On Monday night (May 12), metal fans and philanthropists alike packed Los Angeles' Club Nokia for the 10th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert. Proceeds from the event went toward MusiCares’ programs aimed at helping musicians struggling with addiction, and the entire night was filled with success stories from musicians who have overcome their struggles through the work of such programs.
It happens more frequently than you'd think, as artists go into the studio, lay down a track and expect that it will be an afterthought only to have it become one of the bigger songs of their career. In a new interview, Slash tells WEBN radio host Kidd Chris that he wasn't initially sold on Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine.'
Anytime Motorhead rock 'Ace of Spades,' it's definitely a concert highlight, but the band added an extra special touch to their performances of the track over the weekend. They brought out an extra guitarist -- special guest Slash -- to perform the song at both their Friday night Los Angeles show at Club Nokia and their Coachella performance over the weekend.
In an exciting bit of news, former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan surprised fans everywhere when it was revealed he would be performing with the band for a handful of South American tour dates. With the return of McKagan, fans can't help but wonder about the possibly of other former GN'R legends sharing the stage with Axl Rose again, but during a new interview with Slash, the guitarist explains why it's "just not going to happen."
Yesterday (April 8), tour dates were released for Aerosmith's 'Let Rock Rule' tour with Slash featuring Myles Kennedy as the trek's supporting act. In celebration of the upcoming run, Aerosmith returned to Hollywood's Whisky a Go Go for the first time in over 40 years yesterday for a mini-gig with Slash as a special guest. And you can watch the entire show above!
The cat was let out of the bag a few weeks ago that Aerosmith and Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators would be teaming up for a summer tour. Slash and a couple of Aerosmith members confirmed the pairing via Twitter. Now the cities and dates for the trek have been announced (see below).
Today (March 21) marks Twitter's eighth birthday. Although the iconic social media platform was launched in July 2006, it was March 21, 2006 that Twitter was officially founded. We've all seen how Twitter has changed the world, but do you remember the site's humble beginnings? It's a bit of a blur, but thanks to Twitter's 'Discover' feature, we can see the very first tweets sent out by your favorite rock and metal musicians.