Velvet Revolver

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. SXSW Central 2011

    March 16, 2011 9:00 AM EDT March 18, 2011 |PANEL Tips On Harnessing The Obsessives At SXSW 'Super Fans' Panel You know those kids who own every single song and poster from a certain artist, have tattoo of their music hero stamped on their neck and have built a vir ...

  4. Business Matters: Is the 'Tesco Model' Music Retail's Next Big Problem?

    March 07, 2011 5:20 PM EST Is the "Tesco Model" Music Retail's Next Big Problem? -- U.K. grocery chain Tesco, a major player in CD sales, is pushing record labels to accept small, upfront payments and the remainder of the cost after the CD sold. Tesco would l ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Chrysalis Confirms Merger Talks

    November 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London-based Chrysalis Group confirmed today (Nov. 1) that is in discussions for merger opportunities. Chrysalis had interest from various publishers in late 2007 and early 2008 including Bug Music. But EMI was the only company to make a formal bi ...

  7. Ex-Guns N' Roses Bassist Leaves Jane's Addiction

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jane's Addiction has parted ways with its latest bass player, former Guns N' Roses member Duff McKagan, five months after announcing his addition to the oft-vacated post. McKagan performed a few concerts with the band, and worked on new ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bieber Back at No. 1, Slash Slides in at No. 3

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" returns to the top slot on the Billboard 200 while Usher's "Raymond v Raymond" falls out of the penthouse to No. 2 ... Guitar god Slash debuts at No. 3 with his self-titled solo debut .. ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Scott Weiland Launches Clothes Line

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland is the latest musician to branch into fashion with his men’s clothing line, Weiland for Enlgish Laundry. Weiland performed at the Roxy in Los Angeles on Sept. 9 to kick off the line ...

  14. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Trans World, AOL, Duff McKagan

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In an LA Times article about the Canadian band Metric, a few interesting facts are given about the band's latest album. "Fantasies" has sold 9,000 digital albums in its first three weeks of release, and has sold an additional 15, ...

  15. Scott Weiland Preps Clothing Line

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Scott Weiland, former front man for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, is launching a clothing line. Weiland has partnered with Christopher Wicks, designer and owner of Rock & Roll Religion, for a line of contemporary men's clothing ...

  16. Rock Veterans Sign On For Fantasy Camp

    December 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former and present members of Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Yes, Kiss, the Stray Cats, Grand Funk Railroad and Alice Cooper's and Paul McCartney's bands will take part in next year's Hollywood edition of Rock'n'Roll ...

  17. Beyonce's 'Fierce' Debut Leads Pre-Turkey Day Chart

    November 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Beyonce! Nickelback! David Cook! The gang's all here as we roll into the hopefully busy post-Thanksgiving shopping weekend . . . Next week's chart will see new albums arrive from Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the Killers, Ludacris and ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Universal Republic Names Blair VP

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dennis Blair has been appointed VP of alternative promotion for Universal Republic Records. Blair will report to Joel Klaiman, senior VP of promotion and artist development for the company, and be based in New York. Most previously, Blair was seni ...

  20. EMI Publishing Inks Revelation Theory, The Cab

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has inked long-term worldwide co-publishing deals with the members of Revelation Theory and the Cab. The new album from Rev Theory, "Light It Up" (Van Howes/Interscope) is due out in the U.S. June 10. EMI writers Bri ...

  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. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified their summer reunion tour plans last night (April 7) with a brief performance at the former estate of magician Harry Houdini, tucked away in Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills. The group's 30-minute ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Stone Temple Pilots Plotting Extensive Tour

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recently reunited Stone Temple Pilots can add a full-fledged summer amphitheater tour to its previously announced U.S. festival dates, Billboard.biz has learned. Details are still coming together, but a source close to the alt-rock band says S ...

  27. 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" ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. SoCal Fires Continue To Affect Concerts

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After a five-day battle, firefighters today (Oct. 25) gained the upper hand on most of Southern California's wildfires, but concerts in the region continue to be affected. In addition to the many concerts that have already been canceled and/o ...

  31. Classic Rock Mag Fetes Jimmy Page

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jimmy Page is to receive the living legend accolade at the third annual awards Classic Rock Roll of Honour, to be held at London's Landmark Hotel on Nov. 5. Organizers Classic Rock magazine have recognized the artist for his work with Led Zep ...

  32. Aiden Wins Virgin Mobile's 'Book The Band' Contest

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock act Aiden has been selected by MTV2 "Book the Band" viewers to perform at Baltimore's Virgin Festival, set for Aug. 4-5 at Pimlico Race Course. The Seattle-based band will open day two of the festival. Aiden received nearly 420 ...

  33. T.I. Is Top Dog Again

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A release during the usually quiet 4th of July week didn't deter sales of T.I.'s "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," which shifted 468,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuts at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Virgin Mobile, MTV2 Let Fans Choose Fest Opener

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has partnered with MTV2 and Kyocera Wireless for “Book the Band by Virgin Mobile,” an upcoming short-form program that allows viewers to choose an opening band for the Aug. 4-5 Virgin Festival in Baltimore. “Book the Band by Virg ...

  36. Fowler Upped At RCA Music Group

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jennifer Fowler has been promoted to VP of digital marketing for RCA Music Group. Fowler continues to report to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of RCA Music Group and is based in New York. In her new position, Fowler will oversee digital marketing for ...

  37. Neil Diamond Signs With Irving Azoff

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Neil Diamond has signed with Irving Azoff for management. Sources tell Billboard.biz that Diamond is currently in the studio recording his next album with producer Rick Rubin, who collaborated on Diamond's 2005 offering "12 Songs" ( ...

  38. Virgin Fest Beefs-Up Bill

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Virgin Festival by Virgin Mobile in Baltimore, Md., has added a string of performers. Modest Mouse, Velvet Revolver, Wu Tang Clan, Cheap Trick, the Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Paolo Nutini, the Crystal Method, 311, Incubus, Chris Cornell, Ben Ha ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Van Halen, Patti Smith Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Punk poet Patti Smith brought her earthy growl to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Monday (March 12), inducted as a member with the Ronettes, Van Halen, R.E.M. and the institution's first hip-hop act, Grandmaster Flash. Shy, and fighting bac ...

  41. Van Halen, R.E.M. Inducted To Rock Hall

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Eminent American rock combos R.E.M. and Van Halen, punk poet Patti Smith, pioneering hip-hop outfit Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and influential girl group the Ronettes were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night (March ...

  42. Rock On The Range Set For Ohio

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST ZZ Top, Evanescence and Velvet Revolver are among the acts scheduled to play this year's inaugural Rock on the Range festival, set for May 19 at the 22,555-seat Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The one-day music event, produced by Rig ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Verizon, Clear Channel Offer Live Video To Mobile

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Now offering performances by Velvet Revolver, Sum 41. Now offering performances by Velvet Revolver, Sum 41. News ...

  48. Verizon, Clear Channel Offer Concert Video To Mobile

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performances by Velvet Revolver, Sum 41. Verizon Wireless and Clear Channel Entertainment Properties have teamed to bring live concert video exclusively to Verizon's video casting customers. The deal was first tipped in the May 7 issue of Bil ...

  49. AOL Bows Music Service For MS Media Center

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sessions performances, videos available. America Online said today that its music video service, AOL Music on Demand, is now available for use with Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, which allows for interoperability between the perso ...

  50. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. Tim Prescott has been named executive VP/chief marketing officer for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Prescott -- who is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack -- has the mandate ...

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