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  1. Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash will release a new album with his solo backing band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators on Gibson Records, a new label launched by the guitar manufacturer. “It's an honor to be the first release on the new Gibson Records,” Slash said in a press release announcing the album, which has no title or release date yet. “It's a zenith in our partnership for sure, and having worked so closely with Gibson for so long, I know they will be a label that genuinely supports their artists creatively. Not just me, but all the artists they choose to work with. It's perfect.” Gibson Records is a departure from the guitar company's usual focus on instrument craftsmanship. The new label will be launched in association with BMG, the fourth-largest music company in the world. “Launching a record label that is in service to our artists is the natural evolution of our 127 years of history," noted Cesar Gueikian, president of Gibson Brands. "Gibson Records will work with Gibson artists to capture, record and promote their music under an artist friendly partnership. Gibson Records will keep all of us at Gibson focused on our artist first culture that is engaged and connected to music." This will be Slash's third album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators — their most recent LP, Living the Dream, arrived in 2018. Earlier this year, Kennedy, who released his second solo album in May, spoke of the ease of his collaborations with Slash. "He's very easy to work with," Kennedy said. "There's no intimidating whatsoever, actually, as far as writing with him, because of the fact that he's not precious with his ideas. That's one of the downfalls with a lot of creative people, is you tend to get kind of protective and territorial, and you let your ego come into the fold. And with him, what I learned early on in the process was that he was open to whatever." Read More: Slash to Release New Album on Gibson Guitar Record Label | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/slash-album-gibson-guitars/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
  2. Name: Matt Sorum Best known for Playing rock ‘n roll drums…but just as well known for drinkin’ and scallywaggin’!! Musical groups were Guns N’ Roses because that had an open bar tab, The Cult which fit my clothing style of all black all the time, and Velvet Revolver where Scott Weiland turned me on to a better haircut and a good neck scarf. Now I’m with Billy F Gibbons for that cool groove that feels especially good, as I’m finally maturing. My fun, bucket-list band is Kings of Chaos, and playing with my heroes like Steven Tyler, Robin Zander and Wayne Newton (I really did play with Wayne) is kind of like a childhood dream. Current city Palm Springs, California. Really want to be in I love Italy: Rome, Florence and Lucca are incredible. Watch Stanley Tucci in Searching for Italy. All he does is eat and he’s still skinny. Brazil has my heart, too. Another country that knows how to enjoy life. Fav spots in Brazil…Florianópolis, Paraty, Ilhabela, Bahia are all insane. Beaches, sun and beautiful people. I spend a lot of time there. Excited about The release of the new Billy F Gibbons album that we recorded while holed up in the high desert near Joshua Tree, California in a place called Pioneertown. Gram Parsons had it right…the desert makes for great inspiration. I played drums, co-wrote and co-produced the record. I’m happy my book [Double Talkin’ Jive: True Rock N’ Roll Stories available Sept. 7 on Rarebird Books] is finally coming out. It was a long process reliving my life. Looking back, it was a wild ride and I’m just glad I made it this far to tell the tale. My current music collection has a lot of I live in Palm Springs and I am Co-Founder of a vinyl club called Experience Vinyl. So obviously, in the desert, this was Rat Pack country. I’ve got all those guys, along with Bobby Darin one of the world’s greatest crooners. My vinyl collection is deep and I’ve just been listening to the remixed and remastered Abbey Road box set. Incredible outtakes that really show the depth of that great band…you know their name…the Beatles. And a little bit of I’m into one kind of music, good music, not genre-specific, really. Every style has its place as long as it’s good. Don’t judge me for I love ABBA and Donna Summer. It makes for a killer party soundtrack and, to be honest, I’m not embarrassed about it all. Lemmy loved ABBA and that’s good enough for me. Preferred format I understand streaming but prefer vinyl…obviously. With vinyl, you have to be attentive and be in the moment with the record. You know, get a drink sit down and read the liner notes…look at the wonderful cover art. Streaming, I usually use while I sleep. Have you tried “Rain and Distant Thunder” with the loop option?? I sleep like a baby. 5 Albums I Can’t Live Without 1 Avalon Roxy Music 2 The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Genesis 3 Burn Deep Purple 4 Paranoid Black Sabbath 5 Greatest Hits Sly and the Family Stone http://www.spin.com/featured/matt-sorum-5-albums-i-cant-live-without/ Extras And Evidence:
  3. Can you remember how you felt when you first heard Axl Rose singing?
 “The first time was on a cassette that Izzy [Stradlin, co-founding Guns N’ Roses guitarist] brought over to my house. There was all this noise and then there’s this really intense high voice over the top of it. My first impression was that it was very soulful. It had a bluesy, melodic thing to it, which was rare for that type of voice. You didn’t often hear somebody hold that melody together so naturally. Then I went to see him and Izzy play one time. I didn’t actually realise I was going to see the same person that was on that cassette. They were fucking hardcore on stage. Izzy was doing knee slides and Axl was bashing down. It was cool, like, ’Fuck…’” What were you like back in the days of Appetite For Destruction?
 “Drunk.” That bad, eh? 
“The whole time from 1987 and all the way into the ‘90s, and God knows when, there was a lot of drinking and a lot of craziness and partying, and just excessive… you know. You’ve heard stories, I’m sure. I don’t think I could say one particular party stands out. And I’ve never been one to go, ‘Oh, I’ve got a story about this person…’ I keep that stuff pretty close to the vest, but it was a very colourful time.” Did anyone ever offer any helpful advice during that heavy time?
 “David Bowie, once, when I was going through my serious hallucination phase. I talked to him about it because it was disturbing. Was this when I was seriously drinking? This was more drug-related. And he’d said, ‘No, you’re probably in a bad place right now and you have become vulnerable to a lot of outside interaction with things that people don’t normally see, and you’ve exposed yourself to this.’ And I was like, ‘Woah! That’s heavy…’ But that was a sound piece of advice. Or maybe an eye-opening clarification of the state of mind I was in.” How close to drinking and drugging yourself to death did you really come?
 “I had enough of those experiences where most people would go, ‘Okay, I’m done with this,’ but it didn’t put any fear into me whatsoever. I kept doing whatever it was I was doing. So all things considered, I managed to function and keep going. It didn’t really become an issue until 2005. There was a period in 2001 when I was really sick from alcohol poisoning and that slowed me down for a minute, and then it started back up again. 2004 and 2005 was pretty bad and finally, in 2006, I was like, ‘You know what? This isn’t fun any more. You can’t recreate that initial fucking buzz you had back in 1980-something, it’s never going to get that good again.’ And I slowly and surely got out, but it was really hard to get out from underneath all that dependency.” At your peak, Guns N’ Roses were one of the biggest bands in the world. How did all of that sudden attention and fame affect you?
 “I didn’t have any aspirations to be famous per se. You know a lot of people do this for different reasons, and a lot of people, even immensely talented, great songwriters and great musicians love that public adulation. But I didn’t give it much thought because I didn’t have any fantasies of what it was going to be like, or what I wanted it to be like, so when the time came it was hard; like the fact that I couldn’t go to [famous LA bar and rock hangout] The Rainbow any more and just sit there and have a fucking drink…” Lemmy could… 
“Lemmy could. My first real Lemmyexperience actually happened at The Rainbow. This was probably pre-Guns N’ Roses and I was there with a girlfriend. We’re sitting in this booth, and I’m not anybody, right? So I get up to take a piss and when I come back, Lemmy’s there. He’s on the outside seat, she’s on the inside, and I get on her other side. I’m so enamoured that Lemmy is there that I’m completely oblivious to the fact that he’s chatting up my girlfriend. And she’s in this weird state, thinking, ‘Who the fuck is this guy? And why aren’t you doing something about it?’ Lemmy finally realises that he’s become the third wheel in this situation and it’s not going anywhere for him, so he gets up. She was like, ‘Hey, I didn’t do anything…’ And I said, ‘Do you know who that was?’” What was the energy like when you first got in a rehearsal room together?
 “The first time that we jammed together was at a rehearsal place in Hollywood and it was intense. We started working together at that point, we did some shows and it was always very unpredictable and wild. Like, ‘Okay, let’s see what happens.’ It was pretty surreal being back on this [reunion] tour because the first time that Axl, Duff [McKagan, Guns N’ Roses bassist] and I were back in the same room in person, there was this unquestionable, powerful chemistry that I hadn’t really thought about because it had been 20 years. I always knew that we had this thing. It just happened as soon as we plugged in and started playing, and it was really like an overwhelming feeling of, ‘Oh yeah…’” Did you have any expectations for Appetite For Destruction when it came out? 
“I would say I was blindsided by the success. Realistically in doing a record – a cool record – we were that gang that walked into a room like, ‘You don’t want to fuck with us. We do our thing, and we do it better than everybody else, so don’t even fuck around.’ I don’t know how to explain it. So there was always that confidence in what it was that we did, but I didn’t have any big expectations for the first record. I was just happy to have done a first record. We went on the road as the opening band for God knows… everybody at the time, and when Sweet Child O’ Mine connected [in 1987], the whole thing blew wide open.” http://www.kerrang.com/features/slash-guns-n-roses-were-a-gang-that-walked-into-a-room-like-you-dont-want-to-f-ck-with-us/
  4. The Act of Denial supergroup, formed by vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), guitarists Voi Cox (ex-Folkearth) and Luger (ex-Benighted), keyboardist John Lönnmyr (The Night Flight Orchestra), drummer Krimh ( Septicflesh), and bassist Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Sadus, ex-Death), featured ex-Guns N' Roses Ron Bumblefoot Thal (Sons of Apollo) on guitar for the group's new single, "Your Dark Desires ", which can be heard below. 'Your Dark Desires' is about the inner struggle and being able to separate anguish from self-inflicted mental pain. Once you learn, you can move on and feel much stronger. The song is motivational and talks about acceptance," commented vocalist Bjorn. The track is part of the group's debut album "Negative", which will be released on August 13 via Crusader/Golden Robot Records Read more at: http://whiplash.net/materias/news_729/333083-actofdenial.html
  5. So by 11, you're already learning musical theory, and you're already getting work done with piano, and then it's 11 when you switched to classical? Yeah, pretty much. And then in secondary school, I started noticing there were little groups, and everyone had their little pockets of stuff that they listened to. And I think I stumbled across people that were listening to metal from the older years and stuff. I always looked older than the age that I was, so I always hung around with people that were three or four years older than me. So I got into heavy metal around 13 or 14, listening to Guns N' Roses, I know it's not heavy metal but it led to other things, it was a stepping stone. 'Appetite for Destruction' is everybody's gateway drug, let's be real. For me, I think it was 'Use Your illusion 2'. There's some serious work going on in that record. Big tunes on that. I like '2' better than 'Illusion 1.' Yeah, for sure. So I think 'Appetite' actually came afterward for me just because no one was like, 'Oh, you got to listen to this one now!' There was none of that when you were like 13 or 14. It was like, 'Here's a fucking bunch of shit, listen to it.' It was like a process of elimination of what you want to listen to and agree on, so my brain went that way. http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/news/general_music_news/slipknot_bassist_shares_honest_opinion_on_monumental_gnr_album_says_he_didnt_like_nirvana_at_all.html
  6. I created a thread about it some time ago... do some research before creating threads. IMG_7261.MP4 ...
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