In 2019 things were on the up for the independent LA quartet Dirty Honey; their debut single ‘When I’m Gone’ topped the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, they toured with Alter Bridge, Guns n Roses, and The Who and sold out their first headline tour in the first two months of 2020 but then covid reared its ugly head put life on hold. Finally things are opening up again and their debut album Dirty Honey is out, and its sound is firmly rooted in 1970s rock.
Guns N Roses has announced their previously postponed summer tour dates due to the pandemic, have now been rebooked for summer 2022. Previously purchased tickets are valid for future shows. Direct support will come from Gary Clark Jr. and Turbonegro.
Guns N Roses are launching a new video podcast series, “GNR: The First 50 Gigs” – an archive of the band’s first 50 shows, have already been recorded and are in post-production. The show will be hosted by Marc Canter, who grew up best friends with Guns N Roses members Slash and Axl Rose, and the first two episodes are already done and complete and a snippet of episode one is available below.
Long in the works music documentary, “Long Live Rock… Celebrate The Chaos” will finally see its release, March 12th, 2021. The film regards itself as “a deep dive into the culture of hard rock” and features Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Halestorm, Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against The Machine, Shinedown, Papa Roach and many more artists and bands. Filmed over the last few years at various US rock festivals, following passionate fans as they take time out from their everyday lives to commune with their ‘rock families. Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos, will premiere worldwide March 12, 2021, as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema release via global distributor, Abramorama. Watch the Official Trailer now!Continue reading
Suspect208, the band featuring the children of members of Metallica and Guns N Roses, has released “Nicotine”, the first single with their new singer Cody Houston. The track is the first following the departure of Noah Weiland, the son of late Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland. Suspect208 also includes Ty Trujillo, London Hudson, and Niko Tsangaris. Listen to “Nicotine” right now!
Guns N Roses has shared new footage of part of the band’s 2019 performance at Exit 111 Festival! Exit 111 was held in Manchester, Tennessee, and was on hiatus for 2020, before the pandemic happened to improve the grounds for 2022. The 32-minute clip is part of the Gunners web series- “Not In This Lifetime Selects” featuring highlights from their “Not In This Lifetime” tour. The mostly sold-out tour for the last four years has been one of the highest-grossing tours of all time. GNR is said to be working on new music for a hopeful 2021 release. Check out our review of Exit 111 fest here. Watch the band cover Soundgarden, Wings, and Bob Dylan.
In a new interview with Cleavelnd.com, Guns N Roses guitarist Slash says he hopes to release new material next year from both Guns N Roses and with his solo band Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash’s last album with his solo band was 2018’s Living The Dream via Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. GNR has not released a new album since 2008’s Chinese Democracy, but the core original band of Slash, W. Axl Rose, and Duff McKagan has not released an album since 1993’s covers album The Spaghetti Incident. The band also released a stand-alone single “The Shadow of Your Love” from 2018’s massive Appetite for Destruction boxed set.
Last week the estate of Chris Cornell surprise dropped a covers album, touted to be the final studio recordings of Chris, No One Sings Like You Anymore. Recorded by Chris in 2016, the LP features his renditions of John Lennon’s “Watching The Wheels”, Ghostland Observatory’s “Sad Sad City”, Harry Nilsson’s “Jump Into The Fire”, Carl Hall’s “You Don’t Know Nothing About Love”, Electric Light Orchestra’s “Showdown”, Terry Reid’s “To Be Treated Rite”, Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby” (originally released for HBO’s show “Vinyl”), “Get It While You Can”, popularized by Janis Joplin, and a new studio recording of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, written by Prince. Chris’s cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience.” As reported by Blabbermouth.net, in a new interview with USA today promoting the album, Vicky Cornell was asked if more of Chris’ music would see the light of day.
Cover songs can be tricky. A balancing act that often results in calamity. Lean too far one way and be accused of musical blasphemy; keep things too safe and be reliably informed you shouldn’t have bothered in the first place. So with that in mind, surely an album consisting entirely of cover versions is just asking for trouble, isn’t it?Continue reading
Guns N Roses continues to plot a post-pandemic tour schedule after rebooking numerous tour dates worldwide. Now they have booked dates for November 2021 for Australia and New Zealand. The eight-date tour covers all the major cities in both countries and sees a return to the south pacific for the band. Started in 2016, the “Not In This Lifetime” tour is one of the highest-grossing tours of all-time. We are still waiting for GNR dates to get rebooked for the USA. Continue reading