In case you didn't know, Duff McKagan -- on top of being a top-notch bass player -- is also a pretty damn good writer. He's been writing a column for both Seattle Weekly and ESPN.com for some time now, and this week he focused on the mania surrounded New York Knicks standout Jeremy Lin.
While no one knows for sure what's going to happen next month in Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when Guns N' Roses are inducted, at least one man seems to have the inside scoop on who will be attending.
The next installment of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp takes place Thursday through Monday, February 20, in Hollywood, California. There current batch of the camp's celeb guitarists reads like a very cool NAMM booth appearance roster.
Everyone's favorite top-hatted guitarist has just the release date for his upcoming second solo album. Slash will release the as-yet-untitled album on May 22 through his own Dik Hayd International Label.
It's another unseasonably hot summer day in Burbank, California. But inside a small rehearsal and recording studio on the city's industrial outskirts, five musicians are staying remarkably cool, even as they rack their brains to remember how to play a new song they're practicing.
As previously reported, Velvet Revolver will be reuniting with singer Scott Weiland for a one-off performance at an upcoming charity gig in honor of late songwriter John O'Brien. The concert, titled 'Love You Madly: A Concert for John O’Brien,' will take place on January 12 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles.
Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has had his hand in almost every aspect of the music business. Not only has he toured with Gun N’ Roses since 2006; he also been a producer, engineer and writer. And more recently, a survivor, having walked away from a serious auto accident last May. Thal used Twitter to thank Toyota for the "functional seat belt, air bags & crumple zone, you saved my skull ..."