Metallica and Guns N’ Roses have both made Forbes‘ list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities. That list was put together using estimated pre-tax earnings from June 1, 2018 through June 1, 2019. Metallica hit number 30 on the list with an estimated $68.5 million, while Guns N’ Roses hit number 71 on the list with an estimated $44 million.
Guns N’ Roses have announced a fall North American tour. This run will take place around several festival dates.
09/25 Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
09/28 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
10/01 Jacksonville, FL – VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
10/04 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/07 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
10/11 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
10/13 Manchester, TN – Exit 111
10/15 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
10/18 Guadalajara, MEX – Estadio Jalisco
10/20 Tijuana, MEX – Estadio Caliente
10/23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
10/25 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
10/29 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
11/01 Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
11/02 Las Vegas, NV – The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Slash recently seemed to suggest that there was probably enough songs for a new Guns N’ Roses album, but now it seems that isn’t necessarily the case. During an interview with Rock Cellar, the guitarist was asked if what he said was true and he responded by saying his comments got “morphed into something more than what [he] directly said” and that things are “really just getting started.”
Slash said the following:
“You know, by the time it gets to the place where anybody’s read it, it’s morphed into something more than what I directly said. There is material that Axl’s been working on for a while. It could be enough for a record if we put it all together.
The whole thing of Guns N’ Roses getting in the studio and getting this record done — with myself and with Duff and all that — it’s really just getting started. So it’s really hard to say.
Everybody’s got demos, and everybody’s got material, and this that and the other, for whatever it could be. It’s just a matter of us focusing on it.
So it’s really hard to answer questions on the next Guns thing.”
Slash has confirmed that Guns N’ Roses are planning to work on new music this fall. The guitarist told Meltdown of 101 WRIF that the group have “already started working on stuff,” but did caution that it is still in preliminary stages.
Slash said the following when asked why he has been reluctant to talk about the new material:
“The thing is, we haven’t really done anything yet, and I don’t like to say anything. You know how people used to promote shit and lie through their teeth? So I just wanted to be honest about it, and so there was really no telling what we were gonna do at that point. But at this point, I do know that we are gonna do this run [of shows in the fall], and we’ve already started working on stuff. So, there you go.”
He also added the following about the deleted post from Kruse Kontrol Amplification that suggested that he was going to Axl Rose’s house in April to work on new music:
“There was a rumor that I was over there, and it was before I had even been there. So, I was, like, ‘Jesus Christ.’ And that’s just a pain in the ass and annoying.’ But I am excited about what we’ve got going on and everything, so it’s gonna be cool.”
According to The Blast, Guns N’ Roses have filed a lawsuit against Canarchy Craft Brewery Collective over a beer the company is calling Guns ‘N’ Rose. Court documents obtained by the site say Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan are suing the brewery for using their name without permission to sell the beverage, as well as hats, t-shirts, pint glasses, stickers, buttons, and bandannas. Canarchy allegedly tried to trademark the name but they ended up agreeing to abandon the application after the band objected. Despite this, they apparently decided to sell the beer anyway. Guns N’ Roses claim they reached out to get the company to stop and they ultimately agreed, but not until March 2020. Since Canarchy “has refused to immediately and completely cease sales and marketing”, the band chose to sue for trademark infringement. They are seeking unspecified damages.
Guns N’ Roses have been announced as one the headliners for the 2019 Austin City Limits Music Festival. The event will take place on October 4-6 and October 11-13 at Zilker Park in Austin, TX and it will also feature acts like Mumford & Sons, Childish Gambino, The Cure, etc.
It looks like Slash may be planning to work on new Guns N’ Roses music this weekend. According to Guns N’ Roses Central, Kruse Kontrol Amplification, a company that performs amplifier modifications, revealed the news in a since deleted social media post that said the following:
“Slash’s 1987 Silver Jubilee in the house! Dropped off by GnR producer Caram Costanzo himself the amp needs to be serviced and tuned up to sound stellar for this Saturday’s recording of new material at Axl Rose’s studio in Malibu. I’m one of the very few fortunate few ever getting to work on and play this cool amp!”