Guns N’ Roses Adds First Female Member – AlternativeNation.net

Guns N’ Roses had a new live member at their show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles last night: Melissa Reese, the band’s first female member.  She replaced Chris Pitman as second keyboardist, rounding out the show’s lineup which also featured Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, and Frank Ferrer.  Below is

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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

Early Guns N’ Roses And Poison Manager Vicky Hamilton To Release ‘Appetite For Dysfunction’ Memoir – Blabbermouth.net

Vicky Hamilton, who is best known for managing the early careers of GUNS N’ ROSES and POISON, in addition to serving as a management consultant for MÖTLEY CRÃœE, has launched a crowdfunding campaign for the release of her memoir, titled “Appetite For Dysfunction”.

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The Glorious, Profane Spoils of Robert Williams’ 50-Year War With Mainstream Art | The California Report | KQED News

“There is suggestion of some kind of sexual violation, but you wouldn’t be able to figure out what the robot could do to her,” explains Williams. “She did have her panties around her ankles and she did have one breast exposed. Now, in the other half of this painting, there’s this monster jumping over the fence to avenge her.

“I have not gone without avenging this graphic crime.”

Williams told the band fine, use it. But he warned them the cover would probably land them in trouble with religious and feminist groups. It did. One organization famously referred to it as a “glorification of rape.”

The band rallied to his defense, singer Axl Rose telling MTV that he thought people were overlooking Williams’ artistic genius.

“I think since it was such an outrageous picture that the skill gets overlooked,” said Rose, standing alongside Williams in an interview shortly after the album’s release. “A lot more people, I think, are turned on to Robert’s artwork (because of the album) than were before, and I’m really glad to be a part of that.”

But the band ultimately caved and yanked the artwork.

The painting caused a stir again in 2012 when a reformed Guns N’ Roses used the image in a concert poster and companion DVD. Subsequent copies of the DVD still employ the Williams painting, but in denuded form. The girl is removed, the painting devoid  of its original power.

via The Glorious, Profane Spoils of Robert Williams’ 50-Year War With Mainstream Art | The California Report | KQED News.

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