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June 30th, 2003
GN'R on MTV's VMAs lists + Travis Meeks of Days of the New talks about VR
GN'R appears on a few of the VMA lists over at MTV.com:

Top 10 VMA Surprises

1. Shock and Awe (2002)
Guns N' Roses stunned a sea of fans by reuniting on stage in one of the greatest moments in MTV history. Performing a monstrous medley including "Paradise City" and "Welcome to the Jungle," the band served up a stellar performance to satisfy every fan's decade-old appetite for destruction.

Top 10 VMA Performances

Every year the VMAs showcase the biggest bands of the day. Take a look back at the most memorable performances in MTV history.

7. November Reign (1992)
A decade before Eminem made a similar move, Axl Rose shook his stigma as a hardcore homophobe by quietly putting together a duet with the always open-minded Elton John. "November Rain" never sounded so sweet.

The Top 10 Perfect Pairings

At the VMAs, the right combination of stars can create enough chemistry to spontaneously combust. Catch a glimpse at some of the perfect pairings over the years.

10. Michael Jackson & Slash (1995)
In a spectacular stage show, Michael Jackson and Slash met up for an improbable medley of metal and moonwalking, marking yet another rare mixed musical genre on the VMA stage.

This is taken from a Rolling Stone interview with Travis Meeks:


What was your Velvet Revolver tryout like?

I was out of my head. I respect them, but they said there aren't any good rock singers out there. I laughed. I just felt like there was no growth there. Guns n' Roses was all about taking chances. They didn't know what they were doing when they made Appetite for Destruction. That's what was great about it. They were taking chances.


The whole interview can be read here.

Source(s): http://www.mtv.com/onair/vma/2003/top10/ , http://www.rollingstone.com  
Thanks to: Aragorn 
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