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All-Star Cast Signs Drumhead To Benefit Homeless Charity

A drumhead signed by most of the artists who performed at CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 show at Club Ivar in Hollywood, California — a list that includes Wes Scantlin (PUDDLE OF MUDD), Slash (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Matt Sorum (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Duffy (THE CULT), Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION), Stephen ...

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NEUROTICA Split Up!

Florida's NEUROTICA have officially split up, according to a message posted on the band's web site. "[Frontman] Kelly Shaefer has formally disbanded NEUROTICA in spite of being named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the top 10 bands of Ozzfest 2002," reads the statement. "NEUROTICA had recently asked to be let out of their ...

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SLASH Speaks Out On AXL ROSE, New Project With Ex-GN'R Bandmates

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has spoken to MTV.com about the new project he has formed with ex-GN'R bandmates Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum and the as-yet-unnamed group's ongoing vocalist search. Here are some of the more interesting quotes from the interview: On how the new band came together: "There's just a ...

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BLISS 66 Frontman Auditions For Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Band

Cheyenne Goff of the Michigan-based BLISS 66 is among the singers that have auditioned for the vacant vocalist slot in the new band formed by ex-GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Matt Sorum (drums), and Izzy Stradlin (guitar). According to Slash's Official Fan Site (www.snakepit.org), Goff tried out for the group by ...

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DEATHRIDE Kick Off Showcase Gigs

California's DEATHRIDE, the new project featuring COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have kicked off a series of showcase gigs with a view towards signing a record deal and issuing a debut CD in early 2003. "Yesterday afternoon: November, 13th DEATHRIDE showcased at The Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California," Fafara wrote ...

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CHIMAIRA Prepare To Record Sophomore CD

CHIMAIRA will start recording their new album, "The Impossibility Of Reason" on Nov. 25 at Spider Studios in Cleveland, Ohio with producer/frontman of SW1TCHED, Ben Schigel. Ben was responsible for producing the band's EP, "This Present Darkness", three years ago. Commented CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter: "Working with Ben is what this band needs. We get ...

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CAMP FREDDY: Video Clip Posted Online

A video clip featuring highlights of CAMP FREDDY's Oct. 30 performance at Ivar club in Hollywood, California has been posted online at this location. It contains the group's core lineup of JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro, former THE CULT touring bassist Billy Morrison (on guitar), ex-GUNS N' ROSES/THE CULT drummer Matt Sorum, bassist ...

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PERRY FARRELL, SEBASTIAN BACH, SLASH, Others Perform At CAMP FREDDY's Pre-Halloween Bash

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell, ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, PUDDLE OF MUDD mainman Wes Scantlin, ex-MARILYN MANSON bassist Twiggy Ramirez, and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar) and Duff McKagan (bass) were among the guest musicians that performed onstage with all-star "jam band" CAMP FREDDY during their appearance at Ivar in Hollywood Wednesday ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Members Deny Having Chosen Singer For New Band

Contrary to previous reports, NEUROTICA frontman Kelly Shaefer has NOT yet been officially selected to front the new band featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass) and Matt Sorum (drums). Although Shaefer recently put down lead vocals over two instrumental songs submitted to him by the GN'R alumni as part of ...

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OLEANDER Ink Deal With SANCTUARY

The Sanctuary Records Group announced that it has signed the Sacramento, California-based band OLEANDER. An EP, titled Runaway Train, is scheduled for release on Sanctuary Records on November 19th with a full-length to follow in early 2003. OLEANDER is heading out on tour with NICKELBACK in October and November. OLEANDER's song "Runaway Train" is featured ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Photo Collection: By ROBERT JOHN

From their inception in 1985 right to the present, GUNS N' ROSES have been one of the most popular and controversial groups in music. Wherever the band went, from the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, photographer Robert John was there with them. His photos serve as visual history of the band, documenting ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Make Collaboration 'Main Priority'

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan has told UK publication Classic Rock that his much-talked-about project with ex-fellow Gunners Slash (guitar) and Matt Sorum (drums) is "the main priority" for everyone involved, with plans to record original material as soon as a suitable vocalist has been found. As previously reported, the trio had jammed ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: AXL ROSE Speaks!!

A few hours before GUNS N' ROSES arrived in China for the start of the band's Chinese Democracy World Tour (they will be performing tonight at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center), frontman Axl Rose conducted a brief interview from which the following excerpts are provided: On launching the tour in China: Axl: "It's ...

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MELDRUM To Perform California Gigs

Stockholm, Sweden's MELDRUM, featuring former PHANTOM BLUE guitarist Michelle Meldrum, will be playing several dates in Los Angeles, California during September. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Here is a list of the band's currently-confirmed upcoming shows: Sep. 14 - Van Nuys, CA @ U.S. Paladinos Sep. 27 – Södertälje, SWE @ TBA ...

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SINNER: "There Will Be Execution" Details Revealed

The current incarnation of the long-running German act SINNERMat Sinner (vocals/bass, also in PRIMAL FEAR), Frank Rössler (keyboards), Fritz Randow (drums, ex-SAXON), Henny Wolter (guitar), and Tom Naumann (guitar)—have completed work on their new album, entitled There Will Be Execution, for a January 13th, 2003 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Recorded at House of Music ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: PAUL HUGE Out, PSYCHEDELIC FURS Axeman In

GUNS N' ROSES have replaced guitarist Paul Huge (a.k.a. Paul Tobias) with ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE/PSYCHEDELIC FURS axeman Richard Fortus, according to Allstar. A press release confirming GNR's just-announced London Arena show fails to mention Huge, and instead lists Fortus' name as a third guitarist. Sources close to the FURS have reportedly confirmed that he has ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Trio Form Band Together?

GUNS N' ROSES alumni Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Matt Sorum (drums) have reportedly been rehearsing, and are trying quite hard to get former GNR guitarist Izzy Stradlin back in the mix with the hopes of possibly touring together, according to Allstar. However, contrary to previous reports, BUCKCHERRY singer Josh Todd won't be the ...

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