Bad Wolves have posted a teaser for their cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Civil War.” The full track is available via the band’s Patreon.
Guns N’ Roses have officially cancelled their South American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. That trek was supposed to take place in November/December.
The band issued the following statement:
“To all our friends and gunners in South America: The GNR South American 2020 tour dates have been cancelled by the promoters of the shows due to the COVID-19 health mandates and restrictions established by all the various local and national authorities.
However, the safety and well-being of our fans, team and community remains our highest priority. These tour dates will not be rescheduled at this time due to the current impact of COVID-19 around the world.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times. We are working on putting together a new Latin/South American tour. Please hang in there for further details once dates are locked in.
Local promoters will issue detailed plans for all ticket refunds.”
Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum has shared a video for his cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” The track was released as part of his new project The Matts. The clip also pays tribute to frontline workers.
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I made this video in the desert near Pioneertown, California after speaking with my good friends and partners in Brazil . Brazil is like a second home to me and I traveled there often before the pandemic to work on projects with my company @sthorm.io Since then we have moved our @viralcure.global project into working on COVID-19 and supporting @hospitalhcfmusp We started the crowd funding space and raised much needed funds to help with the situation and medical supplies. Please support if you can. We’re all in this together more than ever. I call this Band The Matts as I recorded and sang all the parts myself at @escape w @chadshlosser recording and mixing ..except slide by #RandyRayMitchell ..thank you @kristabri for shooting it and @lucas_snatch for the edit and this video is dedicated to all the doctors and nurses on the front lines @hospitalhcfmusp that appear in the video .
Guns N’ Roses have continued their “Not In This Lifetime Selects” series with some footage from their 2016 shows in Mexico City, Mexico and Houston, TX. You can check that out below:
A new trailer has been released for the new metal-inspired video game “Of Bird & Cage.” That effort will be released on PC in 2021 and it will star Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus) as “Ari” and “Gitta.” The following artists also contributed music to the game: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Casey Grillo (ex-Kamelot), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Rocky Gray (Living Sacrifice, ex-Evanescence), Davidavi ‘Vidi’ Dolev (Subterranean Masquerade), and Arnold Nesis (Capricia Productions).
Sixx:A.M. have released a new version of their song “Maybe It’s Time.” The updated version of the track features the following guests: Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves), Awolnation, and Brantley Gilbert. All participating artists will be donating their royalties to the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation. On top of that, Better Noise Music are also planning to match the donation.
Sixx:A.M.’s Nikki Sixx (also of Mötley Crüe) said the following:
“I am proud to bring together these artists to help raise funds for the Global Recovery Initiative Foundation. The opioid epidemic did not go away when the pandemic came along. Just the opposite…those in early recovery became even more at risk than before so it’s more important now than ever to raise awareness and support them. I really believe that united we can make a difference and save lives.”
A few of the guests also commented:
Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliot:
“So, Nikki rang me to see if I’d lend a vocal to ‘Maybe It’s Time.’ After hearing the track for the first time in a while, I was reminded how good it is so I was in! It felt right, all around, giving back to the much-needed Global Recovery Initiative.”
Bad Wolves‘ Tommy Vext:
“Alcoholism and drug addiction are family diseases. They’re the only diseases that everyone is mad at and hurt if you have it. People don’t get upset at you if you get cancer. It’s because with addiction, it affects everyone whose life touches the sufferer.”
Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor:
“It’s a real issue… It’s affecting young people more and more every year, so it’s very, very important for all of us to pitch in and do our part, especially some of us who have lived through it…those of us who have survived… it’s the least I can do.”
The new version of “Maybe It’s Time” will be included on the soundtrack to the new film “Sno Babies,” which will be available on on-demand and digital platforms on September 29.
Sixx:A.M. have announced that they will be releasing a new version of “Maybe It’s Time” as part of the Artists For Recovery project. The updated version of the track will feature the following guests: Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), Tommy Vext (Bad Wolves), Awolnation, and Brantley Gilbert. The song will be released on Friday (August 21) and it will also be included on the soundtrack to the new film “Sno Babies,” which will be available on on-demand and digital platforms on September 29.
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SIXX AM is proud to present Artists For Recovery. “Maybe It’s Time” brings together artists to help fight substance use disorders and help people in recovery. The song will be available Friday, and will be part of the @snobabiesmovie soundtrack. #SnoBabies will be available on demand September 29th. #LetsSaveLives https://ffm.to/artistsforrecovery – link in bio
Members of Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Cheap Trick and more recently performed as part of the “(De)Tour” virtual festival to raise money for NIVA and MusiCares. Footage of two of the performances from the event can be found below. The first video finds Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy Osbourne), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Linda Perry, and Mike Garson covering The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The second video finds Hale, Clarke, Sorum, Nicholson, and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) covering AC/DC‘s “It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock N’ Roll).“
Earlier this year, Live Nation launched the Crew Nation Global Relief Fund in an effort to assist crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the Music Forward Foundation, that campaign has since raised $15 million. This includes Live Nation’s original $5 million donation and an additional $5 million, which the company matched. A number of artists also contributed to the fund including: Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Aerosmith, Pantera, Lamb Of God, Motörhead, Journey, Sum 41, From Ashes To New, and more. The fund’s goal has now been increased to $30 million and a new line of merch has also been launched HERE.
Earlier today (August 6), Guns N’ Roses’ cover of “Live And Let Die” was played before Donald Trump gave a speech at the Whirlpool Corp.’s washing machine manufacturing plant in Clyde, Ohio. You can see footage of that below. This news comes after the band previously mocked Trump with a limited edition “Live N’ Let Die With COVID 45” shirt after the song was played while he was visiting a N95 mask manufacturing plant in Phoenix, Arizona without wearing a mask.