Slash Announces Fall 2012 Tour Dates With Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
Slash hasn’t even begun his summer tour, but he’s announced 18 dates for a fall tour of America that will include Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The trek begins Sept. 4 in San Diego, Calif and wraps up Oct. 3 in Los Angeles and includes stops in major cities across the country.
Rolling Stones Update Logo for 50th Anniversary
With less than three weeks remaining until the official 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones‘ first concert, the band has revealed a new version of their classic logo.
Axl Rose Robbed After Paris Guns N’ Roses Show
Three necklaces valued at $200,000 were stolen from Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose following the band’s recent show in Paris. It doesn’t appear Rose was wearing the gold and diamond necklaces at the time, but a judicial police spokesman says they were taken during a private gathering.
Guns N’ Roses Deny Hiring Models to Fill Front Row
On Monday, a story in the U.K.’s Daily Record claimed Axl Rose contacted a model agency to hire 20 women to fill the front row of Friday’s Guns N’ Roses concert in Glasgow. It’s a claim the band is now denying. Guitarist Bumblefoot says if the women show up in the crowd and backstage, he’s not going to complain, but it wasn’t the band that requested them.
Aerosmith to Debut New Single on ‘American Idol’
The season finale of ‘American Idol‘ will feature a performance from judge Steven Tyler‘s full-time band. According to Joe Perry, the rockers will debut the first single from their upcoming new album during the May 23 Fox broadcast.
Ted Nugent Dropped From Ft. Knox Concert, But Has ‘Solid’ Meeting With Secret Service
Thursday was a good news/bad news day for rocker Ted Nugent. While his meeting with the Secret Service came to a conclusion both parties felt was satisfying, he was dropped from the lineup of a show at Ft. Knox in Kentucky because of last weekend’s comments at an NRA convention in St. Louis, Mo.
Bert Weedon Dead at 91
Known as ‘Mr. Guitar,’ Bert Weedon was indirectly responsible for the guitar playing of three of the Beatles, Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and Brian May. The British guitarist published ‘Play in a Day’ in 1957. The book went on to be listed as an inspiration to a generation of classic rockers.
Slash Shares Songwriting Stories Behind ‘Appetite for Destruction’ Cuts
During a longer conversation about song and lyric writing, Slash told a few stories about how songs like ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ came to be. The guitarist tells Metro Lyrics that the well-known Guns N’ Roses hits were pretty spontaneous.
Ted Nugent Doesn’t Back Down as the Secret Service Investigates Anti-Obama Comments
It turns out you can’t describe the president as “vile” and “evil” and say things like “We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November” without catching the attention of a few government agencies. Ted Nugent‘s comments at an NRA Convention have brought him under the watch of the U.S. Secret Service.
Cheap Trick to Perform at Washington D.C. Earth Day Rally
Cheap Trick will rock the nation’s capitol on this coming Sunday, April 22. The classic rockers are part of the entertainment for an Earth Day rally on the National Mall in Washington D.C., which according to the band’s website runs from 12PM to 7PM ET.
Ted Nugent Blasts President Obama’s ‘America-Hating’ Administration: ‘Vile, Evil… Criminals’
In the great African safari of self-expression, Ted Nugent is the thick-skinned and audacious rhinoceros. The rocker, defender of gun rights and avid hunter fired a verbal muzzleloader at Democrats in Washington D.C. last weekend. His comments were specifically aimed at President Obama and his cabinet.
Kiss Hopes ‘Monster’ is the Album That Will Get Them to No. 1
Kiss is hoping their new album ‘Monster’ does something none of their previous albums were able to do. No, they’re not hoping it gets them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Paul Stanley, they want a No. 1 record.