After two hard-fought battles of iconic '80s albums in the Headbanger Region of March Metal Madness 2013, we've got two bands who have emerged victorious. The winner of this Round 2 battle will face the winner of Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid' vs. System of a Down's 'Toxicity' in the quarterfinals!
Guns N' Roses
Festival season just got a great new addition, as a number of top rock bands will add San Antonio to their itinerary in late May. The inaugural Bud Light River City Rockfest will take place on the grounds of the AT&T Center in San Antonio on May 26th with Guns N' Roses and Alice in Chains serving as the day's headliners.
Duff McKagan isn't just a famed bassist for bands such as Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver and Loaded, he's a hell of a storyteller as well. In McKagan's Seattle Weeky column, he tells a tale of being thrown out of a store in Japan for eating a lovely peanut-and-rice cracker mix, but here's the kicker … the shop McKagan was removed from specializes in selling bootlegged Guns N' Roses merchandise.
An Australian Guns N' Roses fan who had his teeth shattered at the band's recent Perth gig is in the process of taking legal action after he was injured when Axl Rose apparently tossed his cordless microphone into the crowd. The mic hit fan Darren Wright in the face and caused approximately $5000 worth of damage.
The final battle of the Headbanger Region's first round is perhaps the highest-pitched matchup within the entire competition. Both albums in contention, which are fighting to be named the greatest ever in our 2013 March Metal Madness feature, also share the similarity of being released in 1987, so which album will advance into the seconds round?
The original Guns N' Roses lineup may never reunite, but every once in a while there are little slivers of past glory with at least a couple of members teaming up onstage together. That was the case this past week when Duff McKagan's Loaded and Adler shared the stage together in Shibuya, Japan for a pair of shows.
There have been plenty of offers over the years, but Axl Rose has stuck to his "guns," pun intended, and has resisted the lure of a big payday to reunite with the classic lineup of Guns N' Roses. In a new interview with Adelaide Now, the GN'R singer says he's been thankful for the support shown to him by the fans over the years and he shares his thoughts on the idea of bands, his included, reuniting.
One of Coachella's biggest draws this year is the reunion of the indie outfit Postal Service, which features the synth-led sounds of Jimmy Tamborello paired with Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard's vocals. But according to a new Funny or Die video, there were actually several recognizable rockers that tried out for the job before Gibbard was selected.