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April 28th, 2004
GUNS N' ROSES 'Greatest Hits' Ships Platinum In Europe + Velvet Revolver's "Contraband" Special Limited Edition cancelled + Hollywood Rose "Roots of Guns N Roses"
GUNS N' ROSES' "Greatest Hits" album (Geffen Records) has proven an enormous success for Universal Music International, shipping 1.2 million units across Europe within five weeks of release.

The album brings together 14 tracks spanning the entire career of the self-styled "most dangerous band in the world," from the era-defining "Appetite For Destruction" LP to punk-covers release "The Spaghetti Incident?"

Released internationally on March 15 (March 23 in the U.S.), the album has featured at the top of the charts in Austria, Finland, Ireland, Norway and the U.K. It is now two times platinum in Ireland & the United Kingdom, platinum in Norway and Switzerland, and gold in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy and Sweden.

"Greatest Hits" has also sold 1 million copies in the USA and Canada, peaking at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard charts, and at No. 2 in Canada, and is gold in both territories. It is also two times platinum in New Zealand and gold in Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

According to www.musictap.net, the special limited edition of "Contraband" has been cancelled:

We had mentioned that a Special Limited Edition with bonus DVD was in the works for Velvet Revolver's upcoming Contraband. It has now been officially cancelled so scratch it off your list. The CD and LP are still on for June 8.

The album by Hollywood Rose called "Roots of Guns N Roses" is scheduled for release on June 1st according to Amazon.com.

Additional info from navarre.com:

Format: CD
UPC: 741157138221
Selection: CLP 1382
Release Date: 06/01/2004
MSRP: $14.98

 Roots of Guns N' Roses

Track Listing:

Original Demo Versions:
1. Killing Time
2. Anything Goes
3. Rocker
4. Shadow Of Your Love
5. Wreckless Life

Newly Remixed By Gilby Clarke:
6. Killing Time
7. Anything Goes
8. Rocker
9. Shadow Of Your Love (Feat. Tracii Guns - over dub guitar)
10. Wreckless Life (Feat. Tracii Guns - over dub guitar)

Newly Remixed By Fred Coury:
11. Killing Time
12. Anything Goes
13. Rocker
14. Shadow Of Your Love
15. Wreckless Life

Source(s): http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/ , http://www.musictap.net/ , http://www.amazon.com , http://www.navarre.com  
Thanks to: Will 
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