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Slash and Scott Weiland are all over the news right now. Not only did Velvet Revolver announce booting Weiland (Slash blames his lack of passion for either the music or fans), but Weiland''s previous band, the Stone Temple Pilots, is reuniting for a tour this summer. Some reports indicate that the band is not breaking up; they''re just removing the man with "increasingly erratic" behavior. Read Scott''s response to the accusations.
from NY Daily News
Filter bassist Frank Cavanagh began military training this week to become an Army reservist in Iraq. It appears the bassist''s decision came after Filter''s tour through Kuwait. Read the related Military Family Network article by clicking here.
from the Daily Record
For their 25th anniversary, London''s Tech Music Schools named the 25 greatest guitar riffs. Deep Purple''s "Smoke On The Water" took the top spot. Click here to see the article and rest of the list, which includes Nirvana, Hendrix, Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin.
from Live Daily
Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) is kicking off his two-week Social Justice Tour. Performing as the politically active Nightwatchman, Morello''s tour is meant to address a different social problem at each spot. The tour features other artists like Ben Harper, Slash, Perry Farrell, Boots Riley of The Coup, Maynard James Keenan of Tool and Puscifer, Shooter Jennings, State Radio and Mike Einzinger of Incubus.