n' Roses this WEEK
Slash Plays the Oregon Theater
It's great that Slash
is putting out records, touring the world. And it's fine..
more courtesy 'Oregon Live"
Guns N' Roses
manager says "Axl Rose was held for ransom"July
N' Roses manager Merck Mercuriadis issued a statement late last week in
which he claimed that singer W. Axl Rose was virtually "held for
ransom" after being arrested for causing a disturbance and attacking
a security guard at a Stockholm, Sweden hotel last Tuesday (June
GUNS N' ROSES
has announced the first two Canadian dates as part
of its fall 2006 tour:
Nov. 15 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Nov. 17 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Tickets for both shows go on sale Sept. 29 via Ticketmaster.ca
GUNS N' ROSES
last week postponed the U.S. dates that were to
take place between September 27 and October 5. The dates have been moved
to fit into the main body of the tour, which starts on October 20 in
Jacksonville, FL at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
For an up-to-date list of upcoming GUNS N' ROSES
concerts, visit Here
Today... Gone to Hell!
GUNS N' ROSES
frontman Axl Rose
has been saying that the
band's long-delayed new album, "Chinese Democracy"
will be out later this year.
GUNS N' ROSES
' "Greatest Hits"
was originally issued in March of 2004, was certified triple-platinum on
April 11, 2006 by the RIAA
(Recording Industry Association of
) for shipments in excess of three million copies. The CD
sold 11,000 copies in the United States last week alone (week ending
September 17), bringing the total number of copies sold since its
release to 3.17 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan
Axl's plays his "Get out of
Jail Card" to continue Tour
By Doug Pendrell
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Axl was released this morning, after pleading guilty to the charges of
violent conduct and criminal damage .
Axl arrested for biting Security
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Guns N' Roses
frontman Axl Rose was arrested in Stockholm early Tuesday after allegedly
biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel, police said. courtesy
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Guns N' Roses to play 2 nights in Las Vegas
Looks like Axl Rose wasn't kidding about Guns N' Roses (GNR) playing
US dates in September. According to the website for the Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, GNR is booked for September 16th
and 17th at The Joint, with a showtime of 8 p.m. each night. Tickets
go on sale on Saturday (August 19th) at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, but the
ticket prices haven't been announced yet.
The only other confirmed GNR show is September 23rd in Devore,
California, as part of a radio station festival.
There have been reports that the long-awaited Guns N' Roses album
called Chinese Democracy will be out this year, but there's been no
Rock Radio .com
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Guns N' Roses manager says Axl Rose was
held for ransom
Guns N' Roses manager Merck
Mercuriadis issued a statement late last week in which he claimed that
singer W. Axl Rose was virtually "held for ransom" after being
arrested for causing a disturbance and attacking a security guard at a
Stockholm, Sweden hotel last Tuesday (June 27th). According to the BBC,
Mercuriadis stated that Swedish authorities, who held Rose in jail for
hours after his arrest, were aware that the band was in the middle of a
European tour, but "continually threatened us over a 12-hour period
with between five days and three weeks incarceration without bail if Axl
did not 'cooperate.' They were fully aware that there were millions of
dollars at stake, not to mention the hopes of tens of thousands of fans
who had paid for tickets to see Guns N' Roses."
Mercuriadis said that the experience was "tantamount to being held
for ransom," and added that Axl had been accosted by the guard and
"physically mistreated" during his arrest.
Axl eventually admitted to the charges and paid approximately $6,800 in
fines, one-fifth of which went to the guard, whom Rose bit on the leg.
Guns N' Roses were able to proceed to their Wednesday night June 28th
show in Oslo, Norway without further incident. The band plays on
Wednesday, July 5th, in Helsinki, Finland.-courtesey
Axl Rose Out of Jail
By Doug Pendrell
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Axl Rose spent some time getting re-acquainted with the inside of a
jail cell yesterday after he was arrested
in Stockholm, Sweden for violent conduct
and damaging his hotel room. Axl was released this morning, after pleading
guilty to the charges of violent conduct and criminal damage.
reports that " Rose was freed after pleading guilty to a
misdemeanor of violent conduct and criminal damage and agreeing to pay a
fine of 40,000 crowns ($5,460) and 10,000 crowns in compensation to a
security guard, a police spokeswoman said."
Today had more of the
low-down on Axl Rose. " Catarina Oscarsson, a spokeswoman for
concert organizer Ema Telstar, said the band wasn't traveling with a
publicist and would not comment on the arrest," however, police
spokeswoman Towe Hagg did go on to say that " He was deemed too
intoxicated to be questioned right away."
did go on to quote Towe Hagg as saying "The matter is now
concluded." This means that Axl Rose, and his band, Guns N'
Roses can continue on on their tour in support of their upcoming
Democracy. Their next stop is in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday.
Formed in 1985, Guns N' Roses shot to stardom with the release of their
debut album Appetite for Destruction in 1987, which produced such hit
songs as Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, and Sweet Child O' Mine. It
wasn't until 1991 that Guns N' Roses became legendary rock gods with the
release of the multi-platinum double album Use Your Illusion 1 and Use
Your Illusion II, which featured such hits as November Rain, Don't Cry,
Live and Let Die, Civil War, You Could Be Mine, and the unforgettable
cover Knocking on Heaven's Door, written by folk legend Bob Dylan. After a
heated public break up in 1993 at the end of their historic 28 month Use
Your Illusion Tour, Guns N' Roses parted ways for good. Slash went on to
form the short lived band Slash's Snakepit, while Axl Rose fell into
relative obscurity and seclusion, appearing every so often with new
incarnations of the band.
[Additional Sources: Reuters, USA Today, BBC]
Axl Rose held for 'biting guard'
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Axl Rose attends the British Grand Prix earlier in June.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- Guns N' Roses
frontman Axl Rose was arrested in Stockholm early Tuesday after allegedly
biting a security guard in the leg outside his hotel, police said.
Rose -- who performed in the Swedish capital on Monday evening -- was
being held on suspicion of attacking and threatening the guard, as well as
causing damage to the Berns Hotel where the alleged scuffle took place,
police spokeswoman Towe Hagg said.
Hagg told The Associated Press that Rose was intoxicated during the
confrontation, which broke out around 8 a.m. (0600 GMT), and would face
questioning after he sobers up.
"He was deemed too intoxicated to be questioned right away,"
A prosecutor will then decide whether to press charges against him,
Hagg also said.
It was unclear what caused the fight, but Swedish tabloids said the
guard tried to intervene when Rose started arguing with a woman in the
Fredrik Nylen, one of the police officers who helped arrest Rose, was
quoted by the daily Aftonbladet Web site as saying that the singer acted
aggressively toward police and had to be "handcuffed and
restrained" in the hotel.
"He kept a high profile, so to speak," Nylen was quoted as
Guns N' Roses played a concert in Stockholm's Globe Arena Monday night,
and had been partying at a well-known night club before the scuffle,
Izzy Stradlin On
Board For More Guns N' Roses Dates
The following update has been posted at former Guns N' Roses
guitarist Izzy Stradlin's website:
"As promised, Izzy has just sent me confirmation of his confirmed
dates with GN'R. This is what he sent:
'Izzy here... I'm in London. I'm planning to join Guns 11th - 21st
(June). Cheers, Izzy.'
As most will already know, Izzy joined Guns N' Roses on stage at
Download Festival, Donington on Sunday night. Unauthorized photos, mp3s
and videos can all be found on the fan message board (http://www.beenafix.com/forum/login.php)."
Izzy will be joining GN'R on the following dates:
Stradlin also played with Guns N' Roses at a warm-up show in New York.-courtesy
- 6/13 - Prague, Czech Republic at Sazka Arena
- 6/15 - Warszawa, Poland at Stadion Legii
- 6/17 - Burgenland, Austria at Pannonia Fields II (Novarock)
- 6/20 - Paris, France at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
- 6/21 - Zurich, Switzerland at Hallenstadion
Guns N' Roses
Comeback Gig Shambles
Guns N Roses' comeback UK show in London last night annoyed
fans by overrunning by an hour.
The band arrived an hour late on stage and fans started booing. The show
didn't finish until 1am, leaving many with no means of public transport to
get home, and many fans missed a lot of the set as they were forced to
HONOURS GUNS 'N' ROSES AT CFDA AWARDSMovie &
Entertainment News provided by World Entertainment News Network (www.wenn.com)
Fashionista TOMMY HILFIGER paid tribute to arch enemy AXL ROSE at last
night's (05JUN06) Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) awards by
wearing a GUNS N' ROSES T-shirt.
Hilfiger and the SWEET CHILD OF MINE rocker got into a furious row at
actress ROSARIO DAWSON's birthday party in New York City last month
(MAY06), which resulted in the designer allegedly hitting Rose.
But the designer, who previously branded the singer "rude and
obnoxious", appeared to have put the spat behind him with his
humorous choice of top.
Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has posted the
following message on his official web site:
"Sometimes in life you make true friends. A true friend is someone
whom you can see and then not see, but when you see them again, it is
like no time has passed at all. A true friend is someone whom you can
laugh with, talk with, hang out with, rock with, and confide in.Then
there is the friend who gives you so much you can't express in words how
much they mean to you.
"When I look back on my life, I have to say that one of my true
friends is Mr. W. Axl Rose. As everyone now knows, when GUNS
N' ROSES made their triumphant return to New York City a few weeks
ago, Axl was cool enough to invite me onstage all four nights to
sing with him the GUNS N' ROSES song of my choice, which happens
to be 'My Michelle'. During the NYC shows Axl asked me if
I wanted to fly with him to Europe to duet with him in England at
Donington and Hammersmith. Of course I said YES and then I mentioned to
him the recording of the new CD 'Angel Down' and how much it
would mean for our band to open some GUNS N' ROSES shows. Axl's
response was to offer the band the whole European tour.
"To say that my mind is blown, or that I am thankful for this
opportunity, is so superfluous. I really cannot express how much this
means to me.
"Axl Rose is the most honest, genuine, straight-up, and
talented person I have ever met in this business, and for him to give my
band the chance to rock in front of all his fans is something I will
never forget. He is now singing better than ever!
"My personal favorite new GUNS N' ROSES song is 'I.R.S.'
"Last night I jammed with him at Rock Am Ring in Germany in
front of 70,000 people after a two-day plane journey which put me in
four countries in one day!
"It is gonna be a truly killer summer playing on tour with GUNS
N' ROSES and recording the new CD as well!!!
'See ya soon Europe and Japan!"
SEBASTIAN BACH tour dates:
Jun. 04 - Milan, ITA @ Gods Of Metal (duet with Axl)
Jun. 07 - London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo(duet with Axl)
Jun. 09 - Dublin, IRE @ RDS Arena (duet with Axl)
Jun. 11 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival (duet with Axl)
Bach's Solo Band Begins GUNS N' ROSES Tour:
Jun. 13 - Prague, CZR @ Sazka Arena
Jun. 15 - Warszawa, POL @ Stadion Legii
Jun. 17 - Burgenland, AUT @ Novarock Pannonia Fields II
Bach's Band Flies To Los Angeles To Record New CD:
Jul. 15 - Kavarna, BUL @ Rock In Kavarna (Co-Headline with W.A.S.P.)
Bach's Band Resumes GUNS 'N ROSES Tour:
Jul. 18 - Sheffield, UK @ Hallam Fm Arena
Jul. 19 - Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena
Jul. 22 - Osaka, JAPAN @ UDO Music Festival (no GUNS N' ROSES)
Jul. 23 - Mt. Fuji, JAPAN @ UDO Music Festival (no GUNS N' ROSES)
Jul. 25 - Birmingham, UK @ NEC
Jul. 27 - Nottingham, UK @ Nottingham Arena
Jul. 29 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Jul. 30 - London, UK @ Wembley Arena
Roses Make Live Comeback In New York City
|Sunday, 14 May 2006
Guns N' Roses made their long awaited live comeback this
The iconic 80's rock band, now with only Axl Rose from the
original line-up, played their first shows since the doomed tour
of 2002 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York on Friday night.
The four-date residence shows were sold out in minutes, as fans
scrambled for tickets, and have been described by Axl as mere
warm-up shows for the European Tour that kicks off in Madrid on
The band also performed six new tracks at the Friday night
concert. 'The Blues', 'Better', 'Madagascar', 'Chinese Democracy',
'There Was a Time', and 'IRS' will all feature on the
decade-in-the-making 'Chinese Democracy' album.
Axl Rose revealed last week in a radio interview that he
expects the long-awaited album to be released sometime this year,
although no official date has been revealed as yet.
also revealed the bands new guitarist at the show, with Ron Thal,
aka Bumblefoot, filling in for the departed Buckethead, who left
the band two years ago. It is not yet known if Bumblefoot will be
a permanent member of the band though.
New York Times reviewer Ben Ratliff reports on the show by
saying, "Mr. Rose’s voice sounded strong, even in his
highest nasal shrieks, but the band wasn’t using the warm-up
time to experiment."
The concert ran in excess of 2 hours, and the setlist was as
1. Welcome To The Jungle
2. It's So Easy
3. Mr. Brownstone
5. Live And Let Die
6. Sweet Child O' Mine
7. Knockin On Heavens Door
9. You Could Be Mine
10. The Blues
11. Out To Get Me (Bumblefoot Solo)
12. November Rain
13. My Michelle
14. Chinese Democracy
15. There Was A Timeo
16. Patience (Bumblefoot 2nd Solo)
18. Nightrain (Robin Solo)
19. Paradise City
Stereo Board .com
|Look who's talking! Axl drops
in on WAXQ
Guns N' Roses front man Axl Rose,
half-jokingly described by his comrade Sebastian Bach as
"the Howard Hughes of rock 'n' roll," startled fans around
the world early Saturday by dropping in on Eddie Trunk's WAXQ
(104.3 FM) radio show and hanging out on-air for two and a half
"Even though we talked on the phone, I have to admit that
when he told Sebastian he'd come over, I was like, 'Yeah,
right,'" said Trunk yesterday. "But when he got here, he
couldn't have been nicer."
Rose came from a Guns N' Roses rehearsal to the WAXQ studio
around 12:30 a.m. to join Trunk, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian,
WWE wrestler Chris Jericho and Bach, who Trunk says
"really made it happen."
Rose drank Red Bulls, swapped stories, cracked a few jokes about
himself and his reputation and suggested Trunk play Motorhead's
"Ace of Spades." He also told stories about the hard-rock
world and talked about growing up and listening to bands like Kiss
He answered some questions from Trunk, saying the long-awaited
"Chinese Democracy" CD will be out in the fall, and
deflected others. He declined to identify the band's new lead
guitarist or explain why he aborted a 2002 tour beyond saying the
tour wasn't his idea.
He seemed relaxed and good-natured and had only one request: no
"I wanted to offer a comfort zone," said Trunk. "I
wanted him to feel like he could just hang out, while at the same
time giving some information to the audience."
As word spread, that audience exploded. In half an hour, WAXQ's
Web stream had crashed from overload, making fans wait until audio
circulated later that day.
In one minidrama, the visit closed a bit of unfinished business
for Trunk and his pal Mike Piazza, who were rebuked by Rose
several years ago for playing an unreleased GNR track. Saturday
morning, Trunk called Piazza, who also was incredulous at first that
Rose was really there, and they talked it out.
"I think that was big for Mike," said Trunk. "He's
such a fan of the band, this had been weighing on him."
Everyone had enough fun that Trunk's show, which normally ends at
2 a.m., ran an extra hour with WAXQ's blessing.
"That's one of the great things about 'Friday Night
Rocks,'" said Trunk. "It's not structured, like so many
other shows are. We can do things like this."
After the show the hang-out continued, with Rose inviting
everyone to a nightclub to keep talking music. Trunk said he got
home around 6 a.m.
"I've been doing this for 23 years," he said.
"This is one of those one or two nights you'll never
New York Daily News
Guns N' Roses add more New York shows
N' Roses have added two more New York City shows to their upcoming
tour itinerary, bringing its total of Big Apple appearances to four.
The band will now play at Hammerstein Ballroom on May 12th and 14th,
in addition to its two previously scheduled shows at the same venue
on May 15th and 17th. These are the only U.S. appearances scheduled
so far for the group, which counts singer W. Axl Rose as its sole
original member. Tickets went on sale on Friday, April 21st and will
cost fans $63, to see a band whose current lineup remains shrouded
Guns N' Roses will perform at 17 European festivals following the
New York shows, beginning on May 27th in Lisbon, Portugal.
The four New York shows, if they actually happen, will mark the
first concert performances by GNR since scrapping a 2002 world tour
after just a few dates.
Although Rose has claimed that fans will hear new GNR music this
year, the band's record label still does not have the long-delayed
Chinese Democracy album on its release schedule.
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The War of the Guns N' Roses
March 7, 2006
Things are not going well for Axl Rose on the supposed eve of the release of Chinese Democracy. First, his meticulously guarded
tracks were leaked onto the Internet, and now he's mired in yet another
battle with former Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan.
Slash recently made public statements about Rose's upcoming GNR
project, proclaiming his support of his former bandmate. Rose was not
A statement released Monday (March 6) on behalf of Rose states that
Slash's announcements of support for Rose are merely attempts to
"garner publicity for himself." "Slash's actions in recent
years have in fact been anything but supportive," the statement read,
citing a series of lawsuits filed against Rose in the past decade.
"Slash's actions, whether in or out of Guns N' Roses have been a
complete betrayal across the board of his alleged friendship and business
relationship with Axl," the statement continued.
In August, Slash and McKagan filed their most recent suit against Rose
claiming the former GNR frontman changed the publisher's name on songs
collectively owned by the band.
That lawsuit was "based on a faulty premise from the start,"
according to Monday's statement. "What Hudson and McKagen attempted
to portray as egregious misconduct by Axl was in fact -- as Slash and Duff
have learned -- nothing more than a clerical error committed by
On Friday (March 3), Rose filed a counterclaim in Federal Court seeking
to confirm "his ownership of his own creative works."
"Axl regrets having to spend time and energy on these
distractions," Rose's attorney Howard Weitzman said in a statement,
"but he has a responsibility to protect the Guns N' Roses legacy and
expose the truth."
No word yet on how much Axl is seeking in damages.
GUNZ N' FN'ROSEZ
Chinese Democracy to Reign in NYC
April 17, 2006
Chinese Democracy may not be hitting stores anytime soon, but
Axl Rose is capitalizing on his brand new 15 minutes with a pair of shows
at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom.
No word yet on the lineup that will take the stage on May 15 and 17,
but you can probably lay those dreams of a reunion with Slash and Duff to
rest. Still, you might want to hold out some hope for Matt Sorum to take
the stage, since the former Guns N' Roses drummer blogged recently that he
ran into Rose at an LA nightclub.
"I hadn't seen him in at least 6 years," Sorum wrote.
"And it was nice to clear some things up. I told him how great of a
frontman he was while I was in the band and no hard feelings from me at
all. It was an all around good vibe I think."
What fans can definitely expect is to hear some of the leaked Chinese
Democracy tracks that hit the internet earlier this year.
The pair of dates will mark GNR's first American shows since 2002,
according to Newsday. Following those dates, the band will play a
smattering of shows in Europe.
Tickets go on sale on April 21 at 10am via Ticketmaster, and they'll
set you back $63 each.
N Roses official site
courtesy of Spin
Download Pod Cast of interview
from "Talking Metal"
Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy stake out the Sanctuary
Management offices in New York City in hopes of interviewing GUNS N'
ROSES manager Merck Mercuriadis and other staff regarding the
release of the long-awaited album "Chinese
pod cast includes encounters with various Sanctuary personnel as well
as an exclusive interview with Playboy model, DJ and VEXY STRUT
singer Tuesdae, who spent time with GN'R main man Axl Rose
last week at a members-only Hollywood party.
METAL EPISODE 47 - GN'R CONTROVERSY RECAP
Pod Cast -courtesy
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Slash Addresses Guns N' Roses Rumors
Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash joined VR/ex-GNR
drummer Matt Sorum this past Saturday, May 13, as a guest on Camp
Freddy Radio. During the two-hour show, Slash addressed a number of
topics, including the rumors that he was rejoining Guns N' Roses, Axl
Rose's claim that Slash made an unannounced visit to Rose's house in
October 2005, the reports that he had quit Velvet Revolver and filed for
divorce. A few excerpts from the broadcast follow, according to Blabbermouth.net:
- thing that was put out that said something to the
effect that I won't be doing any gigs until after a certain point
[referring to a May 8, 2006 Associated Press article which stated
that 'Slash may end up back in the band as well, but probably not
before the Hammerstein shows.' — Blabbermouth] He put out some
sort of… He [Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose] did a radio
interview, I guess, in New York, and it said whatever city he was
gonna be playing, it said it won't be until after that… And I was
like, 'Where does this stuff come from?' But before that, the
whole thing was, like, everybody just assumed that I'd quit Velvet
Revolver and I was joining… Even you guys thought that.
Matt: Well, hey… You can't believe everything you read.
Slash: It was like all these rumors going around. So I
just wanted to dispel that one. That one and the fact that I ever
had a conversation with him [Axl] at all.
Matt: I told the story last week that I ran into him
[Rose] in New York and actually talked to him, and it was fairly
pleasant. It was very pleasant, actually, but we were both drunk, so
Slash: When we were on the red carpet last night [at the
MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert in Hollywood], that was the first
thing that I went and talked about to what's-her-face from CNN, and
[I was] just so inundated with questions about what's going on with Velvet
Revolver, supposedly all this in-band fighting going on, and
then all these rumors about Guns N' Roses, and this and that and the
other, and I was just like… I've been minding my own business,
sitting at home, working on the songs [for the new Velvet Revolver
album]. I mean, the fact that people even care enough to start
rumors or keep regurgitating them… it's amazing.
Matt: I mean, I guess Fall Out Boy isn't doing anything
crazy to talk about, so they might as well talk about us old sods.
Slash: I guess that's one thing that's always gone along
with that name, Guns N' Roses — there's always been this
controversial… just talk. [Laughs]
- On Velvet Revolver's current status:
Slash: We're still a band and none of that stuff [the rumors]
Matt: We actually just recorded a song that we're gonna put on
this movie. Do we have the movie? Or don't we? [Laughs]
Slash: I think they offered it to us and we have to give them
song, and… It sounds really good, so I don't think there's gonna be a
problem, like, 'Oh, I don't think that's what we wanted.' [Laughs] I
mean, I guess that could happen, but I doubt it.
Matt: It's this new Steven Spielberg flick. It's…
Slash: And [Robert] Zemeckis.
Matt: And Zemeckis… yeah, I forgot about him. Zemeckis and
Spielberg… And it's this animated flick called 'Monster House'. It's
really cool. They took us down to see it in a private screening room and
the whole deal. It was nice.
Slash: Yeah, it should probably be a big movie.
- On Axl Rose's claim that Slash made an
unannounced 5:30 a.m. visit to Rose's house in October 2005 during
which he stated, among other things, that "Duff was
spineless," "Scott [Weiland] was a fraud," and that
he "hates Matt Sorum":
Slash: I'm not gonna go into the whole long thing. It was just
something that he [Axl] decided he was going to… It was a lot of this
stuff was built to promote the next Guns record and the tour and all
that kind of stuff, 'cause there was this blatantly fabricated thing in
there that I'd gone to his house and that he and I had a conversation in
which I said all this stuff about my bandmates. And it's just blatantly
untrue. For one, I have not talked to the guy in any way, shape or form
since 1996, so it's going on 11 years. [Laughs] So that's basically it.
There's just no truth to it. And all things considered, it put lot of
whatever in people's minds that I was that kind of a guy, so it's…
there you have it. So it's not true.
- On Slash's claim in a February 2006 interview
that Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" would finally
surface in March:
Slash: I got a lot of flak for having said that, 'cause
everybody through I was on glue. I'm the first guy to go… I would
never have put out a date. But somebody who would know is who told me
that, and that's somebody close to that side of the fence that told me,
'Oh, we got a March release date.' So I just repeated it, basically. It
was somebody in the business. They made it sound like it is coming out
on such and such a date. Really, I didn't realize that it was such a big
deal. And I think some people were like, 'You've gotta be out of your
mind.' But it was very sort of casual, in conversation.
Read the entire transcription, including, among other things, talks
on potential producers for the new Velvet Revolver album, at Blabbermouth.net.
An MP3 file containing the audio of Slash's May 13 appearance on Camp
Freddy Radio has been made available for download at this
location (40 MB).
Refuses To Slash Verdict In
GUNS N' ROSES Suit - Mar. 16,
Asher Hawkins of The Legal Intelligencer has
issued the following report:
A Philadelphia judge has declined to remit the six-figure
verdict a jury awarded to a woman who claimed a December
2002 ankle injury outside the then-First Union Center was
caused by arena management's failure to foresee and
prevent the riotous behavior sure to sweep the crowd once
the cancellation of a GUNS N' ROSES concert was
Michelle Heenan was, at the time of the accident, a
single 39-year-old Northeast Philadelphia resident who
worked as an administrative assistant at a local hospital.
Heenan asserted that defendants Comcast Spectator
and Spectrum Arena Limited Partnership should have
recognized the crowd would become unruly when the rock
band's Philadelphia show was canceled, as roughly a month
earlier, GUNS N' ROSES fans in Vancouver, British
Columbia, had rioted when the band called off its show in
Heenan had also filed suit against the band and
various tour and concert promotion companies, but those
defendants were either dismissed or granted nonsuits.
In the spring of 2005, the jury in Heenan v. Comcast
Spectator found against Comcast Spectator and Spectrum
Arena Limited and awarded Heenan $140,000.
In an opinion filed last week, Philadelphia Common Pleas
Judge Eugene E.J. Maier urged the Superior Court to
affirm his denial of the defense's post-trial motions
seeking JNOV, a new trial or remittitur.
Read the rest of the article at www.law.com.
In a rare interview conducted by Rolling Stone magazine on Jan. 13,
GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose promised fans that the band
will be back in 2006 with the "Chinese Democracy" album.
"People will hear music this year," Rose said. "'Chinese
Democracy' is a very complex record. I am trying to do something
different. Some of the arrangements are kind of like QUEEN."
He also added he is working on 32 songs for the album and 26 are finished
out of which 13 will feature on the final album. Some songs include "Better",
"There was a Time" and "The Blues"
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Brian May: Leaked GNR track is great
Rose said that some of the new Guns N' Roses music would have a Queen
feel, but he didn't say it was because a member of Queen was on the
new album Chinese Democracy. Guitarist Brian May has admitted to being
on the song "Catcher In The Rye" that's been leaked on the
Internet. On his official brianmay.com website, the guitarist wrote,
"Yes, my guitar is there, nice and crisply recorded. It was a
blast doing the sessions. I had flown out to LA specially to play on
the record for Axl. I've sat on whatever I have or know about these
songs ever since that moment... out of respect for Axl...
confidentiality is part of respect for me."
May also wrote, "'Catcher In The Rye' is a great track... I like
the track a lot and always did... and it still sounds very fresh...
The thing that hits you first is that incredible, incredible voice...
we've been missing it for far too long. Axl is magic."
"Catcher In The Rye" is one of a handful of songs that have
appeared online in recent weeks. They're expected to be part of the
new GNR album Chinese Democracy - whenever it comes out.
Guns N' Roses are lining up European shows for the late spring and
summer. North American dates haven't been announced yet.
Queen + Paul Rodgers kicked off the North American leg of their tour
on Friday, March 3rd in Miami.
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Fans pose with Axl Rose at the Airport in New York for a
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ROSES: 'Greatest Hits' Approaching Three-Million Mark In The U.S. -
Mar. 5, 2006
GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits"
collection, which was originally issued in March of 2004, sold more than
15,000 copies in the United States last week alone (week ending Feb. 26),
bringing the total number of copies sold since its release to 2.79
million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album presently stands
as the only currently charting release that has spent more than 100 weeks
on the Billboard Top 100 album chart. GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl
Rose, along with ex-members Slash and Duff McKagan,
tried to block the release of "Greatest Hits" with a
lawsuit, claiming that the record label had assembled the CD without their
input. The band's label, Geffen Records, insisted that it was
forced to put out a greatest hits album since Axl Rose had failed
to deliver the long-delayed new GUNS album, "Chinese