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  • Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

    04/09/2019 1:55:23 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 8, 2019 | Duane Byrge , Mike Barnes
    He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies. Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84. Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter. Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).
  • Axl Rose rips President Trump’s take on California wildfires

    11/11/2018 8:33:20 PM PST · by conservative98 · 88 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/11/18 | BRIAN NIEMIETZ
    Rose, whose band played Sunday in the Philippines, fired back at Trump on Twitter. “’s a lack of federal funding that’s at the ‘root’ of the purported forest mismanagement. Only a demented n’ truly pathetic individual would twist that around n’ use a tragedy to once again misrepresent facts for attempted public/political gain at other’s expense,” the 56-year-old singer wrote. This isn’t the first time Rose has taken issue with Trump. Days before last week’s midterm elections, Rose tweeted that he’d formally asked the President to refrain from using Guns N' Roses songs at political rallies. “Just so ya know…...
  • Axl Rose: Guns N' Roses has told Trump not to play our music at his rallies

    11/04/2018 7:06:53 PM PST · by libh8er · 147 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov 04, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose tore into President Trump on Sunday night for playing their music at his political rallies after they formally requested him not to. Rose took to Twitter to vent his frustrations about his music being played at Trump-associated events. "Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent," Rose wrote. "Can u say “shitbags?!” Rose said that he thought it was "ironic" that Trump supporters were listening to "anti-Trump music" at his campaign rallies. "But I don’t...
  • Beach Boys, Guns N’ Roses Song Royalties Complicates Fight Over Charles Manson’s Remains

    01/08/2018 6:54:20 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Monday will try to sort out at least two conflicting wills and claims by a purported son, grandson and pen pal who all seek control of an estate that includes commercial rights to his name, image and mementos... ... The hearing seeks to name an attorney to administer Manson’s estate on behalf of purported grandson Jason Freeman, who claims to be the rightful next of kin. Court documents show Freeman is the son of the late Charles Manson Jr. and the grandson of Charles Manson and his first wife, Rosalie Willis. That lineage...
  • Guns N' Roses Invite Mexico City Fans Onstage to Smash Donald Trump Pinata

    12/02/2016 6:12:09 AM PST · by DFG · 51 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/01/2016 | Colin Stutz
    "Let's bring up some people and give them a f—ing stick," frontman Axl Rose said as stagehands helped concertgoers up. "Express yourselves however you feel." Guns N' Roses encouraged fans to destroy a piñata of President-elect Donald Trump during their concert Wednesday night at Mexico City’s Palacio de los Deportes. Frontman Axl Rose and the stage crew invited fans onstage and armed them with sticks and basically let them go to town on the thing, as TMZ points out.
  • After Singing "I Used to Love Her, But I Had to Kill Her," Costa Mesa Man Did Just That

    12/01/2016 9:36:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/10 | MATT COKER
    A Costa Mesa man who loudly played the Guns N' Roses song "Used to Love Her" and sang along to the lyrics "I used to love her, but I had to kill her" was convicted Wednesday of doing just that to his live-in girlfriend. Thomas Michael Wilhelm, 52, could be sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison at a Santa Ana hearing scheduled for Feb. 3. Just before 6:30 p.m. on July 8, 2012, an intoxicated Wilhelm entered a neighbor's home on Redwood Avenue, stole a handgun and returned to his home. Christine Marie Murray, his 45-year-old girlfriend...
  • Guns N' Roses to reunite for Hall of Fame (the original 5!)

    02/15/2012 10:10:10 PM PST · by max americana · 12 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | UPI
    CLEVELAND, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- All of the original members of Guns N' Roses are to attend the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, keyboardist Dizzy Reed said. Lead singer Axl Rose is the only founding member of the band still performing under the Guns N' Roses name. The group, which was established in 1985, is to be honored at the Hall of Fame ceremony April 14. Reed has been playing with the band for about 20 years. "I know that all the original band is going to be there," Reed told "I...
  • Iranian Groupie 'Risks Life' For Book On Bedding Famous Rockers (Groupie 'Slut' Target Of Fatwa?)

    05/25/2010 6:12:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies · 1,353+ views ^ | 25/05/2010 |
    Iranian groupie 'risks life' for book on bedding famous rockers A self-proclaimed "slut" from Iran may become the target of Muslim extremists after she penned a book about having sex with the world's most famous rockers. Roxana Shirazi, who lived in Tehran until she was 10, claims to have had sexual encounters with members of Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Velvet Revolver, Papa Roach and Skid Row. Several editors and agents reportedly refused to work with her on the book, titled The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage, for fear of enraging the Muslim community. "I haven't attacked...
  • Best Album of the 1980s -- Appetite for Destruction by Guns N' Roses

    03/14/2009 6:04:51 AM PDT · by terabyte · 106 replies · 2,385+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 13, 2009 | Loran Montgomery
    Nirvana didn't kill hair metal - Guns n' Roses did. With their explosive 1987 debut album, Appetite for Destruction, Guns n' Roses burst out of the Los Angeles glam rock scene and permanently carved a spot in rock history. This music review places Appetite for Destruction as arguably the best album of the 1980s. From the opening delayed guitar riff of "Welcome to the Jungle" to the incendiary "Paradise City" the the almost 50s flavored ending of "Rocket Queen," the album captures the reality of life on the streets better than any before or since. Lyrically, the band completely avoided...
  • APPETITE FOR SELF-DESTRUCTION:Guns N Roses $13 Million Dollar Democracy Flops Hard

    12/03/2008 9:58:41 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 950+ views
    Hits Daily Double ^ | 12-03-2008
    APPETITE FOR SELF-DESTRUCTION: I.B. BAD ON CHINESE DEMOCRACY IGA and Best Buy Faced an Uphill Fight in Their Efforts to Market GNR’s Album December 3, 2008 Many are expressing surprise that Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy sold only 255k in its first week as a Best Buy exclusive. But those who have closely analyzed the situation say that comparing GNR’s total with the 802k tallied by AC/DC in its Wal-Mart exclusive is like comparing apples and oranges, in that radically different circumstances surrounded the two projects. AC/DC outsold GNR by nearly 500k not because of any particular difference between the...
  • China state media blast new Guns N' Roses album

    11/24/2008 2:26:57 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies · 908+ views
    AP ^ | 11/24/08
    China state media blast new Guns N' Roses album BEIJING – A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party is blasting the latest Guns N' Roses album as an attack on the nation. Delayed since recording began in 1994, "Chinese Democracy" hit stores in the U.S. on Sunday, although it is unlikely to be sold legally in China, where censors maintain tight control over films, music and publications.
  • Sweden to host 'world premiere' of new Guns N' Roses album

    11/11/2008 8:06:37 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 364+ views ^ | 11/11/08 | David Landes
    Guns N' Roses fans looking to be among the first to buy the band’s newest album should plan on coming to Gothenburg, Sweden by November 21st to attend a unique “pre-listening” party to be held at a local bar. Organized by the founders of the Sweden-based fan website, the event has the backing of Universal Music Sweden and will allow fans to buy the long anticipated Guns N’ Roses album Chinese Democracy ahead of its official release in retail outlets. “If you want to be the first person to buy the album you need to come to our party,”...
  • Teacher calls police after Guns N' Roses karaoke scare

    12/14/2007 10:36:09 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 41 replies · 143+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/07
    Teacher calls police after Guns N' Roses karaoke scare School custodian's rendition of 'Welcome to the Jungle' prompts police call 2 hours, 54 minutes ago ROXBURY, Conn. - State police say the teacher at Booth Free School barricaded herself inside a classroom Wednesday when she mistook someone singing a Guns N' Roses song over the public address system for a threat. /snip Six troopers and three police dogs showed up and found three teenagers, one of them a custodian at the school, who had been playing with the public address system. Police say one of them sang "Welcome to the...

    11/23/2006 8:59:11 AM PST · by southern rock · 30 replies · 991+ views ^ | November 10, 2006 | Courtesy of
    Welcome to the dry jungle. After being told state law prohibits them from imbibing on stage, Guns N' Roses decided to call off Monday's scheduled concert at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. In a press release, a band spokesman said the no-booze ban imposed on them by fire marshals for the Maine Public Safety Department made it "impossible for the band to perform their show to the usual high standards that their fans deserve." Frontman Axl Rose subsequently issued a statement on G N' R's official Website explaining the situation and offering an apology for those ticket...
  • Bach: 'Delayed Guns N' Roses Album is Mind Blowing'

    10/26/2006 5:38:48 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 48 replies · 954+ views
    Rock 103 Memphis ^ | October 25, 2006 | Staff
    The long delayed Guns N' Roses album 'Chinese Democracy' is absolutely "mind-blowing,” according to former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach. The album, which has been in the making since 1997, was played at a September party hosted by frontman Axl Rose - the only remaining original member - at his mansion in California. Bach, who is opening for the legendary group on their current tour of North America, says, "It was mind-blowing. It's a very cool album - it's bada*s with killer screams, killer guitar riffs, but it's got a totally modern sound. "The word for it is 'grand'. It's...
  • Judge Sides With Original Supernova In 'Rock Star' Suit

    09/13/2006 8:54:57 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 471+ views
    MTV ^ | 09.12.2006 8:58 PM EDT | — Chris Harris
    Judge Sides With Original Supernova In 'Rock Star' Suit Ruling requires Tommy Lee's band to change name following show's finale. David has defeated Goliath. According to a Tuesday (September 12) ruling by San Diego Judge John Houston, the producers of CBS' "Rock Star" are going to have to come up with an alternate name for Supernova, the band made up of Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee, Voivod's Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Last month, the original Supernova — an Orange County, California, punk trio — filed for a preliminary injunction in San Diego's U.S. District Court...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Security Guard: 'Axl Rose Was Going To Kill Me'

    07/03/2006 4:28:52 PM PDT · by Wolfie · 45 replies · 1,250+ views
    Blabbermouth ^ | June 30, 2006
    Security Guard: 'Axl Rose Was Going To Kill Me' The hotel security guard who was involved in a brawl with GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose the morning after the band's concert in Stockholm, Sweden has broken his silence on the incident. Pascal Håkansson, 25, who was working his fourth day as a security guard at the Berns hotel when he was allegedly assaulted by Rose, spoke exclusively to the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet about the Tuesday morning (June 27) altercation. "Axl came alone to the hotel and went up to his room," Håkansson said. "He came back again in the...
  • Axl Rose could flee – police keep him locked up

    06/27/2006 11:15:16 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 30 replies · 903+ views
    The Local ^ | June 27 | James Savage
    "Guns N' Roses lead singer Axl Rose, arrested in Stockholm on Monday after allegedly biting a security guard, has been kept locked up by Swedish prosecutors. "The reason I've decided to keep him locked up is that there's a risk that he'll disappear, and then we won't be able to have a trial," prosecutor Fredrik Ingblad told The Local."
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA