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Gibson Introduces Custom Slash Firebirds

Gibson has unveiled the Custom Slash Firebirds, the second of the Gibson/Slash collaborations the company hinted at upon announcing his appointment as its Global Brand Ambassador.Both of the guitars—which Slash showed off in prototype form throughout his performances with Guns N' Roses in 2016—feature numerous Les Paul elements, including humbuckers, historic Les Paul wiring and pickup spacing,... …

Watch Guns N' Roses Cover Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman," James Brown in Edmonton

During their performance Wednesday night, August 30, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Guns N' Roses took the time to play a couple of unexpected covers, tackling classics by country legend Glen Campbell and the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.Lest you think that Guns N' Roses have decided to don cowboy hats and pursue a country career, frontman Axl Rose told the crowd "It's not what you think,"... …

Mike Portnoy, Bumblefoot, Billy Sheehan Discuss Sons of Apollo in Exclusive Interview

A couple weeks ago, Sons of Apollo—a new supergroup featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan and Jeff Scott Soto—unveiled their first single, "Signs of the Time." Now, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive interview with all five members, in which they discuss how the all-star project came together."I think the only thing we... …

Slash Named Gibson's First Global Brand Ambassador

Gibson has announced that it has appointed Slash to be its first ever Global Brand Ambassador.As part of his new role, the legendary Guns N' Roses guitarist is currently developing new products with three of Gibson's guitar brands, Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details of the new products will be announced beginning later this month."It's an honor to be Gibson's first Global Brand... …

Sons of Apollo Premiere First Single, "Signs of the Time"

Last week, we told you about Sons of Apollo, a new supergroup featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force). Now this formidable group has premiered their first single, "Signs of the Time."The song is the first full taste... …

Sons of Apollo, Featuring Ex-Members of Dream Theater, Guns N’ Roses and Journey, Announce Debut Album

For the past few months, rumors have been circulating about a new secret project including former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian. With the announcement of the debut album from Sons of Apollo, a brand-new supergroup featuring Portnoy, Sherinian and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex... …

Watch Weezer Spoof Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" in New Music Video

Weezer have tipped their collective hats (or, in this case, top hats) to Guns N' Roses in their new music video, "Feels Like Summer (Roses N' Weezer Version)." The video, which was shot last month at Goldenvoice’s new Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena, California, was clearly inspired by GNR's iconic 1988 “Paradise City” video, much of which was shot at the '88 Monsters of Rock festival... …

Watch Guns N' Roses Perform Their First St. Louis Show Since the Riverport Riot

Thursday night, Guns N' Roses returned to St. Louis for their first performance in the city since 1991. Why is this significant, you might ask? Well, the last time Guns N' Roses performed in St. Louis, it didn't end terribly well.Their performance in the then-new Riverport Ampitheater ended in a riot that left 60 people injured, and caused hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage to the venue... …

Guns N' Roses' Richard Fortus Selects SoloDallas EX Tower on 2017 World Tour

In another milestone for the emerging Southern California music gear company SoloDallas, Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus is officially using the company’s EX Tower across the globe this year as the band continues their Not In This Lifetime Tour.The relationship began last fall in Los Angeles, when SoloDallas presented Richard (Thin Lizzy, Dead Daisies, Psychedelic Furs, Rihanna) with his... …

Watch Guns N' Roses Cover AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie"

During their June 7 stop in Zurich, Switzerland, Guns N' Roses performed a cover of AC/DC's "Whole Lotta Rosie."Why, you ask? Read on."When we play this song, nobody really knows that I… When I'm singing this song, I actually, in my head, I see this little dog of ours with me on stage, 'cause she's always so fucking happy," GNR frontman Axl Rose told the crowd. "Before we came to the show today... …

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