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Nicolas Cage Wears T-Shirt With His Own Face On It At Guns N' Roses Show

June 9th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Nicolas Cage Wears T-Shirt With His Own Face On It At Guns N' Ro
Nicolas Cage apparently has no qualms about promoting himself. The actor attended a Guns N' Roses concert at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Sunday wearing a t-shirt featuring his own face.

The band posted the image on Instagram with the caption: "Mr Nicolas Cage and Mr Andrew Dice Clay."

The actor was hanging out backstage with the comedian, holding a wine glass in one hand and what appears to be a cain in the other. He also wore several strands of Mardi Gras-like necklaces, fringed pants and a black cowboy hat.

Cage stars in the fall film "Left Behind" about a group of survivor...
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15 Greatest Songs By Guns N' Roses

March 29th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
Axl Rose
Remember back in the day when you turned on the radio and all you could hear were songs like "Sweet Child O' Mine" or "Paradise City"? We do and we're still longing for the days of real hard rock to make a comeback.

They don't make 'em like the original lineup of Guns N' Roses anymore and we've got their best fifteen songs to prove it. Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler rocked out more than a lot of bands of the same era and there will never be another band that comes as close to the thashy vocals of Axl or the guitar shredding possessed by Slash.

You know w...
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12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

March 27th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!
Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll music, there are some opening lines to songs that grab your attention and keep it. Some of the greatest rock bands in the world have crafted masterpieces, but their opening lines leave a little something to be desired. The following list is purely subjective, but it bears the question, what do you think is the best opening line in rock and roll?

1. "It was 1989 my thoughts were short my hair was long, caught somewhere between a boy and man. She was seventeen but she was far from in-between, it was summertime iin Northern Michigan."

Kid Rock...
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Former Guns N' Roses Drummer Steven Adler Checks Into Rehab

May 3rd, 2013 5:38pm EDT
Steven Adler
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has checked into rehab again to continue working on his sobriety. The 48-year-old star has battled alcoholism and substance abuse issues for years, and made the decision to seek help at an undiscolsed medical center.

The drummer's band, Adler, had to postpone over 40 of its upcoming gigs while Steven takes time off to conquer his demons.

"We are truly sorry to all of the fans and promoters who were looking forward to seeing us on the road, but right now Steven's health is the most important thing," the band's frontman Jacob Bunton says in a statem...
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Axl Rose Being Sued After His Microphone Hits Fan In The Face

March 14th, 2013 8:22am EDT
Axl Rose
Axl Rose is facing legal action from an Australian fan over allegations he was injured by a microphone the singer threw into the crowd during a Guns N' Roses concert on Saturday.

Darren Wright claims two of his front teeth were damaged during the alleged incident at Perth Arena and he has started legal proceedings for damages to cover the cost of his dental treatment, according to local newspaper The West Australian.

Wright tells the publication, "With the bright lights and explosions, I couldn't see anything. The next thing I knew, I was whacked in the mouth. I thought I had been punch...
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Axl Rose's Video Game Lawsuit Dismissed By Judge

February 11th, 2013 6:10pm EST
Axl Rose
A U.S. judge has dismissed Axl Rose's lawsuit against the makers of popular video game Guitar Hero.
 
The Guns N' Roses frontman accused Activision Blizzard bosses of acting fraudulently in 2010, alleging they had illegally used his band's music and included an image of former guitarist Slash in 2007's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - despite promising not to feature any reference to the ex-bandmate or his new group, Velvet Revolver.
 
Rose's fraud and misrepresentation claims were thrown out last year when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Charles Palmer ruled the statute of limitations...
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Axl Rose's Attorneys Order Closure Of Photography Exhibition

September 27th, 2012 8:24am EDT
Axl Rose
Axl Rose's legal team has ordered a Los Angeles photographer to cancel an art show inspired by the Guns N' Roses rocker.

The frontman's lawyers have fired off a cease and desist letter after discovering photographer Laura London was showing an exhibition in L.A. called 'Once upon a time... Axl Rose was my neighbor'.

The collection includes a photo of a garage door with "Sweet Child O'Die you R 1 of many nothing special" spray-painted on it, as well as models dressed up in bandannas like the ones Rose famously sports.

Lawyers for the star claim the photographer alleges Rose was behind ...
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Slash Launches Wildlife Charity Down Under

August 22nd, 2012 12:42pm EDT
Slash
Rocker Slash teamed up with Steve Irwin's father to launch a wildlife foundation in Australia on Wednesday.

The former Guns N' Roses star helped Irwin's father Bob officially unveil the Bob Irwin Wildlife Conservation Foundation at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane, Australia.

Slash is a long-time animal lover and once famously owned a large collection of snakes and other reptiles, but let them go after becoming a father.

He first met Bob Irwin at the Soundwave music festival in Australia in 2010 and they bonded over their shared passion for wildlife - so the star decided to h...
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Axl Rose Suffers A Setback With His 'Guitar Hero' Lawsuit

August 20th, 2012 1:30pm EDT
Axl Rose
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has suffered a blow after part of his lawsuit against a computer game manufacturer was thrown out.

A judge in Los Angeles has dismissed the musician's claim that bosses at Activision Blizzard unlawfully used his band's music and an image of guitarist Slash in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, which launched in 2007.

The rocker's allegation of fraud and an attempt to win damages of $20 million were thrown out because the delay in submitting the lawsuit until 2010 passed the statute of limitations.

However, a breach of contract allegation has been allowed...
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Guns N' Roses To Launch Las Vegas Residency On Halloween

August 13th, 2012 2:21pm EDT
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses are set for a rocking Halloween - the group will kick-off its first-ever residency in Las Vegas on October 31st.

Axl Rose and his band mates will perform 12 concerts at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's The Joint in a month, wrapping up the run on November 24th.

The Appetite for Democracy shows cap off an exciting year for the band - Guns N' Roses were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April, even though Rose refused to take the stage at the shrine with his former band mates.

The Live and Let Die hit-makers aren't the only ones setting up home in Sin City in t...
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Police Find Axl Rose's Stolen Gold & Diamond Jewelry

June 7th, 2012 10:35am EDT
Axl Rose
French police have found Axl Rose's stolen jewelry, which is reportedly worth more than $200,000.

On Tuesday, the Guns N' Roses singer reported the theft of three gold and diamond necklaces from an after-gig party at a Paris club.

An unnamed model returned the jewelry on Wednesday and was arrested by Paris cops, according to reports.

A spokesman for the singer said Rose was very angry after he discovered the items were missing.
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Thieves Steal $200k Worth Of Jewelry From Guns N' Roses Star Axl Rose

June 6th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Axl Rose
Thieves in Paris, France, stole over $200,000 worth of jewelry from Axl Rose on Tuesday night, and the singer is furious.

Robbers reportedly took three gold-and-diamond necklaces from an after party following a Guns N' Roses show at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.

Local police are looking into the incident, and a spokesman for the singer confirms Rose was very angry after he discovered the items were missing.

Late last month, Rose had an embarrassing stage tumble at the end of a show in Liverpool, England. After his group wrapped up with their final song "Paradise City," when he...
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Slash T-Shirts Banned From London Guns N' Roses Concerts

June 3rd, 2012 3:40pm EDT
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses reportedly banned fans wearing T-shirts sporting former bandmate Slash's logo and image from their London gigs on Thursday and Friday.

Reporters representing British music magazine NME uncovered the truth when one fan complained about getting stripped of his Slash T-shirt by security upon entering Guns N' Roses' O2 Arena gig in the U.K. capital on Thursday night.

The source asked security staff if all fans wearing the guitarist's merchandise were being told to disrobe and was reportedly told, "We were told by the management not to allow anyone into the O2 Arena who is wearin...
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Axl Rose Falls On Stage In England

May 22nd, 2012 10:58am EDT
Axl Rose
Axl Rose is recovering after an embarrassing stage tumble at the end of a show in Liverpool, England on Sunday night.

The Guns N' Roses frontman was leaving the stage at the Echo Arena as his group wrapped up the gig's final song Paradise City, when he tripped on equipment and fell backwards.

Rose suffered only bruises and a smack to his ego, but he was still checked out by paramedics backstage.

The rocker hasn't had a lot of luck on tour in Europe this month - he was treated for a suspected haematoma after bruising his leg in Russia.
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Axl Rose Apologizes To Cleveland, Fans Over Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Drama

April 18th, 2012 9:42am EDT
Axl Rose
Axl Rose has officially apologized to Guns N' Roses fans and the city of Cleveland, Ohio, for turning down the honor of becoming a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Rose declined the induction into the Cleveland museum and announced he would not be attending the annual gala on Saturday in a letter to officials last week.

And now he has penned another lengthy essay to "Cleveland, Ohio, Guns N' Roses Fans and everyone who's shown support for my decision regarding the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" and posted it on the band's official website.

In the open letter, he writes, "I seriously ...
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No Shows, Scrapped Performances,Tribute Songs & More At Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

April 15th, 2012 10:30am EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys were forced to scrap a planned performance at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday night when rapper Adam 'MCA' Yauch pulled out of the event.

The trio was saluted by rap heavyweights Chuck D and LL Cool J but only Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz were on hand to accept the accolade.

Hours before the ceremony the group's publicist released a statement which read: "Beastie Boys regret that Adam 'MCA' Yauch will be unable to join Mike 'Mike D' Diamond and Adam 'Adrock' Horovitz at the band's induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame...
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Rod Stewart Joins Axl Rose As Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame No-Show

April 14th, 2012 12:26pm EDT
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Illness has forced Rod Stewart to scrap his planned Faces reunion at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio on Saturday.

The singer was scheduled to hit the stage with former bandmates Ron Wood, Kenney Jones and Ian McLagan after the group was inducted to the museum alongside Beastie Boys, Guns N' Roses and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, among others.

But he has been unable to shake a nasty cold and his publicist has announced Stewart will be a no-show at the gala.

A statement from his rep reads, "Unfortunately Rod is battling the flu this week and regrettably he is unable to accept his induct...
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Dee Snider Rips Axl Rose Over Hall Of Fame Snub

April 12th, 2012 8:11pm EDT
Dee Snider
Twisted Sister star Dee Snider has slammed Axl Rose for snubbing his Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction, insisting the Guns N' Roses frontman is "screwed up".

Rose has written to officials at the Hall of Fame declining the induction and revealing he won't be attending Saturday's gala in Cleveland, Ohio - and his stand has annoyed rocker-turned-radio host and TV personality Snider.

Interviewing Rose's former bandmate Slash at the Revolver Golden Gods awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the "We're Not Gonna Take It" singer, said, "Someone just told me that it's official Axl is not gonna sin...
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Lana Del Rey Wears A See-Through Crop Top & Polka Dot Skirt

April 12th, 2012 5:00pm EDT
Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is one of music's newest darlings, but it seems like she's still trying to figure out her style. Sometimes she wears Guns N' Roses t-shirts, and other times she wears sport-themed jackets. As long as she's having fun, who cares!

We spotted her leaving her hotel in London, England, today wearing a see-through crop top paired with a see-through polka dot skirt.

The singer has sparked rumors that she's dating Axl Rose after she was photographed leaving Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles with the rock star and driving off with him. Meanwhile, Axl stunned Rock & Roll Hall of Fame boss...
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Axl Rose Writes Letter To Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame And Fans Declining Invitation To Guns N' Roses Induction

April 11th, 2012 8:45pm EDT
Axl Rose
Axl Rose has stunned Rock & Roll Hall of Fame bosses by officially declining his induction as a member of Guns N' Roses.

The rocker has written to officials at the Ohio museum to announce he will not be attending Saturday's gala.

In a letter, obtained by the Los Angeles Times newspaper on Wednesday, Rose states, "I respectfully decline my induction as a member of Guns N' Roses to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I strongly request that I not be inducted in absentia and please know that no one is authorized nor may anyone be permitted to accept any induction for me or speak on my behalf.

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Lana Del Rey Dating Axl Rose?

April 8th, 2012 7:01pm EDT
Axl Rose and Lana Del Rey
Singing sensation Lana Del Rey, 25, has sparked speculation about her love life again after leaving a Hollywood hotel with Axl Rose, 50.

The "Video Games" singer has sent gossips into a frenzy after she was photographed leaving Chateau Marmont with the rock legend and driving off in an SUV with him.

The sighting came just two weeks after Del Rey was romantically linked to Marilyn Manson after they were seen together in a hotel in Berlin, Germany.

Del Rey is believed to be a big fan of Rose's fan Guns N' Roses - she attended two of their sold-out concerts in Hollywood last month and recor...
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Matt Sorum: 'Slash & I Hope To Play At Hall Of Fame Gala - For Donovan'

April 2nd, 2012 9:27pm EDT
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Former Guns N' Roses star Matt Sorum has revealed he and bandmate Slash have offered to perform with Donovan at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony this month.

As hopes for a reunion of a the classic Guns N' Roses line-up at the gala appear to fade, the Velvet Revolver rocker claims he and guitarist Slash still could be onstage at the Cleveland, Ohio event.

Sorum insists he will be at the party and he has offered to join British folk star Donovan, who is also being inducted as part of the class of 2012, onstage.

He says, "I might play drums with Donovan. I offered my services...
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Kiss' Gene Simmons Blasts Hall Of Fame Omission

March 23rd, 2012 1:36pm EDT
Gene Simmons
Outspoken Kiss rocker Gene Simmons is angry the band has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, branding the snub a "joke".

This year's induction ceremony includes Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers - and the decision to omit the legendary '70s rockers yet again rankles with the band.

Simmons tells Rolling Stone magazine, "It's become a joke. We've been thinking about it and the answer is simply, 'We'll just buy it and fire everybody.' In all seriousness for the fans, for something to be called Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is such an insult to Mado...
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Slash: 'Guns N' Roses Won't Be Playing At Hall Of Fame Induction'

March 22nd, 2012 1:55pm EDT
Slash
Rocker Slash has dismissed rumors the original members of Guns N' Roses will reunite at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction next month.

Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Dizzy Reed are all believed to be attending the event in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14th, but the offer to reunite onstage was declined by the guitarist.

His comments are sure to spark disappointment from fans desperate to see the legendary rockers perform together again, but Slash has been caught unaware of the hype surrounding the induction.

He says, "Either it hasn't hit me yet or ...
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Lana Del Rey Flaunts Her Belly At Guns 'N Roses Show

March 12th, 2012 9:01am EDT
Lana Del Rey
Last night we spotted Lana Del Rey at a Guns N' Roses concert in Los Angeles showing off her stomach in a cropped Frank Sinatra t-shirt.

The singer looked happy to show off some skin, pose for photographers and sign some autographs.

Last month she won the "International Breakthrough Act" trophy at the Brit Awards. Earlier this year she released her debut album "Born To Die." It debuted at number two on the U.S. album charts.

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Slash Falters In 'Top Gear' Challenge

March 12th, 2012 8:24am EDT
Slash
Rock legend Slash turned the air blue as he tested his driving skills in a celebrity racetrack challenge on British TV show Top Gear.

The former Guns N' Roses guitarist cursed up a storm while behind the wheel of a Kia hatchback for the show's Star in a Reasonably Priced Car segment.

Producers were forced to bleep out his expletives as Slash shouted, "Alright, let's not f**k this up!" while speeding along the course.

However, Slash admits the wet track was difficult to navigate following heavy showers in Britain last week.

He tells host Jeremy Clarkson, "It was actually pretty trick...
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Guns N' Roses Announce Los Angeles Takeover Shows

February 29th, 2012 10:30pm EST
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses are to return to the fabled Sunset Strip in Los Angeles as part of a three-day city takeover in March.

The band, which launched its career at venues along Sunset Boulevard, will perform its first show at the House of Blues on March 12 following concerts at the Hollywood Palladium on March 9 and The Wiltern on March 11.

Axl Rose's band last performed at the Palladium 22 years ago and the group has never performed at The Wiltern.

Tickets for the Los Angeles Takeover shows are expected to sell out in minutes when they go on sale to the public on Friday.

Rose's current Guns N'...
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Happy 50th Birthday, Axl Rose!

February 6th, 2012 9:32am EST
Axl Rose
After spending nearly 30 years in the rock spotlight, hell-raising Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose turns 50 on Monday.

The singer grew up in Lafayette, Indiana before moving to Los Angeles in 1982, when he began plotting his path to superstardom.

Just a year later, Rose formed the legendary band with Tracii Guns, merging his group Hollywood Rose with his friend's L.A. Guns, and he has been regularly grabbing headlines ever since.

From his tempestuous love life to his famous temper and rumors of rampant professional perfectionism, Rose's time in the spotlight has been far from quiet, and ...
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Slash Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

January 4th, 2012 9:23am EST
Slash
Rocker Slash has been feted for his music skills with the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from bosses at Guitar International magazine.

The former Guns N' Roses star was given the coveted title as part of the publication's annual awards, which praise artists who "have deepened our passion for our favorite music, as well as entertained and inspired guitarists around the world."

Slash was so pleased with the title, he offered up his thanks in a post on his Twitter.com page.

He writes, "A huge thank u (sic) to Guitar International for the '11 Lifetime Achievement Award. I'm honored & hum...
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Slash & Axl Rose Putting Aside Differences To Reunite At Hall Of Fame Induction?

December 29th, 2011 9:00am EST
Guns N' Roses
Slash and Axl Rose have given Guns N' Roses fans hope of an original line-up reunion after revealing they're both keen to put aside old differences as they prepare for their 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction.

Guitarist Slash admits he has done a lot of soul searching following the news his former band is to be among the Hall of Fame's Class of 2012 and he has been checking out old performance footage of the group.

He tells Esquire magazine, "When I see footage of Guns N' Roses, I see that f**king hunger and attitude. You could not f*** with those five guys. It was just raw. It was t...
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