Hollywood Roses / Press

“The Cruefest Hollywood benefit concert, sponsored by Rock-n-Roll GangStar, took place on Saturday, July 30 at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California to raise money for The Skylar Neil Foundation, a non-profit organization in memory of Skylar Neil, the young daughter of MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil, who tragedy died of cancer at the age of 4 in 1995. The evening began with a press conference at the Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood. Then the action moved up the street to the Whisky A Go Go where several bands, , played throughout the day and into the evening as the night led up to the main event — an all-star benefit jam including Steven Adler (ADLER'S APPETITE, GUNS N' ROSES), Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF Z'NUFF, ADLER'S APPETITE), Colby Veil (DOPESNAKE, ex-ADLER'S APPETITE), Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS), Willie Basse (BLACK SHEEP, CANNED HEAT), Nadir D'Priest (LONDON), Daisy De La Hoya ("Daisy Of Love"), Dan Winton (HOLLYWOOD ROSES) and many more rockers.”

“Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer Steven Adler, L.A. GUNS’ Stacey Blades Help Raise Money For Skylar Neil Foundation In the evening, a benefit jam including Steven Adler (ADLER’S APPETITE, GUNS N’ ROSES), Chip Z’Nuff (ENUFF Z’NUFF, Adler’s Appetite), Colby Veil (DOPESNAKE, ex-Adler’s Appetite), Stacey Blades (L.A. GUNS), Willie Basse (BLACK SHEEP, CANNED HEAT), Nadir D’Priest (LONDON), Daisy De La Hoya (Daisy of Love), Dan Winton (HOLLYWOOD ROSES) and many more played. Sharise Neil, Skylar’s mother and ex-wife of Vince Neil, was an honored guest at the concert. Several items, including signed guitars, private music lessons and prints signed by all members of Mötley Crüe were also auctioned during the evening to raise additional funds. ”

“Yakking with … Colby ‘The Bastard Son’ Veil... Colby Veil grew up in Rockwall, Texas but hauled ass to Los Angeles so he could start livin’ out his fantasy of sleepin’ late and smokin’ tea. Actually, Colby moved to L.A. so he could marinate in the birthplace of Guns N’Roses. Once there, he drank up the Hollywood nightlife, formed a band called Dopesnake (now THAT’s a friggin’ band name!!!) and became quick friends with some of his Sunset Strip heroes. ”

““It was hard to believe that the voice this kid (of Hollywood Roses Frontman, Colby Veil) has. It was a nice trip back before I left Gn’R. “The 20th Anniversary Show” was GREAT and he’s a nice guy” Izzy Stradlin – Guns n’ Roses ”

““Hollywood Roses lead singer Colby Veil could be the voice, the talent and the passion to keep Rock n Roll alive." Tracii Guns, (L.A. Guns, Hollywood Rose) ”

“ Luckily for Veil, People know him from Hollywood Roses, a tribute to Guns N' Roses. That project has had a lot of positive attention, actually, as even original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler tapped Veil to sing for his band, Steven Adler's Appetite. Veil brings his "bastard sons of the Sunset Strip" to the Goat's Head Saloon in Mesa on March 27. Hollywood Roses just be your best chance to catch those catchy sleaze rock tunes live, unless of course you feel like venturing to New York to try and catch one of those G N' R secret shows. I'd stick with Hollywood Roses -- I don't think they play any Chinese Democracy.”

““ Colby is a dick!!!!” just kidding lol “…. I love that guy! Colby is a natural, born to entertain!” Taime Downe – Faster Pussycat, Newlydeads ”

““If you love Old School Guns and Roses, the Hollywood Roses are your ticket for a journey back in time. I think Colby might be Axl’s twin brother from the 80’s.” Ralph Saenz, Steel Panther (formally Metal Skool) ”

“Hollywood Roses “The Ultimate tribute to Guns N Roses. These guys are kind of what Atomic Punks are to Van Halen. The singer Colby Veil sounds more like Axl Rose than Axl Rose! They also played our 3rd Metal Sludge Extravaganza.” – Metal Sludge.”

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