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    DAYS OF THE NEW Frontman Collaborates With Former GUNS N' ROSES Members - Dec. 9, 2002

    DAYS OF THE NEW founder Travis Meeks has been recording demos with the new band of former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Izzy Stradlin (guitar), and Matt Sorum (drums), and the resultant efforts sound "astoundingly incredible," according to Jonathan Hay, Meeks' partner in Distillery Music Group LLC.

    "Slash, Izzy, Duff and Matt have all been working on new material that I have been blessed with the opportunity to hear and witness recorded," Hay said in a press release sent exclusively to BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "Travis Meeks has been laying his vocals over the tracks they have submitted.

    "This is the best rock music I have heard since 'Appetite for Destruction'," Hay continued in the press release. "GUNS N' ROSES and DAYS OF THE NEW fans will not be disappointed. They will be ecstatic! The new material has that vintage GNR feel that millions craved and loved in the late Eighties and early Nineties. I can honestly say that as a witness, this band (tentatively titled 'THE PROJECT') is back and better then ever. Travis Meeks and the remaining members sound completely natural, comfortable, and astoundingly incredible. Travis, like [GUNS N' ROSES frontman] Axl [Rose], is from Indiana. Both diverged from their original bands. This is a match made among the stars with a sound that is out of this world."

    It is presently unclear if Meeks will in fact officially become the lead singer of the new band formed by the ex-GNR members or if their collaboration will go no further than these demo recordings.

    In the meantime, Travis, who has been involved as a label executive for Distillery Music Group LLC, has also been busy working on a new DAYS OF THE NEW album, "Purple", due out next year.

    The follow-up to "Red Album", which was released in September 2001, features "sounds that can be likened to that of his multi-platinum debut album, 'Orange'," according to the press release. "However, this album [surpasses] the aforementioned chart-topper. [Travis'] voice, songwriting, producing, guitar playing and overall talent have matured to levels that exceed perfection. The DAYS OF THE NEW sound has finally evolved into what Travis Meeks, at only 23, has been straining to achieve his whole life. The newest album will return him to the public eye and award him the praise he so rightly deserves."

    [ December 09, 2002, 05:32 AM: Message edited by: FH ]

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    There's a bunch of Guns-n-Roses items in this first post...

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    GUNS N' ROSES Deny Plot To Keep SLASH Away From Previous Shows - Dec. 7, 2002

    Former GUNS N' ROSES lead guitarist Slash made headlines when he was reportedly banned from GNR's pair of December 2001 shows at the Joint At The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Security guards there told reporters that frontman Axl Rose had ordered Slash be kept out of the concerts.

    But keyboardist Dizzy Reed, who's been with GNR since 1990, says that to his knowledge, there was never any decision to keep Slash or any of the other former GNR members away from the current band's shows:

    "Personally, I don't know if that's true. I heard that he (Slash) might be there, and the general consensus amongst all of us, including Axl, was, 'Whatever. If he wants to come out...I mean, whatever,' " he said. "I don't know what happened, but I saw a funny cartoon — in, like, FHM magazine or something — of a little caricature of Slash getting kicked out (laughs) of the House Of Blues, or wherever we were playing — the Hard Rock Cafe, sorry. It was probably just a big rumor. I don't know anything about that, to be honest."

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    GUNS N' ROSES Cancel Philadelphia, Angry Fans Riot - Dec. 7, 2002

    GUNS N' ROSES fans at Philadelphia's First Union Center began rioting after being told that the group were a no-show Friday night (Dec. 6).

    About 14,000 people in the center were informed over the public address system at approximately 11:15 p.m. that a band member had fallen ill and the concert had been postponed.

    The show by Axl Rose and his group was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

    The opening acts for the evening, CKY and MIX MASTER MIKE, performed as scheduled, with the latter ending his appearance at around 9:15-9:30, according to eyewitness reports.

    GUNS N' ROSES played in New York City's Madison Square Garden Thursday night. Tickets for that show sold out in 15 minutes with the other cities doing close to capacity business, according to the band's official web site.

    The group are set to perform another Philadelphia date at First Union Center on Sunday, Dec. 8. It is not presently clear if that performance will go ahead as scheduled.

    The following first-hand account of the Philadelphia GN'R no-show was sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET by Inter Sandman Chapter Head Zach Smith:

    "I went to the GUNS N' ROSES show tonight at the First Union Center in Philly, it was sold out and everything. Well, I got there at around 8:30 and MIX MASTER MIKE was still on stage. He kept saying how GUNS N' ROSES would be on in a minute, yet never left the stage for another 30-45 minutes. Everyone started kidding around saying that Axl wouldn't show up again. Well, MIX MASTER MIKE ended at around 9:15-9:30. At 10, no sign of the show starting. Word was spreading that Axl hadn't arrived yet. Then we found out that the First Union Center had put a stop on all beer sales — kind of odd for them to do so before the main act went on. So it got to be 10:30, and still no band - people were starting to see what was coming. In between every song that was being played, the booing got louder and louder, and chants of 'asshole' began that were really loud. At that point, you knew GUNS N' ROSES wouldn't be playing. Finally, when people saw the soundboard guys cover up their equipment, all hell broke loose. People started ripping binoculars off the seats and throwing them down on the floor, people were chucking their drinks and food at security around the stage as they took the equipment away, people rushed the stage, a fight broke out, folding chairs were turned into launching pads. An announcement FINALLY came on at around 11:15 saying that the show had been cancelled due to 'health reasons' and that tickets were valid whenever the show would be rescheduled. That really set people off, and chairs started flying at the soundboard and up on stage. It was not a pretty site. However, a good amount of people did leave and outside seemed to be quite calm in comparison to what was happening inside. There was a large police presence outside, but thankfully they were not instigating anything with angry fans. Who knows what happened, but I can tell you while I'm shocked, I'm certainly not surprised. I also think Philadelphia fans handled the situation quite well considering the circumstances and the past history with riots."

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    GUNS N' ROSES: More Cancellations On The Way!! - Dec. 7, 2002

    Sunday night's (Dec. 8) GUNS N' ROSES concert at First Union Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been officially cancelled, according to a statement issued by Comcast Spectacor Ventures, which owns and operates the arena. Friday night's (Dec. 6) concert at neighboring First Union Center will not be rescheduled. Also cancelled, according to a Ticketmaster representative, are the GUNS N' ROSES concerts at MCI Center in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 9, Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM on Dec. 21, America West Arena in Phoenix, AZ on Dec. 22, Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA on Dec. 30 and HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA on Dec. 31. More cancellations are expected to be announced shortly.

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    Philadelphia Inquirer: 'Health Problems' Prevented AXL ROSE From Leaving New York City - Dec. 8, 2002

    The official reason for Friday's (Dec. 6) cancellation of GUNS N' ROSES' concert at First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is that a member of the band — that is, the notoriously erratic frontman Axl Rose — was having "health problems," the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported.

    The group, with the exception of Rose, was still lodged at the Ritz Carlton in Center City (Philadelphia) yesterday afternoon. As of last night, Rose had still not checked in. A source at the First Union Center told the Inquirer speculation was that Rose had stayed in his New York hotel room to watch a basketball game.

    A GUNS N' ROSES spokeswoman declined comment yesterday. But said that she expected the band to make a statement tomorrow (Dec. 9).

    Meanwhile, the following item appeared in today's edition of the New York Post:

    Axl Rose never got to the birthday party photographer David LaChappelle threw for his transsexual muse, Amanda Lapore, at Spa Thursday night (Dec. 5). The GUNS N' ROSES frontman arrived at about 3 a.m., but he was wearing a fur coat, and the club has a policy against fur. One of the women in Axl's entourage checked her fur at a nearby parking garage, but angry Axl stalked off as his friends went in to find Robert Downey Jr., who confessed he was a big fan of LaChappelle's photos of Lapore's fake breasts. Downe asked if he could kiss them. Sure, she said. So he did.

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    UPDATE: DAYS OF THE NEW Frontman Unlikely To Land Gig With Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members - Dec. 10, 2002

    Contrary to a press release issued by the DAYS OF THE NEW camp suggesting that the group's founder, Travis Meeks, is the frontrunner for the vocalist position in the new band of former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash (guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), Izzy Stradlin (guitar), and Matt Sorum (drums), a source close to ex-GNR camp has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that Meeks is unlikely to land the much-coveted slot, which remains unfilled at the present time.

    Meeks, who is currently working on a new DAYS OF THE NEW album for an early 2003 release, is said to have put down his vocals over several tracks written by Slash and Co. as part of the auditioning process, but has not come up with anything that has caught the ear of the guitarist, who is said to have a very specific idea of what he is looking for.

    The as-yet-unnamed band — who have been together since May — have already auditioned a number of well-known candidates, including ex-BUCKCHERRY frontman Joshua Todd, PSYCHOTICA's Pat Briggs, LIT's A. Jay Popoff and former NEUROTICA singer Kelly Shaefer.

    Although Izzy is said to be involved in the writing process for the group's upcoming debut album, he will not be touring with the band, who have now officially recruited McKagan's LOADED bandmate Dave Kushner as a session guitarist for all live appearances in support of the CD.

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    That's cool info..I really like Travis Meeks and Days of the New...they have recently become one of my favorite bands, they get better every album...I would love to hear those demos
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