Tag Archives: Slash
More than a dozen new bands have been added to the Download 2012 line up, and if you had any doubts about going or not, one (or more) of these will probably help you make your mind up:
- Rise Against
- Steel Panther
- Black Label Society
- Kyuss Lives!
- Five Finger Death Punch
- As I Lay Dying
- Billy Talent
- Fear Factory
- and more!
Billy Talent?!? OMG I’M SO THERE!!!1!1 No, but seriously, that’s some nice lineup, joining the already awesome lineup of Metallica, Black Sabbath, and most importantly – The Prodigy, plus a shitload of more good to great bands.
Look, Slash wants a GNR reunion, period. It’s all a question of getting Axl the right amount of cash. I called this eventual GNR reunion, and I stick by my prophecies. Mark my words, guys, they will reunite.
So guess what Slash has been saying in the press again… Positive things about Axl.
“When I see footage of Guns N’ Roses, I see that fucking hunger and attitude. You could not fuck with those five guys. It was just raw. It was this lean, hungry thing on its way up. It was as sincere as any rock ‘n’ roll that I’ve ever heard, and I’m proud of that.”
Read full article here.
If he was any more transparent, you could literally walk through him… But he’s not done…
“The split between Axl and I was a quiet one. But because there was so much attention on the breakup — and are we going to get back together? — it got built up into this monster that led to a kind of animosity that wasn’t the focus for me. Neither one of us wants to be down each other’s throats for no reason. At this point, I’m trying to put it to rest.“
Translation: The feud happened long ago, an original GNR reunion would
sell a lot of tickets kick ass, Axl, reach out to me, let’s get back together.
I don’t blame him though, I passed on the GNR-tribute-band that is the current GNR lineup, but I’d kill to see the original lineup live. They were pretty awesome.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Bumblefoot and think the guys are doing okay now, it’s just the magic of the original band that can’t be replaced, not even if it’s replaced by better musicians. Hell, DJ Ashba wants a reunion as well.
Todd Kerns, the bass player for Slash‘s solo band, revealed there are almost twenty song ready to be recorded for the follow up to Slash’s first album. The record will come out in early 2012, so you have plenty of time to supply yourself with earplugs.
Meanwhile, Axl got into a fight with almost twenty fans.
Last week we covered concert riots, and at one point I mentioned I might make a follow up. Here we are, it’s Friday Next, and let’s see if the sequel is any good.
Make the jump for ten funny, weird or simply fucked up stage incidents.
“Legendary” or “vastly overrated” guitarist, depending on on your opinion, Slash, recently joined Hip Hop act Cypress Hill on stage for a 20th anniversary concert, or something.
I don’t really know much about Cypress Hill, nor do I like the idea of Rock and Hip Hop collaborating (if I wanted a shit collaboration, I’d ask my gran to cup my balls before I cum), so if you’re interested, just head over to Blabbermouth to read more.
Trivium (pictured above) have a new song online. It’s called ‘Inception Of The End’ and it sounds like it’s about dreams, or something. Anyway, it’s on YouTube at this location, so feel free to not click that link.
Slash had a song with Fergie (of NWOBHM band The Black Eyed Peas) so it makes sense for Fergie to join Slash on stage. Right? Well, she did, and you can see some clips here and here. Thank me later (for ruining your day).
Speaking of former GNR members, Steve Adler was on some show talking about some of his other shows or something. I honestly didn’t pay attention, just watch the clip here and figure it yourself. I’m not your fucking father.
Dream Theater‘s John Petrucci claims he loves Mike Portnoy. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty open-minded and I hope they can finally get married someday. They have the same rights as us.
Rwake have a new album due in September. Is everyone releasing albums this September? Jeez. Anyway, the artwork can be seen here if you: 1. know who this band is and 2. care enough.
Heineken Music recently conducted an interview with guitarist Slash, in which the “legendary” artist admits he doesn’t understand the “hysteria” and legacy that surrounds Guns N’ Roses.
Personally, I do understand the legacy, but I also kind of agree with him. Besides Appetite for Destruction, I really couldn’t give much of a crap about any of their albums… Flame me, it makes me feel horny.
You can find more on Slash and the interview over at Blabbermouth.
The title is misleading, I know, but it’s just too good of a story to not go crazy with the title. Kidding, the story stinks, I don’t even know why I’m posting it, but it’s Saturday, news is slow, half the crew is missing and I’m lonely in my cold apartment *sniff*
“Rock icon Slash is set to receive a leadership award from the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Assn. at its 41st Annual Beastly Ball this June, the group said Wednesday.
The Guns N’ Roses guitarist will be given the inaugural Tom F. Mankiewicz Leadership Award, which recognizes his longtime contributions to establishing environmental welfare programs. He’s also a trustee on GLAZA’s board and has supported the L.A. Zoo and zoos around the world.
‘The biggest compliment for me is that it’s Tom’s award,’ Slash said. ‘I really adored that man. I miss him very much, and that aspect is very special and resonates deeply. Additionally, I profoundly appreciate the implications of the award itself. It’s a fantastic honor.’“
Read full article here.
I don’t know what’s funnier… That they said ‘Guns N’ Roses guitarist’ like he’s still in the band or that they referred to him as a ‘rock icon.’ Either way, I’m actually a big animal lover in spite of my hypocritical meat eating so kudos to Slash for this.
South Park is a brilliant show. What it does is, they take current pop culture events and make fun of them by making an analogy. How that works is, something similar to current day events happens in the small town of South Park, and the way it happens there is sarcastic, ironic and cute, and it usually ends with one of the small boys making a rant which reflects the views of the creators. Isn’t this just genius?
15 seasons of this amazing type of humor which is not repetitive, unfunny, self-indulgent or badly animated in any way, shape or form have blessed our TVs and we have a feeling they’re not gonna quit soon. Why would they? They’re as original and as fresh as ever. How can small town analogies get old in just 15 years? Get real.
Anyway, the latest South Park episode targets Slash. I don’t know exactly how or why but apparently he appears as a constellation near the end. I don’t know why and I don’t care cause I don’t watch this show. But in case one and a half decades of the same type of jokes haven’t bored you yet, check out some scenes after the jump.
That’s right people… It’s that time again… You know, where I rate instruments by their appearance and you all get pissed off.
This is the follow-up to my very popular Friday Top 10 about ugly guitars. I was supposed to write this last week, but it was April 1st so we decided to do something special for that day.
But now, without further ado, make the jump and get ready for my very biased opinions!