Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Planning To Release New Album In 2021

It looks like Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators are planning to release a new album in 2021. Bassist Todd Kerns confirmed the news on Instagram.

Kerns said the following:

“Me cosplaying as bass player for @officialalterbridge In reality this is when @markttremonti jumped on stage with SMKC when his band @tremontiofficial played with us. I could never take the place of @bmarshall73 He’s a badass! On the other hand Mark’s bass player that night was none other than @wolfvanhalen Another badass. I’m just happy to get up there and play surrounded by unparalleled talent. I’m a lucky man.

Lots of new music coming. New @officialalterbridge coming next month. A new @officialmyleskennedy solo album in 2021 plus SMKC4. New @toquerocks New @minefieldusa NEW MUSIC! That’s what it’s all about.

I know 2020 has been beyond challenging but 2021 is going to awesome eventually. At least there will be a ton of new music. Once we get the live show thing sorted we’ll be cool.

Hope you are having a restful and happy Sunday! Thinking of y’all”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

As previously reported, Van Halen’s Eddie Van Halen has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist and some of the various posts can be found below:

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, Etc. Members Guest On New Version Of Sixx:A.M.’s “Maybe It’s Time”

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.

Slipknot, Guns N’ Roses, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Members To Be Featured On New Version Of Sixx:A.M.’s “Maybe It’s Time”

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.

Watch Halestorm, Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Members Cover The Beatles And AC/DC

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).“

Guns N’ Roses, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, Etc. Members To Take Part In (De)Tour Virtual Festival

Morrison Hotel Gallery and Rolling Live Studios have announced a special (De)Tour virtual festival. The event will take place on August 15 and proceeds from it will go towards MusiCares and NIVA. The following artists will appear: Ringo Starr, Linda Perry, Slash, Gavin Rossdale, Macy Gray, Sean Lennon, Jesse Malin, Cheap Trick, Taylor Momsen, Badflower, John Oates, David Johansen, Billy Gibbons, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Gilby Clarke, Donita Sparks, Matt Sorum, Lzzy Hale, Bluebonnets, Charlotte Muhl, David Ramirez, Al Barr, Eve Monsees, Scream, Haley Reinhart, Joseph Arthur, Kathy Valentine, Lenny Kaye, Mickey Thomas, Mike Flanigin, South of Eden, Steve Stevens, Sue Foley, the Cringe, Uni, Vintage Trouble, Awolnation, Mike Garson, Meg Toohey, Carmine Rojas, and more. You can watch the stream on rollinglivestudios.com.

Dave Mustaine’s Upcoming Book On Megadeth’s “Rust In Peace” Will Include A Foreword Written By Slash (Guns N’ Roses)

As previously reported, Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine will be releasing a new book on the making of the band’s 1990 album “Rust In Peace” on September 8 via Hachette Books. Now, it has been revealed that the book has since been re-titled “Rust In Peace: The Inside Story Of The Megadeth Masterpiece” and that it will include a foreword by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.

Here’s a description of the book:

“Released in 1990, at an incredible time of flux and creativity in the rock world, Rust in Peace still stands as one the greatest metal albums ever made. In his new book, Mustaine reveals the process of establishing Megadeth’s lineup and hiring the band and supporting cast.

He details the pains of trying to handle the ensuing success, and ultimately the pressure of fame and fortune that caused the band to finally break-up. He also takes a hard look at the music landscape of the late eighties-early nineties.

Little did Mustaine know that the birth pangs of the record were nothing compared to the oncoming pain and torment that would surround it. Alcohol, drugs, sex, money, power, property, prestige, the lies the band was told by the industry – and the lies they told each other – were just beginning, and much like rust in real life, these factors would ultimately eat away at the band’s bond until only the music survived.

Rust In Peace is a true story of groundbreaking anti-pop that was moving toward the mainstream (or the mainstream that was moving toward the band), at a time of great cultural change, power, ego, drugs, and other vices that went hand-in-hand with Rock N’ Roll. It is about perseverance, of scraping off the rust off that builds over time on everything: ourselves, our relationships, pop culture, art, and music.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Slash Says He Is “Focusing On Writing New Music” And “Recording Guitar Stuff” For Guns N’ Roses

During a recent interview with Sweetwater‘s Nick Bowcott, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was asked if he has been working on new music during his coronavirus downtime. He responded with the following:

“I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff [McKagan] and I’ve been jamming with Axl [Rose], and I’ve been doing stuff like that, so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artists and whatnot. [I’m] basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for GUNS and whatnot.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Someone Is Auctioning Off A Cake Topper Featuring Slash’s Real Hair

eBay user Hayden Galleries is apparently selling a cake topper featuring Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s real hair. If you happen to have $3,000 and want to purchase the odd item, you can find it HERE. A description of the topper, which was previously auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions, can be found below:

“This is one of the most unusual Slash items maybe ever. This is Slash’s wedding cake topper from his wedding to Perla Hudson. The topper has been customized with Slash and Perla’s actual hair and a custom made little top hat. In Excellent condition!! (See pics) The tips of the fingers on the Slash figures right hand are broken, overall really looks excellent. Item measures approx 5” tall. Displays very well. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and Letter of Authenticity. Guaranteed 100% authentic. From the Collection of Slash & Perla Hudson. This is a truly rare and unusual piece from Slash’s life. Just incredible. Please message me with any questions. And please check my other auctions, I’m selling a few other items from Slash’s personal collection this month.”

Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Arch Enemy, Etc. Members Pay Tribute To Late Rock Fashion Icon Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb, manager of New York clothing store Trash And Vaudeville, has sadly passed away at the age of 62. A number of musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late fashion icon. You can find some of their posts below:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses):

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe):

Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Doyle (Misfits):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

The 69 Eyes:

Joan Jett:

Cro-Mags: