Slash’s Conspirators Bandmate Has Known ‘For A Long Time’ About Guns N’ Roses Reunion Plans – Blabbermouth.net

Todd Kerns, the bassist for Slash’s backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, says that he has has known about the plans for a “semi-reunion” of the classic lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES “for a long time” and insists that he supports the guitarist “wholeheartedly to dive into this experience.”

Kilde: Slash’s Conspirators Bandmate Has Known ‘For A Long Time’ About Guns N’ Roses Reunion Plans – Blabbermouth.net

Ex-GN’R Members Slash, Duff McKagan + Gilby Clarke Perform Together | Loudwire

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators were playing shows in Argentina this weekend and had a few special guests join them onstage. Former Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke performed with Slash during his March 7 show. According to Blabbermouth, McKagan played two songs with Slash: “It’s So Easy” and “Paradise City,” and Clarke joined the duo for the latter. Watch the “Paradise City” performance above, which begins with a “Guns N’ Roses” chant from the audience. Check out a video of “It’s So Easy” below.

The two former GN’R members didn’t have far to travel to join Slash onstage as McKagan’s Loaded and Gilby Clarke + Coverheads served as the openers for Slash’s March 7 date. The day before the mini-reunion, McKagan also joined Slash to perform both of those songs. You can see video from the March 6 performance below.

Slash and McKagan were part of the original Guns N’ Roses lineup, while Clarke was added to the group in 1991 replacing rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin after he quit the band.

Recently the band’s first drummer, Steven Adler, has been talking a lot about his desire to get the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses to record new music and a tour. Meanwhile, current member DJ Ashba says the most recent lineup is focusing on a new album and planning a huge tour.

via Ex-GN'R Members Slash, Duff McKagan + Gilby Clarke Perform Together | Loudwire.

ALL YOU NEED IS JUST A LITTLE PATIENCE A generation later, original Guns N’ Roses manager Vicky Hamilton has completed a tell-all | Metal Sludge

HOLLYWOOD — Vicky Hamilton was the original manager of Guns N’ Roses in the 1980s when the young band was struggling just to afford some guitar strings, to put some Top Ramen on the table and, if they were lucky, to have a temporary roof over the head.

Cathouse_Block_SwagShe’s all grown up now, just like Axl Rose, Slash and the rest, and the story of why Hamilton and Guns N’ Roses went their separate ways once the band singed with Geffen Records is now being told without any details being left out, as Hamilton has completed her autobiography expected to be released in 2015.

Hamilton celebrated by hosting a star-studded party on Saturday, Dec. 13 in a stately mansion atop the Hollywood Hills, as a packed gathering of VIPs and industry insiders enjoyed a little taste supplied by Miss Hamilton, who stood at a podium and read snippets of the upcoming book to everyone.

The memoir is called “Appetite For Dysfunction.” A publishing deal is still being ironed out, but judging by Hamilton’s samples and the ecstatic reactions of everyone in the room, this tell-all is going to really be something special.

“I have some good memories, but it’s a little bittersweet,” said Hamilton, who never made millions of dollars like Guns N’ Roses did. “When I kind of went back and looked at the shit that went down, I gained 14 pounds while writing the book. It’s hard to look at the past and to keep moving forward. …. I don’t know. Axl will probably sue me. He sues everyone else.”

Hamilton readily admits the book is going to “hurt some feelings.”

“Some of it will,” Hamilton said. “No one wants to look at their humble beginnings, but there it is.”

via ALL YOU NEED IS JUST A LITTLE PATIENCE A generation later, original Guns N’ Roses manager Vicky Hamilton has completed a tell-all | Metal Sludge.

Joe Perry | Aerosmith | Lou Gramm | Steve Morse | Bumblefoot | Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp | Foxwoods Hotel and Casino | Connecticut

Now you get the chance to play and sing alongside these rock and roll legends! In addition to these mega artists, you will interact and play with our Rock Star counselors like Guns N Roses guitarist Bumblefoot, Gary Hoey, Joe Vitale (CSN, Joe Walsh), David Hull (Joe Perry Project), Kasim Sulton (Utopia), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) and so many more amazing rockers.

via Joe Perry | Aerosmith | Lou Gramm | Steve Morse | Bumblefoot | Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp | Foxwoods Hotel and Casino | Connecticut.

Guns N’ Roses’ Early Days Retrospective, By Marc Canter

Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of Guns N’ Roses, and Marc Canter, a friend of ex-guitarist Slash, was the first person to document the band. Canter would photograph and film the band, and collect tickets and ads from the very first day that Guns N’ Roses formed. He wanted to document his best friend’s band, which ended up being one of the most successful and well known rock bands of all time. In 2008 Canter was finally able to publish his photographic essay, detailing the band’s first historic gigs, with Reckless Road. Recently I caught up with Marc Canter, and we discussed how he got into photography, his relationships with GNR members, and why he stopped photographing the band.

via Guns N’ Roses’ Early Days Retrospective, By Marc Canter.

Kings of Chaos 2014 SA Tour TVC – YouTube

Rock royalty, the KINGS OF CHAOS return to South African shores in late 2014.

With a line-up that includes members of AEROSMITH, GUNS n ROSES, ZZTOP, CHEAP TRICK, EXTREME & VELVET REVOLVER.. the show will be a 2hr spectacular of the biggest rock anthems from the past 40yrs, played by the artists who wrote and made them famous!

2014 KoC Band line-up:

Steven Tyler – Vocals

Billy Gibbons – Vocals & Guitar

Robin Zander – Vocals

Duff McKagan – Bass & Vocals

Nuno Bettencourt – Guitar

Gilby Clarke – Guitar

Matt Sorum – Drums

CONCERT DATES:

Sat 29th November 2014 – Sun City Superbowl (20h00)

Sun 30th November 2014 – Sun City Superbowl (16h00)

Wed 3rd December 2014 – Grand Arena, GrandWest (20h00)

Tickets available at www.computicket.com

via Kings of Chaos 2014 SA Tour TVC – YouTube.

IT’S SO EASY. . . METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, here is a detailed interview with Kevin Lawrence, Axl Rose’s first-ever guitarist in a 1983 band called Rapidfire | Metal Sludge

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LOS ANGELES – Axl Rose is among the biggest rock stars in the world with an estimated net worth of $150 million, and meanwhile, guitarist Kevin Lawrence from Rose’s first-ever band called Rapidfire is struggling just like the rest of us, a former internet techie who laid to rest his dreams of rock fame right around the time Guns N’ Roses was skyrocketing in the late 1980′s with “Appetite For Destruction,” one of the biggest-selling albums in history.

But did you know Rose had recorded a five-song demo with Rapidfire in 1983? After a series of false starts that included lawyers going back and forth in addition to a failed kickstarter campaign, the Rapidfire tapes are scheduled to be released Nov. 1 in the form of a worldwide CD and internet streams.

There has been a few press releases about Rapidfire through the years, plus a sample from a couple of songs has more than 100,000 hits on youtube, but in this Metal Sludge exclusive, Lawrence talks for the first time about what it was like to be in Axl Rose’s first band.

Grab a seat, shut the door, and tune in attentively. This is going to be good.

via IT’S SO EASY. . . METAL SLUDGE EXCLUSIVE: For the first time, here is a detailed interview with Kevin Lawrence, Axl Rose’s first-ever guitarist in a 1983 band called Rapidfire | Metal Sludge.

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