A day off on tour is something to be savored, just ask the artists that recently wrapped up the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. While the tour rolled into New England for their Aug. 3 date in Mansfield, Mass., many bands on the tour made the most of the day off before taking in the sights and sounds of Boston.
Slash has moved on with his career, as have many of his former Guns N' Roses bandmates. Even Guns N' Roses have moved on, with Axl Rose fronting the group that features a completely different lineup. But still, there are always questions about if a reunion of the original band will ever take place.
The death of legendary Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has shaken the rock world through some of its most celebrated musicians. Among those who have tweeted their condolences are Slash, Mike Portnoy, Iron Maiden, Tom Morello and many more. Perhaps the most notable post however, comes from Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler.
The wait is over, people! After nearly two entire months since Slash released his latest solo record, the legendary guitarist is already beginning to work on an even newer album! Though it may seem somewhat premature, Slash attributes his constant writing to the direct product of his enthusiasm and the energy he's acquired from working with his backing band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators.
At the recent ceremony presenting Slash with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., the axe-slinger recruited his friend and neighbor Charlie Sheen to be his official Master of Ceremonies and to speak on his behalf. In a new interview with Fuse, Slash explains how that curious kinship came to be, his biggest supporter at the ceremony and his initial shock about receiving the honor.