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Rihanna And Other Stars Send Out Prayers And Condolences To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

May 21st, 2013 6:07pm EDT
Rihanna
Rihanna, Slash, and many other stars have reached out to offer their prayers to the people of Oklahoma following a devastating series of tornadoes.

Powerful tornadoes landed in Oklahoma City Monday, destroying several buildings. Currently, the death toll is over 90 people, with dozens being school children. The children were at Plaza Towers Elementary School when the storms ripped through the building.

Rihanna took to Twitter.com and posted the simple message, "Praying for Oklahoma." Slash wrote, "Horrible what the people in Oklahoma just went thru. The devastation they're facing now. & t...
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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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Slash Joins Charlie Sheen On 'Anger Management'

December 18th, 2012 2:18pm EST
Slash
Rock star Slash has teamed up with his friend Charlie Sheen to record a special episode of his new TV show Anger Management.

The former Guns N' Roses star has revealed he recently stepped into the studio with Sheen to record a cameo appearance for the upcoming second season of the hit sitcom.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Just did a cameo on Anger Mngmt . Charlie's working w/a (with a) great bunch of people of there."

Sheen previously turned out to support Slash when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles in July, and the guitarist has said of...
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Celebrities Feel Numb, In Disbelief After Connecticut School Shooting, Call For Stronger Gun Laws

December 15th, 2012 9:44am EST
Khloe Kardashian
Following Friday's horrific elementary school massacre in Newtown, CT, tons of celebrities have taken to social media to express their disbelief and outrage over the death of 28 people, among them 20 kindergarten students.

Popstar Justin Bieber tweeted, "heard about what happened in CT, my prayers go out to all those suffering in this tragedy. it's just wrong. Everyone please pray for them".

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian Odom tweeted from Miami, Florida, where she was celebrating her nephew Mason's third birthday: "To harm children who are defenseless is truly disgusting. I'm in disbel...
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Slash Regrets Sharing Naked David Bowie Story

September 20th, 2012 7:19pm EDT
Slash
Slash is beginning to wish he had never opened up about his encounter with his naked mom and her one-time lover David Bowie - because the childhood confession has become a major story the rocker is tired of talking about.

Last month, the former Guns N' Roses guitarist told Australian radio station Triple M he once caught the couple naked when he was about eight - and now every interviewer wants to know more.

He says, "That was a very casual conversation with somebody on the phone in Australia that I had no idea was going to get blown up. It became this big headline and it was very awkward...
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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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Charlie Sheen Takes A Dig At Axl Rose During Pal Slash's Hollywood Walk Of Fame Induction

July 10th, 2012 10:31pm EDT
Slash
Guitar hero Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, receiving the celebrity landmark's 2,473rd star in a ceremony hosted by some of his pals, including actor Charlie Sheen and movie producer Robert Evans.

Slash's plaque, located fittingly in front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard, is the first for a member of Guns N' Roses, and Sheen was quick to point that out during a speech he gave to honor his friend.

"It's quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on," he joked. "This star is going to be...
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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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Scott Weiland Rejoining Velvet Revolver?

May 14th, 2012 8:44pm EDT
CELEBNAME
Rocker Scott Weiland has rejoined Velvet Revolver four years after his bandmates kicked him out of the group following a public spat.

The singer left the band and reunited his former act Stone Temple Pilots for a tour, leaving his supergroup to find a replacement.

After a series of near hires, bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan put Velvet Revolver on hold to concentrate on solo endeavors, but now it appears Weiland is back onboard following a reunion at a benefit concert in January.

He tells ABC News Radio he is writing and recording new music with his former bandmates, stating, "We've all...
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Slash & Billy Bragg Pay Tribute To Great Drummer Levon Helm

April 20th, 2012 9:03am EDT
Levon Helm
Billy Bragg and Slash have added their tributes to rocker Levon Helm, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday.

The Band drummer fell ill last month and was forced to scrap a series of concert appearances. Earlier this week, his wife posted a plea for fans to pray for her husband as he battled the "final stages" of his cancer.

And following heartfelt tributes from Sheryl Crow and Helm's once-estranged The Band pal Robbie Robertson, Bragg and Slash offered their respects.

British folk star Bragg took to Twitter with his tribute to "the greatest singing drummer that ever lived," adding,...
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Kenny Rogers Pays Moving Tribute To TV Legend Dick Clark

April 19th, 2012 8:28am EDT
Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers battled through his grief following the death of his good friend Dick Clark on Wednesday to pay tribute to the beloved TV personality on a news show.

The veteran broadcaster, 82, passed away in a hospital in California after suffering a heart attack, and stars including Billy Ray Cyrus, Goldie Hawn and Snoop Dogg flocked to Twitter.com to pay their respects.

Rogers, who appeared on the star's show American Bandstand when he was first starting out in music, was left stunned by the news - and he went live on Your World to mourn Clark.

He revealed, "I knew that he looked fra...
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Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson Rock Out Together At Golden Gods Awards (Video)

April 12th, 2012 11:53am EDT
Johnny Depp & Marilyn Manson
Johnny Depp was a surprise performer at the Golden Gods Awards show on Wednesday night as he took to the stage with Marilyn Manson.

The Revolver magazine prize giving took place at the Club Nokia venue in Los Angeles and featured a closing set by Manson, who performed with Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen before introducing Depp to the stage.

The actor, who began his career in music before turning to Hollywood, thrilled the crowd by playing guitar with Manson on his cover of the Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams" and hit track "The Beautiful People."

During the show, Motley Crue star N...
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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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Guitar Amp Innovator Jim Marshall Dead At 88

April 5th, 2012 9:34am EDT
AeroSmith
Guitar amp pioneer Jim Marshall has passed away at the age of 88.

The music icon, nicknamed the Father of Loud, is recognized as one of the key pioneers in amplification after he began building amps in the 1960s and founded Marshall Amplification 50 years ago.

His equipment has been used by rock's most iconic stars, including Jimi Hendrix, Joe Perry, Kurt Cobain and Slash.
 
News of his death was posted on his company's website on Thursday.

An official statement reads, "Jim rose to become one of the forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar, as we know a...
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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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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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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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Slash & Betty White Star In New Ad For The Los Angeles Zoo (Video)

February 28th, 2012 9:43pm EST
Slash & Betty White
Slash and actress Betty White have teamed up to shoot a new ad for Los Angeles Zoo's new reptile house attraction.

The odd couple is fronting a new campaign to get animal fans to check out The Lair, which opens in March.

The attraction will feature 60 species of "weird, rare and endangered amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles".

Both Slash and White have been longtime supporters of the Los Angeles Zoo. The place's new baby orangutan has been named Elka after White's character on hit sitcom Hot in Cleveland. She serves on the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, while Slash ...
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Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi Diagnosed With Cancer

January 9th, 2012 11:24am EST
Tony Iommi
Black Sabbath legend Tony Iommi is battling cancer.

The rocker is working with doctors after he was found to have the early stages of lymphoma, a blood cancer which develops in the lymphatic system.

Black Sabbath issued a statement on Monday telling fans the guitarist is keeping a positive attitude and is "determined to make a full recovery."

The message, posted on the band's Facebook.com page, reads, "With the news that Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma, his bandmates would like everyone to send positive vibes to the guitarist at this time...
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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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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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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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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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Velvet Revolver Close To Landing New Singer?

November 6th, 2011 8:56pm EST
Duff McKagan
Rocker Duff McKagan is confident his supergroup Velvet Revolver will have a new frontman by the end of 2011.

The band, which also features Slash and Matt Sorum, has been on hiatus since singer Scott Weiland was fired over three years ago, but bassist McKagan insists they're close to finding his permanent replacement.

He says, "I think we may be looking at somebody in December, which is fun to think about (and) I believe in my heart of hearts it'll happen."

McKagan and Slash recently performed with Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco at a benefit concert and after the show, the bassist said, "Ther...
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Slash Joins Call For Rory Gallagher Honor

October 24th, 2011 11:28pm EDT
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Rocker Slash has joined a growing movement committed to landing late Irish blues great Rory Gallagher an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

The former Guns N' Roses star is a huge fan of The Mississippi Sheiks star, who died from complications following a liver transplant in 1995, and he thinks it's high time the Irishman became a member of the famous Cleveland, Ohio museum.

Guiding fans to a petition site calling on Gallagher's consideration, Slash tweets, "Please sign this petition to help get Rory Gallagher inducted into RRHF."

The petition reads, "We, the undersigned, decla...
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Velvet Revolver Has A Potential New Singer

October 8th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Velvet Revolver
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 stars and their former Guns N' Roses bandmate Matt Sorum recently jammed with the unnamed singer during a trip to New York and now bassist McKagan is keen to work with him again.

He says, "There was a singer there we might write some songs with."

Rock website Blabbermouth.net reports the mystery man is Ours frontman Jimmy Gnecco, who performed three tracks with McKagan and Sl...
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Report: Madonna To Headline Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show

October 4th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Madonna
SBNation.com is reporting that Madonna has been picked for the halftime show for the Super Bowl. Citing an inside source, the website says that the Material Girl will be performing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the February 5 event.

After Janet Jackson's infamous wardrobe malfunction in 2004, the NFL has been picking classic acts for their halftime shows. Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and The Who have all performed since. Last year the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and Slash took the stage to poor re...
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'The Roast Of Charlie Sheen' Did Not Disappoint!

September 20th, 2011 12:45pm EDT
The Roast of Charlie Sheen
Who cares about the season premiere of Dancing With the Stars and seeing Nancy Grace attempt to shake her tailfeathers, last night it was all about Charlie Freakin Sheen!

After months and months of crazy insane tweets, public rants, live home webcasts and an eight city comedy tour - we finally got a chance to see the self proclaimed warlock from Mars in his Comedy Central Roast and boy, it did not disappoint - and per Charlie’s request there were no trolls allowed in the audience. The roasters led by Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane brought their A Game - Kate Walsh did a pretty spot on Mike T...
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Stars Come Out To Roast Charlie Sheen

September 11th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen was left red-faced on Saturday as Family Guy star Seth MacFarlane, Kate Walsh, William Shatner and Mike Tyson made him the butt of their jokes at a Comedy Central Roast.

Sheen was man of the hour as a host of A-listers lined up to pay mocking tribute, poking fun at his career and his rotating roster of girlfriends at a TV taping in Culver City, California.

Rocker Slash played the guitar as Sheen took his place in the hot seat, while host MacFarlane introduced the honoree as "a man with a big heart, because it's been dangerously enlarged by cocaine use."

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