Watch Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Stone Temple Pilots, & Delta Deep Members Cover Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire”

On June 5, Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), and Forrest Robinson (Delta Deep) performed a cover of Jimi Hendrix‘s “Fire“ as part a “Beastly Ball” fundraiser for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association. You can see footage of that at the 41:30 mark in the below video:

Joe Perry (Aerosmith) Premieres “Aye, Aye, Aye” Video

Joe Perry (Aerosmith) has premiered a new video for “Aye, Aye, Aye” off his “Sweetzerland Manifesto” album. The clip was filmed at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California, and it features Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean DeLeo and Robert DeLeo, Buck Johnson (Aerosmith), and David Goodstein.

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Joined Onstage By Slash, Johnny Depp, Etc. At “Sweetzerland Manifesto” Album Release Show

It was previously revealed that Joe Perry (Aerosmith) would be joined by collabortaors Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), David Johansen (The New York Dolls), Gary Cherone (Extreme), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Terry Reid, Buck Johnson (Aerosmith), and David Goodstein at his “Sweetzerland Manifesto” album release show at the Roxy in Los Angeles, CA last night (January 16), but now it appears they were not the only guests. Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Johnny Depp, and Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes) all made appearances as well. You can see footage from the show below, and pick up the album on January 19.

[via Blabbermouth]

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry To Be Joined By Cheap Trick, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Members At “Sweetzerland Manifesto” Album Release Show

Joe Perry (Aerosmith) has revealed that he will be joined by collabortaors Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), David Johansen (The New York Dolls), Gary Cherone (Extreme), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Terry Reid, Buck Johnson (Aerosmith), and David Goodstein at his “Sweetzerland Manifesto” album release show on January 16 at the Roxy in Los Angeles, CA. The album will be released on January 19.

Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo Talks New Singer Search, Reissues, & Chester Bennington

Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert DeLeo was recently interviewed by Billboard and discussed a number topics including the “Core” 25th anniversary reissue (September 29), the band’s new singer search, Chester Bennington, and more. You can read some of his comments below:


On whether or not the band are planning more anniversary reissues:

“Absolutely. I think they deserve that. There’s so many demos, and the bare bones of how some of these songs came together musically. I’ve got so much stuff that I saved, and I think it’s gonna be fun going through one of the best musical parts of my life, that decade. It’s all about there in my garage, and it’s going to be interesting going through that.”

DeLeo on the band’s current status:

“Dean and I are always writing music, whether it’s for STP or not. Hopefully we will find a singer who will be that guy, and represent what we want to do moving forward. I think there’s a lot of music to be made, still, and I think we all feel we want to continue — not only that, but also playing songs that we wrote 25, 30 years ago that mean a lot to me, and I think there’s people out there who want to hear those songs, too.”

He also added:

“When it all comes together it’ll come together. It’ll feel right and we’ll proceed forward. This is not an overnight decision. This is a series of getting together with someone and really figuring out what they are all about and if that’s right for us.”

DeLeo on new singer auditions:

“It’s been very interesting. You get some interesting scenarios with people. There’s been some colorful people, I should say [Laughs] … Some of these people, they sing in their bedroom and their mom and dad tell ’em they’re great. Then they get into a room with a band that’s turned up to 10 and expect to lead the band. You can pretty much tell right off the bat that’s not happening with certain people. There are a lot of things to look at to really, really choose someone to move forward with.”

DeLeo on the late Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), who previously fronted Stone Temple Pilots:

“It’s sad, really sad. I lost a great friend. We’re part of the same community here. We took our kids to school and took our kids to baseball, and he was a great human being. He was there for us when we needed it. It’s hard to talk about him in the past tense, still. He was a really great person, and I miss him every day. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about him and think about why he did what it did. Obviously it made sense to him, but I’m baffled by that. And always will be.”

You can read more and stream a MTV Unplugged version of “Wicked Garden” at Billboard.

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sone Sour) & Wayne Kramer (MC5) To Be Honored At Rock To Recovery 2 Benefit Show

The 2017 Rock to Recovery benefit show has been announced, and this year the event will honor Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Wayne Kramer (MC5). Former Korn guitarist Wesley Geer founded Rock to Recovery in 2012 as a way to give non-musicians access its healing powers. This includes helping people recovering from PTSD, alcoholism, drug addiction, depression, and cancer treatments. The benefit will take place on September 16 at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles, CA, and it will feature a Kings of Chaos set with Taylor and Kramer joining Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), and guests from Korn, Sevendust, Snot, D.I., Death on Wednesday, Kill Radio and Kut U Up.

[via Loudwire]

Slipknot, Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Etc. Members To Take Part In Las Vegas Kings Of Chaos Shows

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Chester Bennington (Linkin Park), Billy Duffy (The Cult), and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) will be play three Kings Of Chaos shows at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 1-3. More info on that can be found in the below Instagram post:

Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) To Tour With Hollywood Vampires

Since Duff McKagan will be out with Guns N’ Roses this summer, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) will be handling the bass duties for Hollywood Vampires on their upcoming tour. The rest of the touring lineup will feature Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Johnny Depp, Matt Sorum, Bruce Witkin and Tommy Henriksen.


Hollywood Vampires North American Dates:

7/01 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
7/02 – Mashantucket, CT @ The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino
7/03 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Resort Spas and Casino Event Center
7/05 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest BMO Harris Pavilion
7/07 – Aurora, IL @ River Edge Park,
7/08 – Orillia, ONT @ Casino Rama Entertainment Center
7/09 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Stage at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
7/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Amphitheater
7/12 – Kettering, OH @ Fraze Pavilion
7/13 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
7/14 – Cadott, WI @ Rock Fest
7/16 – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/18 – Fargo, North Dakota @ Scheels Arena
7/22 – Rohnert Park, CA @ Weill Hall
7/23 – Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
7/24 – Saratoga, CA @ The Mountain Winery
7/25 – Paso Robles, CA @ Mid State Fair

Slipknot, Black Sabbath, Etc. Members To Perform At Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple) & Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) Tribute

Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Dean and Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, ex-Guns N’ Roses), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Steve Jones (Sex Pistols), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers),and more will be performing at a special tribute for Deep Purple‘s Glenn Hughes and Cheap Trick‘s Robin Zander, to commemorate their bands getting into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The event will take place at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, on May 12, all proceeds will go towards Sorum‘s Adopt The Arts charity.