Music Roundup: Axl Hints at GnR Reunion, U2 Grabs Concert Cash

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Axl Rose hints to the L.A. Times he may be open to a GnR reunion at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony–that is, if it doesn’t include Izzy and Steven Adler. No word on whether Slash and Duff would even have him and the rest of the band he now calls Guns and Roses.

U2’s 360 tour was the highest grossing of 2011, raking in $293 million. Rounding out the top five were Bon Jovi, Take That, Roger Waters and Taylor Swift.

The Allman Brothers Band, Glen Campbell, Gil-Scott Heron, George Jones and the Memphis Horns are among those who will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Grammys next year. (

Lykke Li has released an EP of rarities called The Lost Sessions Vol. 1. Download it for free here.

A “lost” Captain Beefheart record, Bat Chain Puller, will be released Jan. 15, what would have been the singer’s 71st birthday.

You Have Downloaded, a site that tracks people who download copyrighted content from BitTorrent, has traced IP addresses to the Recording Industry Association of America. Meanwhile, the music industry is jumping on Google for what it says has been a lack of vigilance by the search engine in combating illegal downloading.

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