1. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Prince, Lyrics Born Velvet Revolver, the new band featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, will likely release an EP in the coming months via…

  2. Great White Revamps Fund-Raising Tour

    July 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Great White has revamped a proposed 55-city tour to raise funds for the families of victims killed during a February fire at its performance in West Warwick, R.I. The Jack Russell-led group planned to Great White has revamped a proposed 55-city tour to raise funds for the families of victims…

  3. '80s Rock Never Stops On Tour

    June 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version of the Rock Never Stops tour. Headlined by the David Coverdale-led Whitesnake, the 27-date North American t Pop metal bands that ruled the airwaves during the 1980s are teaming up for the 2003 version…

  4. Billboard Bits: Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT News on Velvet Revolver, Alabama, Crash Radio The new group featuring Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses' Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum, and Suicidal Tendencies' Dave Kushner has been christened Velvet Revolver. The group's track "Set Me Free…

  5. The Tangled Web

    May 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The Web's most intriguing music-related destinations. This week: Charity ticket auctions and Epitonic. Keeping you up to date on the Web's most intriguing music-related happenings and destinations. TICKETS FOR A GOOD CAUSE: Online auction sites such as eBay and StubHub have become…

  6. Inertia

    February 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST The exies ride a good mix of alt-rock, nÜ-metal, pop-rock, and more through their low-dose (35 minutes) sophomore album Inertia. The exies ride a good mix of alt-rock, nü-metal, pop-rock, and more through their low-dose (35 minutes) sophomore album Inertia. The title is a red herring as the…

  7. Crue Film A 'Go', Tour Dates A 'No'

    January 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Motley Crue fans will have to wait until 2004 for another tour, putting an end to rumors the band might join this summer's Ozzfest lineup. Says founding bassist Nikki Sixx, "As far as the question bei Motley Crue fans will have to wait until 2004 for another tour, putting an end to…

  8. Paper Links Notorious B.I.G. To Tupac's Death

    September 06, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded that his killer likely was a gang member who used a pistol provided by rival rapper the Notorious B.I.G. No ar A Los Angeles Times investigation into the long-unsolved murder of Tupac Shakur concluded…

  9. Waking the Dead

    August 17, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal. The second these guys issued their eponymous 1988 debut, they established themselves as the undisputed kings of Sunset Strip sleaze metal. A little too…

  10. Founding Ratt Guitarist Dead Of AIDS

    June 07, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbed to AIDS yesterday (June 6) after an eight-year battle with the disease. Crosby, who co-wrote many of the pop-metal band's best-known songs, was 42. Founding Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby succumbed to AIDS yesterday (June 6) after an eight…

  11. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant Prepare To 'Rock'

    May 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair metal will now have yet another package to choose from. Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns will bottle the With Tesla and Poison already anchoring a pair of summer tours, fans of '80s hair…

  12. Billboard Bits: Slash, Blues Foundation, and more

    July 31, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Slash, Blues Foundation, Toby Keith, Gatlin Brothers Former Guns N'Roses guitarist Slash is the latest musician to sign onto the upcoming Michael Jackson tribute shows taking place Sept. 7 and 10 at New York's Madison Square Garden. "I am so excited about working with…

  13. Band Vibe Brings Joe Strummer Alive

    July 19, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are waiting for feedback from friends, their record label, critics, and others. But, with his third solo album, "Global a Go-Go" (d Most artists get a little nervous once they've finished an album and are…

  14. Billboard Bits: Michael Jackson, Corgan/New Order, Slash

    June 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Michael Jackson, Billy Corgan, New Order, Slash The star-studded Michael Jackson concert originally set for Sept. 7 in New York will be broadcast this fall as a two-hour special on CBS, Billboard Bulletin reports. The event, which will celebrate Jackson's 30th anniversary as a…

  15. Billboard Bits: Shyne, Midnight Oil, and more

    April 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Shyne, Sean Combs, Midnight Oil, INXS, Men At Work, Built To Spill, Phil Ek, Echo & the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch, Ian Broudie, Lightning Seeds Sentencing for rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, a co-defendant in Sean Combs' recent nightclub shooting trial, has been…

  16. Billboard Bits: Whitney Houston, Mark Lanegan, and more

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Whitney Houston, Mark Lanegan, Screaming Trees, Joey McIntyre, Monster Magnet. A hearing in the drug case against singer Whitney Houston has been postponed a week. The hearing, which had been scheduled for Friday (March 2), is now scheduled for March 8. Prosecutors are asking a judge…

  17. Former Afghan Whigs Leader Buys L.A. Bar

    February 23, 2001 12:00 AM EST Greg Dulli has gone from bandleader to barkeep. The brooding vocalist has begun his post-Afghan Whigs life by purchasing the Short Stop bar near downtown Los Angeles. Dulli is the most publicly recogn Greg Dulli has gone from bandleader to barkeep. The brooding vocalist has begun his post…

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