Steven Adler, ex drummer with rock supergroup Guns N' Roses says the original lineup may get back together. The drummer who left the band in 1990, said in an interview on his official MySpace page that he has been in talks with Axl Rose and the band might reunite.Adler had this to say :"I saw Axl, talked with him from, shit, what was it? 10 or 12 at night to 8 in the morning, we talked. We resolved a lot of fucking shit! I said, 'You know the five of us have to get back together! That's when it will really fucking take off again! Nothing will be bigger. It would be the biggest reunion ever in history'."He just grinned and giggled a little bit. Everybody in his band came up to me and said, 'You're the greatest fucking drummer!. We tell Axl, 'You gotta get the band back together'!" That's what they said to HIM!"The drummer also added that he has also been in talks with ex Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash and ex-rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, who has already made a number of guest appearances on Guns N Roses' recent tour. He revealed they are both supporting the idea.Rose, who is currently fronting Guns N' Roses, is about to release the band's much anticipated new studio album 'Chinese Democracy' on March 6.In the meantime Velvet Revolver star Slash has been busy with his autobiography. According to New York Business magazine the guitarist has sold his autobiography to publishing house HarperCollins.He'll be working with writer Anthony Bozza, who helped Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee pen his memoir 'Tommyland'.Slash left the band back in 1996 after arguements with singer Axl Rose. The manuscript is due to be completed in the autumn.
Ian Astbury, singer with The Doors has just quit the band in order to concentrate on relaunching his band The Cult.In a press release, he added: "I have decided to move on and focus on my own music and legacy. I have learned a great deal from the both of them, and it certainly has expanded my abilities as a performer. This has been a difficult decision to make but I feel I would be holding them back as well as myself if I did not depart at this time."The singer has been playing alongside original Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger under the name Riders On The Storm for four years.According to the band's manager Tom Vitorino, The Doors will continue performing without Ian Astbury and will start looking for another singer. In other news The Doors alongside folk veteran Joan Baez have been awarded Grammy awards for lifetime achievement. Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger said the band's late singer, Jim Morrison, would have been "very honoured" to be recognised. "People think he was anti-establishment, but in reality he wanted to be bigger than the Beatles," he said.
Having given up the pop scene with his album Rievr of Dreams in 1993, it looks like Billy Joel is about to make a comeback with the single, "All My Life." The Phil Ramone-produced track will premiere Feb. 7 on People.com, where it will be available for streaming and as music for a Valentine's Day e-card.It will then be sold exclusively via Apple's iTunes Music Store from Feb. 20-March 6, after which it will available at most digital retailers. A commercial CD release of "All My Life" will follow on a date to be announced, according to Joel's label, Columbia.Since his last album release Billy Joel has limited his new music repertoire to classical compositions. However, he still performs his old hits in concert, and will return to the road in North America Feb. 7 in Jacksonville, Fla., for a 15-date tour.The artist will also perform the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl XLI on Sunday (Feb. 4) in Miami.