GNR Return.. as well as Alice in Chains.

(antiMusic) Guns N' Roses fans are getting what Axl promised; they will hear new music this year. The band has been officially booked to headline several music festivals in the coming months including Rock in Rio and Novarock Fest. Rumors are circulating that the band will also take part in the Download Festival, Rock am Ring, and the Gods of Metal Festival.

Novarock festival will take place on June 15 through 17th in Burgenland, Austria and GNR will join the line-up that also includes Metallica, Tool, Placebo, Opeth, Avenged Sevenfold, Massive Attack and interestingly enough Alice in Chains, according to the official website.

The fans made it happen in Rio. According to the Rock in Rio official site, "Guns n' Roses was the most requested band by the official site users, amongst all bands, by all fans, whether Portuguese or international." And organizers have confirmed GNR as the headliners of the second day of the festival on May 27th.

Leading GNR fan site, Here Today´┐Ż Gone to Hell, reports that the band will also perform at Gods of Metal festival in Italy, however we were unable to track down an official confirmation form organizers at press time. But HTGTH has a good track record of being right on the money.

This news comes after a week of leaks of new GNR material adding fuel to the feeling among fans that Chinese Democracy will soon be upon us. Expect more rumors to fly in the next couple weeks about singles, release dates, iTunes etc. But we do finally now have something official, the wait is over for the return of the touring Guns N Roses at least. Let's hope 2006 is the year of Chinese Democracy, we've had patience for almost 14 Years but it's about time for Axl and company to get back in the ring.

Alice in Chains fans, hang tight we are trying to get more details about who will be involved and will report something when we know it.

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