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Canadian Singer TODD KERNS Misses The VELVET REVOLVER Boat

Canadian vocalist Todd Kerns (ex-AGE OF ELECTRIC) recently spoke to Chart Attack about his audition for VELVET REVOLVER, the new band formed by former members of GUNS N' ROSES and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS. In early 2003, Kerns got a call from an L.A. friend who told him to audition for this new band with ex-GN'R ...

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SLASH Discusses His MCFARLANE Toy

BBC Radio 1 spoke to guitarist Slash backstage before the VELVET REVOLVER gig in London on Thursday night (Sept. 2). Asked about the Slash figure that is being developed by McFarlane Toys (the same company that has previously produced toys for OZZY OSBOURNE and KISS), Slash responded, "It's not an action figure, you know, I ...

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SLASH Action Figure Coming Soon From MCFARLANE TOYS

McFarlane Toys has announced the latest figure to join their expanding collection of music figures. Slash, considered to be one of the greatest guitarists to come out of the late 1980s, and a former member of GUNS N' ROSES, has become the latest edition. With his trademark top hat and omnipresent cigarette, the guitarist born ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Perform On German TV

VELVET REVOLVER will appear on "TV Total", one of Germany's most popular comedy shows, on September 6. The band will perform "Fall To Pieces" live and guitarist Slash will be interviewed by the show's host Stefan Raab. In other news, VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum has posted the following message on the band's web site: ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Is Doing It For The Kids

VELVET REVOLVER's Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES) and ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS member Dean DeLeo are among the noted guitarists who will appear on the upcoming children's album "Sing a Song With Six Strings", due out October 5 from Sony Wonder, the family division of Sony Music Entertainment. Executive produced by Eddie Kramer (JIMI HENDRIX, KISS), the ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's SLASH Recalls Days Of Road Excess

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told the U.K.'s Guardian that in the decade since he left GUNS N' ROSES, he has become an enthusiastic husband and father, having just flown in from L.A., where his wife had given birth to their second child. "I woke up the other day in my hotel room and I ...

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SLASH Sacrifices Snakes For Baby

Ireland Online is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash gave away his beloved snakes to save his baby from being eaten. The former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist — real name Saul Hudson — was repeatedly bitten on the face by his pet python and almost lost his cat to his anaconda, so reluctantly donated his ...

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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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