Here’s some art for the indie Slash, written, produced, and directed by Rycke Foreman.
Slash stars TNA star Shawn Hernandez and Maria Olsen (who also serves as producer; The Lords of Salem, Paranormal Activity 3, “American Horror Story”). Lora Carlson and Myss Miranda Foreman are producers on the project.
“Cade just wants a “normal” life–to find a girlfriend, get through college, and pursue a career in theater–but his tempestuous step-brother Trench has darker ideas. Trench drags Cade though increasingly violent fantasies as a series of real-world murders occur, and the cast members of the theater group start dropping like flies. Cade’s inability to stand up to Trench culminates in a killer, drug-fueled party, where Cade must face his demons… or die trying.”
Production begins late June in New Mexico. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting’s music podcast Aural Pleasures is back with a episode to tickle your ear canals! Hosts Jonny and Bill are joined by BD contributor SuperRadMike to discuss all sorts of fun topics. The guys chat about the return of Nine Inch Nails and the music of How To Destroy Angels as well as Scott Weiland and his termination from Stone Temple Pilots. The fellas also discuss the Detroit stop of Metallica‘s Orion Music + More Festival and Mike brings up his excitement for the Pitchfork Music Festival.
Things get a little bit serious when Mike brings up some serious issues he’s been having that involve sleepwalking and Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos. You can hear about all of it below in the podcast!
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Artist Maxim Dalton painted a poster of 35 of the greatest guitar players ever. While it doesn’t include some famous axe wielders (I don’t see Dimebag Darrell on there), it is a pretty comprehensive painting of guitarists who have shaped and influenced their genres. The painting was released as a limited edition poster but sold out long ago.
But what I want to know is can you identify them all! So head on below to test yourself on your guitar player knowledge! READ MORE
In a recent post on the official Tool website, it looks like everything has been confirmed for the band to appear at Ozzfest 2013, which will take place in Japan on May 11th and 12th. Tool will be the direct openers for Black Sabbath on the 12th while Deftones, Slash, and Slipknot will be the main acts on the 11th. More information can be found on the official website here. READ MORE
According to their November Newsletter, Tool members Adam Jones, Justin Chancellor, and Danny Carey will be continuing the writing process for their fifth full-length studio album, which is as-of-yet-untitled and also has no concrete release date. This album will be the follow-up to 2006′s 10,000 Days.
There is also a rumor going around the web that Tool will be playing Day 2 of Ozzfest Japan in May, 2013. Confirmed to be on the package is Slash, Deftones, and Slipknot (who will be headlining Day 1), and Stone Sour, and Black Sabbath (who are headlining Day 2). This rumor comes from a website entitled Ozzfest Japan but the Tool newsletter seems rather dubious, stating that they, “…have NOT been told that this is confirmed,” and that they, “…have NOT received anything that could be considered official about any shows.”
While it’s exciting to think that Tool will be releasing a new album and hitting the road, I find it best to not hold my breath and just be patient. It’s almost always worth it.
Make sure to check out our “From Worst To Best: Tool” list here. READ MORE
Ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (Velvet Revolver) has announced via his Facebook that he will be scoring the upcoming horror film Nothing To Fear. It is the first film through his horror production company Slasher Films and it has been picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay.
Slash stated, “Going into the studio tonight to work on “Nothing to Fear” score. It’s really coming together. Iiii]; )’”
The film’s IMDB description says, “A family’s journey toward a better life is interrupted by an unstable man of the cloth.” It is being directed by Anthony Leonardi III, who did make-up for The Cabin In The Woods, and stars Clancy Brown (A Nightmare On Elm St., Starship Troopers), Anne Heche (Nip/Tuck, Psycho), and more.
Knowing that Slash is a big horror fan, I actually have a lot of interest in hearing how the score to this film is going to turn out. READ MORE
I was hemming and hawing over what kind of descriptor I should use in the headline. Should it be an LOL? Nah, because some of them aren’t funny. Should it be a Random Cool? Ehhhh….maybe? I settled on OMFG because that was pretty much my reaction looking at each photo.
You see, below you’ll find an image that features 18 yearbook photos from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. You’ve got “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, Eddie Van Halen, Gene Simmons, Tom Araya, and many more. It’ll definitely get a chuckle or two! Check it out below, READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting recently had the pleasure of talking with frontman Jacob Bunton about his latest endeavor as the singer for Steven Adler’s (Guns ‘N’ Roses) new band Adler, and the band’s upcoming debut album. We also talked about what’s going on with his other band Lynam, as well as his view on Top 40 music, and his love of Horror. Hit the jump for this exclusive interview!
Adler will be participating on the Kiss Kruise. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Rock band Adler will be joining Kiss on the Kiss Kruise, which sets sail Oct. 31st from Maimi, FL through to Nov. 4th where the ship will dock in Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. This will mark the first ever live performance from the band. Adler states, “I’m really excited to debut my new band by playing with Kiss. Kiss has always been one of my favorite bands and they are all great guys. The cruise is sure to be an amazing time!”
The band, fronted by ex-Guns ‘N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, will be releasing their debut album later this year. It will feature guest appearances from Slash as well as ex-Marilyn Manson/Rob Zombie guitarist John 5.
More information about the Kiss Kruise can be found here. READ MORE
Yesterday I wrote up an article regarding Scott Weiland’s comments that he’d rejoined Velvet Revolver as singer of the band. While it’s true that Weiland made those comments, turns out they might not be 100% accurate to another rather important person who has a small say in the matter. Who is that you might ask? Well, how about Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash? Seems like the guitar legend heard nothing about this and has stated that Weiland is, in fact, “…out of his mind.”
Now, as I mentioned in the previous, now erroneous, article, I wasn’t at all thrilled to hear that Weiland had rejoined VR. So hearing that this isn’t the case is just a joyous moment for me. Now I just hope that a singer is selected sometime before peace in the Middle East occurs. Is that too much to ask? READ MORE
After a nasty breakup in 2008, Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) and the rest of the Velvet Revolver crew have announced their reconciliation along with plans to later this year record a third studio album and embark on a tour. Weiland has stated that he will still front STP and Slash will still embark on a tour promoting his solo album.
I’m sorry, but after all the singer tryouts and rumors on who would be the next frontman (hell, it could’ve even been frontwoman for all I care), I find that I’m actually kinda irritated that things fell so “simply” back into place. To be honest, I feel almost cheated. I would’ve loved to have seen VR explode back onto the scene with a fresh face as singer. Instead, this is what we get…the same thing that we had before. Well, consider me UNenthusiastic about this announcement. READ MORE
On April 11th, the Revolver Golden Gods took place, giving praise and recognition to the rock and metal community. Famous musicians, such as Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Gene Simmons, Marilyn Manson, Slash, Amy Lee, and many more, were in attendance. It was a night meant to not only celebrate the achievements of rock and metal musicians and their offerings, but it was also a night for the fans, a way to honor their passion and their love. And it was a night that did absolutely nothing to spread the word and the importance of rock and metal. READ MORE
This is a brand new, weekly feature here at Bloody-Disgusting Music. It is a review, or roundup if you will, of the week’s new singles. On this week’s agenda, we have new music from Marilyn Manson, Slash, The Pretty Reckless, Brad, Norah Jones, ALX, and Cavo, as well as the latest from Korn, and Adelitas Way. Each song enters and gets a review but only one will emerge as the clear winner!
Which song did I pick for my “single of the week”? Find out after the jump!
Ex-Guns N Roses guitarist Slash is set to release his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love, on May 22nd. In support of this, the first radio single, You’re A Lie, has been released today. The sond features Alter Bridge‘s Myles Kennedy on vocals. You can hear the track below as well as check out tour dates. READ MORE
The line up for 2012′s Rock On The Range has been unveiled and it’s a massive list of awesome bands! Check it out: you’ve got Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Megadeth, Volbeat, Five Finger Death Punch, Lacuna Coil, Slash, Chevelle, Mastodon, Cypress Hill, and a helluva lot more! The concert will run from May 18th through the 20th with Friday being a free party (with a weekend ticket purchase) featuring performances from Hairball, Foxy Shazam, Hells Bells, and more.
Two-day general admission weekend passes start at $99.50 (plus fees) and go on sale Feb. 10th. Keep an eye out on the official Rock On The Range website for ticket ordering information.
In the first of a slate of horror films from production company Slasher Films (founded by rock legend Slash), Gore Verbinski’s protégé and visionary director Anthony Leonardi III, bring us the previously announced Nothing to Fear, a terrifying and bloodcurdling vintage horror film.
With Thomas Haden Church attached to star, the film follows a young family as it tries to reinvent itself by moving to a small town in rural Kansas. The family is tormented by an ancient demon with an insatiable blood lust.
With AFM on the horizon, a long synopsis has been unveield and can be read inside. READ MORE
Words cannot describe how generic, boring, and, in general, awful I think Creed is. Sure, they had a good song here and there (remember What If from the Scream 3 soundtrack?), but the vast majority of their music had me wanting to drive an icepick through my eyes Session 9 style.
Well, it looks like I’m going to have to find some girl to go Basic Instinct on me soon as drummer Scott Phillips has announced that Alter Bridge will take a break while singer Myles Kennedy will work on a new album with Slash. The rest of the band will be teaming back up with Scott Stapp to work on a new Creed album plus a 2012 tour.
Below is a perfect representation of what I hear when a Creed song comes on.
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.
Mark Tremonti, guitarist of Creed and Alter Bridge, has announced that he wants to record and release a thrash metal album. Speaking to ‘Robb’s MetalWorks’ in San Antonio, Tremonti has said: “I just had three months off while Myles was touring with Slash, so I figured it was a good time to get some music put together. I collaborated with Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock. All this stuff that I wanted to see the light of day that never really got used for Alter Bridge and Creed is what I’m putting on the record. There’s a lot of speed metal and thrash stuff in there — riffs that I had sitting around — that I’m putting on this record. So it’s definitely a heavier-sounding album.”
Knowing Tremonti’s style and his influences, I’m thinking that this could work and actually end up sounding pretty badass. What do you all think?
There is no doubt that the Cry Baby wah wah pedal is probably the most influential pedal of all time. It’s been used by the biggest musicians since it’s existence and continues to be the number one top selling pedal, for good reason. I love my Cry Baby and will always make sure to have one, no matter what style of music I’m playing.
So, naturally, a documentary was filmed to discuss the importance and impact of this pedal. Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World, which you can watch below, tells the story of this pedal, featuring interviews with Slash, Kirk Hammett, Steve Lukather, Jerry Cantrell, Eddie Kramer, and more. Keep in mind that this is just under an hour, so sit back to expand your knowledge!
Music video director, short film creator, photographer and artist Chad Michael Ward has given Bloody-Disgusting his Top 10 Horror WTF Moments! WARNING: The list contains a bunch of spoilers, so keep that in mind. Ward has directed videos for Aiden, Derek Sherinian feat. Billy Idol and Slash, D’Amato and has done work with Marilyn Manson, Soil, Trust Company, Static-X and others. His work captures horror and grotesque scenarios in truly beautiful and arresting ways. Just check out my personal favorite, ‘The Hierophant’, to see a perfect example of this (image is NSFW).
Check out Chad’s official website to see his astonishing photography and film work.
So, recently Slash (interview here) was asked if he would be okay with TV show Glee using a Guns N’ Roses song or even possibly airing a GnR themed episode. Here is what Slash had to say about that idea: ”We got asked about that once already but it got turned down. In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at ‘Glee’. ‘Glee’ is worse than ‘Grease’ and ‘Grease’ is bad enough . . . Actually, I look at ‘Grease’ now and think: Between ‘High School Musical’ and ‘Glee’, ‘Grease’ was a brilliant work of art.”
Well, Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee, responded today by saying: ”Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they’re uneducated and quite stupid.“
Let me clear my throat…ahem ahem…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Up yours Ryan Murphy! Your show sucks and you’re just a sore loser!
The cats out of the bag as “30 Days of Night” creator Steve Niles revealed one of guitarist-turned-producer Slash’s first productions: a live-action adaptation of his “Frankenstein” story Wake the Dead. Originally set up back in 2008 with Jay Russell at the helm (who is still attached), Slasher Films will get behind the retelling of the “Frankenstein” legend in the style of cult favorites The Crow and Darkman! In the first issues, College student Victor works to reverse death, not knowing what a can of worms he’s opening up. But he’ll find out. After seeing how good 30 Days of Night turned out, we can only dream of how good this could be. Hopefully Slash knows what’s he’s doing (we do know for a fact that he’s good at the “Tales from the Crypt” pinball game, although I’m not sure how that helps). READ MORE