While Axl was nowhere to be found (neither was Izzy for that matter), the remaining original members of Guns N' Roses didn't let that stop them from getting up on stage after their acceptance speeches at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Saturday night and giving fans what they wanted.
This past Wednesday night was the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods, and on-hand to kick off a star-studded night was Yngwie Malmsteen, who opened the show with the U.S. national anthem. You can watch video from the event below.
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers reported yesterday that five vintage guitars belonging to the band were stolen from a sound stage in Culver City, California, where they've been rehearsing for an upcoming U.S. tour. Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary. Petty and the band are offering a $7,500 reward -- with no questions asked -- to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars.
In the months leading up to Guns N' Roses impending induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it seems like we've heard from just about everyone who has ever been in the band. Except one: Izzy Stradlin.
If you missed Dream Theater on their first run of North American dates in support of their new album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, they'll be giving you another chance to catch them on their current touring cycle. You can get all the dates for Dream Theater's 2012 summer tour below.
Recording King has introduced the all-solid RD-310 with an Adirondack Spruce top. It has a street price of $499. Adirondack Spruce -- aka Red Spruce -- which has been employed for guitar tops since the 1920s, has been making a comeback lately. Adirondack is considered more resonant than Sitka and has a unique wide-grain pattern.
With Led Zeppelin and the remaining Beatles out of the question for the 2012 London Olympics, the organizers of the event approached another rock legend about playing the closing ceremony: Keith Moon, legendary drummer for the Who.
After Axl Rose's recent open letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — in which be publicly declined to be inducted and stated he would not be appearing — the attention immediately turned to the other members of the band's classic lineup and how they would react to their former lead singer.