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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...
The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.
The lineup is now as follows:
Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
The Devil's Blood
Oceans Of Sadness
SLASH (Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit) is set to rock Australia this August with a selection of shows throughout the country. The tour will celebrate Slash’s latest self titled album and his illustrious rock and metal career thus far.
Tickets go on sale Friday 7th, May through respected outlets.
Here are the latest SLASH 2010 Australian tour dates:
WEDNESDAY 11 AUGUST MELBOURNE, PALACE THEATRE – 18+www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
THURSDAY 12 AUGUST BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI – 18+www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 and Rockinghorse Records.
MONDAY 16 AUGUST SYDNEY, ENMORE THEATRE – Lic A/A www.ticketek.com.au 132 849
Slash is currently streaming a new song online titled “Nothing To Say,” which is off the upcoming self-titled album. The track, which features M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold on vocal, can be heard at the Slash MySpace page. The album will be out on April 6th and features guest vocalist from Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Kid Rock and Myles Kennedy among others.
A trailer for Slash’s new self-titled solo record has been posted online. The album will be out on April 6th and features guest vocalist from Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Kid Rock and Myles Kennedy among others.
The first single “By the Sword” features vocals from Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother and is streaming on MySpace.