1. Axl Rose Loses Temper, Ben Folds Goes A Cappella

    December 15, 2009 5:26 PM EST On today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses assaulted a paparazzi at the Los Angeles airport, and video predictably turned up on TMZ.com. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its 2010 inductees, which include the Stooges , Genesis…

  2. Guns N' Roses 'Vigorously Contests' Lawsuit

    October 07, 2009 8:34 AM EDT Guns N' Roses manager Irving Azoff has said the band "vigorously contests" claims that it used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Interscope-Geffen A&M were sued by British label Independiente…

  3. Guns N' Roses Sued For Copying Songs

    October 06, 2009 8:59 AM EDT Two independent record labels sued U.S. rock band Guns N' Roses for $1 million, claiming the group used portions of two songs by a German musician on their last album "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses and Universal Music Group's Interscope-Geffen A&M label were…

  4. Adam Lambert Does 'Whole Lotta Love' On 'Idol' Rock Night

    May 06, 2009 6:14 AM EDT The "American Idol" final four paired off to channel their inner rock stars Tuesday. The result? Some shined, some stumbled. And some things just tumbled. The remaining four singers performed duets along with their solos on the rock-themed show. But before the live telecast even…

  5. Guns N' Roses Brings 'Democracy' to 'Rock Band'

    April 10, 2009 12:49 PM EDT Axl Rose may have spent 15 years fine tuning the 14 tracks on "Chinese Democracy," but it only took five months for the entire album to make its way into the "Rock Band" video game franchise. "Chinese Democracy" will be released in its entirety into the Rock Band…

  6. The Billboard Q&A: Axl Rose

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been nine years since Axl Rose gave a substantial print interview. For all that time and more, he's been working on the album "Chinese Democracy," which finally arrived in late November. It was an arduous process, to say the least. Guns N' Roses haven't…

  7. Blogger Pleads Guilty To Guns N' Roses Leak

    December 15, 2008 4:34 PM EST A man accused of leaking nine unreleased tracks from the Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" has pleaded guilty to a federal copyright violation. Kevin Cogill entered the plea this morning (Dec. 15) in a Los Angeles courtroom. Prosecutors accused him of leaking the album…

  8. Axl Rose Pipes Up On GNR Message Boards

    December 12, 2008 11:29 AM EST He's yet to grant an interview about Guns N' Roses' recently released "Chinese Democracy," but last night (Dec. 11) Axl Rose broke his silence by answering questions on the message boards of popular GNR Web sites MyGNR.com and Here Today ... Gone to Hell . Rose…

  9. Guns N' Roses Lawyer Blasts Dr Pepper

    November 26, 2008 6:01 PM EST The lawyer for Guns N' Roses and Axl Rose has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its promotion to offer free soda in celebration of the band's new album, "Chinese Democracy." Guns N' Roses was never involved in the campaign. Beverly…

  10. Gene Simmons Sounds Off At Billboard Touring Conference

    November 20, 2008 4:53 PM EST Having recently completed a 30-plus-date European tour, Kiss will "eventually when we're ready tour America," co-founder Gene Simmons said during a keynote address today (Nov. 20) at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference, held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York.…

  11. Simmons Sounds Off At Touring Conf. Keynote

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Having recently completed a 30-plus-date European tour, Kiss will "eventually when we're ready tour America," co-founder Gene Simmons said during a keynote address today (Nov. 20) at the fifth annual Having recently completed a 30-plus-date European tour, Kiss will "…

  12. Guns N' Roses, "Chinese Democracy"

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST It's the album some thought would never materialize: Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy," which lone original member Axl Rose has been working on since grunge still ruled the roost. The disc arrives No It's the album some thought would never materialize: Guns N&…

  13. GUNS N' ROSES, "Chinese Democracy"

    November 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Grunge. Techno. Boy bands. Both President Bushes. These are just a few of the things Guns N' Roses has improbably outlasted in the 17 (!) years since its last album of original music. Grunge. Techno. Boy bands. Both President Bushes. These are just a few of the things Guns N' Roses…

  14. This Day in Music

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2006 - Popular R&B singer Gerald Levert dies today of a heart attack in his hometown of Cleveland. The artist turned 40 years old in July. 2003 -…

  15. This Day in Music

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard finally arrives The release date for "A Son Unique" coincides with the two-year anniversary 2006 - Originally due in the summer of 2005, the last album from late Wu-Tang…

  16. Radio Reacts To Guns N' Roses Single

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass., started their morning with the new Guns N' Roses single, "Chinese Democracy," and reaction to the band's first new song in nine year U.S. rock radio outlets from Jackson, Miss., to Springfield, Mass.,…

  17. Best Buy Posts 'Chinese Democracy' Track List

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The track list for Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" is now up on an inactive pre-order page at Best Buy, which will release the album exclusively in the United States on Nov. 23. A small album cover The track list for Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy"…

  18. Best Buy Snags Guns N' Roses Album Exclusive

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy is set to be the exclusive retailer for Guns N' Roses decade-plus-in-the-making new album "Chinese Democracy" before year's end, sources close to the situation tell Billboard. Some details of Best Buy is set to be the exclusive retailer for Guns N' Roses…

  19. Blogger Arrested Over Guns N' Roses Leaks

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased album, "Chinese Democracy," on his Web site. Federal authorities say they have arrested a blogger suspected of streaming songs from Guns N' Roses unreleased…

  20. Velvet Revolver Still Mulling New Frontman

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Contrary to reports suggesting former Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon is in line to become the new singer of Velvet Revolver, the band is still making up its mind about who will replace Scott Weilan Contrary to reports suggesting former Spacehog frontman Royston Langdon is in line to become…

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