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THE OFFSPRING On 'Solid Legal Ground' In Title-Snatching Stunt

THE OFFSPRING are on pretty solid legal ground despite having openly admitted to having snatched the title for their next album from GUNS N' ROSES. "Trademark law does not come into existence unless the title is used in interstate commerce," according to copyright lawyer and co-author of "Musician's Business & Legal Guide", Greg Victoroff, who ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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SKINDRED Set American Release Date For 'Babylon'

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set an April 22 American release date through Bieler Bros./MCA Records for their debut album, "Babylon". Check out three full-length tracks and 60-second clips of every other track on the album, as well as a music video, news, and tour dates, via the official SKINDRED ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Attorneys Threaten AXL ROSE Impersonator

The law firm representing the current incarnation of GUNS N' ROSES has threatened legal action against an Axl Rose impersonator who has been posting messages on various GN'R message boards claiming to be the reclusive singer. The following is the letter sent by GN'R's management company, Sanctuary, to various GN'R-related fan sites where the fake ...

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US Weekly: OZZY And SHARON Are 'Furious' With THE USED Singer

Ozzy Osbourne and his outspoken wife Sharon are furious with their daughter Kelly's ex-boyfriend Bert McCracken — because they insist he used their child to promote his band, according to TeenMusic.com. The foul-mouthed rock couple, whose children Kelly and Jack rose to popularity following the success of their reality show "The Osbournes", feel McCracken of ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN: AXL's Band Is Not GUNS N' ROSES

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, who are playing together in an as-yet-unnamed band with fellow ex-GN'R alumni Slash (guitar) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), recently spoke to Launch about the current GN'R lineup, led by sole original member Axl Rose. "It's not GUNS N' ROSES, you know? [Axl] should have ...

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Charges Recommended In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Police are recommending charges against nine people, including six youths, in a riot at a GUNS N' ROSES concert last year that ended in $264,000 worth of damage to the downtown GM Place stadium. Reports recommending charges of mischief and participating in unlawful assembly have been sent to prosecutors, Sgt. Rob Bosley said Tuesday. Most ...

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CKY: No Regrets About GUNS N' ROSES Tour

Although the GUNS N' ROSES North American comeback tour started and ended in riots and was ultimately cut short, CKY has no regrets. "We got to play Madison Square Garden with GUNS N' ROSES," guitarist Chad Ginsberg told Rollingstone.com. "That's cool as shit! Axl gave us a great opportunity. He was really into us." CKY ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members To Star In Reality TV Show

Former members of GUNS N' ROSES — guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum — plus newcomer guitarist Dave Kushner (formerly of McKagan's post-GN'R project LOADED) are holding tryouts in Los Angeles to fill the vacant singer slot in their new band, and VH1 is filming the proceedings for a new show. "I ...

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KORN Drummer Lands Signature Drumstick

KORN drummer David Silveria has designed a signature drumstick for Vater Percussion. The David Silveria DSK model offers "[a] very fast and beefy taper . . . that is perfect for an aggressive drumming style," according to the manufacturer. Vater also recently introduced SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose's taper-less Alien Freak signature stick. For more information, ...

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SKINDRED Sign New Deal, Revamp Lineup

Welsh crew SKINDRED have reportedly been dropped by BMG/RCA Records and have inked a new U.S. deal with Bieler Bros./ MCA Records. In addition, guitarist Jeff Rose and drummer Ginger Ford have left the band to pursue opportunities in music production, according to Amplify This. They have since been replaced by Mikey Dee and Dirty ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer: 'AXL ROSE Is A Lousy Friend'

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler says that he would love to reunite with his former bandmates, even if it means putting up with the notoriously unpredictable frontman Axl Rose again. "Axl is a great singer but a lousy, y'know, friend or bandmate," Adler said on The Official Steven Adler Fan Site. "The only ...

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CADILLAC Sales Soar with LED ZEPPELIN

Since Cadillac hooked up with LED ZEPPELIN early last year as part of a marketing campaign called "Break Through", the sales of Cadillac cars rose 16 percent, according to Cadillac advertising director Kim Kosak. In addition, prior to kicking off its ZEPPELIN-backed ad campaign at the 2002 Superbowl, Cadillac ranked third in advertising recall among ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Set To Destroy With 'Alien Freak'

Vater Percussion officially launched a Morgan Rose (SEVENDUST) signature drumstick, dubbed "Alien Freak", at the NAMM 2003 show in early January. "Finally a stick for someone with one thing in mind: DESTRUCTION!" Rose proudly stated. "With the dual butt-end design, my Alien Freak gives you all the power you need without compromising one bit of ...

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ROSE TATTOO: What We Did On Our Vacation

Veteran Australian rockers ROSE TATTOO are currently on a break while the various members of the group pursue other projects. According to the band's official web site, these are some of the non-TATTOO activities currently being pursued: - "[Frontman] Angry Anderson is the lead in a new movie called 'Sixteen G's'...it's about the underworld and ...

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LED ZEPPELIN 'As Close As Ever' To Reuniting: JEFF PILSON

LED ZEPPELIN are "as close as they have ever been" to reuniting, according to former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, a close friend of Jason Bonham — son of late ZEPPELIN drummer John Bonham — who jammed with Jason briefly in an early incarnation of Jeff's current group L/P (also featuring ex-DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch). "[George ...

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METALLICA Sue METALLICA!!

The following article appeared in today's edition of The Edmonton Sun: Against its record label, MP3 swappers and even a French perfume company, the monster metal band METALLICA has been involved in many controversial legal battles. Now its sights are aimed at the Edmonton punk band called ... METALLICA. The California former heavy ...

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AXL ROSE's Fur Shame Precipitates Philly Meltdown

The following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post: Did Spa nightclub's anti-fur policy contribute to the bust-up of GUNS N' ROSES? On Dec. 6 — the day that Axl Rose & Co. axed their Philly concert, prompting a riot and causing promoter Clear Channel to scotch their tour — Axl was ...

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Vandals Sought In GUNS N' ROSES Riot

Vancouver police are getting ready to open an online GUNS N' ROSES rogue's gallery to help nab the hoodlums who trashed GM Place when the band cancelled their Vancouver concert last fall, according to The Globe And Mail. Police are reviewing media videotapes looking for images that might nab the vandals, Const. Sarah Bloor said ...

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