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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' Certified Platinum In U.S.

GUNS N' ROSES' new album, "Chinese Democracy", was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on February 3, 2009 for shipments in the United States in excess of one million copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the CD has shifted 537,000 units since it was released on November 23, 2008 as a ...

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LONDON Reuniting For First Show In 21 Years

Hollywood '80s metal band LONDON — best known for its hilarious appearance in the Penelope Spheeris documentary film "Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years" (and whose former members include Nikki Sixx, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler, Blackie Lawless and Fred Coury) — will reunite for its first live show in 21 years ...

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LONDON Frontman To Guest On WJCU 88.7 FM's 'Metal On Metal'

Vocalist Nadir D'Priest of the cult Hollywood band LONDON will be a special guest on Bill Peters' long-running "Metal on Metal" radio show on University Heights, Ohio's WJCU 88.7 FM tonight (Friday, January 9) at 9:00 p.m. EST. D'Priest will talk about the history of the band as well as its appearance as the headliner ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Home Videos Posted Online

Professional music photographer Robert John is best known for working with GUNS N' ROSES. He began shooting them in the 1980's when they were HOLLYWOOD ROSE, became their exclusive photographer when GN'R was signed to Geffen Records, and traveled with them through the height of their career. In this special feature, John shares footage he ...

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OLIVER WEERS To Support WHITESNAKE In Copenhagen

Denmark's OLIVER WEERS will support WHITESNAKE in Copenhagen on Friday, December 19. WEERS will perform with his band consisting of guitarist and album producer Soren Andersen, bass player Claus Langeskov (WHITE LION), guitarist Anders Bo (THE LICKS) and drummer Morten Hellborn (HANNAH SCHNEIDER). On November 13, OLIVER WEERS will make a special appearance with Marco ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Appetite For Destruction' To Be Reissued On Vinyl

GUNS N' ROSES's seminal 1987 debut, "Appetite for Destruction", will be reissued on vinyl on October 28 via Interscope. "Appetite for Destruction" was certified on September 23, 2008 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for U.S. sales in excess of 18 million copies. The LP has reportedly accumulated worldwide sales in excess of ...

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PRESTO BALLET To Perform At CALPROG Festival

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will perform at the CalProg 2008 festival, set to take place October 11 at Center Stage Theater in Whittier, California. Also scheduled to appear are ECHOLYN, IZZ and SYLVAN. For more information, visit www.calprog.com. PRESTO BALLET released its second album, "The Lost ...

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LONDON: 'The Metal Years' Due Next Month

A collection of rare recordings from the cult Hollywood band LONDON, entitled "The Metal Years", is scheduled for release on September 30 via Cleopatra Records. Fresh off its appearance in the 1988 Penelope Spheeris film "The Decline Of Western Civilization: The Metal Years", Hollywood's own LONDON entered American Studios in Topanga, California in the summer ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist IZZY STRADLIN Releases New Solo Album

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin has made his new solo album, "Concrete", available through iTunes. The track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. Ball 02. Circle 03. Easy 04. Concrete 05. Drove 06. Ship 07. G.B. 08. Knuckleheads 09. I Know 10. Raggadubbacrete "Concrete" features a guest appearance by Stradlin's former ...

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PRESTO BALLET: New Album To Receive U.S. Release

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, will release its second album, "The Lost Art of Time Travel", in the U.S. through ProgRock Records. The follow-up to 2005's "Peace among the Ruins" will include the following tracks: "The Mind Machine", "Thieves", "I'm Not Blind", "One Tragedy at a Time", "You Are ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED Schedules European Tour

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will embark on a European tour in September. Confirmed dates are as follows: Sep. 06 - Vittoria, SPA @ Azkena Festival, Sep. 13 - Milan, ITA @ Rock Of Ages - A September To ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Perform In Yakima Tomorrow

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will perform tomorrow (Saturday, May 31) at the Yakima Sports Center in Yakima, Washington. In addition to McKagan, the band features drummer Geoff Reading (GREEN APPLE QUICK STEP), bassist Jeff Rouse (VENDETTA RED, ALIEN ...

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PRESTO BALLET: New Album Samples Available

PRESTO BALLET, the project led by METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof, has posted audio samples from its forthoming second album, "The Lost Art of Time Travel", on the band's MySpace page. Due this summer via the newly formed Body Of Work label, the follow-up to 2005's "Peace among the Ruins" will include the ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN's LOADED To Begin Recording In June

LOADED, the band formed by current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan (on guitar and vocals) after he left GUNS N' ROSES, will enter a Seattle studio on June 4 to begin recording its new album, to be released before the end of the year. "We hope to sort of blaze right through it and make ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN To Guest On IZZY STRADLIN's New Solo Album

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has confirmed that he has recorded a guest appearance on the next album from his former GN'R bandmate Izzy Stradlin. "I got to play on Izzy's new record [on Tuesday, April 22] in Ojai [California]," Duff writes in an online posting. "Another stellar outing by that dude, I ...

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