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January, 2004 - Adler's Appetite plays shows in Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Germany. The shows that were planned for the UK in February were cancelled.
January 15th, 2004 - Velvet Revolver's official biography, written by David Wild, was released by RCA Records.
January 16th, 2004 - The Gibson Custom Shop introduced a Slash Signature Les Paul guitar.
February 19th, 2004 - Geffen sent out a press release announcing the release of a Greatest Hits album.
March 15th, 2004 - "Greatest Hits" is released in Europe. The album goes to #1 in at least nine European countries.
March 23rd, 2004 - US release of "Greatest Hits". The album enters the Billboard chart at #3.
March 30th, 2004 - It's announced that GN'R have cancelled the planned show at Rock In Rio - Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal on May 30th. According to the press release, the show is cancelled because Buckethead left the band.
April 10th, 2004 - Greatest Hits enters the Billboard 200 at #3.
April 18th, 2004 - GN'R's "Greatest Hits" rose to #1 in its fifth chart week on the UK Album Chart. It's the band's first #1 album since Use Your Illusion II which topped the chart in September 1991.
April 29th, 2004 - A lawsuit in which Duff and Slash sued Axl, claiming he ripped them off to the tune of at least a million dollars, was filed at the Los Angles Superior Court.
May 13th, 2004 - Velvet Revolver's North American tour starts in St. Louis, MO at The Pageant.
June 8th, 2004 - Velvet Revolver's debut album, "Contraband" is released in North America. The album sells more than 250000 copies in its first week and enters the Billboard chart at #1.
June 9th, 2004 - European release of Velvet Revolver's "Contraband".
June 25th, 2004 - Adler's Appetite start their European tour in Duisburg, Germany. The band plays shows countries such as Greece, The Netherlands, Hungary and Austria.
July 5th, 2004 - The Guns N' Roses: Behind The Music has its official premiere on VH1. Ex-members featured in the show are Slash, Steven, Gilby and Matt.
July 26th, 2004 - Tommy Stinson's solo album, "Village Gorilla Head" is released in Europe. It was released in North American on the 27th.
August, 2004 - Velvet Revolver plays shows in Europe.
August 18th, 2004 - Guns N' Roses' Greatest Hits is certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.
August 25th, 2004 - Tommy Stinson's North American solo tour starts in Seattle, WA at Chop Suey. It ends on September 17th in Hoboken, NJ at Maxwell's.
September, 2004 - Dizzy Reed plays shows across the eastern part of the USA with his cover band Dizzy Reed's Hollywood Bulldozer.
September 20th, 2004 - Tommy Stinson's first European show on his tour supporting Jesse Malin is in Manchester, UK.

The tour visits the UK, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Greece. It ends on October 15th.

October 12th, 2004 - GN'R issued the following press release regarding rumors that they had recruited a new guitarist to replace Buckethead:

There have been numerous reports over the last few weeks from various sources claiming that one person or another has been invited to join Guns N' Roses. To set the record straight no one - we repeat no one - has been invited to join the band. We would normally not respond to rumours but it is wrong to allow a few self publicists the platform to mislead the media and Guns N' Roses fans. We will let you know when there is credible news on this subject.

October 16th, 2004 - Velvet Revolver's North American fall tour starts with an appearance at Buzzfest 5 in Nashville, TN at the Starwood Amphitheatre.
October 26th, 2004 - The videogame GTA: San Andreas is released. It features Axl as the voice of Tommy "The Nightmare" Smith, the K-DST DJ.
December 7th, 2004 - Velvet Revolver are nominated in three Grammy categories: Best Hard Rock Performance: Slither, Best Rock Song: Fall To Pieces and Best Rock Album: Contraband.

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