In what is actually quite the shocking move, Guns N Roses singer Axl Rose has released an open letter stating that not only will he NOT attend the GnR induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, but he is also asking that the nomination be retracted! It’s a surprisingly well-thought out letter, although it suffers from a horrible case of run-on sentences, and Axl definitely gets his point across.
You can read the full letter below and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments. READ MORE
According to People, Guns N Roses singer Axl Rose partook in the jury duty process “after serving four days of the trial process,” according to his rep. Axl Rose stated, ”It was relatively painless. I was fortunate that everyone in the courthouse and jurors were all really great, plus I got to see daylight from a different prospect.”
First of all, I hope no one pointed a camera at him. Although that would’ve been one of the funniest Judge Judy episodes I would’ve ever seen. Secondly, they probably had to cancel any lunches or breaks for recess. Axl would’ve tacked on an additional three hours to each time just so he could watch TV in the break room.
Rep: “Axl! What the hell are you doing? Get back to court now!”
Axl: “NO! I’m watching Rugrats!”
Rep: “Rugrats?? Axl, you’re 49 years old. Starting acting like an adu-”
Guns N Roses (whatever incarnation they are now) have announced a US tour. The cities have been lined up but the dates aren’t exactly set nor are the venues. However, I’m calling it right now: this tour will be cancelled a few days after it begins. Hell, it might even be cancelled before it starts. Let me put it like this, if it makes it to Detroit, I’ll be buying my tickets at the door. What do you think? Are they going to follow through this time?
A little while ago, I was able to chat with The Walking Dead and Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary about his approach to composing, what we can expect from season 2 of The Walking Dead, his work with the Angry Video Game Nerd, and his love of Oingo Boingo. Check after the jump for the exclusive interview!
On a quest to destroy all horsehair bows, 2Cellos has put out another badass video of them covering Guns N Roses‘ Welcome To The Jungle. I’ve gotta give thanks to Kevin Riepl for turning me on to this video, which is just far too badass to not post. Below is their cover of Michael Jackson‘s Smooth Criminal, so check after the jump for all the Welcome To The Jungle glory!
Alright aspiring filmmakers, here’s a really cool event that is going on RIGHT NOW. If you head on over to the official website for The Power Of Few, you can fashion and edit your own version of ‘Scene 64′ by using new music from Guns N Roses/Sixx A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, pages from the script, film footage, and music from the film score (composed by Grammy-winner Mike Simpson (Fight Club)). The winning edit, which will be chosen by fans of the film, will be used in the film itself and the winner will get a screen credit!
The Power Of Few is a crime mystery starring Christopher Walken (Catch Me If You Can, Wedding Crashers), Christian Slater (True Romance, Very Bad Things), Q’orianka Kilcher (Terrence Malick’s The New World) and Anthony Anderson (Transformers, The Departed). It revolves around an enigmatic smuggling ring’s efforts to steal a priceless artifact. The story unfolds through the unique perspective of five characters who cross paths on a day filled with danger, hope and possible transformation.
Bloody-Disgusting has scored an exclusive interview with Duff McKagan (ex-Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver) of Loaded! Check after the jump for the skinny on the new album, the Loaded film, Duff’s opinion of horror, and a lot about Foo Fighters! Oh yeah, there’s a bit about goat f*cking. Seriously.
TheWrap is reporting that Tom Cruise (War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible, Legend, Top Gun), in preparation for his role in the upcoming movie adaptation of the 80′s musical Rock of Ages, has been taking vocal lessons from none other than Guns N Roses singer Axl Rose‘s vocal coach.
Earlier today, Slash (ex-Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) held a press conference at the Sundance Film Festival where he spoke about his horror movie production company, Slasher Films. Since I live on the other side of the country, it would have been a bit difficult to have made the press conference. However, I got a chance to speak with Slash over the phone and I’ve got the full interview queued up for all you eager readers. We discuss what kinds of films Slasher Films will be putting out, Slash’s love of horror and where it began, what role Slash will play in the creation of these films and more. Check out the exclusive audio stream after the jump.
The idea for Slasher Films came about when Slash and his friend, Rob Eric of Scout Productions (Session 9, Transsiberian), were talking about horror and Rob called Slash the next day saying that he should start Slasher Films. A year later, their first film, tentatively titled ‘Nothing To Fear’, will hopefully be entering production this summer for a late 2011 release. READ MORE
There are times when a great song comes out. And when I say great, I mean that when you hear it, you know it’s something special, something that you want to keep on your iPod at all times so that whenever you have that yearning to hear it, it’s at your fingertips. But then there are tracks that, before it even gets on your iPod, you’ve heard it so many times that even the thought of dragging it onto your iPod makes you clench your fists and grit your teeth. With that, I present to you readers a list of ten rock and metal songs that I’ve heard more times than I could ever have possibly wanted. Check after the jump for the full list.
Legendary guitarist SLASH is set to premiere his latest music video for “Back From Cali,” the current single featuring Myles Kennedy, from the guitarist’s self-titled debut on Wednesday August 11, 2010. The song is currently heating up the Active Rock charts with a debut in the Top 30.
Directed by noted live concert director Daniel E. Catullo III, this video showcases a compilation of live footage from the guitarist’s recent European Festival tour, which showcased Kennedy as the tour vocalist, as well as behind the scenes footage that truly captures the energy that’s on stage at a Slash show. The pair made stops at some of Europe’s largest outdoor festivals including the Download Festival and Rock-Am Ring, both which are featured in the video.