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GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE: Meat The Parents

The following item was published in today's edition of the New York Post: Forget turkey. Axl Rose craves red meat on Thanksgiving. The GUNS N' ROSES frontman booked a private room for 30 family members and friends at the Old Homestead steakhouse in the Meatpacking District on Thursday, says owner Greg Sherry. "I told him ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: 'Chinese Democracy' In Stores By June

GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy" should be in stores by June, according to keyboardist Dizzy Reed. "There are just a few odds and ends left to do - a couple of finishing touches, a couple of vocals — and we need to mix it," he said. In the meantime, GN'R — long ...

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ROCKDETECTOR Looking For Bands To Include On CD

A new book, "Rockdetector A-Z Of 80s Rock", will be published by London's Cherry Red Publishing in March 2003. Written by Garry Sharpe-Young and Dave Reynolds, the book features 400+ pages and encompasses the hard rock acts that rose up during this decade, both brand new artists and established bands who scored particular success during ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Sign With DMP SWEDEN

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have signed a multi-album deal with DMP Sweden Records. The group's first release for the label will be their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending", which is scheduled to be mixed and mastered during December. The complete track listing for the CD is as follows (in alphabetical order): 01. Child Of Rock 02. ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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PEAVEY ELECTRONICS CORP Launches EDWARD VAN HALEN CUSTOM SHOP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Peavey Electronics Corp., is proud to introduce the Edward Van Halen Custom Shop. That totally tricked-out, customized Wolfgang electric guitar you've been pining for all these years is now only a few mouse clicks away at www.Peavey.com. Peavey's EVH Custom Shop offers guitarists a brilliantly simplistic online user interface where they can ...

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Brother Of SEVENDUST Frontman Shot To Death, Band Postpone Dates

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon's 21-year-old brother was shot to death in Nashville, Tennessee Saturday night (Nov. 9), according to informed sources. Details are sketchy at the moment, but it appears that Lajon received the news of his brother's passing during SEVENDUST's performance in St. Joseph, Minnesota Saturday night and made an announcement to the stunned ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Singer Gives First Radio Interview In 10 Years!

Prior to the GUNS N' ROSES show at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washinton last night, Axl Rose called Seattle radio station KISW and gave his first radio interview in ten years. During the 10-minute interrogation, Rose talked about the cancellation of the previous night's kick-off date in Vancouver, the new members of the band ...

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UPDATED: GUNS N' ROSES No-Show Sparks Riot

The long-awaited launch of GUNS N' ROSES' first North American tour in nine years, scheduled to take place last night (Nov. 7) at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, was canceled after frontman Axl Rose failed to make it to the Canadian city in time for the gig. Following the announcement of the cancellation, ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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GREAT WHITE To Issue Farewell Live Album

GREAT WHITE's last-ever official release, Thank You – Goodnight, will be released on November 19th through Knight Records. Recorded on New Year Eve 2001, Thank You – Goodnight captures all the group's favorites, including the first song that Jack Russell and Mark Kendall wrote, "On Your Knees". The CD also includes two brand new tracks, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES In Talks To Play Montreal

GUNS N' ROSES are studying the possibility of arranging a show in Montreal, Quebec as part of the group's North American tour this fall, according to Canadian music channel Musique Plus. GN'R's last performance in Montreal, on August 8th, 1992, ended in a riot after frontman Axl Rose walked off stage 50 minutes into the ...

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REVEREND To Headline Germany's METAL MAFIA FESTIVAL

REVEREND, featuring former METAL CHURCH/current WAYNE frontman David Wayne and BYFIST guitarists Davey Lee and Notch Vara, have been confirmed to headline the 5th Anniversary Metal Mafia Festival on December 13th in Aschaffenburg, Germany. As previously reported, REVEREND will also headline the Black Rose Festival in Dordrecht, Holland on December 8th. ...

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SOCIETY 1 Ink Deal With EARACHE RECORDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Earache Records is proud to announce its newest worldwide signing: SOCIETY 1. Fronted by Hollywood extremist, Matt Zane, SOCIETY 1 are at the forefront of the new breed of L.A. metal bands. With a pounding industrial pulse, ballistic guitars and Matt Zane's unparallelled rage, SOCIETY 1 have inspired comparisons to MARILYN MANSON, ...

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THERION To Issue Live Album

Sweden's THERION will issue a live CD, entitled Live In Midgard, on September 30th through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at shows in Colombia, Hungary and Germany, Live In Midgard was laid down "totally live without any overdubs not to destroy the live feeling at all," according to an official press release. The full track listing ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Boston In November

GUNS N' ROSES will be performing at FleetCenter in Boston, Massachusetts on either Thursday, November 7th or Tuesday, November 26th, according to two Massachusetts-area radio stations who have announced the conflicting dates via their official web sites. Although they can't seem to agree on the exact date for the concert itself, WAAF 107.3 ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of the band, documenting ...

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Still Going Strong - ANVIL

Still going strong? Well, that's certainly subjective. ANVIL's umpteenth album opens with two tracks of pure and total greatness. They've got the power, dynamics, passion and drive that ANVIL used to fill entire albums with. They rush out of the starting gate in a torrent, screaming "ANVIL is fucking back!" "Race Against Time" and "In ...

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