Gerri Miller has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. The journalist served as the editor for Metal Edge and also contributed to many other outlets such as People, Glamour, Muscle & Fitness, etc. A number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to pay tribute to Miller:
“Sad to hear of the passing of Gerri Miller. RIP. She was a true believer in so many bands during her time at Metal Edge as writer and editor. My condolences to her family & friends.” pic.twitter.com/r78457ujfB
During his performance for the “Bud Light Seltzer Sessions Presents: New Years Eve 2021” livestream event, Post Malone performed covers of Alice in Chains’ “Rooster” and Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” with drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), producer/guitarist Andrew Watt, and bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction). The group were also joined onstage by guitarist Slash (Guns N’ Roses) during “War Pigs.” You can see footage of all that at the 2:11:11 mark in the below video:
During a recent interview with Cleveland.com, Slash confirmed that he has been working on new material with Guns N’ Roses and Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. The guitarist said that fans may get music from both bands in 2021.
Slash said the following when asked about a new Conspirators album:
“We did a week of initial pre-production and there’s 20 songs and we’re gonna start back up next year. I spent a lot of time writing and demoing that stuff. And prior to that Duff [McKagan] and I did some jamming and we also worked on the Guns record, and I’ve had a couple of ancillary recordings and jams on top of that, so there’s been a lot of stuff going on. I’m really not good at slowing down and just sitting around.”
He also added the following when asked about release plans:
“I would like to think that we’d have some new stuff out next year — from both camps, I guess. It’s hard to say, but I would like to think we’ll have stuff out next year, yeah.”
Suspect208, the band featuring singer Noah Weiland, the son of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer London Hudson, the son of Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and guitarist Niko Tsangaris (Classless Act), have premiered a new video for their new song “All Black.” You can check that out below:
Singer Noah Weiland, the son of the late Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), bassist Tye Trujillo, the son of Robert Trujillo (Metallica), drummer London Hudson, the son of Slash (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and guitarist Niko Tsangaris (Classless Act) have launched a new band called Suspect208. You can stream their debut single “Long Awaited” below:
During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Myles Kennedy offered a bit of an update on Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. According to him, the group have been “working on new material off and on for years.”
Kennedy said the following:
“[We’ve been] working on new material off and on for years, really. I mean, since we did the last run, which was — geez, how long has it been now? I don’t even remember. Everything is just kind of running together! [Laughs] But, there’s always new ideas starting to bloom. Due to the state of things, as far as getting that material out, we’re just going to have to wait and see. But there are always ideas in the pipeline.”
This news comes after Todd Kerns recently said that the group were planning to release a new album in 2021.
Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), and Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) will be paying tribute to the late great Eddie Van Halen during the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The virtual event will air on HBO and HBO Max on November 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and the following artists will be inducted: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., and T. Rex.
Slash (Guns N’ Roses) has paid tribute to the late Robert Evans with a cover of “(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story.” That track serves as the theme for the 1970 movie “Love Story” and Slash’s take on it can be found below:
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) has released a new EP titled “Comandante.” The effort comes with five tracks including a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child,” “Interstate 80” (feat. Slash), “Secretariat” (Eddie Van Halen tribute), “Suburban Guerrilla,” and “Cato Stedman & Neptune Frost.” You can find an official video for “Interstate 80” and streams of the other songs below: