Posts Tagged ‘Guns N’ Roses’

1991_GunsNRoses-UseYourIllusionsOn this date in history, Sept. 17, 1991, Guns N’ Roses released Use You Illusion I and Use You Illusion II, its last studio albums to this date featuring original members Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Slash and Izzy Stradlin (drummer Matt Sorum already had replaced Steven Adler for the recordings). With media outlets recently reporting Slash and Axl are speaking once again, the nonstop chatter of a reunion has picked up yet again. Will it ever happen? It will take millions and millions of dollars and an office building full of attorneys, but, yes, I think it eventually will happen. But first, let’s look back at those classic albums from GNR. (more…)

Myles Kennedy, left, and Slash

Myles Kennedy, left, and Slash

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Review by Greg Maki
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Thanks to Gene Simmons, “rock is dead” has dominated much of the conversation since last fall. I guess Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators didn’t get that memo. This midweek show at a sold-out Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, further cemented them as one of the top touring rock bands in the world today. (more…)

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Slash live in Baltimore

Slash live in Baltimore

I’m about to make my annual trek up to Columbus, Ohio, for Rock on the Range, but first, a quick word about a great show put on last night at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, Maryland, by Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. (more…)

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Butcher Babies

Butcher Babies

It’s been a relatively fast rise for Butcher Babies. The quintet, fronted by eye-catching vocalists Carla Harvey and Heidi Shepherd, released its debut album, Goliath, in 2013 and already has done time on the road with Danzig, Marilyn Manson, Black Label Society, Down, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch and many more. Now, they’re about to unleash Uncovered, an EP showing a truly eclectic range of roots and influences, and embark on their first headlining tour. Carla recently checked in with Live Metal’s Greg Maki to talk about those two exciting happenings, as well as her new book (Death & Other Dances) and more. (more…)

Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold

Zacky Vengeance and Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold

Celebrating its eighth annual installment, the three-day Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio, is a lot to endure, but endure we did. Whether you were there as one of the 105,000 diehard rock fans of the sold-out event or, like us, to interview bands and take up shop in the photo pit, you were part of it. If you were kneeling over in the concourse as a casualty of consuming too much alcohol, if you were experiencing your first rock festival or if you were making it your personal campaign for the legalization of marijuana, you were part of it, as well. This one is history. And yes, we’re still looking for some of us.

Now that you’ve had a chance to read my preview I posted days ago, accounting some of the highlights of the long weekend, let’s talk about the actual live performances from a few of the 60 bands on the bill. (more…)

ROTR2014lineupRock on the Range 2014 expands to three full days.

Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock top bill of more than 60 acts after sell-out in 2013.

Performers for America’s premier rock festival May 16, 17 and 18 at Ohio’s Columbus Crew Stadium will include Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon and many more.

Featuring headlining sets from Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Kid Rock, the lineup includes more than 60 of the World’s hardest rocking acts including: Five Finger Death Punch, Slayer, Staind, Motorhead, Seether, Chevelle, Alter Bridge, Mastodon, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage and many more (the full line-up is below). Beyond the expanded musical offerings, this year’s festival will include the return of ROTR Comedy Tent, featuring Jim Breuer, Jim Florentine and many up-and-coming comedians.

Weekend passes including Field GA, Stadium GA, hotel and VIP packages and a stadium 4-pack go on sale Friday, January 24 at 10:00 AM (ET). Additional details about the variety of ticketing, hotel and camping packages can be found at RockOnTheRange.com. Visit the website, www.facebook.com/rockontherange and www.twitter.com/rockontherange for the most up-to-date information. (more…)

adler-back-from-the-deadSteven Adler finally has lost his Appetite. Between his run in Guns N’ Roses and his own band, Adler’s Appetite, he basically has been playing the same album live for 25 years. The new band formed after a chance meeting in Hollywood between Adler and vocalist Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric) and Adler’s Appetite guitarist Lonny Paul. The title, Back from the Dead, could have several meanings, but since Adler was never really “dead”—I least I don’t think he was—this is his way of saying that at age 47, he’s finally ready to move on and make a new name for himself. (more…)

Steven Adler "Loses the Appetite"

Steven Adler “Loses the Appetite”

Between his run in Guns N’ Roses and and his own band, Adler’s Appetite, drummer Steven Adler basically has been playing the same album live for 25 years—you guessed it—Appetite for Destruction. Finally, in 2012, Adler has decided to move on, forming a new band named—you guessed it—Adler. The band formed after a chance meeting in Hollywood between Adler and vocalist Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Mars Electric) and Adler’s Appetite guitarist Lonny Paul. From there, things quickly came together and Adler has released its first album, Back from the Dead (November 26, 2012). (more…)

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Rock on the Range 2012. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Slash

Slash

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Review by Greg Maki

Who would have thought that within the first few months of 2012, rock fans in Maryland would have the chance to see Axl Rose perform with his current incarnation of Guns N’ Roses at the 2,000-capacity Fillmore Silver Spring and then, 10 weeks later, see Slash with his solo band at the 1,600-capacity Rams Head Live in Baltimore? What a treat this has been. Even if it seems like a stretch to call Axl’s band “Guns N’ Roses,” they were entertaining, while Slash and friends put on one of the best pure rock ’n’ roll shows to come through the area in the past couple years. (more…)