoned plans to issue a live ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Sign With RCA?

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band featuring GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, are expected to ink a long-term deal with RCA Records, according to Slash's official fan site (www.snakepit.org). "As far as we know, no contract has yet ...

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