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.
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.
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.”
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.
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).
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.”
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).
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
Ozzy Osbourne shows no signs of slowing down after his December trek with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, the Prince of Darkness announced the next leg of his tour will take him through North America with Slash in tow as the opening act. The 19 stop trip kicks off January 16th at the Qwest Center in Omaha Nebraska and runs through February 22nd as part of Ozzy’s 18 month tour in support of his latest album Scream. You can grab tickets from LiveNation OR… you can just win a pair from us. We’re giving away a pair of tickets to each show of the tour on our music blog, but time is running out! Head over to the MUSIC BLOG to pick the show closest to you and enter for some free tickets.
Ozzy Osbourne shows no signs of slowing down after his December trek with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, the Prince of Darkness announced the next leg of his tour will take him through North America with Slash in tow as the opening act. The 19 stop trip kicks off January 16th at the Qwest Center in Omaha Nebraska and runs through February 22nd as part of Ozzy’s 18 month tour in support of his latest album Scream.
You can grab tickets from LiveNation OR… you can just win a pair from us. Read on for complete tour dates and how to get your greedy little hands on some free tickets. READ MORE
VH1 just kicked off the sixth season of “That Metal Show”, where hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine are back to interview some of your favorite artists. The show features an all new one-hour format allowing more time to get up close and personal with these metal stars. Make sure to check out the show every Saturday at 11pm.
Slash has committed to opening for Ozzy Osbourne on an upcoming tour which starts Jan. 16, 2011 in Omaha, Nebraska. Joining Slash will be Myles Kennedy, formerly of Alter Bridge. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, Oct. 15th on www.LiveNation.com. Check after the jump for the official tour dates.
Ernie Ball has recently partnered with longtime endorsee Slash, to provide the once in a lifetime opportunity for over 20 guitarists to attend a private masterclass with Slash in Hollywood, CA.
Hidden inside select packs of Ernie Ball electric guitar string sets are 5 different colored picks – Gold, Silver, Red, Black, and White. Each pick has a corresponding prize including: 20 – Tickets attend a private masterclass with Slash. 10 – Custom Ernie Ball Music Man instruments 20 – $500.00 Guitar Center Shopping Sprees 100 – Signed copies of Slash’s solo record (available April, 2010) 1000 – Free packs of Ernie Ball strings.
Available exclusively at Guitar Center, over 1000 prizes will be available in all all Slinkys, Coated Slinkys, Classic Pure Nickel, and 7 String Sets. Promotion runs from February 2010 – May 2010. READ MORE
Slash posted a few updates about his upcoming solo album via Twitter recently including… “Driving around listening to the analog mixes of my solo record, I gotta say it sounds awesome.” “It will be released in all formats including vinyl.”
He also commented on the release date and tour saying “The whole self titled record was recorded analog. It will be released March/April, tour starts around then too.”
We recently posted his version of “Paradise City” featuring Fergie/Cypress Hill here, other guests appearing on the album are Dave Grohl, Flea, Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan, WOLFMOTHER’s Andrew Stockdale, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger, Meat Loaf, MAROON 5′s Adam Levine and Ozzy Osbourne, who contributes vocals to the first single. READ MORE
According to The Pulse of Radio, Slash took to Twitter to defend BLACK EYED PEAS singer Fergie’s (a.k.a. Stacy Ann Ferguson) vocal performance on a new recording she did with Slash of the GUNS N’ ROSES classic “Paradise City”, also featuring CYPRESS HILL. A copy of the recording surfaced online last week (hear audio below), while Slash is contemplating whether to include it on his new solo album. The former GUNS guitarist tweeted, “Until now, not too many people have heard Fergie sing rock & roll but she sings it better (than) most dudes I know. She’s a screamer at heart.”
Slash told MusicRadar.com earlier this month that he got almost every special guest he wanted to appear on his upcoming solo album, except for one: WHITE STRIPES singer/guitarist and DEAD WEATHER drummer Jack White. Slash revealed, “I wanted to get Jack White to sing on something, but he didn’t want to sing. He said I’ll play drums, I’ll play guitar, but I don’t wanna sing. He was one guy that I wanted to work with. Pretty much everyone else that I went after I managed to get.” READ MORE