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Velvet Revolver stars to headline gig with new supergroup

Velvet Revolver stars to headline gig with new supergroup

SLASH IS BACK: He's putting together another group of great rockers. Photo: Associated Press

Former Guns ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver stars Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum’s new supergroup is planning a star-studded benefit in Hollywood next month.

The group, Kings of Chaos, will perform with guitar great Steve Stevens, Corey Taylor, Glenn Hughes and actors Juliette Lewis and Gary Dourdan onstage at the Avalon Hollywood on Nov. 18 to raise money and awareness for conservationist Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project, an international organization dedicated to saving dolphins from slaughter and exploitation.

The concert, billed as Tokyo Celebrates The Dolphin, will be the group’s only North American performance in 2013.

Organizer O’Barry tells WENN, “We’ll add a few Japanese friends to our line-up and rock the socks off Tokyo. There isn’t a better way to bring Westerners and Japanese people together than rock and roll and the world should also know about the wonderful relationship between Japanese people and dolphins in the Tokyo Islands.”

Longtime O’Barry supporter Sorum adds, “I’m thrilled to bring a bunch of superstars together for a fun night with fans. The main thing is to keep creating awareness for the Dolphin Project and everyone involved.”

Kings of Chaos made their Australian live debut in April at the Stone Music Festival in Sydney and the group toured South and Central America last year under the name Rock ‘n’ Roll Allstars.

The supergroup will embark on a new South American tour at the end of November.

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