While on tour with Judas Priest -- and head of a run of support dates for Guns N' Roses, Music Radar recently caught up with Black Label Society frontman Zakk Wylde to talk about his new Christmas album, among other things.
As you may have heard, an hour-long interview with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose will air this Friday, November 11, on VH1's That Metal Show. The first video clip from the episode is now online, and can be seen below.
Is it just me, or is Christmas starting earlier and earlier every year? It may only be the second of November, but Black Label Society are already getting in the spirit of the holiday season with Glorious Christmas Songs That Will Make Your Black Label Heart Feel Good, an acoustic EP of three BLS takes on popular Christmas tunes.
From a young kid in Indiana whose first concert was Motley Crue’s Girls, Girls, Girls tour to playing Brazil’s massive Rock In Rio Festival, DJ Ashba has taken his creative talents and become an integral part of two of the most successful bands on the planet. With a top 10 album in This Is Gonna Hurt with Sixx:A.M. earlier this year and now playing live beside one of rock’s most iconic vocalists, Axl Rose, you could say Ashba is having a pretty good 2011.
With the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses on tour and the pending Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nod, a lot -- well, more than usual -- of speculation about the original lineup of GNR getting back together, at least for a performance at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
As a proud Guns N' Roses historian, I've read my fair share of GNR-related books and in a way was kind of dreading another one. I had read Slash's autobiography the day it came out, and while it proved to be a very informative read and a good look into Slash's side of the Guns saga, it ultimately felt like the voice of my longtime guitar hero was a bit lacking.
Axl Rose took a bit of a spill during GNR's recent concert in Mexico City. The singer slipped during a rendition of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," hitting the ground but continuing to sing. Rose stayed down for a moment, looking like he had twisted his ankle, but soon popped back up to cheers of support from the audience.
As Guitar World's leading Axl Rose sympathizer, I felt it was my duty to bring you this video of a surprisingly candid Axl hanging out with some fans at his hotel in Paraguay. I'm claiming this as guitar related, because he's talking about none other than his former guitarist, Slash.