GUNS N’ ROSES ANNOUNCE SECOND LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY, TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 21ST

gunsnroses2013 Guns N’ Roses will return for a second Las Vegas residency, No Trickery! An Evening Of Destruction, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino from May 21st through June 7th.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 21st at 10 a.m. at axs.com.

Guns N’ Roses’ first Vegas residency, Appetite For Democracy, took place in the fall of 2012.

Watch a video teaser below.

source: blabbermouth.net

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“ROCK AGAINST MS ALL STAR BENEFIT CONCERT” FEATURING: LITA FORD, CHERIE CURRY, GILBY CLARKE, JAMES LOMENZO, JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE AND MORE, AT THE WHISKY A GO-GO ON MARCH 26TH

rockagainstms400 The 2nd annual Rock Againts MS returns to the Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood with yet another amazing All-Star line up. The 2nd show has stars returning in support of long time friend and publicist, Nancy B. Sayle. This rock-fueled concert is to help raise awareness and funding for Sayle and her new foundation benefiting those living with MS.

Guitar Player Magazine is in the house to present Lita Ford their top award – Inspired by Chet Atkins’ phrase Certified Guitar Player—and typically bestowed at NAMM during Muriel Anderson’s All-Star Guitar Night—this award debuted in 2003 with Les Paul as the first recipient. Since then, GP has honored Duane Eddy, Nokie Edwards, Dick Dale, Larry Carlton, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, and others. “Lita Ford slugged it out with the boys club in an era where female musicians who liked to rock hard had very few heroes,” says Guitar Player Editor in Chief Michael Molenda. “But Lita was there, and man, did she cut a heroic figure. She was tough. She was smart. She could write a good song. And she could shred. Stinging bends. Fierce vibrato. A great sense of melody and phrasing. Since the Runaways in the late 1970s, and throughout her solo career, Lita has been a beacon of cool, and an inspiration for girls AND boys who want to express themselves through the guitar. She is the definition of a Certified Legend.”

In its finishing stages, the Rock Against MS Foundation will provide services from a three (3) grant resource system, which will provide daily care, quality of life needs and emergency funding, while assisting people with multiple sclerosis (MS) to live independent and full lives. Additionally, a brick and mortar facility we will call The Rock House is in the planning stages, and will provide free of charge, multiple programs and opportunities designed to heal the mind, body and spirit of all those whose lives have been affected by MS.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 26th 2014

WHERE: Concert/VIP Meet and Greet
The Whisky A Go-Go
8901 W. Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
VIP Meet & Greet: 6:00 PM
Doors: 7:00PM
Show Starts at 8PM

Tickets:

· General Admission- $35
· Floor w/ pre-show meet and greet at 6PM- $100
· Balcony-VIP meet & greet- $150
· VIP- Reserved booth for four people with meet and greet- $500
· VIP- Reserved booth for eight people with meet and greet- $1,000

To purchase tickets, please click here.

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LITTLE CAESAR FRONTMAN RON YOUNG SAYS HE GLAD THE BAND NEVER BECAME A HOUSEHOLD NAME

Little Caesar singer Ron Young recently revealed that he is grateful the band, best known for their cover of Chain Of Fools, never became a household name.

“It nearly killed me because, unfortunately, at the end of that I fell into a drug addiction and my life crashed and burned,” Young told Michael Brandvold and Brian Thompson in episode #141 of The Music Biz Weekly Podcast. “I couldn’t separate the performer from the individual. I put so much of who I was and the value of my life into becoming a successful musician and had to get my ass kicked in the dirt to find out what is really important in life, what’s really important about music, and what’s really important about the creation of music. In retrospect, if I’d been one of those guys strapping on my leather pants with my hair dye in a band singing my two hit songs, taking all this so seriously without a real life, still trying to sneak out a living and milking the twenty minutes of fame I might have gotten if I wanted platinum or something — I’d be miserable.”

“My life wouldn’t have the fullness, the richness, or the balance — probably not even the appreciation of what the true blessing of music is now,” continued the singer. “And I only have that because I am completely self contained. I’m with a group of guys that I’ve been with since day one because none of the BS of the business ever ruined what we did as a musical unit or as friends or family. So I get to look back on this and have a completely different perspective than many other people who are still toiling and sweating over how they go viral, how they sell a million records, or how they stay relevant, have to do. I can do it purely because it’s now my passion and it’s not my source of revenue, so it puts a completely different spin on it. It gives me an appreciation because I really can look at it purely as a journey and not a destination.”

Little Caesar’s latest album, 2001’s American Dream was the group’s fourth full-length studio album, and the band will be touring the UK this March.

Listen to Ron Young’s entire interview below.

source: sleazeroxx.com

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GUNS N’ ROSES’ “SWEET CHILD O’ MINE” GETS A RAGTIME MAKEOVER

gunsnroses2013 Blues singer Miche Braden joined Postmodern Jukebox, a New York City-based band that takes modern pop songs and turns them into ragtime, old time jazz, and swing songs, for a New Orleans-style remake of Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine. Watch the performance below.

Guns N’ Roses is scheduled to play at the Heaven And Hell festival in Mexico City in March and Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio in May.

additional source: blabbermouth.net

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AC/DC FRONTMAN BRIAN JOHNSON SAYS THAT THE BAND WILL BE ENTERING A CANADIAN STUDIO IN MAY

BrianJohnson AC/DC will reportedly be entering a studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in May, reports blabbermouth.net.

The news was revealed on Friday, February 14th by the band’s lead singer, Brian Johnson, during a surprise phone call he gave to Andy Preston of the 98.7 The Gater radio station in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Asked if AC/DC is planning to do anything this year, Johnson told Preston: “Well, you’ll be the first one to know, really, because we’ve been denying anything, ’cause we weren’t sure. One of our boys was pretty ill, so we didn’t like to say anything, and we’re very private about things like this, so we didn’t wanna say anything. And he’s a very proud man. But I think we’ll be going into the studio in May in Vancouver. Which means, we should be getting ready. It’s been 40 years of the band’s existence, so I think we’re gonna try to do 40 gigs, 40 shows, to thank the fans for their undying loyalty. I mean, honestly, our fans are just the best in the world, and we appreciate every one of them. So, like I said, we’ll have to go out, even though we’re getting a bit long in the tooth. [laughs]”

He added: “You know what?! It’s been four years [since we last went out on the road], and I’m really looking forward to it.”

Listen to audio Brian Johnson’s interview below.

AC/DC’s lastest release was 2008’s Black Ice.

source: blabbermouth.net

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DRUMMER DAVE LOMBARDO DISCUSSES HIS FORMER BANDMATES SAYING, “IF IT WEREN’T FOR ME, SLAYER WOULD NOT EXIST”

davelombardo Mark Ashby of Planet Mosh spoke with former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo about his relationship with former bandmates. Excerpts from the interview appear below.

Planet Mosh: How does [Lomardo] look back on what happened [with Slayer] and how it was handled?

Dave Lombardo: This could have been an easy fix. I wasn’t asking for anything other than to be treated equally. I’m sure I’ve made mistakes along the way, but my intention was never to leave. Who would do that in the golden years of a band? Where we stand now disgusts me. [Deceased guitarist] Jeff [Hanneman] didn’t want this – and neither did I.

Planet Mosh: In a recent interview, Tom Araya described you as “a working member of the band” and said you weren’t a partner, how do comments like that sit with you, when you were a founding member of the band?

Dave Lombardo: It’s sickening. I left the band in ’92 to be at home for the birth of my son, period. One show changed the course of this band. Tom has forgotten history… swallowed the stories that have been created throughout the years to sell tickets. If it weren’t for me, Slayer would not exist. I approached Kerry to start this band. Somehow they have forgotten that.

Planet Mosh: Later in the same interview, he accuses you of “ranting” on Facebook, and says you published stuff which was “legally binding and private,” do you regret any of what you said at the time?

Dave Lombardo: No. My “ranting” on Facebook still stands because it’s accurate.

Planet Mosh: How would you describe your relationship with Tom and Kerry these days?

Dave Lombardo: Sadly, non-existent.

Planet Mosh: The death of Jeff Hanneman obviously hit you very hard, did you see him before he passed away, and, if you can, could you shed some light on what your relationship with him was like?

Dave Lombardo: I didn’t see Jeff for a few months before he passed, but we had many texts and phone calls right up until [then]. He really didn’t let anyone too close to his everyday life. But, when we spoke it was like no time had passed, a lot of laughter. I couldn’t ask for anything more than what my relationship was with Jeff. It was amazing.”

Planet Mosh: Were you surprised by the apparent coldness which your former bandmates, and especially [guitarist] Kerry [King], showed after Jeff’s death?

Dave Lombardo: I was shocked that Tom didn’t show up to the memorial. It was uncomfortable for me to be there, given what was going on with the band, but I still showed up. I was equally shocked at Kerry’s self-centred stories. None of his stories described the kind of human being Jeff was…

Read more at Planet Mosh.

source: planetmosh.com

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