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January 7th, 2004
New supergroup feat. an ex-Gunner? + New GN'R book on the way
Robinson to Front New Band?

by Sarah Hall
Jan 6, 2004, 9:25 PM PT

Coming soon to a stadium arena near you: the Black Temple Roses?

Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, Robert and Don DeLeo and Eric Krets of the Stone Temple Pilots and possibly some former member of Guns N' Roses are joining up to form a new supergroup, according to the New York Post.

Each aforementioned band has either been placed on extended hiatus or dissolved beyond recognition to the collective mourning of rock fans everywhere.

Robinson left the Crowes in 2001 amid internal squabbling with bandmate and brother Rich, and set out to launch a solo career. His 2002 release New Earth Mud included the song "Katie Dear," a tribute to his bride, Kate Hudson, who is due to deliver the couple's first child any day now.

The DeLeo brothers and Krets became involved in a make-up, break-up relationship with STP bandmate Scott Weiland, whose drug addictions landed him a jail sentence and repeated rehab stints, causing the band to resort to extended hiatus status.

No information on which former members of Guns N' Roses, if any, would be signing on with this latest in supergroup formations; however, several of them have already signed on to other projects.

In fact, this latest amalgamation of Crowes, Pilots and Roses is not to be confused with the other Pilots-Roses merger, otherwise known as Velvet Revolver, which features the embattled Weiland on vocals and the instrumental talents of Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, all late of Guns N' Roses.

Velvet Revolver's long-awaited debut release is set for spring, and the band plans to tour beforehand in Europe and Asia before returning to the States to promote their as-of-yet untitled album. No word on when the new Robinson-fronted band will lay down some tracks or hit the road.

Acoording to barnesandnoble.com, there's a new unauthorized GN'R biography coming. It's called The Band That Time Forgot: The Complete Unauthorised Biography of Guns N' Roses and it's written by Paul Stenning.

This is what the publisher says about the book:

The personal and musical history of Guns N' Roses is detailed in this revealing band biography. Timed to coincide with the highly anticipated release of Chinese Democracy, their first album in 10 years, this compelling account offers complete, updated information on the band's incredible past and current ambitions. New interviews with ex-band members, including lead guitarist Slash and bass player Duff, provide fresh revelations about the band's key players. Previously unpublished color photographs from the group's early days gathered from ex-members' personal collections offer an intriguing visualization of the band's past.

Author Biography: Paul Stenning is a journalist for Powerplay, Record Collector, and Terrorizer.

Source(s): http://www.eonline.com , http://www.barnesandnoble.com  
Thanks to: Coma, Kai, CaptainSpaulding1K 
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