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Former Guns n’ Roses members of illusions era play a charity event

As this year’s Road Recovery honoree at their annual concert in New York City next month, Slash will be performing with former GNR members Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke, as well as Wayne Kramer and more, to support the charity.

Road Recovery is dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.

With support from the mental health field, Road Recovery provides hands-on mentorship training, educational/performance workshops, peer-support networking, and “all access” to real-life opportunities by collaborating with young people to create and present live-concert events.

Road Recovery empowers young people of all backgrounds to face their struggles and helps them develop comprehensive life skills, guided by professionals and supported by a community of like-minded peers.

This year’s Road Recovery annual concert happens September 13 at the Best Buy Theater in New York City.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 10 at NOON EDT through Ticketmaster here.

To learn more about Road Recovery, and/or to assist the cause with a donation (if interested), click here.

Via: Hennemusic

Slash DVD coming

Slash recently played a homecoming gig in the UK town where he was raised – Stone-on-Trent – and the show was filmed for an upcoming DVD release.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time and for some reason it just never seemed possible,” said Slash. “One of the things about doing the solo record and setting up my own tour was that I told the powers-that-be that I wanted to play in places I’d never played before. And so Stoke was something that was high on my list and I told them just make it happen.”

Slash, whose real name is Saul Hudson, left Stoke-on-Trent when he was five years old. But he said he still had “vivid memories” of the city.

“I have memories that I went to school there, of the basic neighborhood that I lived in,” Says Slash. “I remember exactly what the house looked like. Just everything in general, for some reason my memory is really clear. Better than my memory of later years.”

The Stoke show sold out in less than two hours, with more than 1,500 lucky fans in attendance on the big night.

Slash was riding the show’s afterglow, posting to Facebook, “Stoke was a [f**kin’] blast!! Great vibe and energy. It’s going to make a killer DVD. We’ll be back next year definitely!”

Via: Hennemusic

Scott Weiland : Not to rule out a VELVET REVOLVER reunion

Never say never. That’s the viewpoint Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland had adopted when it comes to his other former band, Velvet Revolver. Weiland reports that he is once again friends with Slash and the rest of the group, and says not to rule out an on-stage reunion at some point in the future.

In a recent interview with Classic Rock magazine, Weiland reflected somewhat wistfully on his time in Velvet Revolver, which paired him with former principal members of Guns N’ Roses, saying, “That was a magical thing, too. That was right when I was getting off dope and those guys were all sober and clean, and I had a very special kind of kinship because we’d all experienced the same things.”

Weiland intimated that there was a fraternal camaraderie in the band: “It felt like us against the world: ‘We’re gonna play just pure rock ‘n’ roll.’ And I think we did a really good job of it. It was a great band to see live, and I think we made two exciting albums.”

So it’s great to see that after the expected nastiness that follows a breakup, the musicians are all friends again, even staying in contact thanks to technology. Weiland admitted, “We patched things up and we get along. I see them every now and again, we text each other.”

He also offered up a little sliver of hope to diehard VR fans, saying, “And you know, we can never say never. Who knows, maybe we’ll do some shows some time.” That’s good news, especially since Velvet Revolver still haven’t found a replacement for the singer, having shelved recent material recorded with Slipknot’s Corey Taylor.

Slash rocked Ireland with guest star FERGIE (video)

It’s probably not too often that Slash and the Black Eyed Peas play the same festival, but it happened last weekend in Ireland.

The Peas headlined the Oxegen Festival on Friday, the first of the three-day event, while Slash was the final rock performer on the main stage Sunday, appearing before Beyonce and Coldplay.

Since their paths crossed so easily, Slash connected with Fergie and she joined him for a couple of songs during his set, including the single, “Beautiful Dangerous,” and a cover of Heart’s classic,“Barracuda.”

Slash had plenty to chat about on Twitter Sunday, including the weather. “Poured buckets at 1 point during our set. I don’t know why I think that is so cool. I guess it feels dramatic,” adding “I f**king LOVE R & R festivals! God damn!”

Slash plays the Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain this Friday, before other weekend appearances in Lisbon, Portugal and Bilbao, Spain.


Via: Hennemusic

Slash dona guitarras, sombreros y un Corvette a la caridad

Fuente: Rolling Stone mx

Slash ha donado diversos artículos a una casa de subastas de Beverly Hills cuyas ganancias irán a una organización local dedicada a ayudar a chicos con problemas de abuso y sin hogar.

Entre los artículos que Slash donó están cerca de 14 guitarras, dos sombreros, chamarras, playeras y un auto. Se trata de un Corvette de 1966 que se estima en un precio de venta entre $90,000 y $100,000 dólares; el cual estuvo almacenado durante mucho tiempo. “Tengo el mal hábito de coleccionar cosas que no necesariamente uso”, declaró Slash.

La subasta se llevará a cabo el 26 de marzo y, según uno de los organizadores, se espera que la mayoría de los artículos se vendan en mercados asiáticos en donde Guns N’ Roses es aún venerado.

Axl Rose le responde a Slash sobre la reunión de Guns N’ Roses

Recientemente informábamos sobre las declaraciones que hizo Slash al respecto de la reunión de Guns N’ Roses, la cual aseguró, sólo se podría dar si su ex compañero Axl Rose se disculpaba con él.

Al respecto Axl respondió en Twitter que contrario a lo que algunos aclaman, no hay planes concretos para una gira y mucho menos para reemplazar a nadie en la alineación actual de la banda.

“Contrario a lo que dicen no hay ningún plan concreto ni nunca hubo plan para un tour, un relanzamiento o patrocinio (y ciertamente ninguno para reemplazar a alguien en la banda). Más allá de una colección de ideas dichas por varios individuos sin ningún fundamento verdadero o negociaciones en puerta, no hay nada más que los compromisos ya hechos (que no necesitan de un científico espacial para reunirlos) Y para su información Doc McGhee ya no está involucrado conmigo o Guns N’ Roses.” Axl también agregó que nada de esto tiene que ver con “el viejo Guns N’ Roses”, así que definitivamente un reencuentro entre ambos músicos parece algo muy lejano.

De Axl depende la reunion con Slash

El guitarrista reveló que podría considerar una reunión de Guns N’ Roses, sólo si su ex compañero de banda, Axl Rose, se disculpara con él.

En entrevista para Los Angeles Daily News, Slash dijo que “Si realmente eso pasara, también tendría que limpiar mi cajón lleno de basura, pero no veo que eso ocurra. Pero si fuera así, haría todo lo necesario para al menos tener una conversación al respecto.” Desde el lanzamiento del Chinese Democracy en 2008, han habido varias propuestas para que ambos compartan de nueva cuenta los escenarios, pero al parecer este enlace sigue en malos términos.

Guns n Roses dice NO a Glee

La banda fue contactada por los Productores de Glee para prestar los derechos de una de sus canciones a la serie, frente a esta propuesta el Ex Guitarrista de la banda (Slash) se mostro absolutamente negado a ceder:

“En el clima actual, trato de ser más positivo que negativo, porque es muy fácil ser negativo, pero me llego el limite con esta propuesta. Glee es peor que ‘Grease‘, y eso que Grease no es bueno… Cuando Grease salio, me dije: Oh, vamos! Hagan que esto se detenga!‘. De hecho, cuando estoy viendo Grease ahora, creo que entre High School Musical y Glee, Grease es una verdadera obra de arte!”