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Guns N' Roses Bassist To Tour Solo

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While Axl Rose puts the final touches to Chinese Democracy (that phase of the production process is scheduled through 2007), Guns N' Roses bass player Tommy Stinson is touring with a backup band, then solo, through October.

Stinson is probably known to many GN'R fans only as the guy who was standing next to the drum kit during the newest version of the band's few live shows. But to others, Stinson is known as one of Minneapolis's fearsome four, The Replacements, which he formed at the age of 13 with his brother Bob, Chris Mars and Paul Westerberg. After that storied, drunken escapade, three of the original members took off to do solo projects, with Bob passing away after years of hard living. Stinson formed Bash & Pop, which was basically his project.

Last year, he borrowed some mobile equipment from Frank Black (of Pixies fame) and started recording. That led to the solo album "Village Gorilla Head," which led to this tour. Stinson kicked things off at San Francisco's Bottom of the Hill August 28 with his opening act, Alien Crime Syndicate, which also acts as Stinson's backup band. The tour stops include his home city of Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Philly, New York, and Hoboken, N.J., plus dates in England, Scotland and Ireland.

Stinson tours Europe through October in a solo acoustic show, playing with Jesse Malin.

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1. Big Dan writes:

wait there is NO Guns N' Roses anymore! they haven't put out an album for 11 years! that was crappy cover album of sh** they were f***in' around with during the "use your illusion" recordings. So this should just be about Tommy Stinson. not f***ing Guns N' Roses

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2. Billy writes:

Tommy Stinson is going solo now! that can't f***in' happen, he can't just leave Guns N' Roses! they are f***IN' awesome! Tommy Stinson can't f***in' do this! This is sh** man!!!

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3. FerretallicA writes:

Awesome? Guns N' Roses aren't awesome, they are NOTHING. They were great while they existed. This wankery that Axl has inflicted upon the music media has nothing to do with GNR, and if "Oh My God" was anything to go by they should stay dead and buried. GNR is only a name now.

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4. KMADD writes:

What do you mean that can't happen? This guy is a veteran musician that played in one the
greatest garage punk rock bands of all times The Replacements. He is a proven musician
that does not have to play with an a$$hole like Mrs. Rose. I mean hell his original bandmates
(Axl's) doesn't even want to play with him. Not even for all the money in the world!!!!!!!!!!

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