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VELVET REVOLVER To Record With Legendary Producer BOB EZRIN

VELVET REVOLVER, the new band formed by STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland and former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, will enter the studio on July 28 with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, JANE'S ADDITION, ALICE COOPER, PINK FLOYD) to record the song "Slither". The track, wh...
July 18, 2003
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LOLLAPALOOZA: Syracuse Show Canceled!

The Lollapalooza concert scheduled for July 26 at Vernon Downs in Syracuse, New York has been canceled, according to the Post-Standard. Dave Armstrong, of The Creative Entertainment Group out of Binghamton, said Wednesday in a news release that poor ticket sales forced the cancellation. "Due to the...
July 17, 2003
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LOLLAPALOOZA Kicks Off In Indiana: Photos Available

The newly resurrected alt-rock festival Lollapalooza officially launched on Saturday, July 5 at Verizon Wireless Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana. Check out pictures from Wire Image. Sidelined since 1998, this year's 28-date Lollapalooza features JANE'S ADDICTION, AUDIOSLAVE, INCUBUS, QUEENS OF...
July 7, 2003
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CAMP FREDDY To Play Las Vegas Later In The Month

CAMP FREDDY, the Los Angeles-based "jam" band consisting 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 Scott Ford, and vocalist Donovan Leitch (the son of 1960s U.K. folk-rock icon Donovan...
July 7, 2003
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ALICE COOPER At U.K.'s GUILFEST: Photos Posted Online

ALICE COOPER performed at Guilfest at Stoke Park, Guildford, Surrey, England on Friday, July 4. Check out live pictures from LFI. As previously reported, ALICE COOPER has set "The Eyes of Alice Cooper" as the title for his forthcoming CD, tentatively due in the fall. The album was produced by Andrew...
July 7, 2003
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LOLLAPALOOZA Or LOLLAPALOSER?

Lollapalooza organizer Perry Farrell of JANE'S ADDICTION has dismissed the discouraging press surrounding this year's tour, saying that it's not fair to single out Lollapalooza as the only major traveling festival experiencing slow advance ticket sales. Speaking to Kevin C. Johnson of the St. Louis...
July 6, 2003
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WES BORLAND: 'EAT THE DAY Won't Be Anywhere Near As Big As LIMP BIZKIT'

Former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about the vocalist search for his new band, EAT THE DAY. "I really like the guy from the MARS VOLTA (Cedric Bixler),he's amazing," he said when asked who his "dream" vocalist would be. "My heart exploded when I heard the a...
July 4, 2003
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OZZY OSBOURNE On Son's Addiction: 'We Never Set Any Boundaries'

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken out for the first time about his son Jack's battle with an addiction to OxyContin, acknowledging parental mistakes and expressing regret for having given his children so much freedom. "The mistake that [wife] Sharon and I both made, and we both agree on this, is we never set...
July 3, 2003
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DUFF MCKAGAN Explains Why SEBASTIAN BACH Was Not Chosen To Sing For VELVET REVOLVER

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER bassist Duff McKagan spoke to 97.1 KLSX FM's Riki Rachtman about VELVET REVOLVER's decision to tap STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' Scott Weiland over ex-SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach as their new singer. "[Sebastian] did some amazing fantastic stuff on [the m...
June 30, 2003
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DAYS OF THE NEW Frontman Talks About VELVET REVOLVER, Decision To Enter Rehab

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks, who is in the process of completing a month-long stint in a California rehabilitation center for treatment of a crystal methamphetamine addiction, recently spoke to Rolling Stone about his audition for VELVET REVOLVER, the new band formed by former GUNS N' ROSE...
June 30, 2003
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JANE'S ADDICTION Play Private Show In Culver City: Photos Available

JANE'S ADDICTION played a special private show/dress-rehearsal for family, friends, and KROQ radio station winners inside a huge movie soundstage at Culver Studios in Culver City, California on Saturday (June 28). This was the group's last rehearsal before they kick off the Lollapalooza tour on July...
June 30, 2003
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DAYS OF THE NEW Singer Enters Rehab

DAYS OF THE NEW frontman Travis Meeks is in the process of completing a month-long stint in a California rehabilitation center for treatment of a crystal methamphetamine addiction. Immediately following his July 1 release, he will return to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he is scheduled...
June 24, 2003
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JANE'S ADDICTION Guitarist Jams With CHRISTINA AGUILERA

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro joined Christina Aguilera at Los Angeles' Staples Center Tuesday for their "Stripped" collaboration, "Fighter". After the shirtless rocker left the stage, Aguilera gushed, segueing into the next song, "Speaking of what a girl wants, Dave Navarro is so hot. I u...
June 20, 2003
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METALLICA's HAMMETT Reveals Why MANSON, NIN, JANE'S Bassists Didn't Make The Cut

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has revealed to Sweden's Fuzz magazine that the group's decision to tap ex-OZZY OSBOURNE/SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Robert Trujillo to replace Jason Newsted was based partly on the fact that he played the instrument with his fingers — a technique that wasn't shared...
June 18, 2003
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LOLLAPALOOZA: Opening Date Canceled!

Lollapalooza's opening date, July 3 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been canceled, reportedly because the performance space provided wasn't large enough to fit the giant stage being used by headliners JANE'S ADDICTION. "Due to staging and technical difficulties with the event site, unfortunately the...
June 17, 2003