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Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Slash: Never gets caught short

From Andpop.com

The Velvet Revolver guitarist has been a constant critic of singer Rose, and scoffed at stories suggesting he had attempted to reconnect with his former pal.

But, in a new interview with New Jersey's Home News Tribune, Slash admits he did visit Rose's home in 2005 in an effort to call a truce following a series of band-related legal battles.

Rose used the visit against the guitarist, revealing publicly that Slash showed up on his doorstep and made scathing remarks about his bandmates in Velvet Revolver.

But Slash has spent two years denying the story.

In the new interview, Slash admits he did indeed pay Rose a visit – but insists the rest of the story is nonsense.

He states, "I actually did go to Axl's house at one point, but I never saw him. I never talked to him. I left a note with his person over there having to do with the lawsuit that we were in. I don't know how it got turned into what it got turned into."

Slash admits the comments from Rose's camp did cause problems for his Velvet Revolver bandmates: "It was actually pretty detrimental at one point because it just got to be so overwhelming we couldn't seem to escape it."

A bit slow but whatever...

A second Guns N' Roses concert has been announced after tickets for the first concert sold out in less than an hour today.

The sold-out Chinese Democracy World Tour concert on June 29 will mark the band's first appearance in New Zealand in 14 years.

Australian promoter Paul Dainty said due to demand a second concert would be held on June 30, with tickets on sale from 1pm today.

"It's been a long wait to see this legendary band; we expect tickets for the final show will sell out fast."

Singer Axl Rose is the only original member remaining since the band played to more than 50,000 people at Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium in 1993.

That year the band disintegrated due to ongoing personality clashes.

The band will be joined by guitarists Robin Finck, Ron `Bumblefoot' Thal and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboard players Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman, and drummer Frank Ferrer.

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