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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. John Mayer's 'Born and Raised' Earns Him Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 11:00 AM EDT John Mayer's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009' ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Backbeat: Slash Promotes Album in Canada, Learns Lessons About Earthquakes

    March 26, 2012 3:48 PM EDT Slash in conversation with 102.1 The Edge's Dave "Bookie" Bookman at CMW's "Celebrity Interview." (Photo: Luther Mallory) Slash was in Toronto for a few days to do press for his upcoming album, Apocalyptic Love , out ...

  6. Slash, Clive Davis, Billy Corgan Take a Ride Down 'Sunset Strip' @ SXSW Film

    March 12, 2012 7:40 AM EDT In Hans Fjellestad's "Sunset Strip" documentary, several of his talking heads declare the mile and a half stretch of Sunset Boulevard dead in 2005 after Tower Records closed. Clive Davis and Lou Adler eulogize the store's closi ...

  7. Duff McKagan Shares Investment Do's And Don'ts During SXSW Financial-Advisor Keynote

    March 17, 2011 5:35 PM EDT Duff McKagan at South by Southwest on Thursday (photo: Jeff Miller) Even at SXSW, it was an unusual scene: a tattooed, shades-sporting, leather-clad former bassist for one of the world's biggest rock bands talking to a nearly-packed room abou ...

  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. AC/DC, Stones, Slash Win At Classic Rock Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Classic Rock magazine held its annual awards ceremony at London's Roundhouse, with the big winners including AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Cheap Trick and Led Zeppelin . The Nov. 10 Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour event kicked off with a pe ...

  10. Motorhead To Issue Album With Classic Rock

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. hard rock veterans Motorhead will issue its new album, "The World is Yours," with a special edition of Classic Rock magazine in the U.K. The partnership between Motörhead Music/UDR, EMI Label Services and Future Publishing follows t ...

  11. Slash Helps Launch MTV Classic Down Under

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was a bit of the old and a lot of the new when Slash led celebrations for the launch of the MTV Classic channel down under. The Guns 'N Roses great and his new band thrilled the Palace Theatre audience with a set which previewed works f ...

  12. Wolfmother On Drummer No. 3

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Losing a drummer is a wrench. But waving goodbye to your drummer second time 'round isn't such a drama. That's the way Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale sees it. Wolfmother is once again a different beast after the group this past ...

  13. Justin Bieber Back On Top With 'World 2.0'

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber scoots back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with "My World 2.0," shifting 102,000 copies (down 65%) in its third week on the chart. It bowed atop the list two weeks ago with 283,000 but fell to No. 2 last week up ...

  14. Justin Bieber Headed Back To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" may retake the No. 1 crown on next week's Billboard 200 chart. He won't have any competition from new releases, as none of the albums that came to market this week seemingly pose a threat to ...

  15. Slash 'Fan Pack' Scores Strong Pre-orders

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The experimental U.K. release of Slash's new self-titled solo album by magazine publisher Future has already paid off. Future's "Classic Rock Presents: Slash" is released today (April 7) but has already hit almost 10,000 online ...

  16. Slash Set For MTV Classic’s Oz Launch

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Slash is set to turn up the volume for MTV Australia as the first confirmed performer for the April 28 launch party of its new retro-themed channel MTV Classic. MTV Classic replaces the retired VH1 brand, and begins transmission May 1 on the Foxte ...

  17. Velvet Revolver Cuts Ties With RCA

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Velvet Revolver has cut ties with RCA Records, which released the group's two studio albums. According to the band, the move was made at its request, to allow "complete freedom to go through whatever process it would take to accomplish&q ...

  18. Film And TV Confab Runs The Gamut

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Day one of the Billboard/The Hollywood Reporter Film and TV Music Conference on Thursday covered a wide range of topics including composition and breaking into the industry. For adults, creating and scoring a realistic television show about teenag ...

  19. Osbourne, AC/DC Win At Classic Rock awards

    November 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters and AC/DC were among the winners at the Marshall Classic Rock Roll Of Honour held at London's Park Lane Hotel. Osbourne won the gong for living legend although almost dropped the trophy on his foot, commenting, &qu ...

  20. GNR's 'Chinese Democracy' Gets Release Date

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirms to Billboard. As first reported here , the set will b ...

  21. Slash: Velvet Revolver Building Web Site To Audition Singers

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash tells Billboard.biz that the band is creating a Web site to audition singers. The new site will help Velvet Revolver replace Scott Weiland, whose April 1 dismissal from the band continued the public feud between the ...

  22. MusiCares To Honor Alice Cooper

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After 26 years of sobriety, shock-rocker Alice Cooper has some advice to pass along to the younger generation: "I don't think you need to die for your art." For his support of the MusiCares MAP Fund and devotion to helping other add ...

  23. Weiland Hits Back At Ex-Velvet Revolver Mates

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A day after the non-singing members of Velvet Revolver announced they were moving on without him, frontman Scott Weiland has responded to the move via a venom-filled statement. Weiland says he already "claimed the group dead in the water on M ...

  24. Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, Velvet Revolver and frontman Scott Weiland have officially parted ways, according to a statement from founding members Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum and Dave Kushner. "This band is all about it ...

  25. Slash Itching To Start New Velvet Revolver Disc

    January 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash says the group is planning a significantly shorter turnaround for its third album. Slash tells Billboard.biz that the group plans to start working in earnest on the follow-up to last year's "Libertad" ...

  26. Gibson Tuning Up New Slash Lines

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gibson Guitar will release eight new Slash-branded guitars, Billboard.biz has exclusively learned. To prep for the launch of the new lines, Gibson is taking the company's current Slash-branded guitars off the market to create more hype around ...

  27. Zazzle Expands Content Through Partnership With Signatures

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online customizable merchandise company Zazzle has expanded its available content via a strategic partnership with Signatures Network. The two said they will work together to bring Signature's catalog of artist designs, photos and other image ...

  28. Velvet Revolver, Foo Fighters Lend Songs To 'Guitar Hero III'

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Songs from Velvet Revolver and The Foo Fighters will be the first new tracks available to download as playable songs for the "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" videogame. The songs will be available in a bundle of three, called "tra ...

  29. Slash Lends A Hand To Activision Game

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Game publisher Activison, the company that bought the popular Guitar Hero franchise from original developer Harmonix, has introduced Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock as the next title in the series. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash, curre ...

  30. Velvet Revolver Sets July Date For 'Libertad'

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After scrapping the original May 29 release date, Velvet Revolver has settled on July 3 to unveil its second RCA album, "Libertad." Impacting in mid-May, the first single from the set will be "She Builds Quick Machines," one of ...

  31. Pharrell Collaborating With Velvet Revolver

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Despite rumors that Velvet Revolver members Slash and Duff McKagan will rejoin Guns N' Roses for a summer tour, the group is actually at work on its sophomore RCA album with an unlikely collaborator: Despite rumors that Velvet Revolver member ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Suit Accuses Axl Rose Of Taking Revenues

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. Slash and Duff filed in federal court Aug. 17. News Slash ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Velvet Revolver Cuts European Tour Short

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last show of stint is Live 8 appearance. Velvet Revolver has scrapped the final five shows of its ongoing European tour, but a spokesperson is denying reports that the band has broken up. The trek began June 3 in Germany and was scheduled to run t ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Zöe/Rounder Inks Roots-Rockers The BoDeans

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The BoDeans have signed with Z öe/Rounder, which will release the new studio album "Resolution" in June. The BoDeans have signed with Zöe/Rounder, which will release the new studio album "Resolution" in June. The roots ...

  39. 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 ( ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...