Guns N' Roses Update: Leaker Guilty, SexTapes Released, Preview Contest, and Guns N' Vegas?


11/12/2008
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(antiMusic) The long awaited release of Chinese Democracy is just around the corner and because of that there are just too many GNR related stories to run on their own, so we put together a special Guns N' Roses edition of Quicks for you today. Here is what is happening in Axlland:

A man accused of illegally posting songs on the Internet from an unreleased album by the rock band Guns N' Roses has agreed to plead guilty, a federal prosecutor said on Tuesday. Kevin Cogill will enter his guilty plea to one federal count of copyright infringement at a hearing on December 8, said Craig Missakian, assistant U.S. attorney. more

According to Gavin Allen from WalesOnline, The Alarm frontman Mike Peters is planning to stage a charity music festival in Las Vegas next summer (the first fortnight of July 2009) with The Alarm playing alongside rock giants Guns N' Roses and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. more

Hot on the heels of yesterday's Swedish Chinese Democracy love-in comes another chance to hear GN'R's latest before anyone else. The band want fans to upload an "inappropriate air guitar" video to YouTube the best gets to take 100 friends (yes, 100) to the UK's exclusive Chinese Democracy listening party. more

From November 17th-20th, Virgin Radio Italy will be broadcasting Guns N' Roses' new album Chinese Democracy each day, according toBW&BK.

Chris Pitman of Guns N' Roses is now pushing a side project called SexTapes. The music is a bit psychotic, but with plenty of melody mixing up the punk and psychedelic overtones. SexTapes is unique, so it doesn't really sound just like any other band, but as a reference, some say SexTapes sounds like a cross between Jane's Addiction, Led Zeppelin and Queen with a modern twist. You be the judge.

ToneRiot Records released SexTapes debut album yesterday (November 11, 2008.) The album is available through iTunes (worldwide), Best Buy stores, FYE, Borders Books, Wherehouse Records, Amazon.com, and more.

SexTapes consists of co-writer/founding member Kelly Wheeler on guitars, Marko Fox on bass, Ryan Brown on the drums and co-writer/producer Chris Pitman on lead vocals and guitar synth. The band originated out of sheer perverse amusement with a series of informal jams by Wheeler and Fox in a cluttered garage. SexTapes front man, Chris Pitman is also a member of the legendary rock band Guns N' Roses.

Between playing multiple instruments (for studio recording and live in concert), co-writing and co-producing for the new GNR album, "Chinese Democracy," he is also a co-writer with front man Axl Rose on the song, "If The World," in the new Warner Bros. Pictures and Ridley Scott film, Body Of Lies. The interrelated relationship between the two bands means that all in-store SexTapes will also be available along with GNR at stores near you.

Now, with this debut album two years in the making, SexTapes is ready to rock.



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