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Recently in Hollywood, CA, Anthrax - headlining the Metal Alliance Tour - played to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues.
But the fans got a little more than Anthrax playing the "Among The Living" album front-to-back, or songs from the just-released covers EP, "Anthems" (reviewed here).
Joining Anthrax on stage for the AC/DC cover of "T.N.T." was none other than Slash, who played lead on the song, and then, later in the show, Chuck D came out for "Bring The Noise," the song Anthrax and Public Enemy recorded together in 1991.
Also in the House were Slayer's Kerry King, John Tempesta from The Cult, Justin Chandellor from Tool, Dethklok/Metalocalpyse's Brendon Small, and actor/musician Brian Posehn.
The Metal Alliance Tour, that also features Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail, will be touring the country through late April. Remaining dates are below. More...
The line-up for the first ever Ozzfest Japan - set for Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo - has now expanded with Tool, Slash, Deftones, and Stone Sour joining previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.
“We’ve assembled an amazing lineup for the first ever Ozzfest Japan. Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Slash, what more could you ask for?” says Sharon Osbourne “And we still have plenty of surprises to come. The Ozzfest Japan line-up will rival any of our previous festivals.”
“It took a long time for Ozzfest to come to Japan but I know the fans here are going to feel it was worth the wait,” Massy Hayashi of Hayashi International Promotions says. “Of course, any time you have living legends like Black Sabbath on stage you know it is going to be a memorable event.” Last year, Hayashi International Promotions produced the sold-out one-day punk rock festival Air Jam at Yokohama Stadium.
Tickets pre-reservation started on November 25th and ticket prices are as follows: single-day tickets are JPY 14,000, weekend passes are JPY 27,000, and weekend passes including an official festival t-shirt are JPY 30,000. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission, and ticket printing fees. The latest information on Ozzfest can be found at this location. More...
Slash is back into the animated video world, this time for his song “Bad Rain”, the latest single from his album ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ More...
Germany's Edguy has checked in with the following announcement about heading down to South America for several live shows with Slash:
"South America has always meant something special to Edguy and their crew. For more than ten years Edguy have toured the continent in support of each album and even though some fans were afraid it wouldn't happen this time, Edguy's booking agency finally announces a short tour of Brazil.
"Some more dates may follow depending on the schedule. Confirmed shows are:
4.11. Brasilia - Opera Hall
6.11. Sao Paulo - Espaco das Americas
7.11. Curitiba - Master Hall
"Edguy will be heading out with ex-Guns'n Roses guitarist Slash and his band!"
A number of rock and metal musicians have posted tributes online to Beastie Boys rapper, bassist and co-founder, Adam Yauch, aka "MCA." Yauch passed away earlier today at the age of 47. The cause of death is presently unknown, though it suspected to be linked to his run in with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery. Yauch was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame along with his other Beastie Boys bandmates and other acts including Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who dedicated their performance to absent Yauch.
Some of the hard rock tributes read as follows:
Slash: "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."
Anthrax: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole.
Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine: "Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends." More...
Jim Marshall, the man dubbed the "father of loud," who founded the iconic Marshall guitar amplifiers has passed away at the age of eighty eight. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. Guitar hero Slash, formerly of Guns N Roses, has posted a message online via Twitter which reads:
"The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!"
A message has also been posted online on the official Marshall website, which reads:
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. While mourning the Guv’nor though, we also salute a legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life.
"Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’ is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also included the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.
"In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes."
Read the full article at www.jimmarshall.co.uk.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash posted a preview of the new music video for the new single "You're A Lie." The track appears on his forthcoming new solo album "Apocalyptic Love," which is due out on May 21, 2012.
Check out the preview here:
The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Saxon has issued the following announcement about performing in Bangkok with Slash:
"Date in Bangkok announced! Saxon will play on the 10th of March a show in Bangkok with their friend of many years Slash and support him at the Impact Exhibition Hall 2. Get you tickets at this location."
In other recent Saxon news, the group canceled a string of Australian dates, and also announced "Call To Arms" will be the title of the band's upcoming album.
Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that dates for his forthcoming 2011 United States tour. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash will be opening for Ozzy Osbourne on all the anounced 2011 dates.
Ozzy Osbourne 2011 U.S. tour dates:
January 16 – Qwest Center – Omaha, NE
January 18 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
January 20 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
January 22 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
January 24 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
January 26 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
January 28 – Mandalay Bay Resort – Las Vegas, NV
February 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
February 3 – HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
February 5 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
February 8 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
February 10 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
February 12 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
February 14 – wireless Center – Moline, IL
February 16 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
February 18 – St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
February 20 – BankAtlantic Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL
British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be touring North America once again in january, where he will be joined by the equally recognisable, Slash (Velvet Revolver/former Guns N Roses guitarist.) Tickets are expected to go on sale through Ticketmaster this week.
The initial tour dates are as follows (more to be announced shortly):
January 16 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
January 22 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
February 1 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
February 3 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
February 5 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, WA
February 14 - i wireless Center - Moline, IL
Slash has announced that he, in association with Scout Productions (of films Transsiberian and Fog Of War) has started his own production company called Slasher Films. Their first project, Nothing To Fear, is already underway. The horror/thriller will follow a family as it looks for a big change by moving to a small town in rural Kansas only to encounter an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust. The screenplay was written by Jonathan W.C. Mills.
Slasher Films plans to produce contemporary horror films with a nod to the thrillers of the 70's and 80's. "I've always been a huge horror fan and creating films that take you back to the days where horror movies actually scared the hell out of you is something I've always wanted to do. My audience is made up of young, edgy, discerning consumers, with an appetite for quality and a hint of anarchy," explains Slash.
Legendary guitarist and former Guns N' Roses member Slash has announced details regarding the forthcoming 3 disc re-issue of his self titled solo album. The new, 3 disc edition will now include two CDs plus a 52-minute DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the album, performance footage from Australia and Los Angeles, video clips and more. The release date is scheduled for September 28, 2010.
The "Slash" deluxe edition tracklisting is as follows:
1. Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury)
2. Crucify The Dead (feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
3. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
4. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
5. Promise (feat. Chris Cornell)
6. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
7. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine)
8. Doctor Alibi (feat. Lemmy Kilmister)
9. Watch This (feat. Dave Grohl & Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (feat. Kid Rock)
11. Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows)
12. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Saint Is A Sinner Too (feat. Rocco DeLuca)
14. We're All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop)
1. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
2. Paradise City (feat. Fergie & Cypress Hill)
3. Mother Maria (feat. Beth Hart)
4. Baby Can't Drive (feat. Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger)
5. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
6. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
7. Demo #4
8. Demo #16
9. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
10. Fall To Pieces (feat. Myles Kennedy)
11. Sweet Child O' Mine (feat. Myles Kennedy)
12. Watch This (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Nightrain (feat. Myles Kennedy)
1. Making Of The Album Documentary
2. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
3. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
4. By The Sword - Behind the Scenes
5. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. Mean Bone (feat. Myles Kennedy)
7. Track-By-Track Interview with Slash
British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Iconic rock guitarist Slash, famous for his work with Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver, has just announced dates for his upcoming North American tour. Slash is planning on incorporating songs from his entire career into the upcoming tour, including material from Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit and his new solo album. Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy is handling lead vocals on the trek.
Slash commented by saying:
"He's such an amazing vocalist, so he can cover all that, he can handle all that 'cause he's got a great range. So I'm really excited, 'cause before I talked to him, I was sort of auditioning singers for this tour and I figured I'd get it together, but he's just, he's so perfect."
Tour dates include:
Aug. 29 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield Theater
Aug. 31 - Aspen, CO - Belly Up
Sep. 01 - Denver, CO - Ogden
Sep. 02 - Kansas City, MO - Voodoo Lounge
Sep. 04 - Mount Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sep. 05 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Sep. 06 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
Sep. 08 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Sep. 09 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsors – The Colosseum
Sep. 10 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
Sep. 11 - Belleville, ON - Empire Theater
Sep. 14 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
Sep. 15 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Sep. 18 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Sep. 20 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Sep. 22 - Council Bluffs, IA - Harrah's – Stir Cove
Sep. 23 - Medina, MN - Medina Entertainment Center
Oct. 02 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market
Some professionally filmed video footage of Slash’s performance at the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands has been posted online. Check out a couple of videos below:
Jon Bon Jovi has reportedly quit cigarettes due to the high cost of smoking. Other areas Jon is rumored to be more frugal are: wearing Dockers instead of designer jeans, cutting his hair shorter to save on inflating shampoo costs, and switch from Aqua-Net to Walgreens brand hairspray…
Spirit of The Wild, Ted Nugent’s television show that takes you into the life of hunting with Ted, will return in HD to the Outdoor Channel. It will be nice to have a clear picture during sweeps week when Nugent takes out an entire herd of buffalo, with one bullet… More...
In a recent interview with MTV News, iconic guitarist Slash discussed the future of Velvet Revolver, the band he formed seven years ago with fellow former Guns N Roses members Duff McKagen and Matt Sorum.
"As soon as we got off the road from the last tour and parted ways with Scott, we got together and wrote half a dozen really great, sort of heavy metal pieces of music," Slash told MTV News. "It's a lot heavier than what Velvet Revolver has put out, so I'm dying to put out the quintessential Velvet Revolver record.
Slash said the new material better matches the group's original intentions. "When Duff and Matt and I first got together, we wrote a ton of material that never saw the light of day, and that was all very heavy.
"It's definitely our natural way of doing things. But when we started working with Scott, we started to lighten things up a lot, and we progressively got lighter. As much as I love the two records we did do, one of the things that was progressively more and more frustrating was the direction the band took."
Read the full article at MTV News.
As the tragic news of the death of heavy metal cornerstone Ronnie James Dio is sinking into the hearts of fans, many other musicians in the field of heavy metal and hard rock have posted messages online remembering the man and his music. Some more of which include the likes of Anthrax, Slash and even Dios Black Sabbath predacessor Ozzy Osbourne.
Ozzy Osbourne - "Rest in peace Ronnie"
Slash (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N' Roses): "Ronnie died at 7:45am this morning, but his music will live for eternity."
Anthrax: "Dio, Italian for God. Words won't do the man justice so we won't even try. Horns up always!"
Sebastian Bach: "Crying right now in remembrance of my hero and friend Ronnie James Dio. Dio died this morning and he was a major, major part of my life. I got to do shows with him and work with him and I loved Dio my whole life. Thanks so much the world has lost one of the best. Your last album was your best. Of course" More...