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MOTÖRHEAD To Release 30th-Anniversary Double DVD In July

MOTÖRHEAD will be issuing a 30th anniversary DVD on July 4 via SPV Records. The two-disc set will feature the band's December 2004 concert in Düsseldorf, Germany on one disc and a documentary feature on the second disc. More information will be made available soon. MOTÖRHEAD are planning to commemorate the milestone with a concert ...

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SLASH Named 'Best Guitarist' By ESQUIRE Magazine

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) won the "Best Guitarist" prize in the 2005 Esky Music Awards in Esquire magazine. A write-up in the magazine announcing Slash's win reads as follows: "He's who we see ourselves as everytime we strap on an air guitar. The top hat. The hair. The dangling cigarette. The near-death ...

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STARBREAKER: 'Lies' Video Posted Online

STARBREAKER, the new project featuring TNT frontman Tony Harnell, have posted their video for the track "Lies" at Frontiers.it (MPG file, 30 MB). "Lies" comes off the group's self-titled debut album, due on March 21 via Frontiers Records. Joining Harnell in STARBREAKER's lineup is Magnus Karlsson, the Swedish guitar master who revealed himself ...

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SLASH To Make Music For Video Game

Billboard.com is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash will make his first foray into video game music on an upcoming EA Sports NASCAR game, due later this year. "There will be theme music," he told Billboard.com. "No words or anything like that, because there is dialogue all the way through. This will be background music ...

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MOTÖRHEAD: 'Ace of Spades: Classic Album' DVD Due Next Week

MOTÖRHEAD's legendary "Ace of Spades" LP will be the focus of Eagle Entertainment's latest installment of its "Classic Album" DVD series. Due on March 22, "Ace of Spades: Classic Album" sees bandmembers Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clarke and Philip "Philthy Animal" Taylor talking candidly about the writing and recording of the album and the goings on ...

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BLACK SABBATH's IOMMI is Metal Hammer's No. 1 Metal Guitarist

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi has topped the poll of "Riff Lords" — best metal guitarists — in Metal Hammer magazine's March 2005 issue. The magazine praises Tony's "highly distinctive style of fretsmanship that's economical yet crushingly effective." And it anticipates the comments from readers of "it was so obvious that you guys were going ...

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SLASH Comments On Return Of His Top Hat

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash's trademark black top hat — one of rock's most recognizable images — is finally back in his possession after it was missing for over four weeks. The acclaimed guitarist's hat was taken from his limo the night of the 2005 Grammy Awards (Sunday, February 13) in Los Angeles. It was recently ...

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Continuing Reports Of SLASH's Hat Being Missing Are False

Despite Internet reports to the contrary, BLABBERMOUTH.NET has confirmed that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has in fact recovered his top hat, which went missing, presumed stolen at the Grammys last month. The hat was collected last Friday night (March 4) and a "small reward" was paid to the man that claimed he ...

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It's Official: SLASH Gets His Top Hat Back

BLABBERMOUTH.NET has learned that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has finally recovered his top hat, which went missing, presumed stolen at the Grammys last month. The hat was collected late Friday night (March 4) and a "small reward" was paid to the man that claimed he bought the hat from a transient for ...

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SLASH Still Doesn't Have His Hat Back

Slash's top hat — which went missing, presumed stolen at the Grammys — has been found, but is now being held hostage. A man claiming to have the hat won't hand it over until he gets a better reward, even though BC Ethic, the company that does Slash's T-shirt line, is now offering $5,000 for ...

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SLASH Confirms That His 'Stolen' Top Hat Has Been Recovered

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) spoke by phone to Jim Bone of WBSX-97.9X in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA on Thursday (March 3) about finally locating his stolen top hat and performing at the Grammy Awards, among other topics. Asked about the status of his missing hat, Slash said, "This guy has popped up, he's surfaced ...

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SLASH's Top Hat Recovered?

A California man has apparently come forward claiming that he has the top hat that was allegedly stolen from guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) limo that took him to the Grammy Awards on February 13 (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Feb. 20). The man claims that he bought the hat ...

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SLASH's Top Hat Stolen

Guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) top hat that he's been wearing for the past 15 years was stolen out of the limo that took him to the Grammy Awards last Sunday (Feb. 13), informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The limo driver swears he knows nothing about it and Slash wants the hat back. ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says GRAMMY Win Not 'Vindicating'

Launch Radio Networks reports: When asked if VELVET REVOLVER feels "vindicated" by the band's Grammy win for Best Hard Rock Performance on Sunday (Feb. 13), lead guitarist Slash says he doesn't know if he would quite put it that way. "I guess in some ways it's a little bit vindicating just to have, you know, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Audience Reaction Matters Most

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER are nominated for three Grammy Awards this Sunday night, including Best Rock Album for "Contraband", Best Hard Rock Performance for "Slither", and Best Rock Song for "Fall to Pieces". But despite the nominations, the album sales figures, and the hit status of "Fall to Pieces", lead guitarist ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Shoots Down Rumors Of Rift With SLASH

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland addressed persistent rumors of a rift between him and the group's lead guitarist, Slash. The band suddenly fired their management company, with Slash opting to hire his own manager while the rest of the band chose a different one. And there were ...

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TOMMY LEE's Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By STEVEN TYLER, SLASH

UPI News Service is reporting that MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee's upcoming solo album features guest appearances by AEROSMITH's Steven Tyler, VELVET REVOLVER's Slash, Dave Navarro (ex-JANE'S ADDICTION), members of GOOD CHARLOTTE and BACKSTREET BOYS' Nick Carter. The album will coincide with Lee's NBC reality series, "Tommy Lee Goes to College", which premieres in June. ...

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