The musicians that made up one of America’s greatest rock bands of all time, Guns N’ Roses, have had problems finding their way after that band fell apart. Each of them has tried solo acts with varying degrees of success. Axl Rose, maintaining ownership of the band’s name, has even attempted a new album and tour with new musicians. The album that Rose crafted took many years to complete and it ended up being mediocre. Slash‘s first attempt at creating a new band with some of his GN’R band mates was Slash’s Snakepit. The music featured Slash’s razor-sharp riffs, but it lacked the heart of GN’R at their best. Slash’s second attempt at building something with his GN’R buddies was a new band that featured Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots on vocals. While the lead singer of an alternative rock band doesn’t seem to make sense fronting a classic hard rock band, it really worked for the debut album. The music was truly modernized hard rock. After that fantastic release the follow up, with a different singer, was weak.
This is the band’s debut album, released in 1987, and it happens to be one of the greatest hard rock records of all time! You absolutely know the songs “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and possibly even “Paradise City,” so there you go, justification that the three bucks is worth spending on this album – though, my word as a rock goddess should be enough. My favorites on this one (and watch out, I feel like naming all 12 songs): “Rocket Queen,” “It’s So Easy,” “You’re Crazy,” “Out Ta Get Me,” “Anything Goes” – all amazing. Seriously, own this.
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Anchor Bay has acquired a movie titled Nothing to Fear, the first to be produced by Slasher Films, which was started by legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash along with Rob Eric and Michael Williams.
The movie follows a family who makes that always dangerous horror movie decision to start fresh in a small town. This particular small town happens to be an actual town in Kansas called Stull. The town has about 20 residents and a decades old legend that one of the seven gateways to hell is located in its small cemetery, and that the Devil himself comes out to walk the Earth a couple of times a year there. Seeing as how it’s not likely you’ll bump into Satan hanging out in Kansas, it makes plenty of sense to bring the legend to life through film.
The MP3 album deal of the day over at Amazon today is Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy LiveMade in Stoke 24/7/11, a double live album from the former Guns N’ Roses guitarist, for only $3.99.
If you’d like a physical copy of Made in Stoke 24/7/11, there’s also a special CD+DVD version is available for $17.41.
This double live album contains 21 songs from Slash’s career, beginning with Guns N’ Roses, with songs like “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Paradise City,” and “Mr. Brownstone,” through his supergroup time with Velvet Revolver, to his solo efforts. The album features vocals by Myles Kennedy, of Creed spin-off group Alter Bridge.
The official website for Gibson guitars has released what they perceive to be the top 50 metal songs of all time. Gibson.com’s writers and editors worked on compiling the list over several weeks, releasing 10 entries at a time, and recently released the top 10, which declared the number one metal song to be “Master of Puppets” by Metallica.
In some ways, the number one spot for Metallica is fitting, considering 2011 is the 25th anniversary of the release of their Master of Puppets album. Having said that though, metalheads are notorious for having fierce and strong opinions about what they consider to be their “top songs,” on top of their fierce and strong opinions about what bands are or are not even metal.