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!
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.