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SLASH's Top Hat Recovered?

A California man has apparently come forward claiming that he has the top hat that was allegedly stolen from guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) limo that took him to the Grammy Awards on February 13 (as first reported by BLABBERMOUTH.NET on Feb. 20). The man claims that he bought the hat ...

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DANKO JONES Announce First U.S. Tour

DANKO JONES, the Toronto-based power rock trio named after their charismatic frontman, have announced their first tour of the United States. The band recently signed to Razor & Tie in the U.S. and will be releasing their first album here, "We Sweat Blood", on April 19. DANKO JONES is already a smash in Europe, having ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Refused Ex-PISTOLS Guitarist's Sexual Demands

ContactMusic.com is reporting that MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine was horrified when former SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones demanded sexual favours in return for his performance on the band's cover of "Anarchy In the U.K.". Jones originally demanded $100 and some "suction" (slang term for fellatio) to play at the recording session for 1988 album "So ...

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STATIC-X Guitarist Is Believed To Have Met Teenage Victim Via Online Singles Community

STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen (real name Tod Rex Salvador) is believed to have met the 14-year-old Sayreville, New Jersey girl he is accused of sexually assaulting in January on the web site FetischMusic.com (via their "Find-a-Freek" online singles community), where he used the screen name "groverygodadat" under the heading "never married male looking for female." ...

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KISS To Perform At ROCKIN' THE CORPS Patriotic Celebratory Concert

According to a posting at KissOnline.com, KISS, along with Cedric the Entertainer (Master of Ceremonies), DESTINY'S CHILD, GODSMACK, Jay Mohr, Louis Anderson and TED NUGENT, have been confirmed for an April 1 performance at the Marine Corps Air Station, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Rockin' the Corps is a patriotic celebratory concert for an audience of ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE: More Tour Dates Announced

MÖTLEY CRÜE have added the following dates to their "Red, White, and Crüe 2005...Better Live Than Dead" tour: Jul. 26 - Los Angeles, CA - Irvine Meadows Jul. 29 - Vancouver, BC - PC Coliseum Jul. 30 - Seattle, WA (Auburn) - White River Amp. Jul. 31 - Portland, OR - Clark County Amp. Aug. ...

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UFO: More Details Revealed About Upcoming DVD Shoot

The current lineup of UFOPhil Mogg (vocals), Pete Way (bass), Vinnie Moore (guitar), Paul Raymond (rhythm guitar, keyboards) and Jason Bonham (drums) — will film and record an official DVD on Friday, May 13 at the Pumpwerk in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. This will be the first DVD in over thirty years of UFO's history, ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Awarded Lifetime Achievement Grammy

Reuters is reporting that LED ZEPPELIN got a "whole lotta" belated love from the music industry on Saturday, earning a lifetime achievement Grammy in recognition of a career that changed the face of rock 'n' roll. The English band was one of 10 performers, alongside the likes of rockabilly hellraiser JERRY LEE LEWIS, ...

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VELVET REVOLVER Guitarist Says Audience Reaction Matters Most

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that VELVET REVOLVER are nominated for three Grammy Awards this Sunday night, including Best Rock Album for "Contraband", Best Hard Rock Performance for "Slither", and Best Rock Song for "Fall to Pieces". But despite the nominations, the album sales figures, and the hit status of "Fall to Pieces", lead guitarist ...

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LED ZEPPELIN Members To Attend Ceremony

Former LED ZEPPELIN members Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones will be on hand at a ceremony Saturday night in Los Angeles to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, according to ABC ePrep. "The Lifetime Achievement, Trustees and Technical Grammy Awards recognize music people who have made a lasting contribution to culture ...

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SLASH Tapped As Musical Director Of GRAMMY AWARDS All-Star Performance

Ken Ehrlich, executive producer in charge of the Grammy Awards for Cossette Productions, has asked VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash to be the musical director for an all-star live performance of THE BEATLES song "Across the Universe" during the 47th annual Grammy Awards celebration. VELVET REVOLVER, U2 lead singer Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, ...

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Is Rock Dead?

Jim Farber of the New York Daily News has issued the following report: "Is rock dead? Not quite. But judging from its performance on the charts — and compared to its biggest bands and trends from a few years ago — it's wheezing. Cast your eye down 2004's Top 10-selling album list and you won't ...

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Record Executive Who Launched OZZY OSBOURNE Dies At 73

The Associated Press is reporting that Donald Dempsey Sr., a recording industry executive who is credited with having helped launch OZZY OSBOURNE's solo career, died Thursday (Jan. 27). He was 73. Dempsey died at home of what was believed to be a stroke, said his son, Don Dempsey Jr. of New York. Dempsey Sr., a ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Tribute Album Due Later This Month

FastLane Records will release "Jetboys of Babylon", a tribute to the NEW YORK DOLLS on January 25. Pre-orders can be taken at nydtrib@fastlanerecords.com . The long-awaited tribute will feature David Johansen (NEW YORK DOLLS), Steve Jones (SEX PISTOLS), THE ALARM and many more. Digital downloads and more information are available at this location. ...

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