Sunday, November 29, 2009

SLASH 2010 Tour Dates

(for Slash's 2011 tour dates, click here)

SLASH - LEAD GUITAR
MYLES KENNEDY - VOCALS
BOBBY SCHNECK - RHYTHM GUITAR
TODD KERNS - BASS GUITAR
BRENT FITZ - DRUMS

"We're going to start doing shows in April and a couple of shows in May, then I'm going to start touring properly in June doing the summer festivals in the UK."

March 11 - Toronto, Ontario

April 6 - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC)
April 8 - Lopez Tonight with George Lopez (TBS)
April 8 - Los Angeles, California
April 9 - Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS)
April 10 - Hollywood, California
April 24 - Melbourne, Australia

May 7 - Los Angeles, California
May 10 - The Ellen DeGeneres Show (NBC)
May 21 - Walker, Minnesota
May 22 - Atlantic City, New Jersey
May 23 - Columbus, Ohio
May 30 - Landgraaf, Netherlands
May 31 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 2 - Copenhagen, Denmark
June 4 - Nürburg, Germany
June 5 - Nuremburg, Germany
June 7 - Berlin, Germany
June 8 - Prague, Czech Republic
June 10 - Milan, Italy
June 12 - Burgenland, Austria
June 13 - Donnington, UK
June 16 - Zurich, Switzerland
June 18 - Saint-Denis, France
June 19 - Clisson, France
June 20 - Paris, France
June 22 - Porto, Portugal
June 25 - Vitoria, Spain
June 26 - Dessel, Belgium
June 27 - Glastonbury, UK
June 29 - Dublin, Ireland
June 30 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

July 1 - Edinburgh, Scotland
July 3 - Manchester, UK
July 4 - London, UK
July 5 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
July 8 - Kvinesdal, Norway
July 10 - Gävle, Sweden
July 11 - Turku, Finland
July 14 - Moscow, Russia
July 15 - St. Petersburg, Russia
July 29 - Hong Kong, China
July 31 - Surabaya, Indonesia

August 2 - Fort Canning, Singapore
August 3 - Jakarta, Indonesia
August 5 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August 7 - Osaka, Japan
August 8 - Tokyo, Japan
August 11 - Melbourne, Australia
August 12 - Brisbane, Australia
August 14 - New Plymouth, New Zealand
August 15 - New Plymouth, New Zealand
August 16 - Sydney, Australia
August 28 - West Hollywood, CA
August 29 - San Francisco, CA
August 31 - Aspen, CO

September 1 - Denver, CO
September 2 - North Kansas City, MO.
September 4 - Mount Pleasant, MI
September 5 - Milwaukee, WI
September 6 - Clear Lake, IA
September 8 - Chicago, IL
September 9 - Windsor, ON
September 10 - Toronto, ON
September 11 - Belleville, ON
September 14 - Atlantic City, NJ (10am show)
September 14 - New York, NY
September 15 - Boston, MA
September 17 - Atlantic City, NJ
September 18 - Norfolk, VA
September 20 - Atlanta, GA
September 22 - Council Bluffs, IA
September 23 - Medina, MN
September 24 - Winnipeg, MB
September 25 - Saskatoon, SK
September 27 - Calgary, AB
September 28 - Edmonton, AB
September 30 - Vancouver, BC

October 1 - Vancouver, BC
October 2 - Seattle, WA
October 4 - Reno, NV
October 5 - Hollywood, CA
October 6 - Hollywood, CA

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

GunsNRoses.com Confirms South American Tour


http://web.gunsnroses.com/index.jsp


12.11.09 Taipei, Tawain
12.13.09 Seoul, S. Korea
12.16.09 Osaka, Japan
12.19.09 Tokyo, Japan
01.13.10 -- 02.04.10 Canada
03.10.10 -- 04.10.10 South America

http://web.gunsnroses.com/index.jsp

http://peru21.pe/noticia/365570/guns-n-roses-tocaran-peru-febrero-2010
As well as in this 2009 we received the visit of important exponents of the world-wide rock, the 2010 projects of the most moved in the musical scene.

The great bands of rock continue heading the list of concerts that we will see in first half of the year.

So it is the case of Metallica - that it will fall to us in January and, as if not outside sufficient, the following grouping in stepping on Peruvian ground will be Guns N' Roses, headed by Axl Rose, that will arrive with his put together band in the second fortnight of February.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wolfmother and Slash Tear Up The Wiltern


RockisaGirlsBestFriend
"...During the encore Stockdale invited Slash out to play "By The Sword." Whatever the audience was doing before Slash hit the stage, they turned up 300 notches when he did take the stage. RockisaGirlsBestFriend



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Slash N' Stockdale - "By the Sword"


Full setlist here.

My humble attempt at deciphering the lyrics (not official):

With the horses that you ride,
And the feelings left inside,
Comes a time you need to leave all that behind,
Well they claim they'd like to know,
And they'll fight you there to go,
And they're gatherin' around for all the show,

Well there is a reward,
To live and die by the sword,
Well they tried to complicate you,
But you left it all behind,
All the worldly possessions,
Are left for recollections,
And finally it's all gone!

They're releasing all the hounds,
What is lost can still be found,
When you're walking with your fear down on the ground,
Well there's those who choose to run
Following the setting sun,
And now it seems the journey's has begun,

Well there is a reward,
To live and die by the sword,
Well they tried to complicate you,
But you left it all behind,
All the worldly possessions,
Are left for recollections,
And finally it's all gone!

With the horses that you ride,
And the feelings left inside,
there's a time you need to leave it all behind,

Well there is no reward,
To live and die by the sword,
Well they tried to complicate you,
But you left it all behind,
All the worldly possessions,
Are left for recollections,
And finally it's all gone!


From the forthcoming album (April 2010) Slash and Friends.

"By the Sword" performed live at the LAYN Rocks benefit, November 22, 2009. [DOWNLOAD]

Andrew Stockdale - vocals
Slash and Dave Navarro - guitars
Chris Chaney - bass
Travis Barker - drums


Led Zeppelin's "Tangerine" (below)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Live Review: SLASH & Friends (LAYN Rocks)


ARTIST DIRECT
The power of the riff compelled Slash and pretty much everyone else at LAYN Rocks last night.

The legendary Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist certainly knows how to give a crowd a good time and, alongside some friends, that's exactly what he did for almost two hours.

Those "friends" happened to be some of the most legendary men to ever pick up a microphone or a guitar. Sunday's AMA lineup far paled in comparison to LAYN Rocks—and the event was for a very good cause, helping homeless kids across Los Angeles.

Host George Lopez put it best, " With all due respect to the AMAs, this is the fuckin' place to be on Sunday night!"



Slash brought together the best and brightest rock n' roll stars of the past four decades for the most riff-tastic benefit show ever. There's nothing quite like watching him and Dave Navarro rip through Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song," volleying the classic riff back and forth with a new vibrancy.

Slash infused the solo with gritty gutter blues, and the entire crowd was mesmerized by the six-string God. During Thin Lizzy's "Jailbreak," Tom Morello tore through a scratchy lead that gave the song a hip hop fire and a spacey tone. Morello, Navarro and Slash complimented each other perfectly with each and every solo and riff brandishing its player's own signature.

Wolfmother's "Mother" had a deadly Black Sabbath-style stomp. Vocalist Andrew Stockdale gave a fiery performance worthy of the legends he shared the stage with, and Slash laid down a furious lead mid-song. During Zeppelin's "Tangerine," Slash donned a double neck and instantly transported the crowd back to the '70s.

However, the standout with Stockdale was he and Slash's original cut, "By the Sword," from Slash's forthcoming solo album. Smoky, ominous and psychedelic, the opening riff proved to be one of Slash's best. It's melancholy yet strangely energetic, and Stockdale's howl felt divinely otherworldly — a new classic.

Linkin Park and Dead By Sunrise mainman Chester Bennington gave "Good Times, Bad Times" a serious gusto that even Robert Plant couldn't conjure. Chester's got a classic old school rock n' roll edge and a modern sensitivity that makes him a true star. He's got one foot planted in tradition, but he's also the most forward thinking singer on the scene. He proved that during "Slither" and a raucous "Paradise City" complete with Stephen Adler behind the kit and Duff McKagan on bass. Chester definitely stood proudly even alongside Perry Farrell who did phenomenal renditions of "Mountain Song," "Sympathy for the Devil" and "Jane Says."

It all came back to the riff when Ozzy Osbourne hit the stage though. "I Don't Know," "Iron Man," "Crazy Train" and "Paranoid" exploded with Slash and Navarro lighting their fret boards up to finish the evening.

As Ozzy requested, the crowd went "fucking crazy," but it was all for a good cause—and the riffs are still resounding ... [ARTIST DIRECT]

—Rick Florino
11.23.09

(Check out Rick Florino's new novel Dolor available now for FREE here ...)

Slash Teams with Ozzy, Billy Idol, Tom Morello & Chester Bennington

NME
Slash teamed up with Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington for a special benefit concert in Los Angeles last night (November 22).



The ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist joined forces with a host of guest stars at the LAYN charity show at the Avalon to help raise funds for the homeless.

He was joined by his former bandmates Duff McKagan and Steve Adler, who also played with him in Velvet Revolver, plus Bennington, who fronted their rendition of "Paradise City.".

Slash was also joined by Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale, Jane's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro and Blink-182's Travis Barker for the show.



The guitarist is currently working on his solo album Slash And Friends which includes many of the guests who joined him onstage last night.

SLASH Setlists


03.23.12 - Phoenix Concert Theater, Toronto, Ontario
Ghost, Mean Bone, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Civil War, Rocket Queen, You're A Lie, Promise, Starlight, Nothing To Say, Dr Alibi, Speed Parade, Mr. Brownstone, Just Like Anything, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, By The Sword, Paradise City

03.19.12 - "Guitar Center Acoustic Session"
Back From Cali, By The Sword, Starlight, Fall To Pieces, I Hold On, Gotten, Not For Me, Far And Away, Sweet Child O' Mine, Civil War

07.31.11 - Beogradska Arena, Belgrade, Serbia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Sucker Train Blues, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Civil War, Back From Cali, Promise, Starlight, Nothing To Say, My Michelle, Doctor Alibi, Speed Parade, Mr. Brownstone, Jizz Da Pit, Just Like Anything, Patience, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, Beggars & Hangers-On, By The Sword, Paradise City

07.24.11 - Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, England
Been There Lately, Nightrain, Ghost, Mean Bone, Back From Cali, Rocket Queen, Civil War, Nothing To Say, Starlight, Promise, Doctor Alibi, Speed Parade, Watch This, Beggars & Hangers On, Patience, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, By The Sword, Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City

02.17.11 - House of Blues, Charlotte, North Carolina
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Been There Lately, Rocket Queen, Civil War, Nothing to Say, Back From Cali, Starlight, We're All Gonna Die, Always on the Run, Walkin' the Dog (with Brad Whitford) Jizz da Pit, Just Like Anything, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, My Michelle, Paradise City

09.15.10 - House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Beggars & Hangers-On, Fall to Pieces, We're All Gonna Die, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Just Like Anything, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, My Michelle, Paradise City

08.29.10 - Warfield Theater, San Francisco, California
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City

08.28.10 - "Sunset Strip Music Festival," West Hollywood, California
Ghost, Nightrain, Back From Cali, Rocket Queen, Starlight, Sweet Child O' Mine, By the Sword, Slither, Barracuda (with Fergie), Beautiful Dangerous (with Fergie), Paradise City (with Fergie)

08.26.10 - "Slash Day," House of Blues, West Hollywood, California


08.16.10 - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Nice Boys (with Angry Anderson), Paradise City

08.14.10 - TSB Stadium, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Ghost, Mean Bone, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Dirty Little Thing, By the Sword, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, Paradise City

08.12.10 - The Tivoli, Brisbane, Australia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City

08.11.10 - Festival Hall, Melbourne, Australia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Paradise City

08.07.10 - "Summer Sonic," Osaka, Japan
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Back From Cali, Starlight, Civil War, Rocket Queen, By the Sword, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, We're All Gonna Die (With Michael Monroe), Paradise City

08.05.10 - Sunway Lagoon, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Ghost, Dirty Little Thing, Nightrain, Back From Cali, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Rocket Queen, Sucker Train Blues, Civil War, Slither, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, By the Sword, Paradise City

08.03.10 - Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Paradise City

08.02.10 - Fort Canning Park, Singapore, Singapore
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Paradise City

07.31.10 - Jatim Expo, Surabaya, Indonesia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Paradise City

07.29.10 - Asia World Expo Arena, Hong Kong, China
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Paradise City

07.14.10 - Moscow Arena, Moscow, Russia
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Starlight, By the Sword, Civil War, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, Paradise City

07.11.10 - "RuisRock," Turku, Finland
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Starlight, By the Sword, Civil War, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, We're All Gonna Die (with Michael Monroe), Up Around the Bend (with Michael Monroe), Paradise City

07.10.10 - "Getaway Rock," Gävle, Sweden
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Back From Cali, Sucker Train Blues, Civil War, Dirty Little Thing, By the Sword, Nothing to Say, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, Paradise City

07.08.10 - "Norway Rock," Kvinesdal, Norway
Ghost, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Back From Cali, Sucker Train Blues, Dirty Little Thing, Nothing to Say, Civil War, By the Sword, Rise Today, Slither, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City

07.05.10 - Rockhal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City

07.04.10 - "Wireless Festival," Hyde Park, London, UK
Ghost, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Starlight, Slither, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City

07.03.10 - Manchester Academy, Manchester, UK
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City

07.01.10 - HMV Picture House, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, Are You Ready, Paradise City

06.30.10 - Mandela Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, Are You Ready, Paradise City

06.29.10 - Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Dirty Little Thing, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall To Pieces, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Watch This, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Are You Ready, Paradise City

06.27.10 - "Glastonbury Festival," Glastonbury, UK
Ghost, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Starlight, By The Sword, Civil War, Slither, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City

06.26.10 - "Graspop Metal Meeting," Dessel, Belgium
Ghost, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, By the Sword, Civil War, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, Paradise City

06.25.10 - "Azkena Rock Festival," Vitoria, Spain


06.22.10 - Coliseu do Porto, Porto, Portugal
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Starlight, Nothing to Say, Rise Today, Watch This, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City

06.20.10 - Le Bataclan, Paris, France
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Starlight, Nothing to Say, Watch This, Guitar solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, By The Sword, Communication Breakdown, School's Out, Paradise City
Opening for AC/DC

06.19.10 - "Hellfest," Clisson, France
Ghost, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Civil War, By the Sword, Slither, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City

06.18.10 - Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France
Ghost, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Sucker Train Blues, Starlight, By the Sword, Civil War, Slither, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
Opening for AC/DC

06.16.10 - X-tra, Zurich, Switzerland
Ghost Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Beggars & Hangers-On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Back From Cali, Dirty Little Thing, Starlight, Fall To Pieces, Nothing to Say, Watch This, Guitar Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Slither, Rise Today, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City

06.13.10 - "Download Festival," Castle Donnington, Donnington Park, UK
Ghost, Back From Cali, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Starlight, By the Sword, Sweet Child O' Mine, Doctor Alibi, Slither, Paradise City

06.10.10 - Palasharp Arena, Milan, Italy
Ghost, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Beggars and Hangers On, Civil War, Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Dirty Little Thing, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City
Soundcheck: Rocket Queen, Fall to Pieces, Nothing to Say, Ghost
Thanks to F.D.N.A. & Slash France


06.08.10 - Prague, Czech Republic

06.07.10 - Berlin, Germany

06.05.10 - Nuremburg, Germany

06.04.10 - "Rock am Ring," Nürburgring Racetrack, Nürburg, Germany
Ghost, Dirty Little Thing, Nightrain, Sucker Train Blues, Back From Cali, Nothing to Say, Starlight, By the Sword, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, Paradise City

06.02.10 - Copenhagen Live, Copenhagen, Denmark

05.31.10 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Ghost, Dirty Little Thing, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Beggars and Hangers On, Back From Cali, Civil War, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, Rise Today, Slither, By the Sword, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City
Thanks to sleeper

05.30.10 - "Pinkpop Festival," Landgraaf, Netherlands
Ghost, Dirty Little Thing, Nightrain, Back From Cali, Sucker Train Blues, Starlight, Rise Today, By The Sword, Sweet Child O’ Mine, Slither, Paradise City
Thanks to remcognr

05.23.10 - "Rock on the Range," Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Dirty Little Thing, Sucker Train Blues, Nightrain, Starlight, Back From Cali, Slither, By the Sword, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City
Thanks to bluedevil2179

05.22.10 - Music Box at the Borgata, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Dirty Little Thing, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Back From Cali, Beggars and Hangers On, Civil War, Sucker Train Blues, Ghost, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, By the Sword, Rise Today, Slither, Communication Breakdown, Paradise City
Thanks to GNR123GNR456

05.21.10 - Northern Lights Casino, Walker, Minnesota


05.10.10 - "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California
Gotten (with Adam Levine)

05.07.10 - "MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit," Club Nokia, Los Angeles, California
Doctor Alibi (with Lemmy), Mother Maria (with Beth Hart), Sister Heroin (with Beth Hart), Whole Lotta Love (with Beth Hart), Shock Me (with Ace Frehley) (Setlist unverified and likely incomplete)

04.28.10 - "MTV Classic Launch," Palace Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Nightrain, Slither, Mean Bone, Nice Boys (with Angry Anderson), Back From Cali, Beggars & Hangers On, Civil War, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing To Say, Starlight, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, By The Sword (with Andrew Stockdale), Woman (with Andrew Stockdale), Dime Store Rock, Rise Today, Dirty Little Thing, Paradise City

04.10.10 - The Roxy, Hollywood, California
Dirty Little Thing, Mean Bone, Nightrain, Back From Cali, Beggars and Hangers On, Civil War, Sucker Train Blues, Nothing to Say, Starlight, Solo, Godfather Theme, Sweet Child O' Mine, By the Sword (with Andrew Stockdale), Woman (with Andrew Stockdale), Rise Today, Slither, Paradise City

04.09.10 - "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," CBS Studios, Los Angeles, California
By the Sword (with Andrew Stockdale)

04.08.10 - "Golden Gods Awards," Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California
By the Sword (with Andrew Stockdale), Back From Cali (with Myles Kennedy), Doctor Alibi (with Lemmy), Ace of Spades (with Dave Grohl and Lemmy)

04.07.10 - "Lopez Tonight," Warner Bros. Studios, Burbank, California
By the Sword (with Andrew Stockdale), Back From Cali (with Myles Kennedy

04.06.10 - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC Studios, Burbank, California
By the Sword (with Andrew Stockdale)

02.04.10 - "Help Haiti," Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, California
host: George Lopez
Mother Maria, Whole Lotta Love (both with Beth Hart)

11.22.09 - "LAYN Rocks," Avalon, Hollywood, California
host: George Lopez
Immigrant Song, Jailbreak, Whole Lotta Love, Out Ta Get Me, Rebel Yell, Down on the Street, Woman, Tangerine, By the Sword, Good Times Bad Times, Slither, Paradise City, Mountain Song, Sympathy for the Devil, Jane Says, I Don't Know, Iron Man, Crazy Train, Paranoid

10.02.09 - Bare Pool Lounge, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
opening act: The Joe Perry Project
Immigrant Song, Highway to Hell, Hair of the Dog, Whipping Post, War Pigs, Use Me, Pusherman, When I Grow Up, Whole Lotta Love, Celebrity Skin, 20th Century Boy, He's a Whore, Surrender, Toys in the Attic, Walk This Way, Living on the Edge, It's So Easy, Fall to Pieces, Slither, Paradise City

06.30.09 - Quart Festival Main Stage @ the Amfiet, Kristiansand, Norway
opening acts: McQueen, Skambankt, Juke Kartel
Immigrant Song, Highway to Hell, Hair of the Dog, Fall to Pieces, Black or White, Slither, Nightrain, Honky Tonk Women, Stay With Me, Knockin' on Heaven's Door, It's Only Rock N' Roll, Sweet Child O' Mine, Barracuda, Black Dog, War Pigs, I Don't Know, Crazy Train, Paranoid, Whole Lotta Love, Paradise City

05.06.2009 - American Idol
School's Out

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Big Show Tonight


Immigrant Song (Franky Perez, Slash, Dave Navarro, Chris Chaney, Travis Barker)
Jailbreak (Perez, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker, Tom Morello)
Whole Lotta Love (Perez, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker, Morello)
Out Ta Get Me (Billy Idol, Slash, Navarro, Duff McKagan, Barker)
Rebel Yell (Idol, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Down On the Street (Idol, Slash, Navarro, Barker, Duff)
Woman (Andrew Stockdale, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Tangerine (Stockdale, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
By The Sword (Stockdale, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Good Times, Bad Times (Chester Bennington, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Slither (Bennington, Slash, Navarro, Duff, Barker)
Paradise City (Bennington, Steven Adler, Slash, Duff, Navarro)
Mountain Song (Perry Farrell, Slash, Navarro, Morello, Chaney, Barker)
Sympathy For The Devil (Farrell, Slash, Navarro, Morello, Chaney, Barker)
Jane Says (Farrell, Slash, Navarro, Morello, Chaney, Barker)
I Don't Know (Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Iron Man (Ozzy, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Crazy Train (Ozzy, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)
Paranoid (Ozzy, Slash, Navarro, Chaney, Barker)

Source: LESTAT at the Linkin Park Forum







Above photo: @eddog43



@RAFACORE: Shootin Slash, Dave navarro, Travis barker, Tom morello soundchrck! All star line up!!


Steven Adler, Slash and Duff McKagan (formerly of Guns N' Roses)

I'll be adding pics, a setlist and video as they become available.

"Sound Check was Awesome! Tonight, DUFF, SLASH AND I DOING PARADISE CITY at the benefit!

Dave Navarro on guitar (AMAZING PLAYER) and Chester from Linkin Park Singing!

Lots of others involved.

Billy Idol, George Lopez, Perry Ferrel, Tom Morello, Ozzy, Travis Barker!

LAYN ROCKS!"

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Slash:
"Gearing up for the LAYN fundraiser on the 22 at the Avalon.

With this line-up its a pretty historic event.

Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Chester Bennington, Andrew Stockdale, Tom Morello, Dave Navarro, Travis Barker, Franky Perez, Chris Chaney, myself & George Lopez hosting.

Be there & support Los Angeles Youth Network for the 1st LA "Slash & Friends" event!

Going to perform a new song off my record with Andrew Stockdale on Nov 22nd at the LAYN event."
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Update

From DJ Will:

Hello and FOR THE RECORD....

Feel I must clear the air a bit because of all the GNR Boards including this one discussing the rehearsals that cut & pasted my comments from Sludge on the heels of the initial one. I made the mistake of putting a positive spin replying to a post there about how great I thought the band sounded the night I saw them. I am NOT a "spy"or a reporter nor did I intend for my post(s) to provide some official "sneak peek"of whats to come..couldnt be further from the truth, but I see that it came off that way.
I was a guest who was given great hospitality by the GNR camp. Nothing more. Nothing less.

A few things I stated were inaccurate anyway so please know that my brief "review" shouldnt be taken as 100% gospel in the first place. Its rehearsal for a reason. Things change.

I look forward to seeing GNR kick ass live like the next person so please decide for yourselves especially those who'll get to see them next month and in the new year.

Thank you for reading.

djwill

Thursday, November 19, 2009

More "Spies"


Today's update comes courtesy of DJ Will (KNAC) who posted this on the Metal Sludge Gossip boards. The info comes via Rancid Punks over at MyGNR
"I'm shocked this guy brought a camera & reported anything ... after the head production manager made two announcemets ... No Cameras!

I was there one night and it was pretty cool I must say.

No Axl of course.

Well, without giving away the full set (I promised Del!), they did a complete run through of about 17-18 songs for about a week. Lots of visuals that complement each track - pyro, spots,etc. Nice lighting truss design plus a fucking bad ass re-working of a theme song that leads into "Live & Let Die" written by Richard Fortus. Overall well done.

I loved "Shackler's Revenge," "Better," "Prostitute" & "Rocket Queen" live.

FYI: That middle ramp/riser has Axl's grand piano under it for quick access."
Thanks to Rancid Punks and DJ Will for this sneak peak into what is shaping up to be a "monumental" stage show.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

LAYN Rocks


In this exclusive interview, Slash talks to ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino about LAYN Rocks this Sunday, his upcoming solo record and Marty Scorsese ...

Slash is the rock n' roll equivalent of Martin Scorsese.

While maintaining a classic sensibility, he injects true grit and passion into each and every composition, just like Marty. Appetite for Destruction was Slash's Taxi Driver — a raw and primal piece of cathartic art. In the same vein, Contraband was his Casino — a sprawling epic collaboration by genre titans.

In between laying down tracks for his forthcoming Slash & Friends solo debut, the legendary guitarist is focused on giving back—much like our favorite filmmaker ...

This Sunday November 22nd at Avalon in Hollywood, Slash & Friends will play a benefit show for Los Angeles Youth Network [LAYN], an organization aiming to end homelessness among kids. Some of those "super friends" appearing at LAYN Rocks include Ozzy Osbourne, Perry Farrell, Billy Idol, Chester Bennington of Linkin Park & Dead By Sunrise, Travis Barker, Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother, Dave Navarro and a few surprise guests. Plus, Mr. George Lopez will be MC-ing.

It doesn't get anymore rock n' roll than that, and this is bound to be an unforgettable evening.

How did LAYN Rocks come together?


My wife, Perla, and I support LAYN. She's actually on the board. We're trying to raise money to keep it going, and we've been doing these Slash & Friends gigs recently. Basically, we get a bunch of people together and put on a concert. Perla had asked me if I'd be interested in doing it to support LAYN, and I was fully into it! This will actually be the first Slash & Friends gig I've done in Los Angeles. Basically, I wanted to put together something that would be a really big blowout, and that's what we've done! We've got all these different artists, and it should be an amazing event.

Does performing on stage with other musicians tend to breed studio collaborations later on for something like your solo record?

No, this show actually has nothing to do with my solo album. One doesn't feed the other. However, having done a couple gigs with Chester Bennington makes me think about him if I'm writing a song. If there's a song that's right for Chester, I'll be like, "I've jammed with him, he would be perfect for this!" Performing together on stage inadvertently fuels future collaborations. The correlation isn't totally direct though. But, if there was an idea, we may come back to it. The more people you know that are singers and musicians, the bigger pool you have to pull from when you want to do some sort of collaboration.

Andrew Stockdale's playing with you on Sunday. Are you going to do your song together?

We're talking about it [Laughs]. That seems to be the plan. That's a cool thing too. There's a song that I recorded with Ozzy, but we're not going to have a chance to learn it. I've actually done two songs on the record with two of these guys performing at LAYN Rocks.


When you play a benefit like this, is it more special than a regular gig in some aspects?

It is special! There's something about it. It's a one-night event. It's not totally self-centered — which is how a concert usually is [Laughs]. Everybody is hanging out and having a good time. There's no pressure. You don't feel the pressure of having to be "The Headliner" and having an entire set to put together. People can leave all of those concerns at home and simply get up and jam. Because everybody is a pro, the jams are really good [Laughs]. The audience has no idea what they're in for because most of them have never seen anything like it. It turns out to be a really exciting event for everybody involved. It's a lot of fun.

The energy in the room must be particularly palpable because everyone is playing for the same goal — even though you're all from different bands.

Exactly! There's definitely a feeling of camaraderie and a feeling of giving and caring as well. It's really cool.

Do you have anymore of these benefits planned?


This is the only one that I've got going on. After Sunday, the holidays are coming, I've got a record coming out and all of this other stuff happening. One thing I've got to tell you — you lose a lot of sleep trying to get these things together [Laughs].

Well, the lineup looks legendary enough to be worth the sleep deprivation.

[Laughs] Musicians are coming from all different directions. We'll all convene over the weekend and rehearse. Then we'll put it together on Sunday and see how it goes. It should be a lot of fun! I've worked with pretty much everybody on the bill. I've never played with Travis Barker before, which is going to be cool. I've never worked with Andrew Stockdale outside of the studio, but he's a great guy. I've played with Chester, Dave Navarro, Billy Idol, Perry Farrell and Ozzy live before. Having all of these amazing get together is incredible. For me, to be on stage the whole night while they walk up is huge.

There's a '70s vibe to the whole event. It's very classic. In many ways, you're like a filmmaker from that particular renaissance. You're like the Scorsese of the guitar! There's an outlaw vibe but an epic sense of refinement ...

[Laughs] That's a huge compliment! I love Scorsese! I was obviously raised in the '70s, and I come from the outlaw rock n' roll background as far as who I was raised with, what my parents were all about, what kind of music I listened to and so on. I would imagine I've gotten some influence from that which has spilled over into what I've been doing since I picked up a guitar. I like that old, '70s vibe where people just get together and jam for the sake of making music as opposed to everything being the way things are today. Now it's money-driven, image-driven and that corporate sort of thing. It's nice to be able to make a minute and do something that has nothing to do with any outside interests except for jamming — especially if you're doing it for a cause.

Is that vibe spilling over into your solo material?

The solo stuff is really cool because it does have a similar vibe. It wasn't created for any kind of cause, benefit, fundraising or anything like that but, at the same time, there's something to it. The last couple bands I've been in — Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses and even Snakepit — there were so many concerns coming from the record company about so many different things. The pressure can be a little bit of a drag at times especially if you've got ego problems within the band. That's what being in a rock n' roll band can be about. I wanted to do a solo record so I could do something that I'd dictate myself and would be my responsibility. Whether it sinks or swims is all up to me. To get a bunch of people together who I think are really talented and have them sing is amazing. The singers were all great because they didn't have to worry about pressures from their record labels about whether or not the song was going to be a huge hit single. I got amazing performances because the whole thing was so laidback. That's one of the similarities between my record and this concert that we're doing on Sunday. It's really done for the pure joy of it, as opposed to trying to prove something, trying to sell a certain number of copies or whatever it is that motivates everybody these days [Laughs]. [ARTIST direct]

Sunday, November 22, 2009
8 PM - 11 PM
The Avalon, Hollywood CA

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What the Spies Said



Notes from the arena dress rehearsals in LA:

Richard Fortus is playing through a 1973 Jose Marshall along with a Friedman "Marsha" amp and some modified Randall modules, all driven by a Randall RT-2 power amp. His pedals are incorporated with all of the above (pictured) and are racked and switched through a custom system built by Dave Friedman of Rack Systems Ltd. Fortus has 2 Randall isolation cabinets with Celestion Golds and Celestion G12H loudspeakers. He's playing a Chet Atkins Gretsch guitar, a Gibson ES-335 and a bunch of Fender Telecasters and Gibson Les Pauls.

DJ is also using a "Marsha," as well as a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier tube amp. The Mesa Boogie plugs into a 4x12 with Golds and the Marsha is using V30's. DJ has a ton of different Les Paul's he's playing with.

Ron is sticking with his Engl heads played through Marshall 4x12s. He's using Vigier guitars. He has a double-neck Vigier with a fretless.

... And, just in case you were wondering, the lineup is still: Axl, Dizzy, Tommy, Chris, Richard, Ron, DJ and Frank

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=628969

GN'R VIP Packs Cancelled - Or Are They?


Yesterday afternoon, the following message was sent out by the team at I Love All Access:
Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will not be an Ultimate fan package on the Guns N’ Roses tour in January 2010.

You have two options:

Option 1: Keep your Toronto general admission ticket(s) only. We will refund the difference between the ticket price ($87.32 USD, at today’s exchange rate) and the package price ($207.68 USD per package), to the credit card used to make your purchase. Your ticket will be available at the box office on the day of the show. There is no priority access.

Option 2: Choose a full refund and cancel your order entirely. We will refund your order to the credit card used to make your purchase.

Please note it may take 5-10 business days to credit to your account.

Please let us know your preference by Friday November 20th, 2009 at 5pm Pacific time via e-mail to info@iloveallaccess.com, or simply reply to this e-mail. If we do not hear from you by this time, we will process option 1 for you.
However, in a surprising(?) turn-of-events, Guns N' Roses issued a statement late last night via their new means of communication Facebook and MySpace:
Canadian VIP packages
There's been a miscommunication between us and I Love Access regarding the VIP packages for the Canadian tour. Just sit tight while we work it out.
So, what's the deal? I don't know. Stay tuned.

Discuss.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Chris!


Guns N' Roses synth and keyboards player Chris Pitman turns 48 today.

Happy Birthday to the dude who made Chinese Democracy sparkle like a star.

We love you Chris.

... and a big blast from the past ...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Charlie Sheen and Slash to Appear on 'Lopez Tonight'


Lopez Tonight

Charlie Sheen and Slash will appear on George Lopez's new TBS talk show, Lopez Tonight, on Monday, November 16 at 11 PM Eastern time.

Sheen, who has always been open about his years of excess drugs, drink and promiscuous sex, said that he once got some surprising advice from his rocker pal, Slash.

Sheen said, "One of my fondest memories is when Slash from Guns N' Roses sat me down at his house and said, 'You've got to clean up your act.' You know you've gone too far when Slash is saying, 'Look, you've got to get into rehab, you have to shut it down. You're going to die.' "He's a terrific guy and I love him - he's a buddy of mine - but I had to step back from that situation and go, 'Yeah, but you're Slash. Whaddya mean?'"

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Welcome to the Ballpark, Axl Rose


By Dave DeLand

I've always assumed that even when Axl Rose is a bald, toothless old man (which may be a few years) and has faded into complete professional obscurity (which has already happened), he'll still be raking in the royalties because of how often the introductory riff of "Welcome To The Jungle" gets played at professional sporting events.

I've also assumed that the Guns N' Roses rock anthem that Rose's band recorded 22 years ago must be just about the most frequently played song (or at least the most frequently played opening 15 seconds) in sports history.

It has blared out of the Metrodome's speakers about a dozen times at every Minnesota Vikings home game for the past two decades, and it seemingly gets more exposure at sports venues than any other song.

But as it turns out, it's not even in the Top 10.

That's according to the folks at Broadcast Music, Inc., the organization that licenses much of the music played in the United States and keeps track of such things — meticulously.

"That's how we pay the songwriters. In fact, when songwriters get their royalty statement, it tells them which team plays their song," said BMI publicist Jerry Bailey.

BMI annually releases its Top 10 list of music most frequently played at National Football League, Major League Baseball and National Hockey League games. But it charts everything that gets played.

"We paid on 13,476 titles during that distribution period (July 1, 2008-June 30, 2009)," Bailey said. "Some of those titles, if they're very heavily played by a certain team, that can move it up."

One word of caution before we get into the details of the list: If you're a Baby Boomer like myself, this list might make you feel sort of old (I was completely unfamiliar with Nos. 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10).

So here, without further delay, is the Top 10 (and the performing artists) for the 2008-09 cycle:

No. 1 — "We Will Rock You" (Queen). This 32-year-old favorite has always been popular at sporting events because of its "stomp stomp clap" element, and nobody knows that better than Minnesotans — the two teams that played it the most were the Minnesota Wild and the Dallas Cowboys. (Funny: You'd think the Cowboys would trend toward "Jailhouse Rock").

"Did you watch much of the World Series? You could hear the 'stomp stomp clap' in every game," Bailey said. "Crowds just love to do that 'stomp stomp clap'."

No. 2 — "Pump It" (Black Eyed Peas). It was No. 1 in the previous year, although even after listening to it on YouTube it didn't ring a bell for me.

(Apparently, 53-year-olds aren't the Peas' target pod).

No. 3 — "Twilight Zone" (2 Unlimited). At first I thought this was the 1982 song by Golden Earring, but as it turns out it's a techno number by another Dutch band. It's often used when starting lineups are introduced.

"Teams are trying to cover all demographics," Bailey said. "Some songs just become ingrained in the minds of sports fans. It's a similar phenomenon to Christmas music in a way."

No. 4 — "Song 2" (Blur). Thanks to the ultra-thick English accent of the lead singer, this song's only recognizable lyrics are "Whee Hoo." But that works at the arena, obviously.

No. 5 — "Rock and Roll Parts 1 and 2" (Gary Glitter). Another song with minimal lyrics (the only discernable word is "Hey"), this has been a sporting venue staple since 1972.

No. 6 — "Black Betty" (Ram Jam). I hated this version when it came out in 1977, and it hasn't gotten any better since then.

No. 7 — "Cowboys from Hell" (Pantera). Pantera isn't exactly easy listening, and you probably wouldn't play this for your grandmother (unless Granny is really into heavy metal). This would sound more at home at OzzFest than at a baseball game.

"What you're looking at on that Top 10 list is a mash between baseball, hockey and football," Bailey said. "Teams in different leagues play very different music. Hockey teams have a long season, and they play more music than football teams."

No. 8 — "Stronger" (Kanye West). I'm not familiar with this one, or the following two: A little bit of techno rap goes a long way with me.

"Generally, the music is selected to rally the fans," Bailey said. "Most of this music is music that really makes you want to dance or clap."

No. 9 — "Let It Rock" (Kevin Rudolf featuring Lil Wayne). Sorry, don't know it. I listened to 30 seconds of it on YouTube: That's enough.

No. 10 — "Put On" (Young Jeezy featuring Lil Wayne). Ditto. Lil Wayne gets around, huh?

I don't have strong opinions about a lot of the songs in this year's Top 10, although I'm sure I could get sick of them all fairly easily.

Some others that aren't in this year's Top 10 — many of them Baby Boomer mainstays — have already fallen onto my "never need to hear this again" list, largely because of overplaying at sports arenas:

"Old Time Rock N' Roll" (Bob Seger). Seger is kind of hit-or-miss, and when he hits he can knock it out of the park. This, however, isn't one of them, and the Twins played this song to death in the '80s and '90s.

"Start Me Up" (Rolling Stones). Again, I know this is targeted at Boomers like me, but these guys should have retired 30 years ago.

"Glory Days" (Bruce Springsteen). I love The Boss, but this has gotten so overplayed that it's just a cliche.

"Bittersweet Symphony" (The Verve). This is actually the official team song of the Seattle Seahawks. But it's a little too symphonic to be good sports arena music, and I have issues with anybody who calls themselves "The Verve."

"Welcome To The Jungle" (Guns N' Roses). Enough, already. I like ice cream, but after 20 gallons or so I tend to get sick of it. I also own this CD, but I'll probably never play it again because I've heard that opening riff 847,000,000 times.

But Axl probably doesn't mind — as long as the royalty checks keep coming.

sctimes.com

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bob Dylan, the Creative Process and the Media


I borrowed a stack of CDs from the library this week. A mixture of old and new stuff: a Hollies anthology, the Franz Ferdinand disc (which I'd never heard and I like a lot), and a very good, live, Faces set.

One of them was Bob Dylan: No Direction Home: The Soundtrack. The liner notes are fantastic, and I had to share the following piece, written by musician Al Kooper, which I found to be particularly enlightening, especially this passage:

"With the success of the Highway 61 Revisited album, the pressure was on. New producer Bob Johnston suggested that Bob record the follow-up in Nashville with players that Johnston would handpick.

Dylan agreed to this gamble but insisted on bringing Robbie Robertson and myself along so that he would feel "comfortable" recording away from New York City.

Bob was still completing many of the songs when we arrived in Tennessee. A piano was installed in his hotel room. During the days, I was summoned to Bob's room. Bob would teach me the song he was trying to complete, and like a not-yet-invented cassette machine, I would sit at the piano and play the song over and over again, while he finished the lyrics. After a day of this, I made a suggestion to him:

'Bob, why don't you come to the session an hour late tonight? I will get there and teach the band this song and any others we worked on today. That way, you can just walk in, and we will know at least one or two songs that you won't have to sit through while we learn them.'

He assented; it worked out great that first night, and became the modus operandi of the rest of the sessions.

However the reverse could and would happen from time to time. Bob would arrive, go to the piano in the studio and start changing a lyric.

Sometimes he would be in there for four or five hour stretches. The band took it in good humor and played pool and ping pong, watched TV and catnapped.

One night a journalist somehow slipped in with a friend and was asked to come back later as Bob was writing. He returned four hours later and Bob appeared to be in the exact same position at the piano as when the journalist was originally expelled.

'Man...what is he ON?' the reporter asked no one in particular in a loud voice.

'Columbia Records.' Albert Grossman, Bob's manager replied as he showed the gentleman to the door."



The point is, at least for me, that the creative process is something that takes it's own time, and that the media (myself included) is always looking for the sensational story.

Now obviously one cannot compare the creative output of a writer as prolific as Bob Dylan (34 studio albums) with someone like Axl Rose who took 14 years to put out one record - but the point still stands, and it's food for thought.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Slash's "Sahara" and "Paradise City"




"One of the benefits of being the Music Director of WAAF, is hearing new music WAY before anyone else! Today I got a chance to hear some of the new Slash album that will be released in March of 2010.

We should have the new single (which is going to feature Ozzy on lead vocals) in January!

This song was AWESOME!

And, the lyrics are going to piss off Axl & Black Sabbath!"
[Mistress Carrie]

According to Reckless Road author Marc Canter, "The song sounds like the 1972 Ozzy and it's heavy!"

Thanks to Blabbermouth

Monday, November 9, 2009

GN'R Blames Major League Baseball for Band's Silence on Tour


Band has it's lackeys "call-out" MLB Senior Editor Doug Miller.

We've all noticed the lack of updates on GunsNRoses.com ever since the recruitment of DJ Ashba (March 21, 2009).

With the Japanese dates coming up and the Canadian ones scheduled, one would expect the band to actually get off their asses and update the official website with the usual fluff-talk about how it's going to be great, et al. The effort is mostly symbolic; that way people would know that the band acknowledges the dates and is committed to them. Last month, Mysteron seemed to agree with this on this back at HTGTH:

"It is important though that the band add credence by putting these dates on their official website. An official announcement would be even better."

However, yesterday, Mysteron, a beloved 'insider' at the HTGTH community, went completely around and posted the following:

"I want to apologize to GN'R for my comments. MLB currently own the rights to, and control input to, the official GN'R website. However ...dot dot dot Hopefully Guns can find another official way to communicate with the fans in the meantime."

MLB.com and former GN'R manager Merck Mercuriadis came into an agreement of sorts in 2006 regarding the online shop features of GN'R dot com. While the domain listings maintain the ownership of GNR.com is solely in the hands of our man Axl, technical and administrative contacts direct one solely to MLB.com staff. Go figure.

MLB.com have apparently stepped back of providing content around the Japanese dates of the 2007 tour. Before this, most (if not all) articles on the GN'R site were written by their local Senior Writer Doug Miller, who currently continues to write for MLB.com. However, the website managed to be updated semi-regularly up to the recruitment of DJ Ashba, with or without MLB.com's direct consent.

So, bummer. The CD release came and went and no-one at MLB had a problem with the content. It's only a year after that GN'R, having clandestinely sneaked in numerous updates, have finally reached the end of their rope.

I do hope Guns find another official way to communicate with the fans. GN'R Online was an Interscope-manned site, who must've forgotten the password somewhere in early 2003, before transforming it more into the line of their generic band websites.

The only dangerous thing about the modern GNR is their dangerously sloppy management.

Thanks to copperye at GNREvolution who originally wrote this piece.

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dahmer Vs Gacy


The AFM Trailer for Dahmer Vs Gacy

Obviously playing for laughs, the showdown you probably never expected to see has arrived. Below you'll find the AFM trailer for Ford Austin's Dahmer Vs Gacy, in which 30 of the world's most notorious serial killers are cloned by the government.



Director Austin plays Dahmer, while Gacy is played by Randal Malone. The indie flick also features appearances by genre alumni Irwin Keyes, Felissa Rose, Brooke Lewis Alana Curry, Lee Perkins, as well as... former Guns N Roses drummer Steven Adler?

Is it in bad taste? You decide.

shocktillyoudrop

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Alice in Chains: Black Gives Way To Blue - The Interview


In this exclusive interview Jerry, Sean, Mike and William talk about the making of Black Gives Way to Blue, Layne's untimely death and how Elton John became involved. Plus much much more.



Thanks to: Ana

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Slash Wanted to get Jack White on His Solo Album


The star tells all to MusicRadar

With the speculation about special guests continuing in earnest, Slash revealed to MusicRadar that the one artist he couldn't pin down to play on his forthcoming solo album was The White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather star Jack White.

Slash's eponymous solo album will be released early in 2010 on Roadrunner, with Classic Rock magazine set to bundle the CD with a special collectible issue a full four weeks before it is available online or in record stores.

"Pretty much everyone else that I went after I managed to get."

MusicRadar spoke to Slash yesterday following the Classic Rock Awards and heard the album, but for now their lips are sealed.

They can tell us that the supporting cast of guest musicians is very impressive indeed, and includes rock legends, pop starlets and some genuine surprises. But not Jack White.

Slash told them, "I wanted to get Jack White to sing on something, but he didn't want to sing. He said 'I'll play drums, I'll play guitar, but I don't wanna sing.' He was one guy that I wanted to work with. Pretty much everyone else that I went after I managed to get."

Keep an eye on MusicRadar in the very near future for a track-by-track guide to the Slash solo album from the man himself, plus his thoughts on what makes a killer guitar riff and his favourite riffs of all time as part of their forthcoming guitar-tastic Riff Week.

MusicRadar

Slash Wants to Leave Days of Guns N' Roses Behind


via Spinner
Slash has said he wants to leave his days as a member of Guns N' Roses behind him as he prepares to release his first solo album.

"I just feel for people that don't seem to get it. All things considered, it's been a really long time, and everybody's moved on," he told BBC 6 Music.

"At the same time I appreciate that I was part of a band that had such a huge impact and touched so many people, and I feel bad for them that it's not around - but it is what it is..."

His forthcoming solo album will be released on Roadrunner next spring and features the vocal talents of Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Lemmy, Fergie, and Andrew Stockdale.

He said he had taken his time to lift the lid on the heavyweight guests appearing on the record. "I've been very low key on this, because I was waiting for all the releases for all the different singers, but some of the cats are out of the bag. There's a lot of people on the record."

He added, "It's just nice to be in charge of my own destiny, even if it's just for one record. Just not to be in a group situation, and at the mercy of what everybody as a whole feels, but being responsible for my own decisions and having the final say. It's nice, ‘cause I've been doing this diplomatic band stuff for so long, I needed to get it out of my system."

All that diplomacy has given Slash some skills to take to his work as a solo artist, especially when collaborating with vocalists.

"As a musician, the more experience you get from playing with a lot of different people, the more you learn how to adapt.

The other is perseverance - keep going no matter what. To establish in your mind what you're going to do, and you just keep plodding along. The longer you do it, the more you realise that you have a purpose."

Slash has another hope for his solo effort – that it might stop people asking him if he's going to rejoin Guns N' Roses.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Slash Signs European Deal with Roadrunner Records


via Blabbermouth
Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of guitarist Slash for the forthcoming European release of his debut solo album, Slash, in spring 2010.

Slash will see Roadrunner Records enter into a unique and innovative association with a UK media partner — the special-interest media group Future. In a brand new concept in record distribution the standard album release will be preceded by a "fan pack," in which the Roadrunner Records album will be bundled together with a highly collectable special issue of Future Publishing's Classic Rock magazine dedicated to Slash's career. This will be the first format of the album available anywhere in the world.

Slash will release a two-track CD single in Japan on November 11 containing the song "Sahara" (featuring singer Koshi Inaba of the Japanese hard rock duo B'Z) and a version of the GN'R classic "Paradise City" (featuring Cypress Hill and Fergie).

"Sahara" is expected to appear on Slash's forthcoming solo album. According to the guitarist, "the [record] is in its mixing stage and the mixes to this point sound great. We have recorded 18 songs, with one more I want to track." He added, "the record is still slated for a February/March release."