Gogi GrantGogi Grant on the cover of her 2002 collection Her Very Best
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before adopting the name "Gogi Grant" she had used the names "Audrey Brown" and "Audrey Grant." She was given the name "Gogi" by Dave Kapp, the head of Artists and Repertory at RCA Records, who liked to patronize a restaurant called "Gogi's LaRue."
In 1956 she was voted most popular female vocalist by Billboard magazine.
In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life.
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In 1957 she supplied the vocals for Ann
Blyth in the movie portrayal of Helen Morgan's life.
Gogi Grant (born Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg, September 20, 1924) was an American popular singer. Contraband debuted at #1 on the music charts. "The Wayward Wind" (1956). Slash, Duff McKagan, and Matt Sorum formed the band Velvet Revolver with Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots) in 2003. The band contributed a song to the Hulk's soundtrack before releasing their first album, Contraband, in June 2004. "Suddenly There's a Valley" (1955). In March 2004 Buckethead left the band, causing Rose to cancel their May 30th appearance at Rock in Rio 4 in Lisbon, Portugal. "Strange Are the Ways of Love" (1958). In 2002, Q magazine named Guns N' Roses in their list of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die", although this was as part of a sub-list of "5 Bands That Could Go Either Way".
Again, Rose failed to stop its release. Similarly, Cleopatra records released "Hollywood Rose: The Roots of Guns N' Roses" in early summer. Despite Rose's protests, legal and otherwise, Geffen released a greatest hits album on March 23rd. It is set to release in 2005.
Reports issued by the band in 2001 and 2002 claimed that Chinese Democracy was to be released later that year by Interscope/Geffen Records, with whom they had apparently patched up their differences (if any). As of February 2005 the band has not played a show since their December 5, 2002 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Due to a no show by Axl in Philadelphia and the resulting riot by fans, Clear Channel, the tour's promoter, cancelled all remaining shows of the tour. Some concerts in smaller markets did not sell out, while shows in larger markets such as New York and Boston sold out in minutes.
The tour was met with mixed results. Subsequent shows went on as planned. A riot ensued. The tour got off to a bad start. The opening show in Vancouver was cancelled by the venue due to Axl not showing up in a timely manner.
tour, the band's first since 1993, was planned. A U.S. The band then played several shows in August of 2002, headlining festivals and concerts in Asia and Europe, and then making their way to New York for a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards. During 2002, guitarist Paul Huge left the band and was replaced by Richard Fortus, formerly of the band Love Spit Love.
The new lineup played two shows in Las Vegas at the end of 2001. Consisting of Axl Rose, guitarists Buckethead, Robin Finck, and Paul Huge, bassist Tommy Stinson, keyboard players Dizzy Reed and Chris Pittman, and drummer Brain (formerly of Primus), the band played a mixture of old hits as well as new songs from their forthcoming album. The revised lineup returned to the stage in January of 2001 with two well-received concerts, one in Las Vegas and one in Rio de Janeiro. In 2000, avant garde guitarist Buckethead joined Guns N' Roses.
Later that year, Finck returned to Nine Inch Nails briefly to record "The Fragile.". GNR also released Live Era 87-93, which was a collection of songs the original lineup recorded on the road between 1987 and 1993. This song was intended to be a prelude for a new album: Chinese Democracy. In 1999, the band released one new song, Oh My God, which was included on the soundtrack of End of Days.
In 1998 Axl Rose returned to the studio accompanied by drummer Josh Freese (of the Vandals), bassist Tommy Stinson (formerly of The Replacements), guitarist Robin Finck (formerly of Nine Inch Nails), guitarist Paul Huge (aka Paul Tobias), and keyboardist Dizzy Reed. Within the following year, Duff and Matt also left the band, which left Axl as the sole original member. In 1996, Slash quit the band, citing creative differences with Axl. Several members started up their side projects (such as Slash with Slash's Snakepit and Duff McKagan in the Neurotic Outsiders).
That same year, a cover version of The Rolling Stones' Sympathy for the Devil was recorded by the band, joined by Paul Huge (replacing Gilby Clarke), for the movie Interview with the Vampire. In 1994 Axl fired Gilby Clarke. This album did not match the success of the Illusion albums and tensions were ever increasing in the band. In 1993, Guns N' Roses released a collection of mostly punk covers entitled The Spaghetti Incident?.
The tour included The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. During this time, November Rain became the most requested video on MTV, eventually winning a VMA for best cinematography. After the release of the Use Your Illusion albums Guns N' Roses went on a 28-month-long world tour, during which Izzy Stradlin quit the band and was replaced by Gilby Clarke. On September 17, 1991 they released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, which debuted as #2 and #1 on the charts. In 1990 Guns N' Roses returned to the studio with new drummer Matt Sorum and keyboardist Dizzy Reed to begin work on the band's most ambitious undertaking yet.
Other members addressed their addiction after Axl Rose spoke up about them "dancing with Mr. Brownstone" during their opening set for the Rolling Stones. Shortly after the release of "Lies", drummer Steve Adler was dismissed from the band, reportedly due to his unwillingness to address his heroin addiction. Because of the incident, subsequent American Music Award shows have been broadcast using a five second delay. At the televised annual award show in 1989, Duff McKagen and Slash appeared intoxicated and used strong language while accepting the award for Best Heavy Metal Album for Appetite For Destruction, and Best Heavy Metal Song for Paradise City.
In 1989, Guns N' Roses were presented with the American Music Award for favorite Pop/Rock single for Sweet Child O' Mine. Contributing Welcome to the Jungle to the soundtrack of movie The Dead Pool (in the Dirty Harry series) gave the band a couple of seconds onscreen in the movie. The album was also a source of controversy when one song, "One In A Million" featured Axl Rose using the words "niggers" and "faggots", resulting in many accusing the band (or Axl) of racism and homophobia, which Axl denied citing the fact that his (then) lead guitarist was half black and that he was a big fan of homosexual singers such as Freddie Mercury and Elton John. Guns N' Roses' next release was the acoustic cd G N' R Lies in 1988 which hit #2 on the music charts.
Appetite For Destruction remains one of the best selling debut albums of all time. The album sold 20 million copies, had three top 10 singles, and hit #1 on the charts. Appetite for Destruction, GNR's Geffen debut, was released on August 21, 1987. Copies of the EP reached Geffen Records executives who soon signed the band.
The band released a self-produced EP, Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, in 1986. The two agreed and the band's original line-up was finalized. When Tracii and Robbie could not attend the Guns N' Roses' first show (in Seattle), Axl called guitarist Slash and drummer Stephen Adler who he had met recently and asked if they would play. Fans often shorten the name to the "Gunners".
The name was derived from a combination of Guns and Rose's pseudonymous last names, while earlier band names in the same vein had been Rose and Hollywood Rose. The band was formed by singer Axl Rose, guitarist Tracii Guns, guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Robbie Gardner. Originating in Los Angeles in June 1985, Guns N' Roses' unique style incorporated punk, blues, thrash, and other genres of music into what was popular at the time: hair metal. The band's 1987 major label debut, Appetite for Destruction, gained them world notoriety with its infamously self-destructive attitude while their 1991 second major effort, the simultaneous album releases of Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, and subsequent tour cemented the band's place as a heavily influential and permanent member of rock and roll history.
Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band whose dangerous reputation, controversial front man, and technical prowess have made them one of the most popular rock and roll bands ever. Since I Don't Have You from The Spaghetti Incident?. Yesterdays from Use Your Illusion II. You Could Be Mine from Use Your Illusion II.
Estranged from Use Your Illusion II. November Rain from Use Your Illusion I. Live And Let Die from Use Your Illusion I. Garden Of Eden from Use Your Illusion I.
The Garden from Use Your Illusion I. Don't Cry from Use Your Illusion I. Dead Horse from Use Your Illusion I. Welcome To The Jungle from Appetite for Destruction.
Sweet Child O' Mine from Appetite for Destruction. Paradise City from Appetite for Destruction. It's So Easy from Appetite for Destruction. Patience from G N' R Lies.
Chinese Democracy (2005). Greatest Hits (2004) Compilation. Live Era: '87-'93 (1999) Live Album. The Spaghetti Incident? (1993) Covers.
Use Your Illusion II (1991). Use Your Illusion I (1991). G N' R Lies (1988) Mini-Album; Includes tracks from Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide. Appetite for Destruction (1987) Debut Album.
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide (1986) EP, Live. Buckethead, guitar (2000-2004). Josh Freese, drums (1997-2000). Paul Huge, guitar (1994-2002).
Matt Sorum, drums (1990-1997). Steven Adler, drums (1985-1990). Gilby Clarke, guitar (1991-1994). Izzy Stradlin, guitar (1985-1991).
Duff McKagan, bass (1985-1997). Slash, guitars (1985-1996). Robbie Gardner, drums (1985). Tracii Guns, guitar (1985).
Dizzy Reed-Keyboards (1990). Robin Finck- Guitars (1998-). Richard Fortus- Guitars (2002-). Brian Mantia - Drums (2000-).
Tommy Stinson- Bass (1997-). Axl Rose-vocals (1985-).