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  1. HAHAHAHAHA....yeh right Dizzy. If you had turned up, Axl would have fired your ass.
  2. Why don't you send in your audition tape to "lash".
  3. Not sure what to make of this. Not the biggest fan of Scott. But if it means VR with Soctt or no VR at all then I'd support this.
  4. Picks of the bunch (from the songs that haven't been released yet) are Anastasia, Not For Me, Bad Rain and Shots Fired. Anastasia is excellent. The solo in the outro is quality.
  5. Halo full song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsMK7a8wao0
  6. http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/slash-on-new-album-apocalyptic-love-track-by-track-interview-543470 Slash - Apocalyptic Love, featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Is this album a statement? I think I really need to stick to my guns and do things the way I think they should be done.” Slash’s first solo album redefined a guitar icon for the next stage of his career, now he’s written with Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy for the follow-up and is raising the bar his way. Here, he gives us the insider's perspective. 1 /13 Apocalyptic Love The album cover art suggests that this might just be a rock 'n' roll record... “That was the first song I went to Myles and the guys with at some point in late 2010, maybe early 2011. I would make up stuff here and there and record it in GarageBand or Pro Tools in my laptop. "I would get the basic ideas I had – be it two parts, three parts or a whole song – then send it to Myles and he would come up with melodies.” 2 /13 One Last Thrill “Nobody does that old rock ’n’ roll, Chuck Berry thing any more. "It’s that very unbridled rock thing without any meticulous care but I actually wrote it on an acoustic.” 3 /13 Standing In The Sun “For that song, as well as Halo and Bad Rain, I used my live guitar, the Gibson [slash Appetite] Les Paul because my Derrig [the guitar used on Appetite For Destruction] was in the shop for repairs. "The outro riff I play at the end of this was a very spontaneous thing – I made it up on the spot because we couldn’t think of an ending! Whatever the first idea is when I’m working on a song, that’s the one that stays. Then I’ll play it every time we rehearse and it’ll start to take on a life of its own.” 4 /13 You're A Lie The lead single from Apocalyptic Love. “This song was the second one I presented to the band during writing and it had a different chorus for a while there. Then it had another chorus riff and just before we decided to can the song I came up with the idea for the chorus that’s there now. "I don’t like to work on anything for too long, I just move on.” 5 /13 No More Heroes Featuring the MXR Slash Octave Fuzz signature pedal “I used my neck pickup with the tone off for the main riff. It had a longer solo originally and we shortened it because it was going on and on and on. I was trying to get the same amount of punch out of it in a shorter amount of time. That was a little tricky for me at first – I kept wanting to go off. "And I’m sure some people will say, ‘You should have gone off’, but it sort of lost the direction of where the song should go – and the effectiveness of the arrangement. After a couple of plays through it worked itself out. “I used a pedal that I’ve designed with Dunlop, an octave fuzz pedal, which was cool. It’s coming out soon.” 6 /13 Halo “It is definitely a metal riff but it was actually inspired by some music I heard when I was in Spain at a hotel. It was the kind of music you’d never have guessed could inspire it in a million years. I got the melody stuff in my head and your brain has a way of turning things around. When I got to the gig that night in the dressing room I turned it into this other thing and that’s what Halo is. “A lot of this record was written on the road – musicians that say they can’t write on the road are usually busy doing something else! I think it’s been my way of keeping myself out of trouble, to take all the energy I used to put into partying and spend it on the guitar. But it’s very inspired. It’s not like I make myself do it. I get to my room and I’ve got ideas so I’ll work on them, rather than waiting until later.” 7 /13 We Will Roam “It’s a little different from other things I write. I wrote this song at home when I was off the road. I play both the rhythms on here. The first guitar that you hear in the intro is a baritone then I did it again on a regular guitar. "It was written on a baritone, too – a Music Man that I have at home. It’s a very spontaneous fingerpicking solo in We Will Roam. All solos should take on the life of the song. I think that’s really important. 8 /13 Anastasia “This track was born out of something I started doing during my guitar solo during the live shows. It turned into an entire song and there’s an extended outro solo and an extended fingerpicking intro. It’s probably the most guitar-focused song on the record. "Am I harking back to the Use Your Illusion-era epics? Well, I wouldn’t compare it to Use Your Illusion but it’s definitely a guitar epic.” 9 /13 Not For Me “This was the last song we wrote on an acoustic when we were out on the road. I was really attached to it and when I sent all that random leftover stuff to Myles it was one of the songs he didn’t react to right away. So I thought he didn’t like it. But then he told me, ‘Oh, I have a really great thing for that’. It’s really cool. It’s one of the slow songs on the record but it’s very heavy. It starts off mellow but then it turns into heavy choruses. “That particular song has a really poignant lyric – it’s very whispery in the beginning. It’s about when you decide that enough is enough when it comes to all your partying. It touches on it in such a way that really makes you think. I’ve never heard a song that talks about when you finally decide you’ve had enough. It’s really affective. I said to Myles, ‘Now you have to write a song about falling off the wagon!” 10 /13 Bad Rain “That was something I remember recording on Pro Tools on my laptop. It takes forever to set that shit up, then by the time you’ve set it up you don’t feel like playing any more. "It was something I heard in my head and it pretty much came out as I heard it. It’s pretty cool. It’s in drop D.” 11 /13 Hard And Fast “It’s a flat out riff in A, C, D and E. It was written in between takes of another song we were working on. "After working on something for a long time you need to break out of it. That came up spontaneously on the spot and we put it together real fast then went back to work on the other song.” 12 /13 Far And Away “There’s no what you would call ‘ballads’ on this record. But this is the closest thing to it – a slow picking blues song. "It’s really cool. Myles actually plays some blues licks on this song as well.” 13 /13 Shots Fired “The chorus is one of the guitar parts that Myles came up with for the record. "This one was another song that was written at my house and then I sent it to Myles and he came right back with the chorus part and it pretty much wrote itself after that.”
  7. HQ version of No More Heroes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=192koTd9p4c
  8. No More Heroes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOG7pVHIryc Really good song...
  9. http://www.noisecreep.com/2012/05/10/slash-youre-a-lie-video-exclusive/
  10. Standing In The Sun HQ version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGny37Bz2r4
  11. I've seen on twitter that Standing In The Sun is available to stream now. Anyone have a link to stream it outside of facebook?
  12. Already posted a thread on this: http://www.gunsnfnroses.com/index.php?/topic/19267-slash-axls-letter-refusing-the-hof-induction-set-a-fire-that-made-us-play/
  13. http://host.madison.com/entertainment/music/for-slash-everything-s-coming-up-guns-n-roses/article_e0d3d6e9-9ced-5b87-871a-d75da4b66086.html Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash must feel as though he’s living in a time warp these days. On one hand, he’s about to hit the road with a new touring band headed by Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy in support of his forthcoming solo album, “Apocalyptic Love.” On the other, Guns’ landmark album “Appetite for Destruction” turns 25 later this year, and the influential crew was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Somewhat unexpectedly, the band even performed at the April ceremony minus a couple key cogs: the media shy Izzy Stradlin and pugnacious frontman Axl Rose, who has publicly feuded with his former mates for years. In a recent phone interview, Slash, who visits the Orpheum Theatre for a concert on Wednesday, May 16, opened up about reuniting with Guns, having the drug talk with his kids and how he thinks he’d fare against his avatar in “Guitar Hero.” How did it feel getting up onstage recently with most of the Guns N’ Roses guys at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions? It was a really nice event all around, and it was a special moment for all the guys that showed up. It was a nightmare going into it, but when it actually happened it was like, “This is pretty cool.” At what point did your attitude change? Was it when you all finally got onstage together? Going up there you feel very much part of something that is bigger than…all the stories, drugs, the fights and this and that and the other. There was a body of a music that had a significant impact. When you think about where we come from, which is really like sort of the back alleys of Hollywood and being just scourges of the neighborhood…it was like, “Wow. It was a pretty big thing we ended up doing.” What was your initial reaction after reading Axl Rose’s open letter to the Rock Hall (in which the frontman refused induction)? The funny thing is we never would have played had he never written it. I think at one point he alluded he was at least going to go, and so we hadn’t really prepared to play at all. We were just going to show up as almost an obligatory thing — more for the fans than anything. But that letter set a fire that was like, “Okay, (bleep) it. We’re going to go play.” So it really almost didn’t happen. And if it hadn’t been for that special letter it wouldn’t have. In a 1988 interview Axl described you by saying you were quiet, but then you pick up a guitar “and your heart and soul seem to pour out.” Has it always been easier for you to communicate with a guitar in your hands? I would say that is my main source of communication (laughs). I find I’m more direct and heartfelt with a guitar. It definitely doesn’t come verbally. That’s actually a chore for me. That seems to contrast with the whole rock and roll lifestyle. Was it hard for you to adapt? You have a lot of different chemical influences to help you out of your shell, and I’m sure that helped me along with it. But for the most part I think what you do as a musician onstage is completely different from the personality offstage. The song “Not for Me” (off “Apocalyptic Love”) sounds like it could have been written in response to those wildest years in Guns. It’s an interesting take on those subjects of drugs and booze, because usually we’re promoting (that lifestyle). It’s a song about the morning after when you sort of decide you’re tired of the whole thing. It’s something everybody feels at one time or another. What was that wake-up call for you (the guitarist has been sober since 2006)? I’ve had many wake-up calls (laughs). You take it so far and then you have that feeling the next day when you look at the waste you left behind the night before and you start thinking, “God, I’m done with this.” But it’s really hard to get off that train. For me, it really took a long time to get to that point where I finally said, “I’m done.” When the time comes, how will you handle the drug talk with your two children? We’ve had one already because I have a 9-year-old who hangs out at the skate park, so he’s seen a few things over there. He’s got a great attitude, so it wasn’t an extensive talk. I didn’t need to try and influence his thinking because he was already there. Have you ever faced off against digital Slash in “Guitar Hero III?” No, I haven’t. I’ve seen it, though. They have these stand-up “Guitar Heroes” in arcades and I’ve walked into those a couple times and seen kids playing with my avatar. It’s very unsettling (laughs). Do you think you could take him? As soon I knew I was in the game I stopped playing it. But when I was playing “Guitar Hero II” I was pretty damned good, so maybe.
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