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Slash Will Never Appear with Guns N’ Roses Again

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Gossip, Reunions, Rock,

Guns N' Roses' classic line up will never reunite. The definitive incarnation of the group - guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, singer Axl Rose, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler - were given the opportunity to appear together as they were inducted to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, but after Axl declined to show up, Slash has drawn a line under the idea once and for all. "That last …

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Damon Albarn Stops Blur Sessions

Damon Albarn has stopped recording sessions for new Blur material. The band had been working with producer William Orbit - who produced their 13 album in 1999 - but the rest of the group were left confused when Damon cryptically halted the sessions last month. "They were getting some demons out of the way. The new stuff sounded amazing. Then it all stopped suddenly. It was all over with Damon, and the rest of the …

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Soundgarden Didn’t Plan Their Reunion

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Reunions, Rock,

Soundgarden never intended to reunite. The group recently got back together after splitting 16 years ago and frontman Chris Cornell admits the reunion only came about when they held meetings to discuss ways of reconnecting with their fans online. "The idea originally wasn't to restart the band. We got back into a room just to think about ideas of reconnecting with our fans, like starting a website again and starting the fan club again. But …

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Boy George Thinks Pop Records are Too Similar

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Gossip, Reunions, Upcoming Releases, Pop,

Boy George thinks all today's pop records sound the same. The "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" singer thinks today's crop of pop stars are more interested in personal gain than making a difference to the world, and most of their records are boring as a result. "Pop, I think, just goes in waves, and I think technology kind of makes everyone make the same record. I think the problem at the moment, and …

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Slash is ‘Proud’ of Guns N’ Roses

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Reunions, Rock,

Slash is "very proud" of his time in Guns N' Roses. Despite having success with Velvet Revolver and as a solo artist, the guitarist admits nothing quite compares to when his first band hit the big time in 1987 with their debut album Appetite For Destruction. "I'm very proud of what we did in that band, but it's nice to be recognized for something you've got going on right now," he said. The 46-year-old musician …

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Black Sabbath Drummer Quits Reunion Shows

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Concerts / Tours, Reunions, Rock,

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward will not take part in the bands reunion shows. The original line up of the group - Bill, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler - came together last year to play a series of shows and record their first album together in 33 years, but Bill has backed out of the project, saying he won't agree to the contract he was offered. "I sincerely regret to inform you that …

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Garbage Were Unhappy with Success

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Posted by Andru Edwards
Categories: Artist News, Reunions, Alternative, Rock,

Garbage were "miserable" at the height of their success. The "Stupid Girl" group - who went on a brief hiatus in 2003 followed by a longer break in 2005 - felt "engulfed" by their record company and hated being pushed to selling as many records as possible as they found it detrimental to their creativity. "It was miserable. We got engulfed. When we first started out, we were signed to an indie label. We had …

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Kevin Richardson Rejoining Backstreet Boys

Kevin Richardson is rejoining the Backstreet Boys. The 40-year-old singer departed the group in 2006, but is now planning to get back with his bandmates Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Brian Littrell to record new music in London this summer. Nick announced the plans on-stage over the weekend saying, "We're coming back to London in July for three weeks to record our new album. It's been a long time since we've been played …

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Black Sabbath Announce Homecoming Gig

Black Sabbath will play a one-off UK homecoming gig in Birmingham next month. The "Paranoid" rockers will perform at the O2 Academy in the city - home to singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward - on May 19 in preparation for their headline performance at this year's Download Festival in Leicestershire over the weekend of June 8-10. The performance is expected to be the group's first since they …

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TLC Set to Tour with Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes

TLC are set to reunite for a North America tour, 10 years after the death of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. The "No Scrubs" group's surviving members, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas - who disbanded in 2002 after releasing their fourth album, 3D - will perform a series of dates across the country with Lisa's image projected on to a big screen and her vocals incorporated into the shows. Lisa tragically died at the …

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