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The Wanted's Max George has predicted that his band will lose the MTV Video Music Award for 'Best New Artist' to rival boyband One Direction. George's band are pitted against One Direction, Frank Ocean, fun. and Carly Rae Jepsen in the 'Best New Artist' category. The award has previously been won by Eurythmics, Guns N' Roses, Nirvana and Justin Bieber. In an interview with The AP, George joked that The Wanted are unlikely to join the prestigious group of 'Best New Artist' winners. "I think One Direction will win. That is my prediction," he said. George's bandmate Tom Parker appeared (more) »
- By Justin Harp
Brisbane, Aug 24: Rapper Slash has joined hands with Steve Irwin's father to launch a wildlife foundation.
Slash first met Bob at the Soundwave music festival in Australia in 2010 and they bonded over their shared passion for wildlife. So the singer decided to help with the. »
- Machan Kumar
Guns N' Roses have announced that they will headline a series of concerts in Las Vegas. The 'Welcome to the Jungle' band will take up a residency at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Halloween (October 31). Guns N' Roses will play 12 concerts in all, wrapping up just before Thanksgiving on November 24. The current incarnation of Guns N' Roses features just singer Axl Rose from the original line-up. Guns N' Roses' classic incarnation was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year, but Rose pulled out of attending at the last minute. Rose later explained that he dropped out (more) »
- By Justin Harp
In his 50-plus career, Clint Eastwood has never played a more iconic role than Dirty Harry. Eastwood played San Francisco Police Department Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan in five movies, starting with 1973's Dirty Harry and ending with 1988's The Dead Pool, which is tonight's primetime movie.
In The Dead Pool, fame catches up to Dirty Harry, who discovers he's on the list of a local celebrities who have been mysteriously dying. The movie has quite the supporting cast, including Patricia Clarkson (The Green Mile, Shutter Island), Jim Carrey, and Liam Neeson. The movie also features cameos by the band members of Guns N' Roses. Yes, Slash, Axl Rose, and Co. appear in the funeral scene. Here are some other tidbits from The Dead Pool:
— The movie's body count is 14.
- Chris Ortiz
Metallica and Iron Maiden will feature on an upcoming Deep Purple tribute album. Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head will contain a host of acts covering tracks from the rock band's classic 1972 album Machine Head. The Flaming Lips, Carlos Santana and Chickenfoot will also appear on the album. Other musicians on the LP include Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, ex-Guns N' Roses members Matt Sorum and Duff MacKagan, and Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Steve Vai. The album has been devised as a tribute to Deep Purple's Jon Lord, who died aged 71 from pancreatic cancer last month. The tracklisting for Re-Machined: A Tribute to Machine Head is as follows: (more) »
- By Tom Eames
Aug. 12: Actor George Hamilton is 73. Actress Jennifer Warren is 71. Singer-guitarist Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits is 63. Singer Kid Creole is 62. Actor Sam J. Jones ("Flash Gordon") is 58. Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny is 58. Actor Bruce Greenwood ("Thirteen Days") is 56. Country singer Danny Shirley (Confederate Railroad) is 56. Guitarist Roy Hay of Culture Club is 51. Rapper Sir Mix-a-Lot is 49. Actor Peter Krause is 47. Actor Michael Ian Black ("Ed") is 41. Actress Rebecca Gayheart is 41. Actor Casey Affleck is 37. Actress Maggie Lawson ("Psych") is 32. Actress Imani Hakim ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 19.
Aug. 13: Actor Pat Harrington is 83. Actor Kevin Tighe is 68. Actress Gretchen Corbett ("The Rockford Files") is 65. Actor Danny Bonaduce is 53. Actress Dawnn Lewis ("A Different World," "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper") is 51. Actor John Slattery is 50. Actress Debi Mazar is 48. Actress Quinn Cummings ("Family") is 45. Country singer Andy Griggs is 39. Drummer Mike Melancon of Emerson Drive is 34. Actress Kathryn Fiore ("Reno 911!") is 33. Singer James Morrison is 28.
Slash has announced details of a UK tour later this year. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist will play five gigs across the UK in October. The tour will kick off in Edinburgh's Corn Exchange on October 7, before finishing on October 15 at Newcastle's O2 Academy. Slash will also perform shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The jaunt will support the musician's second solo album Apocalyptic Love, which was released in May. Slash recently (more) »
- By Tom Eames
Old albums have outsold current ones for the first time in the Us, according to a report. Nielsen Soundscan revealed that in the first six months of 2012, catalogue records (albums released over 18 months ago) have outsold current LPs. So far, 76.6 million catalog records have been sold this year compared to 73.9 million recent releases. "That's a combination of two things - not having the big blockbuster new releases in the first half, and having a very, very strong catalog," analyst David Bakula said. Bakula noted that these numbers even counted Adele's multi-million-seller 21 as a recent release. The biggest selling catalog records include Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits and four albums by Whitney Houston, following (more) »
- By Tom Eames
July 22: Actor Orson Bean ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 84. Actress Louise Fletcher is 78. Singer Chuck Jackson is 75. Actor Terence Stamp is 74. Game show host Alex Trebek is 72. Singer George Clinton is 71. Singer-actor Bobby Sherman is 69. Actor Danny Glover is 66. Writer-director Paul Schrader is 66. Singer Don Henley is 65. Actor-comedian-director Albert Brooks is 65. Composer Alan Menken ("Little Mermaid," "Little Shop of Horrors") is 63. Musician Al Di Meola is 58. Actor Willem Dafoe is 57. Singer Keith Sweat is 51. Singer Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls is 49. Actor-comedian David Spade is 48. Actor John Leguizamo is 48. Bassist Pat Badger of Extreme is 45. Actor Rhys Ifans is 45. Musician Daniel Jones (Savage Garden) is 39. Singer Rufus Wainwright is 39. Actress Franka Potente ("The Bourne Identity") is 38. Actress Selena Gomez is 20.
London, July 11: Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The British-American rocker, who has sold over 100 million albums during his career, said that it was a "huge honour" for him.
"I've been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honour,". »
- Anita Agarwal
Slash has been honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist attended a ceremony outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Los Angeles on Tuesday (10.07.12) for the unveiling of the 2,473rd star where he was feted by friends including Charlie Sheen, music producer Robert Evans and radio host Jim Ladd. The London-born musician said: 'I've been a part of the Hollywood fabric for a long time and to actually be appreciated by the city of Hollywood is a huge, huge honour. And so I want to thank everybody for this; it's unbelievable. 'This is a really special acknowledgement ... it's the coolest thing you could ever get. »
Slash is winning in Charlie Sheen's book. The Anger Management star turned up to pay tribute to his longtime friend and former Guns N' Roses axe man, who was honored today with the 2,473rd star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Sheen couldn't resist taking a shot at Slash's estranged bandmate, Axl Rose. "You know, it's quite fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on," the actor cracked to fans gathered in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Boulevard. Other speakers on hand included legendary movie producer Robert Evans, whose 2002 documentary on his life in Tinseltown, The Kid Stays in the »
"There's a soulfulness and strut which puts them in a different league."--Uncut (U.K.) Soulful, maximum-blues-infused hard rock band Rival Sons are gearing up for the September 17 worldwide release of Head Down, their second album for Earache Records, with the U.S. release to follow in November (exact release Tba). The Long Beach, CA quartet have received critical acclaim both in the U.S. and in Europe, where they.re currently on tour, playing festivals and headlining their own shows. They've already played to massive crowds in Europe at festivals such as Rock Am Ring and Download, and they're hot off a run supporting Guns N' Roses. In the U.S., they were named a 2011 iTunes .Rock Breakthrough Band,. opened for »
- April MacIntyre
With its North American premiere happening this Saturday, July 7th at the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival, we now revisit James Marsh's review of Guns n' Roses from May.Wunderkind and enfant terrible are both labels that have been regularly applied to mainland director Ning Hao, who first began turning heads on the festival circuit with his debut Mongolian Ping Pong back in 2005. It was his sophomore feature, however, that really caused a splash. Crazy Stone was a surprise hit at the Chinese box office - an independent low budget caper movie with no stars and a labyrinthine plot of small time crooks and part time security guards all with their eyes on a valuable jewel. Ning's followed this success with Crazy Racer, »
Justin Bieber has thanked his "haters" for making him richer. The singer said that online critics only boost his bank balance when they leave negative comments on his YouTube videos. "I would say to my haters, I love you. Thank you for supporting me by hating me," Bieber told Q magazine. "When they write messages on my YouTube page, I get money for that. So they're just giving me money to hate on me." Speaking of his own music taste, he added: "I like Guns N' Roses (more) »
- By Colin Daniels
Los Angeles, July 4: Pop sensation Justin Bieber likes listening to rock music and metal bands.
"I like rock music, I like Guns N' Roses and Metallica. The Beatles. I like Metallica's 'Fade to Black' and 'One'. It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff," Bieber told Q magazine.
The 18-year-old does acknowledges the talent present in the pop music industry who create good records, reports. »
- Rahul Kapoor
Justin Bieber is a Metallica fan. The 'All Around the World' singer may make pop records but he has an 'edgy' side to his taste, and loves to listen to the heavy metal band for inspiration. He said: 'I like rock music, I like Guns N' Roses and Metallica. The Beatles. I like Metallica's 'Fade to Black' and 'One'. It's edgy and emotional with those instruments and electric guitars and stuff.' While he acknowledges some of it is contrived, Justin also defends pop music, as he believes there are many genuine talented artists working and creating good records. He added: 'I think some pop music is definitely a scam, because its just someone putting together a hot song. »
Axl Rose suffered a fall while performing at French festival Hellfest on Saturday (June 16). The Guns N' Roses frontman was walking up some stairs while just about to sing the opening line of 'Sweet Child o' Mine' when he fell over face first. However, he managed to get up in time to start singing the track, while his bandmates played on. Watch a video of the incident below (more) »
- By Tom Eames
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