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Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose refuses Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction

Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose has revealed that he has refused the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's invitation to be inducted this Saturday (April 14). The singer, who had not previously spoken about the possibility of reuniting with his former bandmates at the ceremony in Cleveland, Ohio this weekend, has now come out and said that he wishes to take no part in the whole thing. Axl Rose, who seldom gives interviews, made his decision public via a lengthy letter to a number of media outlets.

Steve Gunn/Black Twig Pickers: “Natch 1”

First things first: you can grab this one for free right now, by heading over to http://natchmusic.tumblr.com. As you’ll see there from the Tumblr’s subtitle, this marvellous Steve Gunn/Black Twig Pickers session is the first in a series of “collaborative recordings from Black Dirt Studio”; Black Dirt being a facility in upstate New York that’s birthed a bunch of superb records in the past few years.

Nick Cave and Blondie’s Debbie Harry duet on The Gun Club tribute album

Nick Cave, Blondie's Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell, Warren Ellis, Lydia Lunch and more are all set to appear on 'The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project - The Journey is Long' album, a tribute to the frontman of cult 1980s alt.rock band The Gun Club, who died from a brain haemorrhage in 1996.

Support Your Local Sheriff – Support Your Local Gunfighter

Amiable comedy westerns starring James Garner, from 1969 and 1971. In the first he brings order to a lawless gold-rush town; in the second he's a conman passing off his sidekick (Jack Elam) as a deadly gunslinger. Both are droll delights, with amazing supporting casts that include Bruce Dern and Walter Brennan

Gun

This six-part TV anthology, produced by Robert Altman in 1997, follows a pearl-handled handgun as it passes from owner to owner across America. The premise is strong, as is the cast (Martin Sheen, Randy Quaid and Kirsten Dunst), but the show never quite lives up to the first two episodes—"Columbus Day", in which James Gandolfini and Rosanna Arquette knock acting spots off each other, and "All The President's Women", directed by Altman in kooky mood.
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