Some 1983 recordings featuring a pre-Guns N' Roses Axl Rose have surfaced online. Before he was in GNR, Rose was in a Los Angeles band called Rapidfire. The band's former guitarist, Kevin Lawrence, recently posted a sampling of a track called "Ready to Rumble," which Rapidfire recorded 30 years ago. May 25, 1983, to be exact!
Since the guitar's inception, there have undoubtedly been talented players that could make the instrument sing, but it wasn't until the mid '60s and the arrival of the wah pedal that one could make it cry.
In the following video, our own Jimmy Brown -- aka the Capo Crusader -- shows you a special "unplugged" version of the Guns N' Roses hit "Sweet Child O' Mine," which first appeared on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction.
Slash has released a new music video for "Anastasia," a track off his 2012 album, Apocalyptic Love. You can check it out below. If you're in a hurry and need a guitar-solo fix, just jump right to the 3:08 mark in the video, where Slash gets down to business.
Here's a Guitar World video from the 2013 Winter NAMM Show, which took place January 24 to 27 in Anaheim, California. During the gear- and rain-filled weekend, we paid a visit to the guys at the Marshall Amplification booth to check out some new amps. This video profiles the new Slash SL5 model.
Why should Led Zeppelin hog up all the movie-theater concert-film glory? Guns N' Roses have posted a preview video — in the form of "Paradise City" — for their upcoming 3D concert film based on their Las Vegas residency last fall.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin has made his second public appearance in the span of a few weeks, joining Aerosmith on stage Monday night in Los Angeles for a performance of "Mama Kin." Check out the footage below.
Closing out their first-ever Las Vegas residency with a bang, the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses was joined by original member Izzy Stradlin on both Friday and Saturday night for a rendition of the Use Your Illusion classic, "14 Years." Check out the fan-filmed video below.
This past Saturday, Guns N' Roses, Eddie Vedder, Gary Clark Jr., the Flaming Lips, Jack White and more took the stage at Neil Young's 26th annual Bridge School benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.