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Matt Sorum: 'I Made My Peace With Scott Weiland'

The singer was found dead on his tour bus in Bloomington, Minnesota shortly before he was due onstage with his latest band The Wildabouts, and his passing sent shockwaves throughout the music industry....

Scott Weiland: 'Slash's Ex-wife Put The Brakes On A Velvet Revolver Reunion'

The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman was fired from the band in 2008 following a series of bust-ups with his bandmates and the group has been largely inactive ever since. However, Weiland...

Supergroup The Hollywood Vampires Kick Off Live Dates In Los Angeles

Taken from the unofficial name of the celebrity group who used to hang out after hours at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in Los Angeles in the 1970s, the Hollywood Vampires formed last...

Duff Mckagan To Release Supergroup Ep With New Book

The bassist, his former Guns N’ Roses bandmate Izzy Stradlin, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell and Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga have recorded three tracks which will be released on the same...

Slash: 'Corey Taylor Came Closest To Landing Velvet Revolver Gig'

Rocker Slash has revealed Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor almost landed the job of frontman for the former Guns N' Roses star's supergroup Velvet Revolver, but he didn't quite hit the right notes.Taylor...

Scott Weiland Behind Bars For Drug Possession And Burglary

Former Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver star Scott Weiland has spent the past four weeks behind bars following an arrest for methamphetamine possession.The rocker, who has battled drug issues for years, was picked up...

Duff Mckagan: 'We're Not Auditioning Velvet Revolver Singers'

Rocker Duff Mckagan has dismissed reports sparked by former bandmate Scott Weiland suggesting supergroup Velvet Revolver are on the hunt for a new singer again.The band MCKagan formed with Slash and Matt Sorum has been...

Velvet Revolver Stars To Headline Dolphin Gig With New Supergroup

Former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver stars Slash, Duff Mckagan and Matt Sorum's new supergroup is planning a star-studded benefit in Hollywood next month (Nov13).The group, Kings of Chaos, will perform with guitar great...

Stone Temple Pilots Fire Scott Weiland. Passive Agression Ensues.

The grunge band Stone Temple Pilots have made some changes to the lineup – well, one big one, to be exact – terminating frontman Scott Weiland.And if that term sounds somewhat matter-of-fact to you, well...

Slash Through With Scott Weiland

Slash will never work with Scott Weiland again. The legendary guitarist was in Velvet Revolver with the singer from 2003 and 2008, but despite statements from Scott saying he'd like to get the band back...

Velvet Revolver To Reunite?

Duff McKagan wants to get Velvet Revolver back together. The bass player and singer now fronts new band Loaded, but is hopeful he will reunite with legendary guitarist Slash, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave...

Velvet Revolver Reform For Four-song Tribute To Late Friend

The original members of Velvet Revolver reunited for a benefit concert in Hollywood on Thursday night (12Jan12).Fired frontman Scott Weiland hit the stage with his former bandmates for the first time since 2009 at the...

Velvet Revolver To Reform To Help Late Pal's Widow

Rock supergroup Velvet Revolver are to reunite with sacked frontman Scott Weiland next week (beg09Jan12) to honour a late friend of guitarist Dave Kushner.Slash, Duff MCKagan, Kushner and Matt Sorum have been looking for Weiland's...

Velvet Revolver Have Their Sights Set On A New Frontman

The members of rock supergroup Velvet Revolver have inched closer to finding a replacement for Scott Weiland after Slash and Duff Mckagan were left impressed by a potential frontman at a recent charity show.The two...

Duff Mckagan To Reveal All About Addiction Battle

Duff McKagan's autobiography offers a "cross section" view of his life.The former Guns 'N Roses bassist - who now performs with rock bands Velvet Revolver and Loaded - admitted while he isn't even sure whether...

Duff Mckagan Wants Prince Duet

Duff McKagan is keen to collaborate with Prince.The former Guns 'N Roses bassist - who now performs wtth rock bands Velvet Revolver and Loaded - admitted while there are a whole host of stars he...

Slash: 'Velvet Revolver's Return Is Years Away'

Slash has disappointed Velvet Revolver fans by insisting the band will be absent from the music scene for at least "the next couple of years".The band has been without a frontman since Scott Weiland was...

Duff Mckagan: 'There Is No Status On Slipknot's Taylor Joining Velvet Revolver'

Velvet Revolver star Duff Mckagan is refusing to confirm or deny the band has found its new frontman in Slipknot singer Corey Taylor.The supergroup, which the bassist formed with fellow ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash...

Velvet Revolver Planning 2011 Album With New Frontman

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...

Sorum Spooked By Headless Ghost In Haunted Studio

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...

Velvet Revolver Courting 'Younger, Stronger' Frontman

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...

Velvet Revolver Begin New Auditions For Singer

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...

Search Is Back On For Velvet Revolver Singer

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...

Slash 'Too Inebriated To Perform'

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...

Manic Street Preachers' 'Awe-inspiring' Collaboration

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...

Duff Mckagan Gets Loaded In August

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...

Slash Has Rihanna Envy

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...

Ronnie Wood Taught Slash To Rock

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...

Slash Too Shy To Approach Singers

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...

Weiland Blames 'Wives' For Downfall Of Velvet Revolver

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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