Axl Rose

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers Unplugged at Super Bowl: Axl Rose Weighs In

    February 04, 2014 10:01 PM EST The Super Bowl halftime show, featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, elicited plenty of cheers from fans in MetLife stadium, but some watching at home -- including former Living Color guitarist Vernon Reid -- had a bone to pick with t ...

  2. Axl Rose Close to Losing $20M Lawsuit Against Activision for Featuring Slash

    January 31, 2013 7:51 PM EST Axl Rose might not like the fact that "Guitar Hero III" featured his former Guns N' Roses band-mate Slash on the front cover, but he might have objected too late. At a summary judgment hearing Thursday, Los Angeles Superior Court ...

  3. Guns N' Roses Announces Fall Las Vegas Residency

    August 13, 2012 11:26 AM EDT Weeks after its landmark album "Appetite for Destruction" celebrated its 25th anniversary, Guns N' Roses has announced its first-ever Las Vegas residency, dubbed "Appetite for Democracy." The 12-date run at The Joint insid ...

  4. Backbeat: Slash Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Honored By Charlie Sheen, DJ Jim Ladd

    July 12, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Slash holds his Hollywood Walk of Fame star. (Photo: Scott Uchida) Hollywood was filled with top hats, afro wigs, tattoos and leather on Tuesday as Slash became the first member of Guns N' Roses to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ...

  5. Axl Rose Thanks Fans, Cleveland After Rock Hall Boycott

    April 17, 2012 7:10 PM EDT In a letter on Guns N' Roses' official website, frontman Axl Rose thanked fans and the city of Cleveland for their support in the wake of his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame boycott. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Att ...

  6. Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock Hall, Says He's Not Attending Induction

    April 11, 2012 6:03 PM EDT Fed up with "reunion lies" and looking to avoid awkward situations with ex-bandmates, Axl Rose has decided to not attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Guns N' Roses this Saturday (Apr. 14), and has asked to ha ...

  7. Guns N' Roses Announce First U.S. Tour in Five Years

    September 21, 2011 12:11 PM EDT Veteran rockers Guns N' Roses are heading back on the road for their first major U.S. tour in 5 years, the band announced on Wednesday. The Axl Rose-fronted group will play more than 30 concerts, starting Oct. 28 at Orlando's Amway Cente ...

  8. Axl Rose Sues Activision Over 'Guitar Hero'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard for $20 million over the use of the band’s classic “Welcome to the Jungle,” in the 2007 videogame Guitar Hero III. According to the lawsuit ( see the full filing here ), Rose wanted assura ...

  9. Reading/Leeds Boss: GNR Must Pay Any Curfew Breach Fine

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic managing director Melvin Benn tells Billboard.biz "it's been another good year" for his events. As he looks back over a strong U.K. festival season, he makes Axl Rose 's antics at Reading and Leeds Festivals s ...

  10. Axl Rose's Twitter Account Hacked, Tour Still On

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT If you believed Axl Rose’s Twitter account last night, the Guns N' Roses frontman had unilaterally canceled the band's upcoming European tour. The message posted on Sunday evening (Aug. 15) stated: "All upcoming Guns N' Roses d ...

  11. Axl Rose Slams Irving Azoff In $5 Million Countersuit

    May 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose says his former manager tried to implement a scheme to force him to reunite with the original Guns N' Roses band members and, as part of the plot, failed to properly promote the "Chinese Democracy" album, lied about a prosp ...

  12. Front Line Sues Axl Rose For Nearly $2 Million

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Axl Rose is being sued by Front Line Management, which claims the singer owes him nearly $2 million in unpaid commissions. Front Line Management, founded by Irving Azoff, sued Rose in Los Angeles on Thursday (March 25) for nearly $1.9 million in u ...

  13. Guns N' Roses Plan 'Secret' Shows In South America

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses will play three private shows in Brazil and Argentina during the band's current tour of South America, the organizer said. The shows are set for undisclosed locations in Sao Paulo on Thursday (March 11) and Buenos Aires on ...

  14. Guns N' Roses 'Vigorously Contests' Lawsuit

    October 07, 2009 12:00 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& ...

  15. Guns N' Roses Sued For Copying Songs

    October 06, 2009 12:00 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 ...

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

    April 10, 2009 12:00 AM 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 ...

  17. The Billboard Exclusive 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 t ...

  18. Axl Rose Pipes Up On GNR Message Boards

    December 12, 2008 12:00 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 ...

  19. Guns N' Roses' Lawyer Blasts Dr Pepper

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses' and Axl Rose's lawyer has castigated Dr Pepper, accusing the soda maker of failing to deliver on its "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen) free soda promotion, which the band was never involved in. Beverly ...

  20. 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 years is running the gamut. &qu ...

  21. Alleged Guns N' Roses Leaker Pleads Innocent

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A man accused of placing unreleased Guns N' Roses songs on the Internet pleaded innocent yesterday (Oct. 20) in Los Angeles federal court. Kevin Cogill, 27, is charged with violating federal copyright law. No date has been set for the trial, ...

  22. Best Buy Snags Guns N' Roses Album Exclusive

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will 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 the deal are still being ...

  23. GNR's 'Democracy' To Be Retail Exclusive?

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The June leak of nine allegedly "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns N' Roses' long-delayed "Chinese Democracy" spurred a renewed round of chatter about whether the Axl Rose-led band will finally release the 14-years ...

  24. Purported New Guns N' Roses Tracks Hit The Web

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nine purported "mastered, finished" tracks from Guns N' Roses' 14-years-in-the-making album "Chinese Democracy" were leaked online yesterday (June 18) by the Web site Antiquiet.com, prompting a quick cease-and-desist ...

  25. Guns N' Roses 'Negotiating' To Release New Album

    April 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With a new management team in place, Guns N' Roses is "in negotiations" for the release of its decade-in-the-making album "Chinese Democracy," according to a post on the band's Web site . The message did not elaborate ...

  26. Azoff, Gould To Co-Manage GNR And Axl Rose

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Guns N’ Roses and its frontman Axl Rose will now be represented by longtime managers Irving Azoff and Andy Gould, according to a statement from Rose on the band’s Web site . “We are very excited and look forward to working with them and hope our r ...

  27. GNR Scraps New Album Release Date Again

    February 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The seemingly never-ending saga of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" album rolls on, as the group has once again postponed the project's release. The band announced in December that "Chinese Democracy" was tenta ...

  28. Guns N' Roses Set For First African Concerts

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses will play their first-ever African shows when they headline My Coke Fest 2007. The rock group tops a bill that so far includes Evanescence and Hoobastank at Johannesburg's New Market Racecourse on April 27 and Cape Town ...

  29. Mercuriadis Splits With Elton

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. Manager continues with Axl Rose, Morrissey. News Morrissey , Axl Rose ...

  30. 3 New Guns N' Roses Tracks Hit Net

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Better,' 'There Was A Time,' 'I.R.S.,' leaked. Guns N' Roses fans went into frenzied overdrive when three studio-quality tracks from the mythical "Chinese Democracy" album were leaked onto the Internet ...

  31. Suit Accuses Axl Rose Of Taking Revenues

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two former members of the rock band Guns N' Roses have sued frontman Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the group's copyrights. (AP) -- Two former members of the rock band Guns N' Roses have sued frontman Ax ...

  32. Suit Accuses Axl Rose Of Taking Revenues

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. Two former members of the rock band Guns N' Roses have sued frontman Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the group's copyrights. The suit was filed Aug. 17 in federal ...

  33. The Indies

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Effort by Axl Rose and ex-bandmates of Guns N' Roses to bar Cleopatra's release of "Hollywood Rose: The Roots of Guns N' Roses" is too little, too late. Read Chris Morris' column. Effort by Axl Rose and ex-bandmates o ...

  34. The Indies

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Effort by Axl Rose and ex-bandmates of Guns N' Roses to bar Cleopatra's release of "Hollywood Rose: The Roots of Guns N' Roses" is too little, too late. Read Chris Morris' column. Effort by Axl Rose and ex-bandmates o ...

  35. GNR Denied In Bid To Suppress Recordings

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has denied a request by Axl Rose and former members of Guns N' Roses for an injunction barring the L.A. indie label Cleopatra Records' release of an album by Hollywood Rose, an early i LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge has d ...

  36. GNR Denied In Bid To Suppress Recordings

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has denied a request by Axl Rose and former members of Guns N' Roses for an injunction barring the L.A. indie label Cleopatra Records' release of an album by Hollywood Rose, an early i A federal judge has denied a request ...

  37. Guns N' Roses Nix Rock In Rio-Lisbon

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses has canceled its May 30 performance at Rock in Rio-Lisbon, ostensibly due to the departure from the band of guitarist Buckethead. Still on the bill for that day are Evanescence, Kings Of Guns N' Roses has canceled its May 3 ...

  38. GNR Denied 'Greatest Hits' Injunction

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday (March 15) cleared the way for Geffen Records to release a greatest hits album next week from Guns N' Roses, despite the objection of lead singer Axl Rose and A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday ( ...

  39. Guns N' Roses Sues Geffen Over Compilation

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Original Guns N' Roses members W. Axl Rose, Slash (real name Saul Hudson) and Duff McKagan have sued Geffen Records, claiming that the imminent release of a GNR hits compilation constitutes a breach o Original Guns N' Roses members W. Ax ...