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Slash Gets His Hat Back

VELVET REVOLVER rocker SLASH has his trademark hat back after a Los Angeles clothing company offered a $5,000 (GBP2,631) for it. The former GUNS N' ROSES star's top hat was stolen from a limousine...

Sorum's Groupie Sex

VELVET REVOLVER drummer MATT SORUM employs an aide to supply him with groupies when he's on tour. The former GUNS N' ROSES star continues to utilise his rock 'n' roll credentials to attract women,...

Velvet Revolver Helped Weiland Escape Death

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND owes his life to VELVET REVOLVER, because the band recruited him when he was a near-to-death drug addict. The former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman has a long history of heroin abuse,...

Mckagan's Drug-fuelled Gn'r Memory Loss

DUFF McKAGAN relies on his ex-GUNS N' ROSES bandmates for wild anecdotes relating to the PARADISE CITY group's heyday - because he was too obliterated on drugs and alcohol. The bassist - who formed...

Slash Gets Tv Help To Locate Top Hat

LATEST: VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH has asked an American TV show to help him recover his trademark top hat, which was recently stolen from his limousine. The former GUNS N' ROSES rocker was devastated...

Slash's Hat Stolen

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH was left devastated after his trademark top hat was stolen at this month's (13FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS. The former GUNS N' ROSES rocker had worn the same headwear for 15 years,...

Weiland Thrills Unsigned Hopefuls

VELVET REVOLVER frontman SCOTT WEILAND left an unsigned British group speechless when he invited them to open for his band - as a thank you for showing him around London's bars. The former heroin...

Velvet Revolver, Usher + Kanye Pick Up Playboy Prizes

VELVET REVOLVER, KANYE WEST, USHER and RAY CHARLES have more to celebrate after picking up GRAMMYS on Sunday night (13FEB05) - they've all claimed PLAYBOY honours too. Velvet Revolver have claimed the Best Rock...

Weiland Flaunts Smoking Ban At Grammys

VELVET REVOLVER frontman SCOTT WEILAND upset organisers at this year's (05) GRAMMY awards - by breaking their smoking ban. The former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS rocker snubbed the music event's no-smoking rule as he strolled...

Slash Enjoys Watching Sorum's Groupie Action

Married VELVET REVOLVER rocker SLASH no longer indulges in groupies on tour, instead preferring to watch drummer MATT SORUM entertain the ladies. The reformed wildman has completely overhauled his on-the-road behaviour since becoming a...

Slash: 'I'm A Cartoon Character'

SLASH has learned to accept his trademark stage attire has turned him into a "cartoon character". The former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist has been thrilling fans of his leather-clad, top hat wearing live persona...

Slash Keeps Rocking For The Money

Former GUNS N' ROSES rocker SLASH needed to hit the road again with new band VELVET REVOLVER, because he didn't make enough money from his time with the rock legends to last him into retirement...

Slash's 'Cool' Outlook On Success

Guitarist SLASH credits his humble approach to GUNS N' ROSES' phenomenal success with maintaining his "cool" image. The wildman musician refused to let his former group's adoring fans turn him into the egotistical star...

U2 Lead Rolling Stone Poll

U2 have stormed the most important readers poll of 2004 after landing Best Single, Best Album, Artist of The Year, Best Band and Best Video prizes in rock bible ROLLING STONE. The group's VERTIGO...

Cruise And Slash Donate Items To Tsunami Auctions

A movie poster signed by TOM CRUISE is among star-studded items being auctioned in an online internet appeal to raise funds for victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. British newspaper THE SUN has teamed...

Slash's Nasty New Years

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH cut short his New Year's Eve celebrations when he discovered his beloved pet cat was ailing. The former GUNS 'N' ROSES rocker was partying in Las Vegas, Nevada when he...

Weiland's Turbulent Mind Causes Inner Conflict

VELVET REVOLVER frontman SCOTT WEILAND suffers from such intense thoughts, he believes his mind is "trying to kill" him. The former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer, 37, who suffers from bipolar disorder, is battling to...

Sorum Quit Gn'r Over Axl Arrogance

Drummer MATT SORUM was fired from rock group GUNS N' ROSES when he objected to AXL ROSE's declaration that he was the only vital member of the band. Sorum, now playing in supergroup VELVET...

Slash: 'I Was Suicidal When I Left Gnr'

Legendary guitarist SLASH considered suicide after watching AXL ROSE record his vocals at the final GUNS N' ROSES recording session. The band recorded a cover of the ROLLING STONES' SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL in...

Weiland Urges Fans To Vote For Kerry

Rocker SCOTT WEILAND is giving presidential hopeful JOHN KERRY a boost as the polls opened this morning (02NOV04) in America. The former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS star and his new supergroup VELVET REVOLVER stayed away...

Mckagan Kicks His Way Back To Good Health

VELVET REVOLVER rocker DUFF McKAGAN credits kickboxing for getting him back in shape and keeping him away from his old gallon-a-day vodka habit. The former GUNS N' ROSES bassist, 40, was forced to give...

Velvet Revolver Shoot Out For Covers

The rock supergroup formed by SLASH and DUFF McKAGAN is paying tribute to its heroes with a series of B-side covers. VELVET REVOLVER have already recorded a version of AEROSMITH's NO MORE, NO...

Velvet Revolver's Hustler Plans Shot Down

The members of rock supergroup VELVET REVOLVER were left extremely disappointed, after their plan to perform on top of West Hollywood's Hustler store was shot down by officials. The rockers had hoped to perform...

Mckagan: We Had A Responsibility

Former GUNS N' ROSES bassist DUFF McKAGAN admits the legendary band stopped enjoying their phenomenal success when two fans were trampled to death at their CASTLE DONNINGTON, England, concert. McKagan claims the AXL ROSE-fronted...

Slash Has Calmed Down His Drinking

GUNS 'N ROSES legend SLASH has conquered his addictions to drink and drugs - but he still enjoys alcohol on a more moderate scale. The VELVET REVOLVER guitarist is no longer dependent on booze...

Slipknot Frontman Not Dead

SLIPKNOT singer COREY TAYLOR is alive and well, despite circulating internet rumours he recently died. News that the DUALITY hellraiser had passed away originated on a spoof website last week (14SEP04) and quickly spread...

Velvet Revolver Video To Be Banned

Rockers VELVET REVOLVER are battling TV bosses who insist their latest video is too shocking to be broadcast. The promo to new single FALL TO PIECES could be banned because it documents troubled singer...

Slash Quit Drugs Because Of Bowie

Veteran rocker SLASH realised his addiction to heroin was out of control when DAVID BOWIE told him he was "in a very bad place". The VELVET REVOLVER guitarist - whose drug problems spiralled in...

Slash: Heroin Left Me Unable To Play Guitar

VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH finally decided to quit heroin when he realised his addiction meant he could not longer play his instrument properly. The hard-living rocker, now 39, became a slave to the drug...

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