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SLASH, DUFF Sue AXL Over GUNS N' ROSES Publishing Royalties

MTV.com is reporting that former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash and Duff McKagan filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles on Wednesday (Aug. 17) against Axl Rose, accusing the GN'R frontman of changing the publisher of the group's copyrighted songs without their consent and pocketing the royalties. The lawsuit follows Rose's multimillion-dollar publishing ...

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WHITESNAKE Singer Succumbs To Lure Of 'Chiclet Teeth'

According to a posting at AwfulPlasticSurgery.com, a web site dedicated to chronicling "the good, bad, and ugly of celebrity plastic surgery," WHITESNAKE singer David Coverdale is yet another celebrity who has succumbed to the lure of veneers — better known as chiclet teeth. "Veneers are not always a way to improve one's appearance as evidenced ...

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Club Co-Owned By VELVET REVOLVER Subject of Reality TV Show

According to the Hollywood Reporter, a proposed reality show set at a Manhattan rock 'n' roll club co-owned by two members of Grammy-winning rock group VELVET REVOLVER is drawing interest from several cable networks, sources said. Original Media, the company behind the tattoo reality show "Miami Ink", is shopping around "Snitch", which takes place at ...

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THOR To Tour In Support Of New Album, DVD

Smog Veil Records has announced U.S. and Canadian tour dates for THOR. The band will tour in support of the new album, entitled "Thor against the World", and retrospective DVD, entitled "An-THOR-logy", both set for release on July 12, 2005. Jon Mikl Thor — a rock music, film and bodybuilding legend (Mr. America and Mr. ...

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THOR To Release New Album In July

Smog Veil Records has set a July 12 release date for the all-new THOR album, entitled "Thor Against the World". "Thor Against the World" was recorded in April and May of 2004 at two Los Angeles recording facilities: TON Studios (Dirty Walt/FISHBONE, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnette Napolitano/CONCRETE BLONDE) and ToneDuff Studios. The album was produced ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's MCKAGAN Talks GRAMMIES, 'Dirty Little Thing' Video And ELTON JOHN

VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan recently spoke to Dave Hilson of Japan's Daily Yomiuri about nominated for a Grammy and the group's contribution to tsunami-relief cover of ERIC CLAPTON's "Tears in Heaven" (organized by Sharon Osbourne), among other topics. Several excerpts from the interview follow: On landing several Grammy nominations, including best rock ...

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AXL ROSE Publishing Deal Fuels GUNS N' ROSES Feud

The Associated Press is reporting that rock recluse Axl Rose has signed a multimillion dollar publishing deal, and that isn't sitting well with his former GUNS N' ROSES bandmates. The deal with music powerhouse Sanctuary Group covers both the back catalogue, which includes hits such as "Sweet Child of Mine", "Paradise City" and "November Rain", ...

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BUSH Twins Wanted KID ROCK At Inaugural Concert

ContactMusic.com is reporting that a top producer at George W. Bush's inaugural concert has confirmed KID ROCK was sought to perform at the celebration - by the President's twin daughters Jenna and Barbara. Reports that Kid Rock was to play last week's inaugural youth concert in Washington, D.C., prompted a flurry of protests ...

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