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SLASH On Current GUNS N' ROSES Lineup: 'It's This Really, Really Well-Oiled Machine That's Super Functional'

Slash says that the current lineup of GUNS N' ROSES is a "really well-oiled machine that's super functional." Only rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin and drummer Steven Adler are missing from the classic GN'R lineup that recorded 1987's classic debut, "Appetite For Destruction". Slash, singer Axl Rose and bassist Duff McKagan are on board, fortified with ...

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JOHN CORABI On AXL ROSE Singing For AC/DC: 'I Thought He Nailed It'

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES vocalist John Corabi recently guested on the "TODDCast Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On THE DEAD DAISIES: John: "The cool thing about the band is that we've never actually worked together until we got up with ...

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AXL ROSE Puts KANYE WEST On Blast After White House Visit

According to The Pulse Of Radio, GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose put Kanye West on blast after the rapper's appearance at the White House on Thursday (October 11), in which West delivered a rambling 10-minute monologue that addressed topics ranging from violence in Chicago to "flyest" cars. The nearly incoherent rant appeared to leave ...

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JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, NEAL SCHON, MARTY FRIEDMAN, Others Featured On JASON BECKER's 'Triumphant Hearts' Album

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will release the new album from Jason Becker, "Triumphant Hearts", on December 7. Becker's story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the technical guitar duo CACOPHONY, with his ...

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ROCK GODDESS Announces New Bassist

ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has announced the addition of bassist Jenny Lane to the group's ranks. Not to be confused with various other musicians of the same name, a professional wrestler or the popular BEATLES classic "Penny Lane", Lane is ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Announces Fall 2018 Solo U.S. Tour Dates

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has just confirmed more shows in support of his 2018 "Sweetzerland Manifesto" solo album. The headlining dates kick off November 30 in Iowa and include stops in New York, Detroit, Philadelphia and more before wrapping up with three Los Angeles-area shows. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Play Hawaii For First Time Ever

GUNS N' ROSES will play its first show ever in the state of Hawaii, on Saturday, December 8 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Tickets are on sale to the general public starting Friday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. HST at Ticketmaster and at the Aloha Stadium box office. Citi is the official presale credit card ...

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Video Premiere: DANKO JONES's 'We're Crazy'

Acclaimed Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has released the official music video for its new single, "We're Crazy". The song marks the first taste of DANKO JONES's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released in the spring via M-Theory Audio (U.S.), Rise Above (UK), Indica (Canada, Australia, New Zealand) and AFM (rest of ...

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SLASH Talks Playing 'Chinese Democracy' Song 'Better', VELVET REVOLVER's 'Slither' With GUNS N' ROSES

One highlight of GUNS N' ROSES' concerts during the "Not In This Lifetime" tour has been the "Chinese Democracy" track "Better", which features an intro that doesn't appear on the album version of the song. Guitarist Slash says it's only natural that the song's live rendition sounds different with him and bassist Duff McKagan performing ...

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Warning Blast - SIEGE OF POWER

SIEGE OF POWER is what death-doom fanatics have wet dreams about. The international supergroup consists of vocalist Chris Reifert (AUTOPSY), guitarist Paul Baayens (ASPHYX, ex-HAIL OF BULLETS), bassist Theo van Eekelen (ex-HAIL OF BULLETS, ex-GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT), and drummer Bob Bagchus (ex-ASPHYX, ex-SOULBURN, INFIDEL REICH). A logical assumption would be that the ensemble's debut, ...

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DANKO JONES Releases New Single 'We're Crazy'

Acclaimed Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has released a new single, "We're Crazy". The song, produced by GGGarth Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, BIFFY CLYRO, RISE AGAINST), can be streamed below. "We're Crazy" marks the first taste of DANKO JONES's forthcoming, as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released in the ...

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SLASH On Re-Teaming With MYLES KENNEDY And THE CONSPIRATORS: 'I Wanted To Come Back And Finish What We Started'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently spoke with SiriusXM DJ Jose Mangin about "Living The Dream", his new solo album featuring Myles Kennedy and THE CONSPIRATORS. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On juggling two bands: Slash: "I've been working with Myles and THE CONSPIRATORS since 2010, so up until just recently, everything ...

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Listen To New VREID Song 'One Hundred Years'

Norwegian metallers VREID will release their new album, "Lifehunger", on September 28 via Season Of Mist. The disc's new single, "One Hundred Years", can be streamed below. VREID comments: "Sometimes everything is so dark that you only see life. "This album is all about the primordial hunger that keeps us marching forward. It's a celebration ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Speaks Out Against Use Of Prescription Drugs To Treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has spoken out against the use of medication to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, saying that prescription stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin "pushing kids to the most fucking darkest place possible." The former COAL CHAMBER singer, who has previously described himself as a "really bad" sufferer of ADHD, opened ...

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NASTY SAVAGE Bassist RICHARD BATEMAN Dies

Richard Bateman, bassist for Florida metal legends NASTY SAVAGE, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, September 5. NASTY SAVAGE guitarist David Austin said that he was "absolutely devastated" by the passing of his longtime friend and bandmate. He added in a Facebook post: "[The] extraordinary bass playing that he did with NASTY SAVAGE, especially ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Music Video For Acoustic Version Of 'Mercy'

STONE SOUR's music video for an acoustic version of the song "Mercy" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's acclaimed 2017 LP, "Hydrograd", which was released as a deluxe edition on August 31. The two-disc set, "Hydrograd Deluxe Edition", collects unreleased covers, b-sides, live recordings and alternate versions of songs from ...

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