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:

Guns N’ Roses, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc. Members Guest On Cherie Currie’s New Album “Blvds Of Splendor”

Cherie Currie (ex-The Runaways) will be releasing her new album “Blvds Of Splendor” in digital outlets on April 28. The effort, which was previously released on vinyl for Record Store Day, features guest contributions from Samshing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan, Juliette Lewis, The Distillers frontwoman Brody Dalle, The Veronicas, and ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum.

“Blvds Of Splendor” Track Listing:

01. “Mr. X”
02. “Roxy Roller”
03. “You Wreck Me”
04. “Black Magic”
05. “Blvds Of Splendor”
06. “Force To Be Reckoned With”
07. “Bad And Broken”
08. “Rock & Roll Oblivion”
09. “Shades”
10. “Draggin’ The Line”
11. “Breakout”
12. “The Air That I Breathe”
13. “What Do All the People Know?” (bonus track)
14. “Gimme” (bonus track)
15. “Queens Of Noise” (bonus track)

Sorum produced the record and had the following to say about it:

“Cherie’s voice tells it all, she is the real deal. And now more than ever that voice tells the story of where’s she’s been in her life. This record is about who Cherie Currie is now. We’ve waited a long time to hear this icon of Rock N’ Roll do what she does best. I’m very proud to be a part of this album by one of the best female singers of all time.”

Currie herself added:

“I’ve never had so much fun making a record before. We all looked at each other and went, ‘Oh my God, there’s magic happening here.’”

Ozzy Osbourne Teases “Ordinary Man” Music Video

Ozzy Osbourne has shared a teaser for his “Ordinary Man” music video. The full clip will debut on March 10. The song features Elton John and Slash (Guns N’ Roses) and it serves as the title track of Osbourne’s latest album.

UPDATE: Osbourne has since shared another teaser:

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler & Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith To Be Honored At Adopt The Arts’ Eighth Annual Benefit Concert

Adopt The Arts, the organization co-founded by Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), have announced that their 2020 benefit concert will be held at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on May 12. The show will launch this year’s “Sound And Vision Awards,” which will honor Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and visual artist Shepard Fairey. In addition to Sorum, the event will also feature performances from Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Kushner (ex-Velvet Revolver), John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and producer Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne). Sorum said the following:

“Doing these annual events for Adopt the Arts are always rewarding with so many great artists stepping in to help out. I’m very grateful for all of my musician and artist friends who I’ve met throughout my career that believe in this organization. I feel this year might be our best yet with the great Chad Smith and Geezer Butler along with the incredible Shepard Fairey as our honorees. This show is going to Rock!”

Slash On New Guns N’ Roses Music: “There’s Been No Definitive Answer On Anything”

During a recent interview with Guitar.com, Slash was asked about new Guns N’ Roses music once again. The guitarist responded by saying “there’s been no definitive answer on anything” as of yet.

Slash said the following:

“There’s been no definitive answer on anything and I’ll just keep keep to that. Stuff is happening, but there are no specifics. More than anything, it’s because of the nature of the industry right now. It’s just like, how do you want to do this? I mean there’s material and there’s recording and there’s shit going on, but we’re not really sure what we’re doing with it right now.”

He also added the following when it was mentioned that the music industry is a lot different than it was the last time they made an album:

“Yeah. And there’s a handful people who said, ‘Yeah, make a record and go old school.’ And there’s a handful of people that are, like, ‘We don’t even know what buying a record is any more.'”

Watch Guns N’ Roses, ZZ Top, Halestorm, Etc. Members Jam At “Gibson Live At The Grove”

Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Don Felder (ex-Eagles), Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), and more took part in a jam session at the “Gibson Live At The Grove” event in Anaheim, CA on January 16. You can see some footage of that below, courtesy of The Music Zoo and VintageRock.com:

[via Blabbermouth]

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

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

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

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

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Ozzy Osbourne Premieres New Song “Ordinary Man” Feat. Elton John & Slash

Ozzy Osbourne has premiered a new song titled “Ordinary Man.” The song, which features Elton John and Slash (Guns N’ Roses), serves as the title track of Osbourne’s new album, which will be released on February 21. That effort was recorded with producer Andrew Watt on guitar, Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) on bass, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. It also includes guest appearances from Post Malone and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine). Osbourne had the following to say about the title track:

“It all just came together. Slash is a dear friend of mine, as is Elton. When I was writing ‘Ordinary Man,’ it reminded me of an old Elton song and I said to Sharon, ‘I wonder if he would sing on it?’ We asked and lo and behold, he agreed and sings and play piano on the song.”