Guns N' Roses update: Album release, Slash, & tour rumor.

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Having spent the past seven years in hiding,  now Guns N' Roses are making new headlines weekly. The latest news to come out of the GNR camp came from their manager Doug Goldstein. 

Goldstein reported on Los Angeles's FM alt-rock radio station KROQ monday that the long awaited new album from the band should be in stores in June. This will be just in time for a supporting tour. As we reporting yesterday, there are unconfirmed rumblings that GNR is talking with Ozzfest organizers about possibly being part of Ozzfest 2001. 

Guns N' Roses has two shows lined up at the moment. They will be playing a concert in the early morning hours of Jan 1, 2001 at the Las Vegas House of Blues. Tickets for that show went on sale last week. Then in January, GNR will play at the Rock in Rio festival in January. 

The British answer to Rolling Stone, New Music Express (nme.com) spoke with former GNR axeman Slash about Rock in Rio and a possible reunion with Axl.  While Slash said that Snake Pit will be in town for the Rock in Rio festival they have no plans to perform. 

What about Slash returning to GNR? Here is part of what Slash told New Music Express in their exclusive interview: "One of the reasons I left was because it wasn't the same band as I got into. I might get a sort of twinge of passion if the band was playing something I used to love to play, that's human. But the whole essence of what Guns is about and the whole reason for getting on-stage together - the camaraderie, that gang like mentality that makes a band is so gone that I don't see myself going 'Wow - I miss this'. There's not one other f***er in the band I even know."  The full interview is available at NME.com 

We'll keep you Posted on developments! 

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