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ADLER'S APPETITE Guitarist Joins VINCE NEIL

Jason Hook, guitarist for Vince Neil's (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) solo band to join pop singer Hilary Duff. Replacing him in Neil's group will be ADLER'S APPETITE axeman Keri Kelli. "European fans should take note that this means Keri will not be touring with ADLER'S APPETITE on their upcoming European tour," reads a posting on Keri's web ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New Air Date For VH1 Documentary

The projected air date of the upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been changed to Wednesday, June 16, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Tentative Air Date Set For VH1 Documentary

The upcoming VH1 documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES is tentatively set to premier Sunday, June 20, 2004, informed sources have told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. The "Behind the Music"-style show, which will feature contributions from original members Slash (guitars) and Steven Adler (drums), will be followed by "The Making of Velvet Revolver", a behind-the-scenes ...

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SCOTT WEILAND Says STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Ended With Backstage Brawl

Former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland has admitted to Launch that the group's breakup wasn't quite as amicable as previously reported. Weiland, who is currently fronting VELVET REVOVER, told Launch that he and guitarist Dean DeLeo nearly came to blows while on tour behind their final album, "Shangri-La Dee Da". "We had really imploded ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: VH1 Documentary To Air In June

VH1 is reportedly working on a "Behind the Music"-style documentary covering the early days of GUNS N' ROSES. Among the people that are set to contribute to the project are original members Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler, plus Tom Zutaut (former A&R executive at Geffen Records), Josh Richman (video director), Teddy Andreadis (keyboard player), ...

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NEUROTICA Reform, Announce Florida Date With SKID ROW

NEUROTICA, the reformed band led by former ATHEIST frontman Kelly Shaefer, will be playing their first show back as the support act for SKID ROW on Saturday, May 15 at the Masquerade in Ybor City, Florida. NEUROTICA's current lineup consists of Shaefer, guitarist Chris Rollo, and "three new faces," according to Kelly. More information will ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Top U.K. Album Chart

GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" compilation rose to No. 1 on the U.K. charts in its fifth chart week, replacing ANASTACIA's self-titled third Epic album at the top, according to Billboard. The Axl Rose-fronted band's only previous U.K. best-seller was "Use Your Illusion II", which spent a solitary week at the top in September 1991. ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Slither' To Become Available As A Digital Download

VELVET REVOLVER's first single, "Slither", will be available as a 99-cent digital download from various online outlets (including iTunes, Napster, Real, and Walmart.com) beginning on Tuesday, April 20. "Slither" comes off the group's much-anticipated debut, "Contraband", due on June 8 through RCA Records. For the "Slither" video, VELVET REVOLVER — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Tour Dates Announced

VELVET REVOLVER will jump-start the June 8 release of their much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband" (RCA), with their first-ever tour. Launching May 13 in St. Louis, the intimate venue trek will take the band — who've only played one show before (last year in Los Angeles) — across the U.S. into such cities as New York, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Kick Off Two-Month U.S. Tour On May 13

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash has told Launch Radio Networks that the band will kick off their first nationwide tour on May 13 in St. Louis, Missouri. Dates and venues for the trek, which will run through July 22, could be announced as early as Tuesday (April 13). As previously reported, VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland ...

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Will Older GUNS N' ROSES Fans Buy A New Album From The Group?

The charts editor for Billboard magazine has spoken to Newsday about the impressive chart debut of GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" — a collection of previously released songs from a band whose last studio collection, "The Spaghetti Incident?", came out more than a decade ago. As previously reported, singer Axl Rose and fellow original members ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: 'Contraband' Release Pushed Back To June

The release date of VELVET REVOLVER's much-anticipated debut album, "Contraband", has been postponed to June 8 from the previously announced May 18, according to the web site of the group's record label, RCA Records. No reason was given for the delay. The album's first single, "Slither", will be delivered to radio for airplay consideration in ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Film 'Slither' Video In Early April

Plans are moving forward for VELVET REVOLVER to film a video for "Slither", the upcoming first single from the group's debut album, "Contraband", in early April. Director Kevin Kerslake is shooting interior and exterior scenes in Los Angeles and Europe (including catacombs footage in France), while the band will film their performance in early April ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Unauthorized Biography Delayed

The release of the unauthorized GUNS N' ROSES biography, "The Band That Time Forgot: The Complete Unauthorised Biography of Guns N' Roses" (view cover here), has been delayed. According to Barnes & Noble, it will be out on May 1 while Borders is listing the new date as April 7. As previously reported, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Set First Single, Schedule Promotional Appearances

VELVET REVOLVER, the much buzzed-about rock group featuring ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS vocalist Scott Weiland, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner from Dave Navarro's (JANE'S ADDICTION) band, have selected "Slither" as the first single from their forthcoming debut album, "Contraband", due on May 11 through RCA ...

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VELVET REVOLVER: Bringing Chaos Back Into The Rock World

VELVET REVOLVER's official biography, written by David Wild and provided by the group's record label, RCA/BMG Records, includes additional information about the band's formation and their forthcoming debut CD, "Contraband", due on May 11 (postponed from the previously announced April 27 date). Here it is in its entirety: VELVET REVOLVER is everything the band's name ...

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LINKIN PARK, EVANESCENCE Among Top-Selling Albums Of 2003

Nielsen SoundScan, the entertainment industry's data information system that tracks point-of-purchase sales of recorded music product, and Nielsen BDS, the music industry's leading song monitoring service, have announced their 2003 year-end sales and airplay monitoring data through December 28, 2003. 2003 Top Ten Selling Albums (01/01/2003-12/28/2003) 01. 50 CENT – "Get Rich or Die Tryin'": ...

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VELVET REVOLVER To Re-Record Song For Upcoming Debut

VELVET REVOLVER are expected to return to the studio this weekend to re-record one of the songs slated for inclusion on the group's debut CD, an informed source has told BLABBERMOUTH.NET. It is believed that the track in question is being re-recorded at the insistence of vocalist Scott Weiland, who was reportedly unhappy with how ...

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