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VELVET REVOLVER To Present At WORLD MUSIC AWARDS

VELVET REVOLVER are among the presenters at the World Music Awards on Wednesday, September 15 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be broadcast live by ABC between 9 and 11 p.m. Other presenting or performing artists include Usher, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Marc Anthony, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Fall To Pieces' Video To Be Banned In U.K.?

According to the U.K.'s Daily Star newspaper, "VELVET REVOLVER are on a collision course with TV bosses over an explicit video. The promo to new single 'Fall to Pieces' is set to be banned because of its graphic content — the video recounts their singer Scott Weiland's battle with heroin and features scenes of drug-taking ...

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VELVET REVOLVER's MCKAGAN, WEILAND To Open NYC Nightclub

According to the New York Daily News, Scott Weiland and Duff McKagan of VELVET REVOLVER and Brett Scallions of FUEL have teamed up with Jon Gabel and Mike Diamond, proprietors of the Vela restaurant in New York City, to create a rock-friendly venue open 24 hours a day on weekends. Dubbed Snitch, the nightspot will ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: New Air Date Announced For VH1 Special

VELVET REVOLVER's upcoming VH1 special, "(Inside)Out: The Rise of Velvet Revolver", has a new air date: Thursday, September 30 at 9:00 p.m. EST. The program, which was originally set to air in June, is described as a behind-the-scenes look at how VELVET REVOLVER got constructed, from the songwriting process to the singer search and studio ...

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Canadian Heavy Metal Legend THOR To Star In 'The Intercessor'

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) is currently starrring starring in the movie "The Intercessor", a sci fi, horror thriller which is filming on location through September in Vancouver, B.C. and London, Ontario. The story is based on a concept of Thor's and will feature some very unique special effects. The film ...

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THOR Voted One Of Top Frontmen Of All Time

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR (a.k.a. Jon Mikl Thor) was voted one of the top 100 frontmen of all time by England's Classic Rock magazine. Thor reportedly defeated the likes of Courtney Love, Bret Michaels and Suzi Quatro. Other legends on the list included Ozzy Osbourne, Freddie Mercury, Steven Tyler and Jim Morrison. Topping the ...

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SOUNDSCAN Report: MINISTRY, SCORPIONS, MOTÖRHEAD, HOLLYWOOD ROSE

MINISTRY's new album, "Houses of the Molé", has sold 5,081 copies in the U.S. during its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Meanwhile, SCORPIONS' latest, "Unbreakable", shifted 4,541 units, while MOTÖRHEAD's "Inferno" registered a first-week sales tally of 3,178. Perhaps most surprisingly, "The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very ...

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Who Killed DUFF MCKAGAN's Webmaster?

"America's Most Wanted" reports: Lori Lepper followed her rock-and-roll dreams to Los Angeles, where her friends included Duff McKagan, the former bass player for GUNS N' ROSES. Lori was building the official web site for Duff's new band, VELVET REVOLVER. But two days before Thanksgiving, 2002, someone stabbed her to death in her apartment. Police ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN To Appear On 'America's Most Wanted'

Former GUNS N' ROSES/current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan will appear in an upcoming segment of "America's Most Wanted" focusing on the unsolved murder of Lorella Lepper, webmaster for McKagan's previous band, LOADED (LoadedOnline.com). Lepper was stabbed to death in her Los Angeles apartment in November 2002. The show will air on Saturday, June 26. ...

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SCOTT WEILAND: I Only Used Drugs Three Or Four Times In The Last Year

RollingStone.com has posted a lengthy VELVET REVOLVER article in which the bandmembers talk about everything from their previous groups to their battles with drug addiction. Several excerpts follow: Singer Scott Weiland attempting to "clear up" erroneous information about him that has appeared in the press: "I kicked my heroin habit a year ago, in May. ...

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Contraband - VELVET REVOLVER

It must have looked great on paper: three musicians from one of the best hard rock bands of the last twenty years joining forces with one of the most electrifying frontmen of the past decade. The talents of former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum could hardly be doubted, ...

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THOR To Begin Recording New Album

Canadian heavy metal legend THOR is heading to Los Angeles in June to record his 14th studio album, titled "Thor Against The World", with producers Messiaz (a.k.a. Frank Meyer and Bruce Duff) at the helm. On "Thor Against The World", THOR will be backed by Los Angeles three-piece SWEET JUSTICE, which features Frank Meyer (THE ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Video Interview Posted Online

A VELVET REVOLVER video profile from The Associated Press, including a short interview with bassist Duff McKagan and guitarist Slash (both formerly of GUNS N' ROSES) has been posted online at MSN.com. VELVET REVOLVER's debut album, "Contraband", is scheduled for release on June 8 through RCA Records. Listen to the entire album online ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE To Enter Studio In November

ADLER'S APPETITE, the new band featuring ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RATT/ex-LOVE/HATE singer Jizzy Pearl, ex-SLASH'S SNAKEPIT guitarist Keri Kelli, FASTER PUSSYCAT guitarist Brent Muscat, and ex-VINCE NEIL/RATT bassist Robbie Crane, will enter the studio in November/December to record their debut album, tentatively due in early 2005 through Shrapnel Records. As previously reported, Kelli ...

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SLASH Can't Compare VELVET REVOLVER With Anything

MuchMusic recently caught up with VELVET REVOLVER and asked the group, with their previous successful bands, how this project compares. Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash responded, "What we're doing right now, from the second that it started and now that we're finally touring and getting onstage, I can't compare it to anything. Even in ...

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ADLER'S APPETITE: Former BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Guitarist Steps In

Guitarist Michael Thomas (ASHBA, ex-BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, TUFF) will replace Keri Kelli on ADLER's APPETITE's upcoming European tour. "Keri is still in the band and still doing the [upcoming ADLER'S APPETITE debut] record but cannot do the Euro dates," ADLER'S APPETITE singer Jizzy Pearl said in an online posting. As previously reported, Kelli has joined Vince ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Special To Air On MUCHMOREMUSIC

MuchMoreMusic will be airing an hour-long GUNS N' ROSES special, "The Story of...Guns N' Roses", on Friday, May 28 at 10:00 p.m. EST. The show synopsis reads as follows: "GUNS N' ROSES brought raw, ugly rock & roll crashing back into the charts. Despite releasing only 4 studio albums, they would sell millions of records ...

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