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May 30th, 2003
GN'R on MTV Poll + Tommy touring? + Rick Richards touring
MTV has a poll on the 22 best CDs of all time and Appetite For Destruction is on the list. You can vote here.

This is from LA Times:

Buzz Bands

By Kevin Bronson, with Craig Rosen

Stinson's going it alone

Not many musicians can lay claim to being a member of two of the most influential bands of the '80s, but Tommy Stinson can. The Burbank resident who first gained fame as a teenage member of the great Minneapolis alt-rock group the Replacements, has been working with Axl Rose in the reconfigured Guns N' Roses since 1998. Between the demise of the band fans lovingly knew as the 'Mats and his recruitment in GNR, Stinson fronted Bash & Pop, and later Perfect. Now Stinson is launching a solo career. He's finishing an album at the home studio of former Pixies frontman Frank Black and also recently played sets in L.A. and New York opening for former D Generation frontman Jesse Malin. As he looks for a licensing deal for the album, Stinson is considering touring as a solo act this summer. His live set he plays June 12 at Largo consists of new material, as well as a couple of Bash & Pop and Perfect songs. And, he hasn't forgotten the 'Mats' trump card choice covers; in Stinson's case they include Loudon Wainwright's "One Man Guy," Big Star's "Nightime," and the Partridge Family's "Come On Get Happy." Says Stinson, "If you play all that sissy acoustic [stuff] and bum everyone out, you've got to throw something funny in there once in a while."

Rick Richards and fellow band 'Georgia Satellites' are getting ready to tour. Richards is the guitarist on all five of Izzy Stradlins solo albums, and a long time friend of Izzy's. He is currently planning some dates that at present see him travelling through England, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Spain and more! The dates are still not yet finalised, though the tour, which is set to take off somewhere in August, should not be missed! More Information Coming Soon.

Source(s): http://www.mtv.com , http://www.calendarlive.com  
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