Guns N Roses

Wed
25
Jan

ROSE TATTOO Back With A Live One From The Archives

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ANGRY ANDERSON TO CELEBRATE AUSTRALIA DAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW LIVE ALBUM FROM THE TATTS
 
“TATTS: LIVE IN BRUNSWICK” RECORDED IN 1982, MASTERED FOR 2017
Thirty-five years ago, the Australian pub rock scene was at its pinnacle and live music was everywhere, and so was Rose Tattoo, scratching its way to the top of the heap.  Tatts: Live in Brunswick goes back to that era, recorded at the infamous Bombay Bicycle Club in Brunswick, Melbourne as part of their legendary and explosive Never Too Loud tour in 1982 and mastered in all its glory for loyal fans in 2017. 
 
The 14-track album is set for digital release on Friday, February 3 and will also be available exclusively at Rose Tattoo’s upcoming Brisbane and Sydney performances at the Guns n’ Roses shows on February 7, 10 and 11, as well as the GRR Shop and SFR Store. 
 
Released through indie powerhouse Australian rock label, Golden Robot Records and available for digital pre-order from Australia Day, Tatt’s: Live in Brunswick offers 14 kick-your-ass-from-here-to-there tracks from one of Australia’s most revered rock bands of all time.  Peerless, raw, heavy blues rock with a hot mix of slide guitars and an unmistakable voice, this album will take you back to a time when rock was king and the band was at its most formidable with all the might of what’s ahead in 2017.

 
Track Listing:
01 Out Of This Place
02 Bad Boy For Love
03 Assault And Battery
04 Tramp
05 We Can't Be Beaten
06 Butcher And Fast Eddy
07 Rock And Roll Is King
08 Texas
09 One Of The Boys
10 Branded
11 Revenge
12 Juice On The Loose
13 Rock And Roll Outlaw
14 Scarred For Life
 
PRE-ORDER TATTS: LIVE IN BRUNSWICK
SFR Store (fan bundles) | http://bit.ly/RT-LIB-SFRStore
iTunes | http://bit.ly/RT-LIB-iTunes
*** Pre-order commences Australia Day***
 
GNR TOUR DATES
BRISBANE - Tuesday 7 February at QSAC Stadium, ticketek.com.au or 132 849
SYDNEY - Friday 10 February at ANZ Stadium, ticketek.com.au or 132 849
SYDNEY - Saturday 11 February at ANZ Stadium, ticketek.com.au or 132 849
 
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Wed
14
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - Matt Sorum

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Drummer MATT SORUM guests on Ep. 281 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
 
 
On this episode, current KINGS OF CHAOS and former GUNS N' ROSES drummer MATT SORUM discusses Hollywood Vampires and the recent Joe Perry scare, the possibility of a Kings Of Chaos album, remembers singer Scott Weiland, Guns N' Roses, and much more.
 
QUOTES from the interview:
 
Joe Perry (time 1.54): "That was pretty scary. In typical Alice Cooper tradition - they show must go on, so we just carried on playing."
 
Making an album with KINGS OF CHAOS (time 5.21): "I've got people asking me, 'Let's make a record,' but what is the record? I hope that it will, but it'll just have to happen naturally."
 
GUNS N' ROSES talk starts at 16.42:
 
Highlights: (17.34) - "I thought I was walking into a straight up rock band that was more like what they were doing on Appetite which was real straight forward rock n' roll music. It was a cross-breed of AC/DC and Aerosmith mixed in with a little Sex Pistols... Mixed with Nazareth. Then along came piano. These epic ten minute opuses. I was surprised."
 
Steven Adler (19.31): "When it came to learning the Appetite stuff for the live show, I tried to be very respectful of Steven parts and play them how they were written. Obviously, we've been accused of being different drummers but that's natural. I can't play like Steven and Steven can't play like me and that's ok, but when I came into the band they needed that guy that could kind of hold the fort together."
 
For more about MATT SORUM and KINGS OF CHAOS visit:
 
TWITTER: @kingsofchaosusa
 
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Tue
14
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALAN NIVEN & Q5

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LINK TO INTERVIEW:� https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlh5Mp1Pduc

Former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, as well as Q5 lead singer Jonathan K join Mitch in this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon

In the show's opening interview, former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, discusses his current projects (Razer, Chris Buck and more), Izzy Stradlin, Muhammad Ali, Axl Rose, AC/DC, Slash, Mötley Crüe, the Return of Guns N' Roses, Mark Kendall, Great White, Bruce Springsteen and his vast musical history.

(Alan Niven interview recorded June 13th 2016.)

Quotes from the interview:

Comparing Axl Rose & Muhammad Ali (time 17.19): "I saw them both as anti-authoritarian. I saw them both as champions of individuality. Champions of the worth of every individual. In terms of fame, I think there was a similarity - they were both heavyweights."

Mötley Crüe (time 36.41): "What does Mötley Crüe stand for? Excess? Greed? What are they? Young republicans?"Ala

Axl (time 37.36): "When he wrote Civil War - I was thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. I thought this was a major step to him joining the pantheon of the greats who inspired me to be involved in this. Your Dylans. Your Lennons. Your Marleys and I thoroughly believed that my friend from Lafayette was going to join that pantheon."

In the show's second interview singer Jonathan K of Q5 discusses his band's new album New World Order, Floyd Rose, what went right and what went wrong for Q5 over the years, their classic Steel The Light album, being covered by Great White and a lot more.

Quote from the interview: Hopes for the band (1hr 29.20): "The game plan is we want to tour Europe again... Do as many records as people will want to listen from us."

Q5's official Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/q5official

 

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Release Year: 
2015
 
Tue
24
May

Xlrator Media To Screen DUFF McKAGAN'S 'It's So Easy And Other Lies

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LOS ANGELES (May 23, 2016) – XLrator Media will release Guns N' Roses founding member and bass player Duff McKagan's autobiographical music documentary IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES: LIVE AT THE MOORE, based on his New York Times best-selling memoir, in 50 cities beginning May 26, prior to its LA theatrical release on June 3. Fans can go to itssoeasymovie.com for theater information and to purchase tickets.

Featuring exclusive archival footage, this authorized documentary chronicles Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inductee McKagan's meteoric rise to fame and fortune, his near-fatal struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his remarkable life transformation. The film features interviews with many of the people who took this wild ride, including a constellation of rock stars that rose to fame alongside him, and the people who inspired him to overcome his addictions.  In a voice that is as honest as it is indelibly his own, Duff takes audiences on a harrowing journey through the dark heart of rock '˜n' roll and out the other side.

IT'S SO EASY AND OTHER LIES: LIVE AT THE MOORE was directed and produced by Christopher Duddy, produced by Daniel Zirilli and Steven G. Kaplan, and executive produced by Vision Films' Lise Romanoff, Gato Scatena, Jordan Rosner, Hans Stangl, Birgit Stein and Kati Thomson. Evan Saxon did the theatrical booking.


 
Here is the complete list of theatrical screenings: 
Date
Theater
City
State
May 26
ArcLight Hollywood
Los Angeles
CA
May 26
Reading Valley Plaza
Bakersfield
CA
May 26
Landmark Shattuck
Berkeley
CA
May 26
Reading Rohnert Park
Rohnert Park
CA
May 26
Angelika Carmel Mountain
San Diego
CA
May 26
Landmark Embarcadero
San Francisco
CA
May 26
Landmark Chez
Denver
CO
May 26
Landmark Atlantic Plumbing
Washington
DC
May 26
Landmark Midtown
Atlanta
GA
May 26
Consolidated Ward
Honolulu
HI
May 26
Landmark Century
Chicago
IL
May 26
Landmark Keystone
Indianapolis
IN
May 26
Landmark Kendall Square
Boston
MA
May 26
Landmark Harbor East
Baltimore
MD
May 26
Landmark Main Art
Detroit
MI
May 26
Landmark Tivoli
St. Louis
MO
May 26
Reading Manville
Manville
NJ
May 26
Landmark Sunshine
New York
NY
May 26
Landmark Ritz East
Philadelphia
PA
May 26
Landmark Magnolia
Dallas
TX
May 26
Landmark River Oaks
Houston
TX
May 26
Angelika Mosaic
Fairfax
VA
May 26
Landmark Guild
Seattle
WA
May 30 & June 6
UltraStar Mission Valley
San Diego
CA
May 31
Hollywood Theatre
Portland
OR
June 1
Showcase Cinemas Bridgeport
Bridgeport
CT
June 1
Showcase Cinema de Lux Lowell
Lowell
MA
June 1
Showcase Cinema de Lux Revere
Revere
MA
June 1
Arts Quest
Bethlehem 
PA
June 1
Island 16:  Cinema de Lux
Holtsville
NY
June 1
Springdale 18:  Cinema de Lux
Springdale
OH
June 1
Marcus Addison Cinema
Addison
IL
June 1
Marcus Bay Park Cinema
Ashwaubenon
WI
June 1
Marcus Point Cinema
Madison
WI
June 1
Marcus Lincoln Grand
Lincoln
NE
June 1
Marcus Duluth Cinema
Duluth
MN
June 1
Marucs Elgin Cinema
Elgin
IL
June 1
Marcus Gurnee Mills
Gurnee
IL
June 1
Marcus Oakdale Cinema
Oakdale
MN
June 1
Marcus West Acres Cinema
Fargo
ND
June 1
Marcus Twin Creek Cinema
Bellevue
NE
June 1
Marcus Crosswoods Cinema
Columbus
OH
June 1
Marcus Ridge Cinema
New Belin
WI
June 1
Marcus Valley Grand
Appleton
WI
June 1
Providence Place Cinemas 16
Providence
RI
June 2
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Winchester
VA
June 3-9
Arena Cinema
Hollywood
CA
June 16
Capitol Theatre
Cleveland
OH
June 16
Southside Work
Pittsburgh
PA
June 24-25
Pickford Film Center
Bellingham
WA
  
Facebook: /DuffMcKaganItsSoEasyOfficial
Twitter: @DuffMcKagan, #itssoeasymovie
About XLrator Media, LLC

One of the fastest-growing independent film distribution companies in North America since its creation in 2010, XLrator Media, LLC (XLratorMedia.com) will release 25 films in 2016. Its recent releases include Academy Award-winner John Ridley's Jimi: All is by My Side starring Andre Benjamin as rock legend Jimi Hendrix and SXSW hits Housebound, The Mule and The Diabolical. XLrator Media is also the home of the acclaimed MACABRE and TURBO genre film labels and the PACE multicultural film label. The company launched its first OTT channel with the MACABRE Collection on Hulu and co-produced 400 Days which was released by Syfy Films. The company previously released such diverse films as The Machine, CBGB, American Mary, Storm Surfers 3D, Banshee Chapter, Ironclad: Battle for Blood and Five Star.
 
About Duff McKagan

A founding member of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver—and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee—Duff McKagan shares the story of his rise to the pinnacle of fame and fortune, his struggles with alcoholism and drug addiction, his personal crash and burn, and his phoenix-like transformation.

In 1984, at the age of twenty, Duff McKagan left his native Seattle—partly to pursue music but mainly to get away from a host of heroin overdoses then decimating his closest group of friends in the local punk scene. In L.A. only a few weeks and still living in his car, he answered a want ad for a bass player placed by someone who identified himself only as 'Slash.' In a few years, Guns N' Roses went on to sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.

In his best-selling autobiography It's So Easy and Other Lies, Duff recounts the band's unlikely trajectory to a string of multiplatinum albums, sold-out stadium concerts, and global acclaim. But that kind of glory can take its toll, and it did—ultimately—on Duff, as well as on the band nd itself. As the group began to splinter, Duff felt that he himself was done, too. But his near death as a direct result of alcoholism proved to be his watershed, the turning point that sent him on a unique path to sobriety and the unexpected choices he has made for himself since.

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Fri
29
Jan

THE DEAD DAISIES Revolving Lineup Lose Two But Adds DOUG ALDRICH

 
Australian/multi-national rockers THE DEAD DAISIES have lost two members to the GUNS N ROSES "reunion", but have added the wonderful DOUG ALDRICH to their ever changing lineup.
 
Press Release:
 
New York, NY (January 28th, 2016) – The Dead Daisies are proud to announce the addition of Doug Aldrich to the lineup as lead guitarist of the powerful music collective. Guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed will be stepping aside to be a part of a momentous project in 2016.
 
Aldrich is currently in Nashville with the Daisies working with producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Gavin Rossdale, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) on their follow up to the album Revolución, released last year following the bands trip to Cuba, where the classic rock group were part of a cultural exchange as guests of the Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban Rock Agency. The still untitled album will be released globally on SPV Records later this year.
 
Aldrich joins bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream) on vocals and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) on drums.
 
“I’m very, very happy to join my friends Marco, Brian, John and David in the next chapter of The Dead Daisies,” proclaims Aldrich. “I love the band and I’m looking forward to getting busy on the new record. This band is bringing back a raw, back to the bones sound that a lot of groups go for but The Dead Daisies are looking to nail. At this point in time, we are looking to have a kick ass Rock ‘n’ Roll album in the can by spring 2016.”
 
Fortus couldn’t be happier, saying: “When we started speaking about finding someone to replace me, the first suggestion I had was Doug Aldrich. It doesn’t get any better than Doug in my book. I am so happy that he is able and willing to step in and take over. I think that it will elevate the band to the next level. Thanks to everyone that has supported the Daisies over the last couple of years. Stay tuned to see what they come up with next. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!”
 
David Lowy, one of the original founders of The Dead Daisies said: “We’re really going to miss Richard and Dizzy. It’s been a privilege and a pleasure to write, record and perform with such talented world-class musicians and all-around great guys. I’ve personally learnt so much from both of them. We’re very excited to announce Doug Aldrich will be joining The Dead Daisies in the lead guitar role. Doug was Richard’s first pick to replace him. He’s a highly accomplished musician, performer and songwriter and we’re really looking forward to Doug joining us as the Dead Daisies adventure rolls on.”
 
Marco Mendoza couldn’t be more excited as well of course. “Doug and I shared the stage for many years with Whitesnake and have been involved in many recording sessions and projects. He is a powerful guitar player and performer, can’t wait to bring him in on our next efforts in the studio and on the road. VIVA LA ROCK!”
 
Since exploding onto the scene in 2013, The Dead Daisies have taken the Classic Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date & touring with the biggest names in rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS and Def Leppard. 2015 was a banner year that saw the band release their 2nd album, make a historic visit to Cuba, join the line-up for some of the biggest European Rock Festivals including Download and Graspop, tour around the globe with Whitesnake and KISS as well as play a sold out triumphant headline show in Paris. The band then returned to the UK for the first time in two years to play a series of Sold Out club shows, including the special guest slot at Planet Rock Stock in Wales.
 
With the year having just started, The Dead Daisies are well underway to continue to rewrite the book on Classic Rock. With a killer new album in the works, massive touring being booked and fueled by their ever-growing fan base, the band is showing no signs of letting up.
 
Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and well!!!
 

 

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Wed
13
Jan

Former GUNS N ROSES Manager Interviewed on Talking Metal

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On this episode of the Talking Metal, Mark and John meet up with former Guns n Roses manager Doug Goldstein and Adrenaline Mob guitarist Mike Orlando in New York City at the Hudson Hotel lobby bar.

This chat was recorded last night, Jan. 11, 2016.  Topics include Adrenaline Mob, Sonic Stomp, AJ Pero, Mike Portnoy, A Beautiful Disaster, Axl Rose getting arrested before a show in Philadelphia in August of 1988, how Slash helped run the band’s business, Slash quitting GnR in 1996, how Axl got the Guns ‘n’ Roses name, July 5, 1993, Alan Niven, Peter Grant, Blind Melon, Xzbit attacking Fred Durst, Randy Rhoads, Kelle Rhoads, Mike Orando’s guitar gear, Ace Frehley’s smoking guitar solo, Larry DiMarzio, SAP Ticketing, Rob Dukes, DMC, Generation Kill, Bumblefoot, Donald Trump meeting GnR in 1992, Doug’s recent contact with Axl, Billy Sheehan, Jake Goldstein (the singer/guitarist of the band Hunny), Axes & Anchors Rock Music Cruise, David Lee Roth, Steve Vai and the upcoming guitar tour with Bumblefoot, Orlando and Monte Pittman.

http://talkingmetal.com/digital/2016/01/12/talking-metal-580-featuring-mike-orlando-doug-goldstein/
 

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Wed
30
Dec

TONY HARNELL Departs SKID ROW

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TONY HARNELL has sensationally left SKID ROW, without explination or comment from the band. Within minutes of the news breaking, speculation of both SEBASTIAN BACH's return and a possible support slot on the GUNS N ROSES tour started up.
 
No other information to hand, but watch this space...
 
 
Tony has just posted this update:
 
I was not fired from SKID ROW, I quit. Being ignored and disrespected isn't my thing. I had a great time performing with the band and singing so many great songs. I don't regret a thing! xo TH
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Wed
30
Dec

GUNS N ROSES Reunited Lineup & Tour Announced January 6

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Billboard has added their name and credentials to the list of sources openly discussing details of the planned Guns N Roses reunion. You can read what they have posted here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6828129/guns-n-roses-reun...
 
Most of the article mirrors what I have previously posted here (repeated below), but I can now add that the launch date is apparently January 6. Stay tuned!
 

 

GUNS N ROSES have been the subject of continued reunion speculation for several years now, but the whispers become a roar earlier this year when guitarist Slash publicly stated that he and frontman Axl Rose had patched up differences that kept them estranged for nearly two decades.
 
So what is the future of what used to be rock n roll’s “most dangerous band”?
 
It is no great secret that a reunion is coming. The pitch has been with concert promoters for several months now, with confirmation coming from a couple of those agents that the band is looking to play select festivals in 2016 before moving onto a larger stadium tour in 2017 – to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic Appetite For Destruction album.
 
But what hasn’t been discussed however, is who exactly will be involved in the reunion. The rumors have all touted a reunion of the “classic” or “original” lineup.
 
But it’s not what people might have expected.
 
From everything I have heard from multiple trusted sources, the new Guns N Roses lineup will consist of:
 
Axl
Slash
Duff
 
With:
Richard Fortus
Frank Ferrer
Dizzy Reed
 
Plans are still evolving, but it appears the band is pitching a few high-profile European rock festivals and Coachella in the USA has been mentioned too.
 
All of this is rumoured until confirmed, but from what I’ve heard, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum are not going to be involved.
 
Stay tuned…
 
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Fri
13
Nov

GUNS N ROSES Reunited Lineup Unlikely To Be All Original

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GUNS N ROSES have been the subject of continued reunion speculation for several years now, but the whispers become a roar earlier this year when guitarist Slash publicly stated that he and frontman Axl Rose had patched up differences that kept them estranged for nearly two decades.
 
So what is the future of what used to be rock n roll’s “most dangerous band”?
 
It is no great secret that a reunion is coming. The pitch has been with concert promoters for several months now, with confirmation coming from a couple of those agents that the band is looking to play select festivals in 2016 before moving onto a larger stadium tour in 2017 – to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic Appetite For Destruction album.
 
But what hasn’t been discussed however, is who exactly will be involved in the reunion. The rumors have all touted a reunion of the “classic” or “original” lineup.
 
But it’s not what people might have expected.
 
From everything I have heard from multiple trusted sources, the new Guns N Roses lineup will consist of:
 
Axl
Slash
Duff
 
With:
Richard Fortus
Frank Ferrer
Dizzy Reed
 
Plans are still evolving, but it appears the band is pitching a few high-profile European rock festivals and Coachella in the USA has been mentioned too.
 
All of this is rumoured until confirmed, but from what I’ve heard, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin and Matt Sorum are not going to be involved.
 
Stay tuned…
 
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Release Year: 
2015
 
Tue
31
Mar

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DAMON JOHNSON & GUNS N ROSES

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-100-guns-n-roses

"Clearly there were difficulties between the manager and Axl. They were having problems with Slash."

BLACK STAR RIDERS' Damon Johnson and former GUNS 'N ROSES manager Doug Goldstein join Mitch in celebrating 100 episodes of One On One With Mitch Lafon. The episode is co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.

Our first interview is with guitarist extraordinaire, Damon Johnson who discusses Black Star Riders, the decision to not use the well established Thin Lizzy brand name, their fantastic second album The Killer Instinct, their upcoming UK tour opening for WHITESNAKE and DEF LEPPARD, the Damon Johnson Trio, his upcoming solo dates, working with ALICE COOPER , his work on the the unreleased third DAMN YANKEES album called 'Bravo' (he replaced Tommy Shaw to work alongside Jack Blades and Ted Nugent) and more.

For more about Damon or Black Star Riders visit on TWITTER: @DamonJOfficial or @BlackStarRiders and on the web: http://www.damonjohnson.com or http://www.blackstarriders.com

Damon's upcoming solo tour dates include:

April
1 - New Hope, PA - Havana New Hope
2 - Northampton, PA - The Gin Mille & Grille
3 - Pittston, PA - Bar On Oak
4 - Queens, NY - Blackthorn 51
8 - Moline, IL - Rascal's Live
9 - Berwyn, IL - The Wire
10 - Pekin, IL - Twisted Spoke
11 - Middletown, OH - Old Crow Bar
12 - Richmond, IN - Firehouse BBQ and Blues

In our second interview with sit down with former GUNS 'N ROSES manager Doug Goldstein (current CEO When Pigs Fly) for an epic two hour chat discussing the entire history of the band including the feuds, lawsuits and riots. More specifically we talk about AXL ROSE becoming the sole owner of the GNR name, the firing of Steve Adler, working with KISS' Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin, the Montreal Riot and why it was Metallica's Lars Ulrich's fault, the 2 1/2 years of documented yet unreleased Use Your Illusion Tour film, Yoda aka Sharon Maynard, Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood (and his potential involvement in a GNR reunion tour), controversial songs One In A Million and Look At Your Game Girl, working with Black Sabbath featuring Glenn Hughes and current KISS drummer Eric Singer, the ROSE FESTIVAL featuring Van Halen and Guns N Roses, his letter to Axl, the 'Denver Incident', John Reese, are there 100 unreleased songs sitting in a vault, Slash, Duff and MUCH MUCH more.

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Tue
24
Mar

ADLER Announces Select US Tour Dates

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ADLER the band led by formerr Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler announced today that they have confirmed a handful of select summer shows. These will be the band's first live performances in over two years, and the band's first ever visit to South America.
Additional 2015 tour dates are currently being secured and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Initial ADLER 2015 dates are as follows:

6/18/15 - Tailgators - Bolingbrook, IL
6/19/15 - Hat Tricks - Pekin, IL
6/20/15 - Jefferson Barracks Amphitheater - St. Louis, MO - w/ QUEENSRYCHE
7/10/15 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
7/23/15 - Venue TBA - Lima, Peru
7/25/15 - Country Club Los Huancas - Huancayo, Peru
7/28/15 - Venue TBA - Cusco, Peru
8/28/15 - Mohegan Sun Casino - Uncasville, CT

ADLER’S debut album “Back From The Dead” was released at the end of 2012 via New Ocean Media. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR, THEORY OF A DEAD MAN), the CD consists of 11 tracks, ranging from adrenaline-pumping rockers ("Back From The Dead", "Own Worst Enemy", "Another Version Of The Truth") to arena-rock anthems ("Good To Be Bad", "Blown Away") to powerful, heartfelt ballads ("Waterfall", "Just Don't Ask"). The album features guest appearances by Adler's former GUNS N' ROSES bandmate Slash and ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5.

ADLER is comprised of Steven Adler, frontman Jacob Bunton (LYNAM, MARS ELECTRIC), guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER'S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).

For more information, check out the band’s website: www.adlerrocks.com
Adler Facebook: www.facebook.com/adlermusic
Adler Twitter: www.twitter.com/adlerrocks

 
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Wed
25
Feb

BUMBLEFOOT New Solo Album “Little Brother Is Watching” Out Today

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February 24th 2015 - Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and producer RonBumblefootThal has released his 10th CD entitled “Little Brother Is Watching” today. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. Specifically, his own life and coming to terms with what we all face - beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and also features drummer Dennis Leeflang and a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York.

Bumblefoot has over 20 years of releasing music, performing at international festivals, headlining solo tours, won many album of the month/year awards and has appeared on the covers of numerous music magazines as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses, Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000 people. Bumblefoot's unique 'fretless guitar' can be heard throughout GNR's 2008 Chinese Democracy album.

Bumblefoot has current collaborations that include DMC from the iconic rap group Run DMC, and Scott Weiland in the supergroup Art Of Anarchy.  His music is often heard in TV, film and video games including the theme song to VH1's "That Metal Show". Bumblefoot also works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children's hospitals with guitar in hand.

Little Brother Is Watching” track listing:

01. Clots
02. Little Brother Is Watching
03. Argentina
04. Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore
05. Livin’ The Dream
06. Cuterebra
07. Higher
08. Women Rule The World
09. Sleepwalking
10. Eternity
11. Never Again

For more information, check out Bumblefoot’s web properties:

Official: www.bumblefoot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/bumblefoot
Facebook: www.facebook.com/bumblefoot
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bumblefoot
YouTube: www.youtube.com/bumblefoot
ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/bumblefoot

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Tue
24
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVEN ADLER & THE POODLES

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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-93-steven-adler

Former GUNS 'N ROSES drummer STEVEN ADLER and THE POODLES' Jakob Samuel guest on this episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon.Russ Dwarf of the Killer Dwarfs co-hosts. In this show's first interview former Guns N' Roses drummer, Steven Adler, talks about his new '50' art collection and the Guns N' Roses reunion. Jakob Samuel of The Poodles joins Mitch for this episode's second interview and discusses the band's great new album, Devil In The Details, the great music coming out of Sweden (which I've dubbed 'The Swedish Invasion') and addresses the band's controversial name.

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Tue
17
Feb

One On One With Mitch Lafon - AEROSMITH & GUNS N ROSES

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Aerosmith​ & Guns N' Roses​ (The Dead Daisies​) The latest episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon​

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AEROSMITH's Joey Kramer and Guns N' Roses/ The Dead Daisies' Richard Fortus join Mitch on this episode of ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON. In the first part of this episode, Mitch talks to Joey Kramer about ‘Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014’ - a one night event in select theatres on Feb. 26th 2015, the physicality of being in Aerosmith, why Glen Ballard didn't work out in the recording of the Nine Lives album, his nervous breakdown of the mid '90s, the band moving forward after the departure of Brad Whitford and Joe Perry in the '80s, '70s Aerosmith vs '80s Aerosmith, did Aerosmith become 'pop rock', Steven Tyler, his line of Rockin' And Roastin' coffee line, his autobiography and much more.

In the episode's second interview Guns N' Roses/ The Dead Daisies' Richard Fortus discusses the Dead Daisies upcoming shows in Cuba, working with X-Japan & The Psychedelic Furs. Richard also discusses the current state of GUNS N' ROSES and answers the question 'does the current line up still exist' as well as addresses the hot topic of the much rumored original line-up GUNS N' ROSES reunion.

This episode of One on One With Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.
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Fri
05
Dec

BUMBLEFOOT Announces Listening And Singing Party For 100 Fans

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BUMBLEFOOT ANNOUNCES LISTENING AND SINGING PARTY FOR 100 FANS

December 1st 2014 - Following 8 years playing lead guitar for Guns N' Roses, guitarist, songwriter, singer, and multi instrumentalist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is putting final touches on his next Bumblefoot album, and is eager to give everyone a preview.  Known as being one of the most fan-friendly artists out there, he's calling on fans and friends to all sing together on the songs. Thal will be hosting a listening party Friday December 12th at the newly opened Good Room in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He will be giving fans a first listen to songs from his eagerly anticipated upcoming album and those in attendance will be featured singers on the new release. The full details are below:

Bumblefoot Listening and Singing Party

WHEN: 8:30PM, Friday December 12th, 2014

WHERE: the newly opened Good Room in Greenpoint Brooklyn
98 Meserole Ave. Greenpoint, NY 11222
(b/t Lorimer St & Manhattan Ave)

ELIGIBILITY: You must be 21 & over in age (bring your ID!), be able to travel to the event, and agree to sing together with the full audience.

WHAT YOU GET: In return for participating in the event... 1) digital copy of the album prior to its planned Feb 24th, 2015 release via e-mail. 2) Your name will be included as a backing vocalist in album credits. *Credits may not always appear in connection with the album, some distributors and stores may omit album details by their own choice.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Email sing@bumblefoot.com and include the following in the email's text: 1) your name, as you would like it to appear in credits. 2) preferred email address, for us to send you a download link for the album. *Only one email submission per person.

SELECTION: The first 100 people that reach out will be contacted by email, on or before Friday December 5th, 2014. *If you don't receive the confirmation email, that means the slots are filled up.

ARRIVAL: Arrive at 8:30PM, Friday December 12th, 2014.  Show your ID at the door, give your name that you emailed to us, we'll confirm on our list, head upstairs and enjoy the night. *Any 'no shows' on our list will not receive the album & credit.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN: Bumblefoot will play a recording of a song from the album, he and the audience will chat a bit, then he’ll show how the vocal part goes, give it a "Ready? 1, 2, 3..." and everyone will sing the part together while it’s recorded, audio & video. We'll do it a few times, then do the next song. We'll be done on or before 11pm.

LEGAL STUFF: Blech, vibe kill...  By participating in the event, you agree that any audio and video from the event will be fully owned by Bumblefoot, you waive all rights and claims, you accept the album credits and advance copy of the album as full compensation.
       
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Wed
19
Nov

METAL WRAPS - Guns N Roses, AC/DC


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In episode 6 of METAL WRAPS, hosts Mark Strigl (of Talking Metal), Mitch Joel (of Six Pixels of Separation) and Mitch Lafon (of One On One With Mitch Lafon) discuss the rumours and importance of a GUNS N' ROSES reunion, AC/DC and Phil Rudd, and the return of The Osbournes.

METAL WRAPS is a show that delves into recent rock happenings as well as takes a look at recent One On One With Mitch Lafon and Talking Metal episodes with added insight, commentary, discussion and analysis. The length of each episode will be kept to a flexible fifteen minutes.

The show is available via iHeartradio, Spreaker, Stitcher, TuneIn and iTunes as well as the Talking Metal and One On One With Mitch Lafon feeds on those very same digital distribution systems.

We cordially invite you to join us on METAL WRAPS with Mitch Joel, Mark Strigl and Mitch Lafon.

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Fri
01
Aug

SLASH To Take Over Famous Hollywood Club Trilogy in September

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TAKEOVER OF ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS
THE TROUBADOUR (9/23),  THE ROXY (9/25)  AND THE WHISKY A GO GO (9/26)
BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘WORLD ON FIRE’ OUT SEPT. 16 
FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK “World On Fire”
MARKS SLASH’s FASTEST RISING SONG AT RADIO EVER
LIVE FROM THE ROXY
FULL CONCERT FILM TO BROADCAST NATIONAL TELEVISION VIA
DIRECTV NOVEMBER 9th AT 8pm (ET/PT)
 
 
Slash at The Forum 7.30.2014 by Scott Uchida
 
Although it’s said you can never go home again, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have today (July 31) announced they’ll celebrate the release of their new album WORLD ON FIRE by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three one-night-only club shows: September 23 (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, September 25 (The Roxy) and September 26 (The Whisky A Go Go).
These gigs will amp up the excitement around WORLD ON FIRE--out September 16 SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline--and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. Tickets for all shows go on-sale August 1 at www.SlashOnline.com.
 
“We’re excited to unleash ‘World On Fire’ in a big way and be a part of Guitar Center’s 50th celebration,” says SLASH. "They’ve been really supportive of me since the very beginning on the Sunset Strip.”
 
Fans can be a part of history as Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm. The 90-minute full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound. Fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to see The Roxy show and take home an Epiphone Les Paul signed by the legendary guitarist, visit guitarcenter.com/slash to win.
“World On Fire” marks SLASH’s fastest-climbing song at radio ever; the album’s hell-raising first single hit the Top 10 this week. Listen to the song “World On Fire” HERE and watch the fun NSFW video HERE.
 
The WORLD ON FIRE disc marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.
 
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently on their summer tour with Aerosmith in addition to select solo dates, see full itinerary below. The group rocked a packed house at The Forum in Los Angeles last night (July 30). For all dates and tour ticket packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour. Check out the set list from The Forum show below:
 
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Set List from The Forum in Los Angeles
7.30.14 
 “You're a Lie”
“Nighttrain”
 “Standing In The Sun”
“Back From Cali”
“You Could Be Mine”
“World On Fire”
“Anastasia”
“By The Sword”
“Sweet Child Of Mine”
“Slither”
“Paradise City”
 
Catch SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on the road through the fall:
 
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
*
Fri
8/1
Scottsdale, AZ
Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom
 
Sat
8/2
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena
 
Fri
8/8
Stateline, NV
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s
 
Wed
8/13
Concord, CA
Sleep Train Pavilion
*
Fri
8/15
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver
 
Sat
8/16
George, WA
The Gorge Amphitheatre
 
Tue
8/19
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
 
Fri
8/22
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
 
Mon
8/25
The Woodlands, TX
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
 
Thu
8/28
Atlanta, GA
Phillips Arena
*
Fri
8/29
Hollywood, FL
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
 
Sun
8/31
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
 
Wed
9/3
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
 
Sat
9/6
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
 
Tue
9/9
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
 
Fri
9/12
Sydney, NS, Canada
Open Hearth Park
Guitar Center Presents: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip
*
Tue
9/23
Hollywood, CA
The Troubadour 
*
Thu
9/25
Hollywood, CA
The Roxy 
*
Fri
9/26
Hollywood, CA
The Whisky A Go Go 
* Indicates Headlining Shows.
 
About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014www.slashonline.com.
 
 

 
 

Link for WORLD ON FIRE cover artwork painted by American contemporary artist Ron English
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Tue
22
Jul

One on One with Mitch Lafon - GUNS N ROSES, BODY COUNT and GOTTHARD

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New One on One with GUNS N ROSES, BODY COUNT AND GOTTHARD 

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In episode 30 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Mark Strigl Of Talking Metal.

This episode features Dizzy REED of GUNS N' ROSES who discusses the band's new 'Appetite For Democracy - Live At The Hard Rock Casino' Blu-Ray, his long standing tenure as Guns N' Roses keyboardist, the infamous Guns N' Roses Montreal Riot from August 1992, his new band The Dead Daisies and more.

Our second interview features ERNIE C of BODY COUNT. He talksabout the band's new album, Manslaughter, lead singer ICE T, playing the Heavy Montreal festival this August and more.

And in a very special third interview, Mitch sits down with GOTTHARD frontman, NIC MAEDER. The pair discuss the band's latest effort, BANG!, the band's success in Europe, Nic's former band with his brother, MAEDER, and much more.

For more DIZZY REED visit:http://www.thedeaddaisies.comand on TWITTER: @DizzyReed

For more BODY COUNT visit:http://www.facebook.com/bodycountofficial

For more GOTTHARD visit:http://www.gotthard.com ; on TWITTER: @gotthard ; and on FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/Gotthard

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KEEP LISTENING TO ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON for you chance to win a pair of tickets to Heavy Montreal (Aug 9th & 10th in Montreal) and a pair of tickets to Skid Row in Montreal (on August 19th)

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com

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Mon
23
Jun

ONE ON ONE WITH MITCH LAFON - BUMBLEFOOT

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In episode 22 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Mitch sits down with guitarist BUMBLEFOOT, the two discuss his current GUITAR GODS tour with Yngwie Malmsteen and Gary Hoey, the tour funding KICKSTARTER campaign, his future plans, playing with Duff McKagan in Guns N' Roses and much more.

This week's episode of One On One with Mitch Lafon was co-hosted by Talking Metal's Mark Strigl.

For more about the BUMBLEFOOT visit: http://www.bumblefoot.com

The Guitar Gods Kickstartercampaign:http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/garyhoey/gary-hoey-and-bumblefoot-guitar-gods-tour

Follow Bumblefoot on Twitter: @bumblefoot

For more about the KISS 40th Anniversary Tribute album for Palliative care on iTunes visit:http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/world-heroes-kiss-tribute/id716859684

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place August 9th and 10th at Parc Jean Drapeau in beautiful downtown Montreal (Quebec) Canada and this year Features performances by Metallica, Slayer, The Offspring, Lamb of God, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Exodus and many more!

For more about Heavy Montreal visit: http://heavymontreal.com
Also, check out SKID ROW - August 19th at the Corona Theatre in Montreal. For tickets visit:http://www.evenko.ca/en/show/event/8705

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Wed
28
May

SLASH TO UNLEASH WORLD ON FIRE IN SEPTEMBER

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
ANNOUNCE
‘WORLD ON FIRE’
NEW ALBUM AND SECOND WITH CURRENT LINE-UP TO BE RELEASED
SEPTEMBER 16

TITLE TRACK WILL ARRIVE AT RADIO FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH

COVER ARTWORK DESIGNED BY RON ENGLISH 

GROUP ANNOUNCE HEADLINING SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATES
ALONGSIDE “LET ROCK RULE” TOUR WITH AEROSMITH
TOUR STARTS JULY 10 IN NEW YORK

SLASH AND MYLES KENNEDY TALK ABOUT
WORLD ON FIRE
IN Q&A

 


Link for WORLD ON FIRE cover artwork painted by American contemporary artist Ron English: http://msopr.com/files/world_on_fire_cover_art_med_res.jpg

 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE on September 16 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English today. Featuring the blazing title track as the first single—arriving at radio Friday, June 13th—the disc marks SLASH’s third solo album and second one with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). **See a Q&A with SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY below.

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

Following are song titles for WORLD ON FIRE:

“World on Fire”
“Shadow Life”
“Automatic Overdrive”
“Wicked Stone”
“30 Years to Life”
“Bent to Fly”
“Stone Blind”
“Too Far Gone”
“Beneath the Savage Sun”
“Withered Delilah”
“Battleground”
“Dirty Girl”
“Iris of the Storm”
“Avalon”
“The Dissident”
“Safari Inn”
“The Unholy”

 

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek which kicks off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary SLASH’s “Real To Reel” at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series documented the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last; the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record WORLD ON FIRE from start to finish.

 

SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY talk about the album and the forthcoming tour dates in this Q&A:

WORLD ON FIRE marks your second album with your band MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). How do you feel the dynamic between the four of you has evolved?

SLASH:  We had a natural chemistry from the very beginning. The longer we have been together the more it has blossomed. And because of all the touring and the different situations we have been thrown into as a band and as players, we have all subconsciously learned from that. It shows up when we’re writing and when we’re recording. It’s sort of an unsaid thing, but I can sense it. It’s a natural evolution for a bunch of musicians in a band together.

MYLES: Over the last four years we have definitely evolved into a band. Utilizing Todd's vocal prowess and Brent's ability as a multi-instrumentalist definitely highlights what the Conspirators are capable of. I feel like it adds to what Slash and I do as songwriters. Not to mention they are both a big part of the arrangement process. Todd even brought in a cool progression that we used for the verses in “Shadow Life” and he added an great intro to “The Dissident” which is really fun.

What are the biggest differences between the last album Apocalyptic Love and the new album WORLD ON FIRE?

SLASH: The biggest difference is that the band has also has naturally evolved with so much touring and all of these different things. There’s a difference in musicianship that shows on this record and the songwriting skills especially.

The other difference is the fact that we recorded both albums live, but we kept the first one (Apocalyptic Love) just live.  That was it. There was no over-dubs or layering or any kind of studio techniques.  With WORLD ON FIRE I wanted to do guitar harmonies and double up parts and just create sounds. It’s a little more produced record in that sense.

MYLES: We didn't spend as much time fine-tuning arrangements as a unit during the Apocalyptic sessions.  I think that’s part of the reason this record sounds as cohesive as it does. Slash spent a lot of time with Todd and Brent working on arrangements while I was on tour with Alter Bridge late last year. When I got off the road, I met up with them in LA so they could get a feel for how the songs felt with vocals.

Another difference is that Slash played all the guitars on WORLD ON FIRE. During the Apocalyptic sessions I sang and played guitar which was fun, but it definitely cut into the amount of time I had to focus on lyrics, etc. Not playing guitar on WORLD ON FIRE gave me additional time to fine-tune lyrics and melodies which improved the songs in the end. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

For WORLD ON FIRE you teamed up with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus). What do you feel he brought to the table?

SLASH: Elvis is very conscious about guitar and guitar tones as well as drums, bass and vocals. For me, it is important to work with somebody who is very dialed-into guitar sounds. In this particular day and age it’s a rarity to find someone who really understands guitar sounds.  Elvis is an extremely hard-worker. I consider myself a hard worker as well as Myles. He was somebody that, over the course of making the record, gave me an even more of an extra push in some moments. So he brought out the best in me as well as Myles and the drums and everything. He was a pleasure to work with.

MYLES: Elvis is brilliant. It's the fifth record I have had the pleasure of recording with him. His ability to get the best out of a rock band is pretty special. He always seems to be aware of what the fans want to hear from an artist. He did a great job documenting Slash's tone and sound. I remember the first time I heard the solo for “Battleground”--I was blown away. Elvis captured the sonic hallmarks that made Slash's playing resonate with me 25 years ago.

Elvis is hands-on with every element of the recording process. From the arrangements to the final mix, he is relentless at making sure that the record is everything it should be and more.

Did you guys experiment with any new sounds with the production?

SLASH:  Yes and no. The whole record sounds new compared to the last album. Yes we did do a lot of tonal and EQ and guitars. I can’t say we were looking to break ground with new technology, because we did this to tape. But from a tonal and equalization point of view, we definitely broke a lot of new ground.

MYLES: That would be a question for Elvis or Slash. I can definitely hear some new approaches that I haven't heard on the last two records.

What makes “World on Fire” the perfect single choice?

SLASH:  I think there’s a lot of singles on the record, but it’s a good kick-off song. It’s up-tempo, aggressive, it’s a fun song. I love the whole world on fire, larger-than-life kind of vibe that the title and lyrics have.

MYLES: It's got a certain intensity and drive that made it a compelling choice for the lead-off track.

In what ways are we all suffering from a World on Fire?

SLASH: To be literal about it, we have the global warming thing. But that’s not the catalyst for the title. “World on Fire” is more of a tongue-in-cheek, positive, fun thing-- it has a lot of sexual connotations in the actual song itself. It’s a euphemism for going a little bit crazy and pulling out all the stops.

MYLES: “World On Fire” isn't necessarily a profound statement about where we are as a planet. It's about living life to the fullest....carpe diem. Some might perceive the track as carnal in nature, but the idea of seizing the moment and doing what makes you happy is the overall theme. Then again, it's not up to me to dictate what a song will mean to everyone. All I can do is tell you what was going through my head as the lyrics were being written.

What are a couple of other songs that you feel are highlights for you right now?

SLASH:  When doing a record I hate to identify with any one particular song or two particular songs. It’s not like the record is written with one great song and the rest are filler. They all mean as much as the others. There are a few songs that are very different than what we did on the last record. There’s a song called “The Unholy” which was influenced by my work in film. There’s another song called “Thirty Years to Life” which is a little bit of a departure. There’s another song that sticks out in my mind called “The Dissident” that’s a little bit unpredictable compared to stuff that people would expect from us.

You’re touring with Aerosmith this summer for the “Let Rock Rule” tour. It feels like true rock is needed more than ever in a very pop-driven landscape. How do you guys feel about this?

SLASH:  I am a Rock n’ Roll guy. The music business has become a pop-oriented sort of thing and all of the different music genres have become pop. I love the fact that I am doing Rock n’ Roll and have always done the same thing from a very heartfelt place. Aerosmith has represented that to me ever since I was kid. The two of us going out there and doing this big tour and holding that banner and doing it as sincerely as it can be done is something that I can be proud of.

MYLES: Though rock is not the force that it once was in America, it still has a loyal fan base that always seems to continue regardless of what popular culture deems as the "cool thing." It's great because you go to a rock show and you know folks aren't there because they are following trends, they aren't fair weather fans, they’re following their heart and listening to music that they love. People have been saying rock is dead for years but the reality is that it just falls out of favor with pop culture from time to time. The rock fans are still out there and that's why a tour like this is so important.

 

 


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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

*

Wed

9-Jul

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

 

Thu

10-Jul

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

 

Fri

11-Jul

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa Bluesfest (non-headlining)

 

Sun

13-Jul

Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park

 

Wed

16-Jul

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

*

Sun

20-Jul

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

 

Tue

22-Jul

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

 

Fri

25-Jul

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

*

Sat

26-Jul

N. Kansas City, MO

Harrah's N. Kansas City - Voodoo Lounge

 

Wed

30-Jul

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

*

Fri

1-Aug

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom

 

Sat

2-Aug

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Fri

8-Aug

Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s

 

Wed

13-Aug

Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion

*

Fri

15-Aug

Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver

 

Sat

16-Aug

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

 

Tue

19-Aug

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

 

Fri

22-Aug

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

 

Mon

25-Aug

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

Thu

28-Aug

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

*

Fri

29-Aug

Hollywood, FL

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Sun

31-Aug

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

 

Wed

3-Sep

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

 

Sat

6-Sep

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

 

Tue

9-Sep

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

Fri

12-Sep

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining Shows.

 

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16 2014www.slashonline.com.

 

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