March 12, 2006

AVENGED SEVENFOLD and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE have been confirmed as the support acts for GUNS N' ROSES on June 20 at Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France. GUNS N' ROSES' schedule is shaping up as follows:

May 27 - Lisbon, POR @ Rock In Rio (Lisbon)
Jun. 3-4 - Milan, ITA @ Gods of Metal
Jun. 3-6 - Nürburgring, GER @ Rock am Ring
Jun. 09 - Dublin, IRE @ RDS Arena
Jun. 11 - Donington, UK @ Download
Jun. 13 - Prague, CZR @ Sazka Arena
Jun. 15 - Warsaw, POL @ Legia Stadium
Jun. 17 - Pannonia Fields, AUT @ Nova Rock
Jun. 20 - Paris, FRA @ Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Jun. 24 - Dessel, BEL @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 26 - Stockholm, SWE @ Globen
Jun. 29 - Roskilde, DEN @ Roskilde Festival
Jul. 05 - Helsinki, FIN @ Hartwall Arena

GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" collection, which was originally issued in March of 2004, sold just under 17,000 copies in the United States last week (week ending March 5),bringing the total number of copies sold since its release to 2.81 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan. GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, along with ex-members Slash and Duff McKagan, tried to block the release of "Greatest Hits" with a lawsuit, claiming that the record label had assembled the CD without their input. The band's label, Geffen Records, insisted that it was forced to put out a greatest hits album since Axl Rose had failed to deliver the long-delayed new GUNS album, "Chinese Democracy".

In a rare interview conducted by Rolling Stone magazine on Jan. 13, GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose promised fans that the band will be back in 2006 with the "Chinese Democracy" album.

"People will hear music this year," Rose said. "'Chinese Democracy' is a very complex record. I am trying to do something different. Some of the arrangements are kind of like QUEEN." He also added he is working on 32 songs for the album and 26 are finished out of which 13 will feature on the final album. Some songs include "Better", "There was a Time" and "The Blues".

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