1. Guns N' Roses Could Have New Music In 2015, Guitarist Says At Golden Gods Awards

    April 24, 2014 9:54 PM EDT 4 3 1 A new album would be GNR's first release since 2008's long-awaited "Chinese Democracy" Guns N' Roses fans might not have to wait another 15 years between new album releases. GNR guitarist Richard Fortus told the Associated P ...

  2. Duff McKagan Reuniting With Guns N' Roses to 'Help Axl Out,' Says Tommy Stinson

    April 01, 2014 4:45 PM EDT 2.175 k 406 11 GNR's former bassist is filling in on bass for five shows while Stinson tours with The Replacements. "I'm like, 'Thanks dude, for covering my ass on this one'" Re-joining Guns N' Roses for five shows in So ...

  3. CBGB Fest Announces Seymour Stein as Icon Award Winner, Van Toffler To Give Keynote (Exclusive)

    August 05, 2013 8:00 AM EDT This year's  CBGB Music & Film Festival has announced that Seymour Stein will be honored with the inaugural CBGB Icon Award and Van Toffler , former President of MTV Networks and current President of Viacom's Music and Logo Netw ...

  4. Duff McKagan on Walking Papers, Velvet Revolver's Future and Scott Weiland's 'Situation'

    July 26, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Song Premiere: Listen to "A Place Like This" By Walking Papers, McKagan's new supergroup with Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver alumnus Duff McKagan wasn't necessarily looking to ...

  5. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  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. Axl Rose Not Attending Guns N' Roses' Rock Hall Induction

    April 11, 2012 5:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 GN'R Singer Pens Open Letter To Explain 'Personal' Decision 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 ce ...

  8. Axl Rose Talks Guns N' Roses' Future, Rock Hall Nomination in Rare TV Interview

    November 14, 2011 8:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Axl Rose's first television interview in years aired on VH1's "That Metal Show" on Friday, and the Guns N' Roses frontman did not disappoint. The lengthy discussion with Eddie Trunk touched on the band's U.S. tour, its ...

  9. Jane's Addiction Go For 'Something Great' on Long-Awaited New Album

    September 30, 2011 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Sept. 22, Perry Farrell, the iconic frontman of Los Angeles alt-rock band Jane's Addiction , stood onstage pushing the counterculture before a crowd of Silicon Valley insiders. "I still believe in human communication -- none of this Fac ...

  10. Inside the Listening Party: Jane's Addiction's 'The Great Escape Artist'

    September 09, 2011 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Two dozen people crammed into Eldorado, the Burbank, Calif., recording studio where Jane's Addiction spent most of 2011 to listen to their fourth studio effort, "The Great Escape Artist," on Thursday evening (Sept. 8). Played loud but ...

  11. Backbeat: Jane's Addiction's New LP Previewed at Listening Party in Burbank

    September 09, 2011 10:49 AM EDT Boys on Film: (From left) Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro, Perry Farrell, producer Rich Costey and drummer Stephen Perkins (Photo: Screen Grab from Jane's Addiction Studio Videos) Two dozen people crammed into the Burbank, Calif., r ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Jane's Addiction Headed in 'Completely Different Direction,' Says Dave Navarro

    January 13, 2011 12:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite some false starts and changing bass players three times, spirits are high as Jane's Addiction begins recording in earnest for its fourth album this week in Los Angeles. "I'm really happy with where we are, musically speaking,& ...

  14. Velvet Revolver Courting New Mystery Singer, Says Drummer

    December 21, 2010 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Even as it rolls out a new concert DVD from its original incarnation, Velvet Revolver is in the "dating" stages with a new singer whose identity is still being kept under wraps but who the group is "very excited" about, according ...

  15. Billboard Bits: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split, Matt Cardle Wins 'X Factor'

    December 13, 2010 7:34 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split "High School Musical" co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have ended their four-year relationship. A source close to the ...

  16. 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 ...

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

    September 06, 2010 3:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 J ane's Addiction said Monday it 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, 46, performed a few concerts with the band, ...

  18. Macy Gray: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 10:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 "The Sellout" (Concord, June 22) After a three-year absence, Macy Gray returns with a new album and label. And for the first time since her 1999 breakthrough, "On How Life Is," the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter says &quo ...

  19. Jane's Addiction Loses Original Bass Player Again

    March 03, 2010 5:21 PM EST 0 0 0 The bass player with Jane's Addiction has quit the band, and will reportedly be replaced by former Guns N' Roses rocker Duff McKagan. Eric Avery, 44, announced his departure through a Twitter message on Monday, hours after the band complet ...

  20. Slash "Slash & Friends" Album Preview

    January 12, 2010 3:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Slash, "Slash & Friends" (Label TBD) Release Date: March/April 2010 With Velvet Revolver on hiatus, the top-hatted guitar hero worked with several of his friends for his first true solo album, which he recorded mostly at Barefoot Studi ...

  21. Hollywood Rock Royalty Band Together For Ailing Bassist

    September 23, 2009 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 When Billy Morrison heard his friend, bassist Scott Ford ( Twilight Singers , the Gutter Twins , Camp Freddy), was suffering from an advanced bone loss medical condition resulting in severe blood infections, the guitarist and former member of The Cu ...

  22. Steven Tyler Enlists In Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp

    April 17, 2009 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recovered from a recent bout of pneumonia, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is ready to infect the upcoming Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles with some wisdom gleaned from nearly 40 years of recording and touring. "I've not ...

  23. Duff McKagan Restarts Loaded, Says U.S. Economy 'Will Recover'

    April 03, 2009 10:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 Duff McKagan wants to be of service with more than his music these days. The Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist, who's now back to fronting his other band, Duff McKagan's Loaded, is also busy these days writing a weekly financi ...

  24. Rock Veterans Sign On For Fantasy Camp

    December 16, 2008 2:01 PM EST 0 0 0 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 F ...

  25. Axl Rose Pipes Up On GNR Message Boards

    December 12, 2008 11:29 AM EST 0 0 0 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 a ...

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

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 confirm to Billboard. As first reported More than a decade after ...

  27. Velvet Revolver Still Mulling New Frontman

    August 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 f ...

  28. McKagan, McCready To Rock Seattle Tattoo Expo

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan and Pearl Jam's Mike McCready will rock out with their side projects in the coming days as part of the seventh annual Seattle Tattoo Expo, which kicks off tomorrow (Aug. Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan an ...

  29. Stone Temple Pilots Rock Houdini Mansion

    April 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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' Ho The reunited Stone Temple Pilots solidified ...

  30. Velvet Revolver Boots Scott Weiland

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 an After feuding publicly for the past two weeks, V ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Adler Holding Out Hope For Guns N' Roses Reunion

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With the big "Appetite For Destruction" 20th anniversary show behind him, original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler is looking forward to taking his Adler's Appetite band worldwide. But he's also ho With the big "Appe ...

  33. Life And Liberty

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After scrapping the original May 29 release date, Velvet Revolver returns this week with its second RCA album, "Libertad." First single "She Builds Quick Machines" has already become a fast hit on Bil After scrapping the original ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Velvet Revolver Sets July Date For 'Libertad'

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Bui After scrapping the original May ...

  36. Pharrell Collaborating With Velvet Revolver

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 album with an unlikely collaborator: uber Despite rumors that Velvet Revolver members ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Velvet Revolver Feeling Conceptual

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 After spending most of 2005 on the road, Velvet Revolver is slowly making headway on new material that will comprise its sophomore RCA album. Bassist Duff McKagan tells Billboard.com, "Hopefully we'll After spending most of 2005 on the roa ...

  39. Slash, Duff Sue Axl Over Publishing

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Former Guns N' Roses principals Slash and Duff McKagan have sued frontman Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the group's copyrights. Former Guns N' Roses principals Slash and Duff McKagan have sued frontman Ax ...

  40. Drug Charges Dismissed Against Weiland

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A felony drug charge filed in 2003 against Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was dismissed following the singer's stint in rehab. A felony drug charge filed in 2003 against Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was dismissed following the ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Weiland Ordered To Live-In Drug Programs

    October 31, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Scott Weiland was ordered yesterday (Oct. 30) in Pasadena, Calif., to report to a live-in detox program followed by six months in a residential drug rehab center. The court order followed the Stone Te Scott Weiland was ordered yesterday (Oct. 30) in ...

  43. Weiland Falls Afoul Of Law Again

    October 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland has once again gotten himself into legal trouble. The artist was arrested early Monday morning (Oct. 27) in Hollywood after a traff Embattled Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver fr ...

  44. STP Says 'Thanks' With Bonus DVD

    October 09, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A special edition of Stone Temple Pilots' upcoming Atlantic best-of set, "Thank You," will include a DVD packed with three hours of videos, live performances and footage of the band shot by friends an A special edition of Stone Temple ...

  45. Velvet Revolver Loads Up With RCA

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- the new band featuring Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum plus David Kushner of Suicidal As tipped here last week, Velvet Revolver -- ...

  46. Weiland Gets Three Years Probation

    August 18, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland was sentenced to three years probation Thursday in Pasadena, Calif., following a May arrest on two felony drug possession charges. Weiland wi Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver frontman Sco ...

  47. Velvet Revolver Hits The Studio

    July 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The first release from Velvet Revolver, featuring Guns N' Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland, The first release from Velvet Revolver, feat ...

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

    July 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  49. Velvet Revolver Loads Up For Live Debut

    June 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Velvet Revolver will play its first show tonight (June 19) at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre. Velvet Revolver -- the new group featuring Guns N' Roses vets Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, David Kushner of Suicidal Tendencies and former St ...

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

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 Revolv ...

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