Over the course of the last twelve months, we've once again endeavored to track down your musical heroes and return with the greatest stories, biggest news and best playing tips, all in the name of rock and roll. As a final retrospective on 2012, we picked through our favorite interviews of the year and compiled a list of the best quips, advice and quotes.
Steven Adler has battled many demons over the course of his tenure with Guns N’ Roses and the various versions of Adler’s Appetite. Now the author and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has finally put the past behind him. Together with Jacob Bunton (vocals/guitars), Lonny Paul (guitars) and Johnny Martin (bass), the new project Adler has released what is easily one of the best hard rock albums in years: Back From The Dead.
You don’t have to be a fan of Slash to love IK Multimedia’s new AmpliTube Slash app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. But if you enjoy gnarly, aggressive Marshall amp tones, cool effects, and the convenience of working with a portable recording, practice and live performance rig, you’ll want to download this powerful app ASAP. AmpliTube Slash not only provides a wealth of Slash’s signature tones but also offers the best classic rock Marshall tones available in the iOS world, as well as everything you need to record killer guitar tracks or bring those tones to the real world.
Closing out their first-ever Las Vegas residency with a bang, the current incarnation of Guns N' Roses was joined by original member Izzy Stradlin on both Friday and Saturday night for a rendition of the Use Your Illusion classic, "14 Years." Check out the fan-filmed video below.
This past Saturday, Guns N' Roses, Eddie Vedder, Gary Clark Jr., the Flaming Lips, Jack White and more took the stage at Neil Young's 26th annual Bridge School benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California.
Legendary guitarist Slash teamed up with IK Mulitmedia to create AmpliTube Slash, which features models of his signature Marshall amplifiers (JCM Slash & AFD 100) along with some of his signature pedals (Delay, Gate, Octave/Fuzz, Chorus, Booster and Wah/Distortion) used in the studio and for live performances.
When Axl Rose bailed on Guns N’ Roses’ Hall of Fame induction, Slash knew the group would never reunite. But with a brand-new group and a killer new album—Apocalyptic Love—hard rock’s hardest-working guitarist has no reason to ever look back again.