CD Universe has the track list and cover art for Guns N’ Roses’ upcoming ‘Greatest Hits’ CD, will be made available as a digipack and will contain remastered versions of their hits ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, ‘Patience’, ‘Paradise City’ and a cover of the Rolling Stones’ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ from the ‘Interview With a Vampire’ soundtrack. The album will be released on March 23rd. Check it out here.
Metallica singer James Hetfield is selling the black 1967 Chevrolet Camaro he drove in the band’s video for ‘I Disappear’ on eBay for charity. With seven days left in the online auction, the latest bid by Thursday was $70,100, up from a starting offer of $8,000. Proceeds will be donated to music programs in schools.
Several past and present Grammy stars are giving a bit of themselves for the MusiCares Foundation. Amongst the items are a Steve Vai signed played guitar, Matchbox Twenty signed gold plaque, and a KISS signed poster. Check out all the items items and bid at ebay.com
After the death of Drowning Pool frontman Dave Williams Wednesday, you can leave condolences or express your thoughts on the group’s official message board, which is loading pretty slow right now because of a surge in traffic. Check it out at drowningpool.com.
Metallica has teamed up with the T.J. Martell Foundation to offer the winning auction bidder a day in the studio with the band. But it won’t be cheap, the current bid is a whopping $41,300 and the auction still has more than seven days to go, wrapping up on July 19th.
The Spin list of their top 20 bands and artists, from their April issue, is online. The top rock band on the list was Radiohead at #2, with U2 at #4, and System of a Down at #5. Rapper Jay-Z topped the list. Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. appeared on the cover with Jay-Z, Nelly Furtado, and 2D from the Gorillaz). Check out what they had to say about all the top 20 acts here.
For those that haven’t checked out the Spin magazine 50 Greatest Bands of All Time, they’ve put half of it on their website. Topping the list were the Beatles followed by the Ramones, and the list has generated a lot of controversy, discussion and criticism (exactly what they intended obviously). Check it out here.
Congrats to Metal-Sludge.com for getting a big mention on VH-1 when porn star Kendra Jade talked up the groupie aspect of the site on the station’s special “The Secret Lives Of Groupies”. Kendra mentioned the definitive groupie guide to rock stars saying, “The Penis Chart is definitely a good reference if you want to find out what they don’t tell you in the magazines.” Read more.