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Duff Mckagan Launches Wealth Management Advice Company

6th March 2011

Business-savvy Velvet Revolver rocker Duff Mckagan has launched his own wealth management firm for musicians keen to learn more about the financial world.Meridian Rock will be headed by Mckagan and a British investor. The former...

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Slash Auctioning Guitar Collection

15th February 2011

Slash will sell 14 of his prized guitars at auction next month. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist - who estimates he owns at least 100 of the musical instruments -will sell a Guild acoustic...

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Velvet Revolver Planning 2011 Album With New Frontman

12th January 2011

SLASH and DUFF MCKAGAN's rock supergroup VELVET REVOLVER is forging ahead with plans for a comeback - the band is planning to release its first album with a new frontman later this year (11).The group...

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Sorum Spooked By Headless Ghost In Haunted Studio

27th December 2010

Rocker MATT SORUM had a scare when he first tested his producer skills at Hollywood's haunted Studio 56 - the ghost of a decapitated man who had been killed outside let the VELVET REVOLVER star...

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Velvet Revolver Courting 'Younger, Stronger' Frontman

21st December 2010

SLASH and DUFF MCKAGAN's rock supergroup VELVET REVOLVER is poised to make its comeback - the band is close to securing a new frontman, more than two years after SCOTT WEILAND was ousted from the...

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Duff Mckagan Recovering From Surgery

17th December 2010

Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan is recovering well after undergoing sinus surgery. The rock bassist - one of the founding members of Guns N' Roses, who also worked with Jane's Addiction earlier this year -thanks...

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Velvet Revolver Begin New Auditions For Singer

7th December 2010

SLASH and DUFF MCKAGAN's supergroup VELVET REVOLVER have resumed their long-running search for a new singer, more than two years after frontman SCOTT WEILAND was fired from the job.The rockers have been without a lead...

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Axl Rose Launches Lawsuit Against 'Guitar Hero Iii'

24th November 2010

Axl Rose is suing a computer games company for $20 million.The Guns N' Roses singer has launched legal action against Activision Blizzard Inc. for including the band's song 'Welcome to the Jungle' in the video...

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Fascinating Fact 10225

29th October 2010

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH rocked U.S. TV audiences on Thursday night (28Oct10) - when he joined the Late Show with David Letterman's house band, the CBS Orchestra, as a surprise guest musician.

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Search Is Back On For Velvet Revolver Singer

27th September 2010

SLASH and DUFF MCKAGAN's supergroup VELVET REVOLVER is up and running again after the bass player quit JANE'S ADDICTION at the beginning of the month (Sep10) - they're auditioning two new singers in October (10).The...

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Mckagan To Rejoin Velvet Revolver?

23rd September 2010

JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist DAVE NAVARRO has hinted one-time bandmate DUFF MCKAGAN's departure is linked to a VELVET REVOLVER rebirth.The bassist quit the band at the beginning of September (10) after just five months and three...

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Slash's Fan Denial

15th September 2010

Slash thinks Guns N' Roses fans are "in denial".The guitarist - who now performs with Velvet Revolver -says fans should give up hoping for him to return the band he left in 1996 because there...

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Perla Ferrar And Slash To Divorce

31st August 2010

PERLA FERRAR and rocker husband SLASH are to divorce, reports British newspaper The Daily Mail. The former GUNS N ROSES lead guitarist has been married to Ferrar since October 2001, and the couple have two...

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Slash 'Too Inebriated To Perform'

2nd August 2010

Slash has admitted there were nights he was "too inebriated" to perform effectively.The former Guns N' Roses rocker - who battled drink and drug addictions for a number of years - revealed while his ability...

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Manic Street Preachers' 'Awe-inspiring' Collaboration

27th July 2010

Manic Street Preachers found collaborating with ex Guns N' Roses star Duff McKagan "awe-inspiring".Lead guitarist James Dean Bradfield revealed having the iconic bassist - who currently fronts both Velvet Revolver and Jane's Addiction - appear...

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Duff Mckagan Gets Loaded In August

5th July 2010

Duff McKagan's Loaded will start recording their new album in August.The rock group - led by the former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist - have been busy writing songs for the LP and...

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Slash Has Rihanna Envy

2nd July 2010

Slash was "flattered" Rihanna impersonated him in her 'Rockstar 101' video.The former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses - who recently released his solo album 'Slash' - thought the 'Umbrella' hitmaker did a great job...

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Weiland: 'I Was Clean And Sober As Velvet Revolver Imploded'

25th May 2010

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND has opened up about his final days as a member of supergroup VELVET REVOLVER, insisting his bandmates were hooked on drugs when he was fired in 2008.The singer was kicked out of...

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Slash Blames 'Chemical Issues' For Weiland Bust-up

20th May 2010

Rocker SLASH has spoken about his decision to oust SCOTT WEILAND from supergroup VELVET REVOLVER, insisting "chemical issues" led to the split.Weiland was fired in April 2008 after a series of public bust-ups and the...

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Weiland: 'I Wish Velvet Revolver All The Best'

12th May 2010

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND refuses to feel bitter about his dismissal from VELVET REVOLVER, insisting he wishes his former bandmates "all the best".Weiland was kicked out of the group in April 2008 following a series of...

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Ronnie Wood Taught Slash To Rock

20th April 2010

Ronnie Wood used to teach Slash how to play guitar.The Rolling Stones guitarist gave playing tips to the legendary axeman - who played in seminal 80s band Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver and is...

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Festival Update

13th April 2010

More acts have been added to The Reading and Leeds festival line ups, including Mystery Jets, New Young Pony Club and System Of a Down singer Serj Tankian.The UK festivals - which take place over...

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Slash No Guitar Legend

9th April 2010

Slash doesn't consider himself a guitar legend. The former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist modestly doesn't think he is one of the greatest guitarists of all time, despite widely being regarded so by...

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Slash Too Shy To Approach Singers

22nd March 2010

Slash was scared to call up stars and ask them to guest on his solo record. The former Guns 'N' Roses guitarist is set to release his debut solo album - which features a range...

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The Things They Say 15770

16th March 2010

"Heroin made me feel all right in my own skin. Before I did it I was uncomfortable going into crowds, which is interesting given my profession. But when I did dope, the fear went away....

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Weiland Blames 'Wives' For Downfall Of Velvet Revolver

16th March 2010

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND blames "petty jealousies" and rock star wives for supergroup VELVET REVOLVER's demise, insisting the band felt like a "gang" when it started out.Weiland was kicked out of the group in April 2008...

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Duff Mckagan Joins Jane?

3rd March 2010

Duff McKagan has joined Jane's Addiction.The former Guns'N'Roses rocker will reportedly join the 'Just Because' hitmakers - consisting of singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro and drummer Stephen Perkins - as the bassist on a...

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Slash Still Searching For Weiland's Replacement

22nd February 2010

SLASH will resume his search for SCOTT WEILAND's replacement in VELVET REVOLVER once he completes his solo tour.The group, founded by the guitarist and his former Guns N' Roses bandmate Duff MCKagan, has been auditioning...

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Slash's Drug Escapism

9th January 2010

Slash took heroin because it "complemented" his personality.The Velvet Revolver rocker has revealed he was drawn to the Class A drug when he was in Guns N' Roses because it suited him "perfectly" and helped...

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Slash Goes Solo

3rd November 2009

Former GUNS N' ROSES rocker SLASH has signed a new solo record deal, prompting fans of his supergroup VELVET REVOLVER to fear the band will never play together again.Slash is expecting to recruit Ozzy Osbourne,...

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