GUNS N’ROSES have announced an Australian tour, with Doc Neeson’s version of The Angels supporting – along with ZZ Top.
The tour takes in Perth, Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and Brisbane. Axl Rose‘s crew has just returned from a ground-breaking tour of India and the Far East. The band hopes to record a new album in 2013.
The tour dates are:
March 9: Perth Arena, March 12: Allphones Arena, Sydney. March 13: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle. March 17: Sidney Myer Music Bowl. March 20: Brisbane Entertainment Centre.
THE new version of Aussie icons The Angels played its first show at Weatstone Mining Site in Western Australia on the second weekend of the month.
The Angels 100% show was paid for by site management as a reward to employees for reaching safety targets.
The line-up of Doc Neeson, Jim Hilbun, Buzz Bistrup, James Morley and Bob Spencer had never played together.
“Did we make any mistakes?” Spencer writes on facebook. “Of course we bloody did! Though no majors and no trainwrecks at all.”
Spencer praised the “exceptional” work done by those running the site.
David Gleeson fronts an alternative line-up of The Angels, which has released an album and also has touring plans.
GUITARIST Stacey Blades has quit LA Guns.
Blades quoted “extenuating circumstances and musical differences” for his decision, but gave no further detail. His replacement is Frankie Wilsey, formerly of Arcade.
“This isn’t an easy announcement, but as of this month, I will no longer be playing guitar for LA Guns,” Blades said. “I dearly wish Phil [Lewis, vocals], Scotty[Griffin, bass] and Steve [Riley, drums] much continued success.
“It’s been a crazy ten-year ride filled with some amazing tours, and memories to last a lifetime!
“Due to extenuating circumstances and musical differences, I have decided not to continue with the band.
“LA Guns was a dream come true, but life is full of new beginnings and journeys.
“I will be taking some time off and have some different things lined up that I will share with you in the near future.
“I would like to first and foremost thank the fans for allowing me into your hearts! You guys rule!! Hope to see you all soon!”
JOE Perry says Aerosmith’s Music From Another Dimension could be their last album.
Guitarist Perry told Noisecreep: “We always have cool things lying around, and our attitude was, we knew we had another record in us, despite what many said.
“And I make no bones about it, I don’t know if we’re gonna make another record.”
TURNS out the “fan” who was kicked out of a Vince Neil concert in New Mexico after the Motley Crue frontman tried to punch him attempted to get even after the show.
TMZ reports the punter returned with some mates and “repeatedly tried to get close to Vince”.
They were kicked out by security.
Neil is to star in his own reality show, Vince Neil Escapes, which will cronicle his attempts to gain a pilot’s licence.
THIN Lizzy have renamed themselves Black Star Riders for the purpose of releasing new material.
“We are getting into the studio in January,” original Thin Lizzy member Scott Gorham told Noise11.com. “We will be recording that in Los Angeles with the producer Kevin Shirley