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April 23rd, 2004
GUNS N' ROSES Keyboardist Schedules East Coast Dates + Chart update + Weiland court update
GUNS N' ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed will take HOOKERS N BLOW to the East Coast for a handful of dates in early June. The last time HOOKERS played New York City at Don Hills, Richard Fortus (GUNS N' ROSES guitarist) showed up and did a few tunes including the BOB DYLAN classic "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".

The dates are as follows:

Jun. 03 - New York, NY @ TBA
Jun. 04 Boston, MA @ Hard Rock Cafe
Jun. 05 Attleboro, MA @ Jarrods Place
Jun. 06 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater

Warming up for those dates, Dizzy and the HOOKERS will be playing the following shows on the West Coast:

Apr. 23 Reseda, CA @ Paladino's
Apr. 24 Anaheim, CA @ The Press Box

HOOKERS N BLOW are made up of Alex Grossi and Matt Starr (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, BANG TANGO), Troy Patrick Farrell (DONNIE VIE, GILBY CLARKE, MIKE TRAMP), and Curtis Roach (WAYLON JENNINGS JR., FASTMASTER). More information can be found at this location.


Greatest Hits is now at #2 in Sweden. This is the album's highest position on the Swedish album chart.

Some details about the UK sales of the Greatest Hits album:

Weekly sales:

Week ending March 27, 2004:
NEW 1 Patience George Michael 274,816
NEW 2 Greatest Hits Guns N' Roses 130,906
1 3 Call Off The Search Katie Melua 116,856

Week ending April 3, 2004:
98272 Usher
92173 George Michael
85176 Guns N' Roses
57027 N.E.R.D

Week ending April 10, 2004:
87398 Anastacia
78115 Guns N' Roses
66494 Usher

Week ending April 17, 2004:
78432 Anastacia
75980 Guns N' Roses
55980 Usher

Week ending April 24, 2004:
51869 Guns N' Roses
48578 Anastacia
30152 Usher

The album has also been certified 2x Platinum by B.P.I for shipments of 600,000+ copies.

Here the certifications:

GUNS N' ROSES , GREATEST HITS , Silver , Fri Mar 19 2004
GUNS N' ROSES , GREATEST HITS , Gold , Fri Mar 19 2004
GUNS N' ROSES , GREATEST HITS , Platinum , Fri Mar 19 2004
GUNS N' ROSES , GREATEST HITS , 2 x Platinum , Fri Apr 16 2004


Scott Weiland got a breather on Friday when his DUI trial was postponed. He's next due in court on May 11, two days before his band Velvet Revolver are set to launch their tour in St. Louis.


 
 
Source(s): http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/ , http://www.aftonbladet.se/ , http://x3.invisionfree.com/Chart_forum_refugees/index.php?showforum=1 , http://www.bpi.co.uk , http://www.mtv.com  
  
Thanks to: Christina, Federico 
  
 
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