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Slash, Axl Rose Reunite as Guns N' Roses After 23 Years

The legendary band played a surprise club show Friday in Los Angeles

(Newser) - On Friday night, 500 people were welcomed to the jungle when Slash and Axl Rose played together as Guns N' Roses for the first time in more than 20 years, AFP reports. It was—as Rolling Stone puts it—"a sight most GNR fans believed they would never witness... More »

Cause of 20-Year Axl Rose-Slash Feud Finally Uncovered?

It could all have to do with Michael Jackson, big-screen TV

(Newser) - The mystery behind why Axl Rose and Slash have been on the outs since 1996, when Slash quit Guns N' Roses, may have finally been solved. And it all comes down to ... Michael Jackson and a big-screen TV? Vulture picks up on this tidbit from former GNR manager Doug Goldstein'... More »

Why Chris Rock Is Getting Divorced

And more bad news for Hollywood couples

(Newser) - Chris Rock was apparently unhappy when soon-to-be-ex-wife Malaak's statement made it sound like their decision to divorce was a mutual one, so, as TMZ puts it, his people "fired back ... making it clear HE was the one who filed for divorce." Now, sources connected to the couple... More »

Spring's Most Exciting Albums

Courtney Love is just one of many making a comeback

(Newser) - Perhaps you don’t care about Justin Bieber’s upcoming second album, hot on the heels of his first, but you might be a bit more interested in the rest of Rolling Stone includes in its spring music preview. A sampling:
  • Meth, Ghost, and Rae: Wu-Massacre, March 30. Ghostface Killah
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5 Rockers Who Beat Drugs

Maybe Scott Weiland will take a cue from former bandmate Slash

(Newser) - In honor of a new book by Scott Weiland’s ex recalling the couple’s drug-fueled rock and roll escapades, Fox News takes a look at musicians who fought addiction and won:
  • Slash, Guns N’ Roses: Addicted to heroin, booze, and women; was scared straight after running down the street
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GN'R, Sir Paul Release New Albums Early

Eagerly awaited projects debut on MySpace—free

(Newser) - Fans can get an early online taste—legally—of the latest albums from Guns N’ Roses and Paul McCartney thanks to MySpace, Reuters reports. Members can stream the music free starting today but can't download it. Early reaction to the first GN'R album in 17 years is generally positive; Entertainment ... More »

Singer Weiland Lashes Back at Ex-Bandmates

Calls Velvet Revolver 'handful of discontents,' will rejoin Pilots

(Newser) - Rock madman Scott Weiland isn’t accepting his new pink slip from super-group Velvet Revolver without some choice parting shots, Billboard reports. Weiland was especially insulted by ex-colleague Slash’s suggestion that he lacked dedication—and remembers not just the “moments of joy, inspiration, fun,” but also the... More »

Dr Peppers All Around If GNR Finishes 17-Year Album

Creative process rings bell as soda-maker promises can for each American

(Newser) - Not only will Guns N’ Roses fans rejoice if Axl Rose and company deliver “Chinese Democracy” in 2008—they’ll also be sipping a free can of Dr Pepper, the New York Post reports. The soda-maker promises every American a free can if the 1980s rock icons complete their... More »

YouTube Spoofer Hits A Chord

Guitar heroes are ‘convincingly bad’ in Finn's parodies

(Newser) - Why is Slash playing so poorly in this clip? Because a Finnish media artist over-dubbed the audio track just well enough to make the Guns N’ Roses axeman sound believably awful. The YouTube user known as StSanders was inspired to bring guitar heroes down to earth when he saw a... More »

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