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AXL ROSE: New Photo Posted Online

The National Enquirer has published a photo of GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose being squeezed by "two hot blonde babes" during a recent outing at Hollywood's Rainbow Bar & Grill. Check it out here. GUNS N' ROSES' long-awaited new album, "Chinese Democracy", is tentatively due before the end of the year. (Thanks: ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking New Album

SEVENDUST have finished tracking their new album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) and are spending a few days rehearsing some of their new material for the upcoming Milwaukee Summerfest show. The band will take most of the month of July off and may head back into the studio to ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Lands MODERN DRUMMER Cover

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose will grace the cover of Modern Drummer magazine in the issue hitting stands in early October. SEVENDUST are currently recording their new album at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker for a tentative late September release through TVT Records. Walker, who fronted the band MARVELOUS 3 and released a solo ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Solo Album To Feature Songs From DYLAN, ZAPPA

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has reported. In addition, Simmons is courting a number of singers, including GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, for guest vocals. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Bassist Launches Solo Career

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson (ex-THE REPLACEMENTS), who has been working with Axl Rose in the reconfigured band since 1998, is launching a solo career, according to the L.A. Times. He's finishing an album at the home studio of former PIXIES frontman Frank Black and also recently played sets in L.A. and New York ...

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WATCH THEM DIE Sign With CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

Oakland-based purveyors of the extreme WATCH THEM DIE have signed an exclusive worldwide contract with Century Media Records. Armed with a bold mission statement stating that they can play with any band on any stage at any time, and crush them all in the process, this quintet is out to annihilate anything that stands in ...

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SEVENDUST Finish Tracking Five Songs For New CD

SEVENDUST have finished tracking the first five songs at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios for the group's upcoming album, tentatively due in September through TVT Records. The group and producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71) hope to wrap up the CD by June 7, after which the band will embark on a promotional tour that may include ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Will No Longer Buy PEARL JAM Albums Following VEDDER's Anti-BUSH Outburst

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently told Insight magazine that if fellow rock performers continue to do outrageous politically-charged things such as stabbing a Bush mask onstage, they should expect their record sales to go down. "I don't think everybody that booed will stop buying PEARL JAM records or going to PEARL JAM concerts," Gene said ...

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STEVEN ADLER: 'The New GUNS N' ROSES Album Will Suck'

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler conducted a phone interview Thursday night (May 15) with Philadelphia radio station WYSP 94.1 Rock. When asked by host Spike why he thought people still cared about GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose after all these years, Adler said, "They [the public] feel bad for him, they feel ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist STRADLIN Subject Of Upcoming Biography

Black Market Publishing has formally announced plans for the first-ever biography of legendary GUNS N' ROSES rhythm guitar player and lead songwriter Izzy Stradlin. Set to be released in the spring of 2004, this biography promises to deliver for fans the full story on one of hard rock's most intriguing and elusive icons, chronicling Izzy's ...

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CRYSTAL EYES Set Release Date For 'Vengeance Descending'

Sweden's CRYSTAL EYES have set a May 12 Scandinavian release date through DMP Sweden Records for their third full-length album, "Vengeance Descending". A continental European release is expected by the end of the summer. "Vengeance Descending" was produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Mikael Dahl and bassist Claes Wikander at Crystal Sounds studios and features guest ...

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A Tribute To The VAN HALEN Throats

On May 27, Versailles Records will release "Best of Both Worlds: A Tribute to Van Halen's David Lee Roth And Sammy Hagar". A first of its kind in the world of tributes, this record features hits from both David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar's solo catalogs, as well as hits from the VAN HALEN catalog ...

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Men Beaten During GUNS N' ROSES Riot To Sue Vancouver Police

Vancouver police are being sued for beating two men outside the cancelled Nov. 7 GUNS N' ROSES concert, according to Canada.com. Lawyer Phil Rankin was planning to file a writ in B.C. Supreme Court Friday (April 25) on behalf of Robert Parent, 40, and Detlef Schroeder, 52. In November, both men filed formal police complaints ...

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ROSE TATTOO Singer Hits The Road With Blues Legend

ROSE TATTOO frontman Angry Anderson is on the road in Australia with STUART WOOD AND THE GIANTS and blues legend Matt Taylor. Dubbed the "Recliner Rocker Tour" as a tribute to Stuart's longtime mate, Bill Denny, the 2-to-3 hour show is split into three sessions. The first part is an acoustic blues set covering songs ...

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DECEMBER Add Second Guitarist

Reno, Nevada's aggro-tech metal-core machine DECEMBER have added a second guitarist in the form of singer Mark Moots. "While at home this month, writing and rehearsing material for the follow-up to their critically-hailed Earache debut, 'The Lament Configuration', the DECEMBER boys decided to give their sound a boost by handing Moots a guitar and letting ...

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KISS To Close WANGO TANGO At California's ROSE BOWL

KISS are among the artists confirmed to perform at 102.7 FM KIIS Wango Tango: The Ultimate Reality Show on Saturday, May 17 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The band, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, will reportedly be closing the event, which is set to include appearances by NELLY, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ...

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THE OFFSPRING On 'Solid Legal Ground' In Title-Snatching Stunt

THE OFFSPRING are on pretty solid legal ground despite having openly admitted to having snatched the title for their next album from GUNS N' ROSES. "Trademark law does not come into existence unless the title is used in interstate commerce," according to copyright lawyer and co-author of "Musician's Business & Legal Guide", Greg Victoroff, who ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist: AXL Is Hard At Work On New CD

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose is currently finishing up the vocal overdubs for the band's much-anticipated "Chinese Democracy" CD, according to guitarist Richard Fortus (ex-LOVE SPIT LOVE, PSYCHEDELIC FURS), who was recently spotted by a fan at Don Hill's in New York City. When asked about GN'R's future plans, Richard reportedly said, "Yeah, we're ...

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SKINDRED Set American Release Date For 'Babylon'

Welsh crew SKINDRED, featuring former members of DUB WAR, have set an April 22 American release date through Bieler Bros./MCA Records for their debut album, "Babylon". Check out three full-length tracks and 60-second clips of every other track on the album, as well as a music video, news, and tour dates, via the official SKINDRED ...

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