The lineup: Slash (Guns N' Roses), Duff McKagen (Guns N' Roses), Matt Sorum (Guns N' Roses), Dave Kushner (Wasted Youth), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots)
The story: After the Stone Temple Pilots released their career summary compilation 'Thank You' in 2003, the band - despite once reigning over 90s rock alongside Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Nirvana - was a fractured unit. Lead singer Scott Weiland split, deciding it was time for a new group.
Many members of Guns N' Roses were feeling similar urges to go off in new directions, so the guitar, bass and drums of that seminal rock group, alongside the guitar/bass player of Wasted Youth, all found huge commercial success with Velvet Revolver. Two albums and a handful of hard rock tours later and Weiland had once again felt the urge to part ways
Album to buy: Libertad
Tools designed to ensure computer code in smart cars does not crash has been inspired by hungry penguins.
The rounded sleeping capsules send guests drifting into ocean before arriving on desert island by morning.
Sitting on the saddle activates the part of the brain responsible for learning, a study has claimed.
Scientists are appealing for more people to donate their brains for research after they die.
Life on Earth may have arrived from Mars on an asteroid, scientists have claimed.
Lunar mission scheduled at the end of 2017 could find out if beer can be brewed on the moon.
A bottle used to teach children how far litter can travel ended up on Scottish beach after 8,700-mile journey.
x Share us on Facebook