Happy Father's Day! It's that special day of the year where we tip our hats to dads around the globe thanking them for everything they do, and rockers are no different. Many musicians are checking in on Twitter today to share their gratitude and well wishes with their own fathers in addition to all dads in general. Check out w
Onetime Fleetwood Mac guitarist Bob Welch, who was a member of the classic rock band in the early 1970s, was found dead at his Nashville-area home on Thursday (June 7) from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Ultimate Classic Rock reports that the guitarist, 65, shot himself in the chest. The musician's passing generated an outpouring of comments from fellow rockers, such as Slash and Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, who voiced their thoughts on Twitter, while shock rocker Alice Cooper also spoke out about Welch's passing.
L.A. Guns vocalist Phil Lewis recently engaged in an online battle with Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx after Lewis trashed Crue's live performances and claimed that the band is just out for "easy money." Lewis followed up on his first rant with a second attack on the bassist, where he called Sixx and his best-selling autobiography 'The Heroin Diaries' "a total fraud."
In just a few more months, rock fans are in for the show of a lifetime when Motley Crue and Kiss hit the road together on their co-headlining trek, The Tour. The 40-date tour will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Va. and is promised to be packed full of the same edge that both bands have always had.
It was fitting that three members of Slipknot hit the stage to present an honor that's new to the Revolver Golden Gods this year, and an equally fitting name for it -- the Paul Gray Best Bassist Award. Gray was, after all, Slipknot's bassist until his tragic death in May 2010 from a drug overdose, and a very skilled one at that. Bass players are often the unsung hero of the band, but nobody ever overlooked Gray -- during his life or after his passing.
Guitarist, songwriter, and producer DJ Ashba has seen his career skyrocket over the last few years, first as an integral part of Sixx:A.M. with Nikki Sixx and James Michael and then as the guitar player of Guns N’ Roses, joining Axl Rose on his tour across the world. Ashba recently opened up to Bravewords in an interview about his future with Guns N’ Roses, how he prepares to write for individual projects, and how Nikki Sixx and Axl Rose have become his best friends.