Axl Rose Praises Metal Site

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Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose has spoken out in support of KNAC.com, the Internet site spin-off of former Los Angeles metal station KNAC-FM. "KNAC was the only station in the country playing us back when we were in the clubs in Los Angeles, and the fact that they have gone online with the same people working who were around before is amazing," Rose said in a statement issued by KNAC's publicist. The Guns N' Roses live track "Coma" has been downloaded more than 75,000 times since it became available late last month on KNAC.com. The song, which originally appeared on Use Your Illusion I (1991), was available in the live version only on the Japanese edition of the band's recently released Guns N' Roses Live Era '87–'93. KNAC.com was established as a metalhead community site on the Web in November 1997, after the radio station went off the air.