|According to a new poll in the Independent newspaper, Eminem is the most powerful person in music.
The list sets out to list not only all the artists considered to be the most powerful in the music scene, but also the company heads behind the hits.
The list was compiled by Q magazine and it was drawn up by a 17-strong panel of ‘experts’ including Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, Tim Westwood, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis and ‘School of Rock’ and Tenacious D star Jack Black.
2. Steve Jobs and Jonathan Ive (Apple)
3. L Lowry Mays (Chief Executive Clear Channel)
4. Doug Morris (Chief Executive Universal)
5. Edgar Bronfman Jnr (Chairman Warner Music Group)
6. Andre 3000
7. Jimmy Iovine (Head of Interscope records)
8. Sir Howard Stringer (Chief executive Sony)
10. Chris Martin
67. Courtney Love
69. Axl Rose
70. John Silva (ex-Nirvana, now Foo Fighters and Beastie Boys manager)
71. Sharon Osbourne
GUNS N' ROSES bassist Tommy Stinson has posted the following message on his web site:
"My part of THE FIGGS dates have been cancelled do to a logistical snafu, and now I'll be going out with the ALIEN CRIME SYNDICATE starting in the Northwest around the 3rd week of August. I'm aiming to stick with them and tour the whole country and Europe 'till the end of summer into early fall. I'll post the dates as they are confirmed. I also will be doing a few solo shows: one in Minneapolis on the 27th of July (the day 'Village Gorilla Head' comes out) at the Fineline. I'll also be confirming a N.Y.C. date for the 29th of July by next week."
"The Roots of Guns N' Roses", a collection of the very first demos recorded by Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin before they became GUNS N' ROSES, premiered with a paltry 1,891 copies — a far cry from the 256,264 and 169,203 figures achieved by VELVET REVOLVER's "Contraband" (featuring former GUNS N' ROSES members Slash, Duff and Matt) and GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" during their respective first weeks in the stores.