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Velvet Revolver To Replace Iron Maiden At Final Seven Ozzfest 2005 Dates?

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According to a post at Ozzfest.com, VELVET REVOLVER will perform at the August 27 Woodlands, TX stop of this year's Ozzfest, leading to speculation that VELVET REVOLVER will take over IRON MAIDEN's slot at the festival once co-headliners MAIDEN depart the tour. The posting also lists MUDVAYNE as being on the tour, although the Illinois quartet have not yet been officially added to the trek.

As previously reported, IRON MAIDEN will not be performing on the final seven dates of this year's Ozzfest due to prior touring commitments overseas. A replacement act has not yet been officially announced.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. marcus writes:

sucks for the last seven dates.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. russeel writes:

agreed. sucks to be them

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 11:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. John writes:

f*** Mudvayne. Nu-Metal is DEAD, Ozzy! DEAD, I say! Dammit!

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 12:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Muffy writes:

Velvet revolver has no place on the ozzfest even though this years line up needs some serious help. Mudvayne is a step in the right direction. john sucks all possible p***s

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Willie Wonka writes:

Velvet Revolver would seem kinda out of place compared to like classics like Sabbath and Maiden and compared to all the metalcore bands that have the pits and Velvet Revolver you cant really bang your head to.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

WTF!?!? HOW THE f*** DO YOU FIGURE !?!? They'd make a good opener but to fill MAIDEN'S spot.Tall orderd folk's.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 3:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. unearthed writes:

Hey John Give your head a shake!!!! Mudvayne kicks the sh** out of velvet rvolver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 6:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. thedude writes:

VR is a completely rockin band but theyre not an ozzfest band. Ozzfest is metal and thats not their sound. They play hard rock.

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

On the other hand they could potentially attract more women to the show .

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZerO writes:

velvet revolver has amazing people in the band, but they are definetly not ozzfest. they are alternative, opposed to the metal at ozzfest. its like having an orange growing on an apple tree(that was a stupid analogy, but u know what i mean)

# Mar 26, 2005 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. n33d13d24:7 writes:

WWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?????????
charlotte is the next to last stop dammit dammit dammit dammit

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. brokenwings13 writes:

They should be on Lollapalooza, not Ozzfest. Although this really shows how f**ked up the whole tour is.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BLACKDOG writes:

Someone saide it was becoming a comercial event (or something to that effect)recently.This proves it , but what difference does it really make I'm still gonna miss it .FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 4:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brokenwings13 writes:

That's ok, they never pass through Lubbock, so I don't get it either. All Lubbock gets is Off-fest dates. Usually bands from the second stage.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ozzfest Sux this year. writes:

they should have had TOOL or System of a Down do those last seven dates not f***en Velvet Revolver dammit.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 8:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. dirt writes:

I believe this is just another example of how metal is like my goldfish when i was five laying on the carpet gasping for air. I wish there was someone who could breathe life into the society of metal but ozzfest is so commercial now anyway if you people weren't so worried about making money you would have time to enjoy it for what it's worth and so with that i must say if they put VR on the last seven dates i believe i wouldn't even waste my time that would make it fell just so awkward.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. brokenwings13 writes:

They should have Opeth.

The whole tour should be Opeth, the whole show, every minute, OPETH!!

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BLACKDOG writes:

What are ya gonna do ? I personally will be drowning my sorrow's with a bottle of Jack while listening to CD's of the act's that will be their.I have an ex-girlfriend that I don't really like anymore but I hate her current man way more.She alway's cheat's with me to get even with him for sh** he does behind her back perhap's I can convince her to cheer me up.In retrospect that's a little stupid not to mention dangerous but I am a man after all.What do you expect from a machine ?

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 8:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathbringer writes:

Hey Brokenwings... Opeth is on the competing Sounds of the Underground tour (one of the few metalcore bands on there), so no luck there. I am not a fan of VR, but think they could be ok on Ozzfest, esp if they play some old GNR like you know they would... But seeing how MAiden is getting an hour slot, it seems a really tall order for VR to fill given they only have one album of their own material.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 9:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. brokenwings13 writes:

I know they're on the SOTU tour. I'm just hoping that passes through my town. I hate road trips.

# Mar 27, 2005 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. unearthed writes:

Screw ozzfest!!!!!!! sounds of the underground will be a hell of alot better!!!!!! This is just my opinion but........ Who really wants to see Iron maiden???????????

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 2:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Ozzfest SUX this writes:

Sounds of the Underground sounds way better than Ozzfest this summer. Opeth, Strapping Young Lad, Lamb of God and more bad a$$ sh** on SOTU tour sounds f***en good. f*** OZZFEST 2005

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 3:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. BLACKDOG writes:

I'd go just for MAIDEN.FFFFFFUUUUUUCCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!!

# Mar 28, 2005 @ 10:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. iron maiden 666 writes:

Velvet Revolveer have no place at Ozzfest, they can't replace Maiden, Maiden are legend and VR well they have just come out to the metal world. They can't make your head band.
I hate to say it but they really suck compared to IRON MAIDEN.

# Mar 30, 2005 @ 11:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. BiGG Perm writes:

damn straight. it's pure corruption of the ozzfest. i mean they (VR) are good but no where near maiden let alone the fact that they aren't metal.

# Mar 30, 2005 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. BLACKDOG writes:

They should be on WARPED.How the f*** could they have gotten OZZFEST ?

# Mar 30, 2005 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. metalthekid writes:

all i have to say to sharon for making this decision is BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 30, 2005 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Sara666 writes:

Definatly not Ozzfest material!!! I don't think they will get a good response while people are waiting for Maiden to come on. Those two bands can't even compare!!!

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29. BLACKDOG writes:

Yes Boo that women aspecially when you consider some of OZZIES most staunch and reliable supporter's in the early day's are BUFFALONIAN's in BUFFALO !!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

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30. DEADMETAL writes:

one of the best shows to come through phoenix last year was an "off-fest" show .... slayer, slipknot, hatebreed, and devildriver all came through while ozzfest was skipping AZ and going from cali to new mexico. they only come here every other year, thats bullsh**. they come just enough to get us to go back but here in AZ we are sick of getting f***ed with. Maybe the SOTU tour will hit us and i can skip ozzfest just to spite them. f*** corporate bullsh**

# Mar 30, 2005 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DeathSuck writes:

Guns N Roses and Stone Temple Pilots were awesome. Would you really rather see some boring a$$ crap like Opeth than Scott Weiland? Slash? Jesus Christ what planet are you people from? Everythings too commercial! Does Opeth give away their CD? Tickets? I'm a hardcore metal fan, but I still respect some of the 90s gods of music. If they pull VR from the lineup because of a bunch of whiny pus sys like ya'll complaning, I'm gonna kick you momma's ass.

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32. DEADMETAL writes:

DeathStuck: As good as they may have once been, they aren't a metal band. They are a hard rock band, sometimes, they could just be good old rock. Definitely not heavy enough to hang with the ozzfest bands.

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. brokenwings13 writes:

DO NOT INSULT OPETH!!!! NEVER DO THAT AGAIN, UNDERSTAND???

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. BiGG Perm writes:

yeah, of all bands to pick on, opeth? why?

# Mar 31, 2005 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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# Mar 31, 2005 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. Maiden Fan writes:

I'm p***ed that the fact iron maiden is not doing the last 7 dates. But don't get me wrong VR is a great band but, there just not a band that they would play at ozzfest I would think. I was thinking that it would be like OZZY or MEGADETH.

# Apr 2, 2005 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. brokenwings13 writes:

Why couldn't this story have been an April Fool's Day joke?

# Apr 2, 2005 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. BLACKDOG writes:

Because it's not.

# Apr 2, 2005 @ 11:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. brokenwings13 writes:

I know, I know. Besides, I can dream right?

# Apr 3, 2005 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. rf gonzalez writes:

monterrey metal fest

# Apr 3, 2005 @ 7:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. X writes:

VR is a good band, they have decent music for being more or less brand new. Consider the members though, like DeathSuck said, Slash, Duff, Scott Weilland?? come on now. they're legends. as far as i'm concerned they can play wherever the hell they want to.

# Apr 5, 2005 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. Scream_For_Me_Bruce writes:

Dude, Ozzfest.com says nothing about VR replacing Maiden... At least in the news section... If VR replaces Maiden, I'm gonna be p***ed!!! The ONLY reason I'm going to Ozzfest is for Maiden. You know what? f*** Maiden's european dates, they wonder why they're not as popular in the states... Well, just maybe it has something to do with the fact that they never tour over here!!! I'll believe it when I read it on Ozzfest.com, but never the less, if Maiden does need a replacement, why not Motley Crue? I know they're on their Carnival of sins tour right now, and I know they're not exactly Ozzfest material, but I saw them Feb. 25th and it was damn near the best show I've ever seen!!! They played for 2 1/2 hours, no band opened for them, just pure f***in' rockin!!! You can do more headbangin' to the Crue than VR... I also saw VR May 20th last year, and they were good, but not great, you know? All I can say is that Maiden better show the f*** up to the Aug. 4th show.

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45. unearthed writes:

Motley Crue.............are u fuccking nuts? What a bunch of fags. What about Meshuggah!!!!! Now there would be a great replacement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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46. n33d13d24:7 writes:

VR...no
Motley Crue...hellno
Meshuggah...hmmmm, possibly
Children of Bodom...hellsyes!!!!

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 6:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. spigot blister writes:

ok so maybe VR isnt ozzfest material but who says they suck? not me. i dont know bout all yall talkin smack but yall are full of sh** man. thats not cool. at all. if i were in charge i would let them come bak next year for more than just seven dates just to piss all you little sons a b****es off. i mean come on. how much more close minded can ya get? if yall are so p***ed about it just dont go then ya picky feinds!!

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Fly in the Vasoline writes:

I agree with X and DeathSuck on this one. What kind of world is this where people turn down legends like the members in VR? Has everyone forgotten what STP and GNR [especially] did for rock and roll!? Sure, I didn't really see them in the OzzFest scene...so what if they dont have the "metal" sound like everyone else...this is Slash...Scott Weiland...Duff Mckagan etc we are talking about here! They didn't make it to the top by sounding like everyone else. They revolutionized rock and roll by creating their OWN sound. Now the two bands joined up and formed VR to show the world there is still some true hard f***ing rock and roll still left in this world! They dont fit in because they arn't SUPPOSED to! The least you could do is respect them for what they have accomplished and what they have done for music itself! And if you ask me, Ozzfest could do with a little more variety! You shouldnt be bashing VR....you should be parting the seas for them! Let some true rock gods take the stage and everyone else can just stand and shut the f*** up, raise those devil horns, and take it like a man! [or woman for that matter!]

# Apr 7, 2005 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. SHADOW SOLDIER writes:

I think VELVET REVOLVER at OZZFEST 05 would be cool,but im still really p***ed their not coming to ST.Louis i mean come on you come every dam year but now you want to skip out thats f***ed up but dont worry OZZY your still the man to me.

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50. spigot blister writes:

i love you fly in the vasoline

# Apr 8, 2005 @ 8:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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51. Fly in the Vasoline writes:

Haha, I feel the love. Right back atcha spigot blister! I'm just sticking up for whats right in my book. Anyone who objects shouldn't even waste their time replying. Im planning on going when they hit Raleigh! Gotta SUPPORT b****es!

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52. bradispissed writes:

f*** this band


f*** them so hard their moms get pregnant

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53. dirt writes:

you people need to f***in get over your f***in b****in and get onto the fact that they will listen to the people speak up and they will do something about this f***in outrage dont just b**** help out your fellow metal head by trin to get them to change the f***in line up

# Apr 8, 2005 @ 9:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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54. eatcuntdie writes:

Im so f***ing lookin forward to this ozzfest. I saw maiden back in 2003 and they were GREAT!! VR is most likely gonna get a huge negative response. I was dissapointed when they did that kroq weenie roast sh** I hear they are gonna work on an album this fall. The only way the ozzfest crowd will welcome VR is if they play no ballads and songs people have never heard, maybe much much heavier songs. They are the only rock band in an all metal ozzfest , I dont think they give a sh** what the audience thinks, If you hate them just go grab a beer or take a piss

# Apr 10, 2005 @ 3:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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55. PrimusfanBOY writes:

Hey what about Primus they kick a$$ if Maiden gets replaced let them get taken by Primus. Les Claypool the greatest bass player EVER!!!! Hey and what about System of a Down! They kick some major ass. I love Ozzfest but VR will suck and Ive been waiting till it came here to see maiden and now that they are leavng I'm rally p***ed. But Primus isnt metal it is just some of the greatest stuff out there, really its hard rock but it can make you mosh and bang your head. I love Rob Zombie! Whooo I love Ozzy, I love Black Sabbath. Let them leave Iron Maiden. Please do it for the kids.


f*** SHARON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Really Hard too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Go OZZZZZZY

f*** YALLLLLL


GO PRIMUS

and MOTLEY CRUE


AND I DID YOUR MOM

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56. Brittney Spears writes:

I wanna see Christina Agrulara you know. He ywhen will Back street boys get back together

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57. brokenwings13 writes:

Yeah, Primus rocks.

# Apr 12, 2005 @ 8:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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58. Fly in the Vasoline writes:

DO IT FOR THE KIDS indeed! Hahaha....dont think primus boy over there realizes thats a song title of his favorite band.

# Apr 13, 2005 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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59. Razor writes:

i heard that earlier that antharax was gonna do ozzfest but it turned out to be a rumor....however why dont they actually go for it and try to get antharax to play. i mean it beats the hell out of VR. hell i would even like to see children of bodom to play (they were rumored too). am i wrong or what?!

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60. razor writes:

actually does anyone know who is the mystery band on the second stage by any chance?

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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61. BLACKDOG writes:

I really would not be shocked at all if the mystery band's in question are the same ones that keep denying it.

# Apr 20, 2005 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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62. The Commenter writes:

who the hell cares about iron maiden, i'd go there just to see SLASH.......................he is ssssssssssssssssssooooooooooooooooo fine........

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63. The commenter writes:

But on a real note velver revolver would be a good replacement....THEY ROCK!!!!!!!!.....they all have been in the business a long time it's just that they just got together....and the people that are hating r probly mad cuz they auditioned for lead singer and didn't get it...........muahahahahahaha.......this is Modena signing out..

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