The rock music community is reflecting on the life and reacting to the death of Ten Years After’s Alvin Lee.
Debates over top guitarists usually get pretty heated, but rarely does someone end up behind bars for their viewpoint. According to The Sun News, in early February, police in Cleveland suburb Brook Park were dispatched to a Motel 6 after the staff reported a nasty argument between a couple.
As Guns N’ Roses kicks off a 12-show residency in Vegas this week, the press-shy Axl Rose opens up about his future and his infamous past.
Here’s everything you’ll need to take everyone down to Paradise City as Slash this Halloween.
In an interview with London’s Sun newspaper, Adrian Bayford, a music shop owner from Haverhill, Suffolk, joked about using some of this new wealth to fund a concert starring original Guns N’ Roses lineup. “I’d have to get Guns N’ Roses together. I’m a real fan,” said Bayford. The original group consisted of Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler.
Apparently Axl Rose is having a rough time of it over in Europe…
With Guns N’ Roses’ Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction firmly in his rear view mirror, Slash is concentrating on his new solo album, which enters the Billboard charts this week at #4. Billed to “Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators,” Apocalyptic Love sees the legendary guitarist committing to a lead vocalist Myles Kennedy.
This week on the Billboard 200 album chart, John Mayer scores a very respectable No. 1 with 219,478 copies sold of his Born and Raised, the guitarist’s attempt at a record with a 1970s Laurel Canyon country-folk vibe.
Singer Myles Kennedy has been part of Slash’s band for two years – after singing two songs on the top-hatted guitarist’s 2010 self-titled album, he signed on as lead singer for the subsequent tour. But last month, he got exposure to a wider audience when he filled in for Axl Rose at Guns N Roses’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Let’s take a look at this week’s albums, reissues and other musical goodies from classic artists making musical waves yet again.