After nine seasons, 'The Office' closed up shop last night (May 17), but not without giving the cast of characters a hard-rocking send off. The finale centered around a pair of events -- Dwight and Angela's wedding and the shooting of DVD bonus content for the documentary -- with the office co-workers reuniting a full year after the series penultimate episode. As expected for a series finale, there were a number of poignant moments, and luckily for rock fans they were soundtracked by some harder rocking favorites.
Guns N’ Roses
If you've been watching TV over the past week, odds are pretty good you've caught Guns N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' in a new commercial spot, but it's entirely possibly you may not have immediately recognized it. That's because a cover version of the song, softened considerably with a mesmerizing children's choir, has soundtracked the new Johnson & Johnson spot.
Hollywood was the place to be if you were a rocker looking to make it in the mid '80s. But not long before we were all welcomed to the jungle, Slash auditioned for the Bret Michaels-led Poison. In a 2010 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Slash revealed that he had decided to quit the pre-Guns N' Roses band Hollywood Rose and was referred to Poison by their exiting guitarist at the time.
Guns N' Roses guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal is a firm believer in passing on his knowledge to the next generation, and he recently dropped by the Bronx, N.Y. 'Little Kids Rock' program to jam out a few songs, including the GN'R classic 'Sweet Child o' Mine' with some Mott Hall Community School kids.
On May 2, former Guns N' Roses and current Adler drummer Steven Adler admitted himself back into rehab for undisclosed substance abuse. The band Adler was forced to postpone its summer tour dates due to the drummer's return to rehab, and Adler himself has just written an official statement detailing exactly why he needed to go back again.
Guns N' Roses are about to bring one of their best live experiences to the big screen, with some pretty awesome 3D effects thrown in for good measure. The band's 2012 residency at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was filmed and has now been turned into a movie that will get theatrical screenings this summer. With the project nearing, the group has now offered the first extended trailer for the movie.