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RICHARD FORTUS: I've Rehearsed More In Last Year With GUNS N' ROSES Than In Previous 14 Years Put Together

In a wide-ranging interview seen in the video below, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus shares his long history with Gretsch guitars and discusses his involvement in the band's current "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour. Fortus, who joined GUNS N' ROSES in 2001 and became the band's longest-serving post-Slash guitarist, says: "I've been playing ...

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ERIC BRITTINGHAM On CINDERELLA: 'There's A Problem We're Having With Somebody Who Doesn't Wanna Change'

Eric Brittingham says that the "internal problems" that are preventing CINDERELLA from reuniting and hitting the road together are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio album since 1994's "Still Climbing", the band started playing sporadic shows again in 2010 but has been largely inactive for the last few ...

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Historic SLASH Guitar Emerges After 30 Years

The metallic red B.C. Rich Warlock guitar owned and played by Slash during the Hollywood era early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been found and is being offered for sale at auction on November 5 through Julien's Auctions. The guitar is signed on the body "Slash" with his signature drawing of a "skull and ...

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JEFF LABAR Says His 'Drinking Problem' Is To Blame For CINDERELLA's Inactivity

CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar has accepted blame for the group's prolonged period of inactivity, explaining that his "drinking problem" caused a rift between him and his bandmates. CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer recently told RockRevolt Magazine that "some issues" within the band — "going back decades" — have effectively sidelined the group for the past four ...

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IZZY STRADLIN Says He Isn't Involved With GUNS N' ROSES Reunion Because 'They Didn't Want To Split The Loot Equally'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Izzy Stradlin has dismissed singer Axl Rose's explanation for why he isn't involved with the band's reunion tour as "bullshit." While GUNS N' ROSES' "Not In This Lifetime" tour features the "classic era" lineup of Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan — with the occasional guest appearance by drummer ...

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AXL ROSE And DUFF MCKAGAN Discuss GUNS N' ROSES Reunion Publicly For First Time In Brazilian TV Interview (Video)

GUNS N' ROSES members Axl Rose and Duff McKagan were interviewed on tonight's (Sunday, September 4) edition of "Fantástico", the Brazilian weekly news magazine which airs on Globo TV. You can now watch the chat at Globo.com. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what the driving force was in bringing Axl, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Pop-Up Store Launched In New York City

Luxury menswear designer John Varvatos and Bravado, the merchandising arm of Universal Music, launched a GUNS N' ROSES pop-up shop inside the walls of the John Varvatos store at 315 Bowery (which, of course, is the former location of the legendary club CBGB). The pop-up store opened on July 22 at 12 noon ET and ...

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