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Formed: 1985
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Iron Maiden Confirmed For Graspop 2018

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has become the latest band to be confirmed for the 2018 edition of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, as part of their "Legacy of the Beast" tour, which will focus primarily on material from the 1980s. The group joins Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N Roses on the bill, which for one year only will be held across four days, in what the festival has dubbed the "XL Edition." The event will be held from June 21st to June 24th and tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday (November 18th.)

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Guns N Roses Announces European Tour Dates

Guns N Roses has announced that they will be bringing their "Not in this lifetime" tour to Europe next year, where they will be headlining several major festivals, as well as some stadium shows. It is not yet known if more dates will be added, but the current schedule reads as follows:

June 3 - Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion
June 6 - Odense, Denmark - Dyreskuepladsen
June 9 - Donnington, UK - Download Festival
June 12 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Veltins Arena
June 15 - Firenze, Italy - Firenze Rocks
June 18 - Paris, France - Download Festival
June 21 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting
June 24 - Mannheim, Germany - Maimarktgelände
June 26 - Bordeaux, France - Matmut Stadium
June 29 - Madrid, Spain - Download Festival
July 1 - Barcelona, Spain - Estadio Olympico
July 4 - Nijmegen, Netherlands - Goffertpark
July 7 - Leipzig, Germany - Festwiese
July 9 - Chorzow, Poland - Stadion Slaski
July 13 - Moscow, Russia - Otkritie Arena
July 16 - Tallinn, Estonia - Tallinn Song Festival Ground
July 19 - Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin
July 21 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium

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Just For Fun

Watch Kids Reacting To The Music Of Guns N’ Roses

Fine Brothers Entertainment returns again with another of its popular "Kids React" clips. This time youngsters react to tracks of Guns N' Roses' classic 1987 breakthrough album "Appetite For Destruction".

Watch to see their reaction below.

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Rock Against Dystrophy Video Footage Available

This past weekend an All-Star Musician event took place at the The Headliner in Neptune City, New Jersey to benefit Rock Against Dystrophy. The event featured members of Accept, Guns N Roses, Savatage/T.S.O., Metal Allegiance, A Sound of Thunder, TT Quick and more performing classic covers.

Amateur video footage surfaced on YouTube featuring Nina Osegueda (A Sound of Thunder), Mark Tornillo (Accept, TT Quick), Bumblefoot (ex-Guns N Roses), Mike Portnoy (Metal Allegiance), Chris Caffery (Savatage/T.S.O.) and Dave DiPietro (TT Quick), which you can enjoy below:

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First Live Footage Of AC/DC With Axl Rose Posted

First live footage of AC/DC performing "Shoot To Thrill" with Guns N’ Roses’ vocalist Axl Rose can be seen below. The clip was shot yesterday May 07th, at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Oeiras, Portugal. As reported earlier Axl Rose has taken over for the band’s upcoming 2016 live commitments, with Brian Johnson forced to step down or risk permanent hearing loss.

You can now check out the clip below:

AC/DC's current setlist reads as follows: More...

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AC/DC Taps A. Rose - Guns N’ Roses Taps Vince Neil

This was obviously an April Fool's gag. For the full list of our 2016 jokes, head here.

There have been some rumors circulating recently that Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose has been tapped to finish out the postponed dates of AC/DC‘s North American tour. TMZ - as reported earlier this week - have photographed Axl Rose and members of AC/DC emerging from the same rehearsal studio in Atlanta, GA this past weekend.

Today both bands have made a surprising official joint statement, announcing Axl Rose as permanent new AC/DC frontman and revealing also retired Mötley Crüe singer Vince Neil as Guns N’ Roses' new vocalist. The move comes as a result of AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson being forced to stop touring by his doctor or risk permanent hearing loss. More...

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A. Rose & AC/DC Photographed At Rehearsal Facility

Rumors have been circulating recently that Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose has been tapped to finish out the postponed AC/DC North American tour-dates, due to AC/DC singer Brian Johnson being forced to stop touring by his doctor or risk permanent hearing loss.

TMZ have now apparently photographed Axl Rose and members of AC/DC leaving the same rehearsal studio in Atlanta, GA this past weekend. Only a coincidence? More...

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Flayed Covers "Sweet Child O' Mine"

Known for their upbeat and jolly attitude, the French heavy rockers from Flayed have posted a parody video for their cover of Guns N’ Roses iconic song “Sweet Child O' Mine.” Check it out below.

The French group recently released the “Monster Man” album via Klonosphere Records / Season of Mist. Recorded at Studios Cartellier, mixed and mastered at Vamacara Studios, this new effort follows the band’s debut album “Symphony for the Flayed” released in 2014.

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Reunited Guns N’ Roses To Play Coachella Festival

Billboard magazine says that "multiple sources" have told them that Guns N' Roses, featuring vocalist Axl Rose and guitarist Slash, will headline next year's edition of the Coachella Festival, set to take place April 15-17 and April 22-24 in Indio, California.

The band is also in talks to play as many as 25 football stadiums in North America in the summer of 2016. In addition, Guns N' Roses will be one of the first acts to play the new Las Vegas Arena opening April 6, 2016. The band is said to be asking up to $3 million per show, with tickets topping out in the $250-$275 range.

The official lineup for Coachella will be announced on January 5, 2016.

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Video Highlights Of Lemmy's 70th-Bday Party Posted

Pro shot video highlights - directed and produced by Robert John and Greg Olliver - of Motörhead frontman Lemmy's 70th birthday party can be seen below. The event was held on December 13 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA.

Among others following musicians performed at the event:

Slash (Guns N' Roses)
Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses)
Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses)
Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses)
Robert Trujillo (Metallica)
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Scott Ian (Anthrax)
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society)
Steve Vai
Billy Duffy (The Cult)
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe)
Bob Kulick (Meat Loaf, Alice Cooper)
Billy Idol
Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne)
Paul Inder (Lemmy's son)

Check out also a 360 Video of the event after the jump: More...

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Guns N Roses Biopic In The Works

Following recent movies chronicling the careers of artists such as James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Ian Dury and Joy Division, it seems that Guns N Roses will be the latest to receive the Hollywood treatment, as the author of the 2007 book, "Reckless Road," Marc Canter, has confirmed that talks are underway to turn the book into a movie, which will feature as-yet unconfirmed "A-list" actors. Speaking to Mygnrforum.com, the writer said:

"I do have a big say-so on the script, which is still being put together now, but so far it's looking cool.

"I am going to see that everyone in the cast is doing their job and doing justice to the band. Since I was there, I know what the dialog was between the band for many of the events that took place.

"When you find out who is making the movie, you will then understand that it will be very cool. I'm proud of all the hard work that was put into this project and it's just going to kick ass. In no way will it be a cheesy movie like Rock Star." More...

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Sunday Old School: Izzy Stradlin

Izzy Stradlin was the member (and co-founder) of Guns N’ Roses that presumably could handle his heroin use. He left Guns N’ Roses in 1991 and has led his own band or solo efforts since.

Izzy was born and grew up in Lafayette, Indiana where he was friends with William Bailey, later known as Axl Rose. In 1980 Stradlin moved to Los Angeles and joined the punk band Naughty Women. After a brief stint with Naughty Women, Stradlin would play with The Atoms and Shire before forming Hollywood Rose with his childhood friend Axl Rose. In 1984 the band recorded a five-song demo and also during this time (Stradlin) formed the short-lived band Stalin. In 1985 Stradlin, founded Guns N’ Roses with Rose and several members of L.A. Guns. The band released the epic ‘Appetite for Destruction’ album in 1987. Stradlin wrote or co-wrote most of the songs as well as “Patience” off the follow-up album "Lies."

The band blue up as did tensions around drug use. Around 1989 Stradlin took some time off and sobered up. In 1991 Guns N’ Roses released the "Use Your Illusion" albums. Stradlin co-wrote many of the songs, but now sober, was not happy with the band shenanigans and left the band in 1991. More...

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Sunday Old School: Slash’s Snakepit

In 1993 Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, put together another band. He needed a side project, a distraction. He needed a break from Guns N’ Roses. Slash’s Snakepit would release two albums, with the first selling over one million copies. That is one successful side project. More...

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Sunday Old School: Guns N’ Roses

With over 100 million worldwide albums sold, Guns N' Roses gave heavy metal a much needed kick in the ass when they burst upon the scene. Sex, drugs, riots, racism, fights...the band has been involved in anything you can think of, earning Guns N’ Roses the label of “world’s most dangerous band.” Watch the video for “Welcome to The Jungle” and you begin to understand the initial stigma of Axl Rose and Guns N’ Roses. Rose and company let fans and critics into their lives through music and videos (this changed over the years as communication came more via rants, letters to the media, and court issued documents). A Midwest boy exploring Hollywood for all of its worth: part-relishing, part-horrified. Axl Rose was later rumored to be diagnosed as bi-polar. Watch the video; it was always right in front of our eyes. More...

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Sunday Old School 200: Monsters Of Rock

This week’s edition of Sunday Old School is a very special one because today sees Sunday Old School reach two hundred official articles! So to celebrate this little milestone of ours, I wanted to look back in rock and metal history and find a true landmark moment in the genre. A moment that let the world know that heavy music was here to stay and meant so much to so many. And nothing seemed like a bigger moment in general metal history than when promoter Paul Loasby teamed up with Maurice Jones and formed a festival, which was to be held at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, and would be known as Monsters of Rock.

The one day event was initially scheduled to be a grand final date for Rainbow’s UK tour, a band whom Loasby had recently been promoting. Rainbow were joined at the inaugural event by established German rockers, the Scorpions, who had just released their seventh album, "Animal Magnetism" and Judas Priest, who were riding high thanks to the wildly successful, "British Steel" album. Also on the bill that day were heavy metal upstarts, Saxon, who were considered the leaders of the exciting young, New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement at the time, Canadian hard rock veterans, April Wine and New York openers Riot and Touch. The festival was a resounding success, drawing in thirty five thousand fans and a live compilation album, which sold well.

Although it was initially conceived only as a vehicle for Rainbow, it was announced on the day of the first edition that the festival would return the next year. AC/DC were to be the headliners in 1981, marking the first of their record holding three headline appearances at the event. It was a somewhat lighter tone in the sophomore year, where AC/DC were joined Whitesnake, American stars, Blue Oyster Cult and quite interestingly, British glam rock veterans, Slade, who had recently found favour with the heavy metal audience after a brief time out of the limelight. Rounding off the bill was Blackfoot, a Southern Rock band from Jacksonville, Florida and More, who were notable for featuring former Iron Maiden vocalist, Paul Day, as well as a DJ set from the BBC’s voice of rock, Tommy Vance. The varied lineups continued, with Status Quo (AKA, your nan’s favourite band) headlining the event in 1982, where they were joined by other established rockers such as Gillan, Uriah Heep and Hawkwind, as well as a young Canadian group named, Anvil and Monsters of Rock veterans, Saxon, who became the first band to appear twice, before Whitesnake closed the event in 1983, which also featured Meat Loaf and ZZ Top, who were placed higher than such heavy metal favourites as Dio, Diamond Head and Twisted Sister. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Guns N' Roses 3D

Guns N' Roses have released a trailer for their upcoming 3D concert movie titled "Appetite For Democracy." The concert was shot during the bands Appetite For Democracy residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas last year. Per the trailer, Guns N' Roses turned "Sin City" into "Paradise City." For those who just cringed, here are a few other thoughts on the movie trailer... More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Friday Old School

This week a look at new videos from Ugly Kid Joe, Chris Holmes (W.A.S.P.), Izzy Stradlin (ex-Guns N’ Roses), and Great White; for those keeping a timeline at home, Ugly Kid Joe would be considered the “new” band of this group. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Appetite For Democracy

While Guns N’ Roses is set for their 12 show - Las Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The Hard Rock Casino isn’t missing a beat on “cashing” in on this event, producing 2,500 $25 commemorative chips to be distributed this Friday. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: From Slash Till Dawn

Slash is back into the animated video world, this time for his song “Bad Rain”, the latest single from his album ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ More...

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