If you've been following the saga of Guns N' Roses even loosely over the last couple of decades or so, then you know that almost all of the bad blood that still exists between the band's original members is almost all squarely between Slash and Axl Rose.
This past Sunday was April Fools day, and while many of us were busy falling for Google's Really Advanced Search feature, Jack White was busy releasing 1000 copies of a new single, "Freedom at 21," as flexidiscs.
Looking to both honor the memory of the late Chuck Schuldiner and raise some money for an excellent cause, a cast of former Death members are getting together for the "Death to All" tour this year. Set to take part are guitarists Paul Masvidal, Shannon Hamm and Bobby Koelble; bassists Steve DiGiorgio and Scott Clendenin; and drummers Gene Hoglan and Sein Reinert.
The Los Angeles storage facility that houses the Alice Cooper Archives was broken into last Tuesday, March 27, along with three other storage units. Among the items missing are a large quantity of original vinyl records, a jacket and the original sculpture used on the cover of Cooper's Hey Stoopid album.
Iggy Pop's recent proclamation about bands today being a bunch of “cheap drinks” you can find at a supermarket got me thinking. But much like Homer Simpson, when I think of a drink, my brain goes directly to beer. If artists today are a bunch of drinks, what kind of beers are they, exactly?
Armand Crump, Slayer’s longtime guitar tech, died yesterday, March 31. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. He leaves behind his girlfriend, Cassandra Dines, plus several family members and friends.
When Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth shows up at Guitar World HQ for our interview, it's already past 5 p.m. on a press-packed day. In spite of that, he showed up good spirits, with with the same youthful energy that has made him one of the most electric performers in thrash metal for over three decades now.
It's always nice when members of at least three of the Big Four Bands of British Rock (The Beatles, The Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin) get together to jam on some old tunes -- and that happened last night, when Paul McCartney (Beatles) invited Roger Daltrey (Who) and Ron Wood (Stones) on stage to perform The Beatles' "Get Back" at London's Albert Hall.