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The Rockstar Ramblings: Vote Slash for Office

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Slash (Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) released his new solo album this week that includes a song sung by Ozzy Osbourne, “Crucify The Dead” containing the lyrics: "A loaded gun jammed by a rose/the thorns are not around your head/your ego cut you til you bled". Slash is adamant that the song is not about ex-band mate Axl Rose saying, “Yes, there were some key lines in there that were very suggestive of my experience. No, this is just an overall picture of the issues.” Prediction: We are two years from Slash running for a political office…

Ratt is releasing VIP packages for their upcoming tour. Sign up and receive a signed copy of their new album Infestation, meet the band, and have your choice of either a Sunset Blvd hooker or a pair of 3D glasses as seen on their video “Best of Me”…

In an interview this past week Sammy Hagar (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) discussed working with Van Halen, and how annoyed he was with how long it takes Eddie Van Halen to complete a song. He doesn’t come right out and say it, Hagar stopping short of telling Eddie to start drinking again and having a chance to plug his tequila (Cabo Wabo Tequila in case you didn’t know)…

In Bogota, Columbia, Axl Rose slipped and fell during “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door”. To everyone’s surprise, the unpredictable front man laughed it off and continued with the show. Nice to see Axl has finally found the “right” amount of meds…Opening for Guns, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) had a fan ejected for throwing objects. When the fan wouldn’t leave, Bach whined, “Axl Rose will not come out here man!” Lucky for the others in attendance the fan was removed because Bach was next going to threaten to call his Mother…In more Sebastian news, he posted a YouTube road report discussing luggage being held for ransom while they had to wait for a promoter and having mirrors ripped off their vehicle. The video followed Bach in an airport, walking out of Immigration in Ecuador where he was greeted by ONE large fan seeking an autograph. ROCK N’ ROLL!...

In this week’s WHERE DID THEY GO? segment we find former MTV “Headbanger’s Ball” host Riki Rachtman. He was found in Las Vegas, face down on a mat after getting his ass kicked by the guitarist from Good Charlotte at mixed martial artist Jason Ellis’ Ellismania 5. Apparently Riki wanted to find the one thing more humiliating than hosting the Rock of Love reunion shows. Time to start a new list of goals, Riki…

Guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake) was recently interviewed and was asked about comparisons to Kirk Hammett (Metallica). His response was that he thought Kirk sucked and expressed animosity over Metallica showing pictures of Winger (having darts thrown at them) during their shows. When asked to respond, Kirk replied: “Who?”…

W.A.S.P.’s previously announced shows in Mexico and South America have been cancelled with no reason. I suspect Blackie Lawless saw Bach’s road report from South America and was terrified once he heard about the mirror incident…

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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