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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
CELEBNAME
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
CELEBNAME
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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Stephanie Seymour, 43, Sizzles In A White Swimsuit

December 27th, 2011 8:34am EST
Stephanie Seymour
We spotted Stephanie Seymour on the beach in Saint Barthelemy yesterday wearing a sexy white bathing suit. She looks fantastic at 43. The former Sports Illustrated cover model showed off her figure before getting dressed and heading off with friends.

Stephanie got her big break when she landed a photo shoot for Playboy in 1991. She is also famous for dating Guns 'n Roses frontman Axl Rose and her appearance in his videos "November Rain" and "Don't Cry." She also hooked up briefly with actor Warren Beatty.

She eventually married a publisher and has three children.
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CD Review: Slash - 'Made In Stoke 24/7/11'

December 23rd, 2011 3:52pm EST
Slash
They say timing is everything. Isn’t it ironic that Slash, former Guns N’ Roses guitar virtuoso, would release his first ever solo live album, Made in Stoke 24/7/11, during a time in which his former day job band is back touring the States? That’s probably more calculated than it is a coincidence, but regardless, this double disc live release is a more than proper representation of what Slash is capable live, one that reflects a pretty good timeline of all the bands that at one time signed Slash’s paychecks.

Made in Stoke 24/7/11 is a mix of tunes from Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit and V...
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Axl Rose Presented With Key To Utah City

December 14th, 2011 10:15pm EST
Axl Rose
Axl Rose was handed the key to West Valley City in Utah on Tuesday night an hour into Guns N' Roses' gig there.

Mayor Mike Winder took to the stage and greeted the singer shortly before the band ripped into their cover of Wings' Bond theme, "Live & Let Die."

Rose asked the city leader, "How long do you stay open?" to which Mayor Winder replied, "All night for Guns N' Roses!"
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Duff McKagan's Band To Join Guns N' Roses Tour

December 13th, 2011 8:50am EST
Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan is to rejoin his former band Guns N' Roses on tour with his group Loaded.

The bassist, who quit the legendary rock group in 1997, will go back on the road with Guns N' Roses and open for them at two shows with Duff McKagan's Loaded, the band he formed following his departure.

Loaded will appear with Guns N' Roses at the band's concerts in Seattle, Washington on 16 December and in Vancouver, Canada on December 17th..

The news was confirmed in a post on the Loaded Twitter.com page, which reads, "Yes... we are. This Friday in Seattle at Key Arena and Saturday in Vancouver......
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Slash Urges Fans To Help Save Animal Sanctuary

December 8th, 2011 10:27am EST
Slash
Rocker Slash is urging fans to sign a petition to save a Los Angeles animal sanctuary from bankruptcy.

The former Guns N' Roses star has pledged his support to bosses at the Wildlife WayStation, who recently fired a third of the staff and are struggling to pay $142,000 in monthly food costs.

They have now drafted a petition asking California Governor Jerry Brown for increased federal funding to prevent closure.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, Slash writes, "Save America's oldest, most respected animal sanctuary from bankruptcy - force change."

The guitarist also posted a link to ...
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The Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

December 7th, 2011 8:35am EST
Beastie Boys
Guns N' Roses, The Beastie Boys, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers have all won coveted places in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The bands led the shortlist to join the famed Cleveland, Ohio museum in April, and they have now been announced as the official 2012 inductees along with late singer/songwriter Laura Nyro, Donovan, and the various incarnations of British band The Small Faces/The Faces.

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Donna Summer, and Rufus with Chaka Khan were among the acts who missed out on the honor.

The induction ceremony will take place on April 14th.
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Guns N' Roses Scrap Albany Show

November 22nd, 2011 10:48pm EST
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses have scrapped their Wednesday night concert in New York due to "production issues."

Axl Rose and his bandmates were scheduled to take the stage at the Times Union Center in Albany, but the show has been canceled.

The rockers' next show on Friday night in Worcester, Massachusetts is set to go ahead as scheduled.

The group kicked off its first North American tour in five years last month.
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Italian Fans Launch Online Campaign For Full Guns N' Roses Reunion

November 13th, 2011 11:50am EST
Guns N' Roses
A group of Italian Guns N' Roses fans have launched an online campaign in a bid to force the original members of the band to reunite for next year's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The group are favorites to be added to the Cleveland, Ohio museum in April and devotees hope the big occasion will bring Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin back together.

Fans are being asked to sign a petition on website forum GNRonline.it - the biggest online Italian community dedicated to Guns N' Roses.

A spokesman for the fansite tells WENN, "We know the delicacy of such matter, b...
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Guns N' Roses Address Late Start To Rock In Rio Gig

October 13th, 2011 10:24pm EDT
Guns N' Roses
Guns N' Roses have entered into a war of words with the organizer of the recent Rock in Rio festival after he publicly blasted the rockers for their punctuality.

The "Welcome to The Jungle" hitmakers have picked up a bad reputation for tardiness thanks to a number of late shows in recent years and Rock in Rio boss Roberto Medina has taken aim at Axl Rose and his bandmates, stating that their 2:40am appearance at his festival on October 2 was unacceptable and shows a "lack of commitment" to fans.

But in a statement, the band's management has fired back, explaining why the concert performan...
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Q&A: Duff McKagan - From Making Rock History To Finding His Story

October 11th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Duff McKagan
Duff McKagan is keeping busy. Fresh off Guns 'n' Roses' nomination to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, he's released his memoir, It's So Easy (and other lies), just before heading off on a sprawling tour of Europe and Central America with Loaded.

 

It's definitely easy to see why he's in such high demand. Putting aside the fact that he was the bassist for one of rock's great bands and has gone on to numerous others besides, Duff has a second career as a talented writer. He's contributed weekly columns on a range of topics to various publications for years. In It's So Easy, he makes himse...
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Chili Peppers And The Cure Among 2011 Hall Of Fame Nominees

September 27th, 2011 8:22am EDT
Red Hot Chili
Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Cure have landed nominations to be inducted into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2011.

The bands join artists including previous nominees Guns N' Roses, Beastie Boys, and Laura Nyro, who are also among the 15 finalists in the running to be recognized with the coveted honor.

The Faces, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Spinners and Chaka Khan's band Rufus have, along with The Cure, been named in the nominations shortlist for the first time.

Music industry experts will now cast their votes to decide who should be inducted during the p...
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Thomas Haden Church Signs Up For 'Nothing To Fear'

September 12th, 2011 11:40am EDT
It's not easy to make a good slasher film. You have to have just the right balance between horror and camp; one wrong move in either direction and the whole thing falls apart.

But we have a feeling the new horror film "Nothing to Fear" will have no problem finding the right balance, because the producer is someone who knows a thing or two about living on the edge: Slash.

Yes, Slash. The guy from Guns 'N' Roses with the afro and the predilection for top hats. That guy. And now he's making movies, as indieWire is reporting that no less a personage than Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church will...
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Slash Renews His Wedding Vows In Spain

August 30th, 2011 11:31am EDT
Slash
Rocker Slash has renewed his wedding vows to mark his 10-year marriage to his wife Perla.

The former Guns N' Roses star wed Perla in October 2001, and the pair has two sons together.

Slash wanted to mark their 10th wedding anniversary early and exchanged vows with his partner during a romantic ceremony in Ibiza, Spain on Monday night.

In a message on his Facebook.com page, he writes, "Perla and I had a beautiful ceremony. The reception is still going. It's been a really special evening. Thanks to all the well-wishers."

Slash filed for divorce from Perla last summer but the pair reco...
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Duff McKagan Launches Financial Advice Firm

August 22nd, 2011 9:55am EDT
Duff McKagan
Former Guns N' Roses rocker Duff McKagan has launched a money management firm to help advise musicians on how to keep their earnings safe.

While recovering from a burst pancreas in 1994, the former hell raising bass player was determined to understand more about his wealth and how the music industry works regarding payment to artists - and he went on to study math at Seattle University.

The Velvet Revolver star says, "When I first got out of the hospital, I was just trying to stay sober so I had to fill my time. One of the things I did was to go through my financial statements and I cou...
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Slash To Renew His Wedding Vows

August 16th, 2011 10:49am EDT
Slash
Rocker Slash is to renew his marriage vows later this month to mark his upcoming 10th wedding anniversary.

The former Guns N' Roses star married wife Perla in October, 2001 and they have two sons together.

Slash filed for divorce last summer, but the couple has since reconciled - and now they want to renew their devotion to each other.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, the rocker writes, "Perla & I are renewing our vows later this month in early celebration of our 10 year anniversary. Which is really in Oct."
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