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Guns N' Roses Plan 2 Year World Tour- Bug Temple Pilot- Delaney Bramlett RIP- Teen Idols Return- Chevelle Working on New CD- Gwen Stacy Find Their Voice and more


12/29/2008
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(antiMusic) We're back! Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Not much happened over the break but we do have a few stories that made waves over the long weekend, followed by the continuation of our look back at the biggest stories of 2008.

Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus has told TheTelegraph.com that the band's world tour in support of "Chinese Democracy" should start late March and will likely last at least two years. more

Rock guitarist Delaney Bramlett, who collaborated with such artists as George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died in a Los Angeles hospital following gallbladder surgery. He was 69. more

Bug Music Publishing has signed Scott Weiland to a publishing agreement for his share of the Stone Temple Pilots catalog as well as songs from future solo projects.more

Singer and actress Eartha Kitt has died at the age 81 of colon cancer. Andrew Freedman, a close friend, confirmed the star, most famous for playing Catwoman in the '60s, passed away on Christmas in New York. more

The Teen Idols have returned after a five and a half year dormancy. The band has returned from retirement with plans to record new albums and start playing shows again. Phillip Hill and Keith Witt are returning at guitarist and lead vocalist.more

Tom Jones has a strange collaboration in mind - he would like to work with UK rapper Dizzee Rascal. The Welsh crooner says he was impressed by Dizzee's hit single Dance Wiv Me, which topped the singles charts earlier this year. more

Chevelle bassist Dean is getting ready to lay down bass for a rough draft of the band's new album. His full update goes off on some tangents (to say the least) but you can read it all here

Gwen Stacy has found a replacement for departed singer Bob Oakley. Now joining the band is Once Nothing guitar player Geoff Jenkins. The band had the following to say: "Our friend Geoff Jenkins will be taking over vocal duties for Gwen Stacy. He is coming to us from our very very good friends in Once Nothing. He had been playing guitar for them for about the last thow [??]years. Before that he was the front man of a band and has been looking for an opportunity to do vocals again. more

Agnostic Front will hit the road in late-January for a two-week tour with The Mongoloids. dates

Tributewarehouse.com is excited to announce its grand opening with the launch of the first online-wholesale store for Tribute albums, the one and only all-access pass for Tribute lovers to find recorded homage to all their musical favorites- from the ever-popular ROCK/METAL Tributes we carry covering everyone from Van Halen to Radiohead- to more pop-flavored Tribute selections including everything from Fiona Apple to Tina Turner. - more on this story



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