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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Greatest Hits' Enters Finnish Chart At No. 6!

GUNS N' ROSES' controversial "Greatest Hits" album, the release of which Axl Rose tried unsuccessfully to block, has entered the Finnish album chart at position No. 6. Also debuting impressively on this week's chart are homegrown metallers NORTHER, whose third album, "Death Unlimited", came in at No. 18, and German power metallers EDGUY, who entered ...

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It's Official: BUCKETHEAD Quits GUNS N' ROSES!

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET exclusively reported here yesterday, guitarist Buckethead has officially left GUNS N' ROSES. According to MTV.com, Buckethead became fed up with GUNS' inability to complete an album or tour and stopped working the group late last year, his manager said. Although Buckethead appeared on the green carpet at the Grammy Awards last ...

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BUCKETHEAD Out Of GUNS N' ROSES?

Rumors of guitarist Buckethead's departure from GUNS N' ROSES have gained strength in the recent weeks, with many speculating that GNR singer Axl Rose's alleged decision to resume taking guitar lessons will result in him taking on some of the guitar duties himself during the band's upcoming live performances. Although the GUNS N' ROSES camp ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' Petition Turned Down

The U.S. District Court in L.A. turned down GUNS N' ROSES' petition today seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Geffen Records seeking to prevent the label from releasing a greatest hits record from the band, according to Hits Daily Double. The suit claimed that GNR hasn't "been given the opportunity ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist To Embark On Solo Tour

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Buckethead (who is rumored to no longer be a member of the Axl Rose-fronted combo) will be opening for the band PARTICLE on the following dates: Mar. 31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Club Apr. 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cabooze On West Bank Apr. 02 - Madison, WI @ Luthers ...

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BRAND NEW SIN Part Ways With Guitarist SLIDER

BRAND NEW SIN, the New York-based rock band which rose from the ashes of GODBELOW, have parted ways with guitarist Slider. "A bandmate, a friend, a brother is gone," BRAND NEW SIN singer Joe Altier writes in an official statement. "The reasons are personal. We love him with all of our hearts and wish him ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Songtitles Revealed?

The RAMMSTEIN fan site Herzeleid.com has posted what are believed to be songtitles set to appear on the group's upcoming studio album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. According to Herzeleid.com, GEMA, the German Copyright Society, is the organization with which most German bands register their music so they can receive royalties ...

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MICHAEL MONROE Vs. MÖTLEY CRÜE, TRACII GUNS

HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe has once again hit out at MÖTLEY CRÜE for their decision to title their box set "Music To Crash Your Car To", calling the move beyond disrespectful and referring to the group's bassist Nikki Sixx as "shallow," "ignorant" and "stupid". Asked in Metal Sludge's "20 Questions With..." what ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Video Message Posted Online

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz has posted a video message from Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire, England, where he is currently mixing the group's new album, "The End of Heartache", with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, SKINLAB). Check it out here. Additional studio photos can be viewed at this ...

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RAMMSTEIN: New Single Due In May?

According to Herzeleid.com, the German magazine Sonic Seducer is reporting that the new RAMMSTEIN single will be called "Rosenrot" (Rose Red). The single is reportedly due at the end of May. RAMMSTEIN entered the studio in early November to begin recording their new album, tentatively due late spring through Republic/Universal Records. Production duties ...

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Report: GUNS N' ROSES May Sue To Block 'Greatest Hits' Album

GUNS N' ROSES may pursue legal action to block the release of the upcoming "Greatest Hits" CD, according to Billboard magazine. The band, led by Axl Rose, did not give their consent for "Greatest Hits" CD to move forward and is contemplating the possibility of suing Geffen Records to prevent the album from coming out, ...

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AXL ROSE: Plastic Surgery Gone Awry

AwfulPlasticSurgery.com, a web site dedicated to chronicling "the good, bad, and ugly of celebrity plastic surgery," has posted an especially unflattering item about GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose. Describing him as "something of a recluse," the web site goes on to say that Axl "has apparently spent his time getting some very appearance-altering plastic ...

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METALLICA Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

METALLICA will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, March 1. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, check out

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AMERICAN DOG Sign European Record Deal

Columbus, Ohio-based AMERICAN DOG, featuring former SALTY DOG bassist Michael Hannon, have signed a new European deal with Phoenix/Sony Records out of Hamburg, Germany. The biker-styled label is famous for handling the promotions of MOTÖRHEAD, DORO, ROSE TATTOO and MOLLY HATCHET. Longtime manager Tommy Floyd stated that "it was crucial that AMERICAN DOG work with ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Set Title, Release Date For New Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have set "The End of Heartache" as the title of their new album, due on May 11 through Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Alive or Just Breathing" was produced by guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and is currently being mixed at Backstage Studios in Ripley, Yorkshire with Andy Sneap (MACHINE HEAD, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Welcome Addition To Family

Congratulations are in order for CRYSTAL EYES guitarist Jonathan Nyberg and his girlfriend Marika, who welcomed a son this past Sunday (Feb. 1). The "little rocker" has been named Ville, according to a posting on the band's web site. CRYSTAL EYES' third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", was released last May through DMP Sweden Records. The ...

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SEVENDUST Drummer: DEZ FAFARA Is Not Important To Society

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose recently spoke to Tacoma, Washington's The News Tribune about his much-publicized "feud" with ex-COAL CHAMBER (and current DEVILDRIVER) frontman Dez Fafara. Asked what started the feud, Rose said, "It's been pretty humorous, actually, because to be honest he's not really someone who's important to society. So it's not like I'm talking ...

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