Following his no-show at this past week's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Axl Rose has issued a follow-up statement, which he wants to make clear "was written for GNR's official website, Facebook account and my personal twitter account and not intended as a press release."
Hethel, England-based Lotus Alex Job Racing has welcomed Schecter Guitars as a sponsor of the No. 23 Lotus Alex Job Racing/Battery Tender/Yokohama/Lotus Evora GT. The car will make its debut in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT Class at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, California, this weekend.
Soundgarden recently premiered their first new song in over 15 years — a hooky, not-too-heavy number titled "Live to Rise" — and now they're offering the track as a free download. Head here to get your copy now.
Ever since that one-off show back in January with former vocalist Scott Weiland, things have been dead silent in the Velvet Revolver camp — thanks in large part to Duff's book tour, Slash's new solo album and the impending induction of Guns N' Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Well before it was officially announced, the co-headlining tour — now dubbed Heritage/Hunter — featuring Mastodon and Opeth was already generating tour of the year-level buzz around the rock/metal community. While the three bands are exceedingly different in style, their fan bases have a surprising overlap, save for maybe the most prog-happy of Opeth's fans and the most mainstream of Mastodon's.