Rumors, tall tales, strange stories -- all are part of the Guns N' Roses mystique. So when the grapevine had it that Slash was collaborating with Michael Jackson, jamming with Bob Dylan, trading licks with Iggy Pop and returning to the studio with Guns N' Roses, it seemed best to file the rumors alongside a recent tabloid report that Noah's Ark was built by space aliens.
It's another perfect wreck of a Sunday afternoon in downtown Los Angeles. While thousands of dazed denizens attempt to piece together fragments of the previous night's misadventures for either themselves or some like-minded compatriots, the very object of many of their fantasies is polishing off his morning cocktail.
Guns N’ Roses were often compared to the Rolling Stones, and if Appetite For Destruction was Guns’ Sticky Fingers, the Use Your Illusion albums would have to be their Exile on Main St. Like Exile, Use Your Illusion I & II won’t be remembered for the hits, but as a strong, collective statement made by a band at the pinnacle of their creativity.
More details of the upcoming fall U.S. trek from Guns N' Roses -- their first in five years -- are starting to surface, as it looks like Buckcherry will be tapped as direct support for at least a handful of tour dates.
As next year marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Appetite For Destruction, there's been much speculation over whether or not Guns N' Roses would be a first-ballot selection for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It looks like the handful of U.S. tour dates announced earlier this month by Guns N' Roses has indeed turned into a full-fledged tour of the States. The 30-city trek will mark the band's first U.S. tour in five years, and first since the release of 2008's Chinese Democracy.
Leslie West's new album, Unusual Suspects, hits stores today, and you can check out a clip of one of the songs below. The track is called "Mudflap Mama," and features the talents of none other than former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash.
As previously reported, Slash filmed his recent show in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent, England, for a future DVD release. Now it has been officially announced that a live CD/DVD titlted Made In Stoke 24/7/11 will be released November 15.