ALBUM REVIEW: Ellefson – No Cover

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 Books 2021 Tour Dates for Australia and New Zealand

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

Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan to Pay Tribute to Alice In Chains at MoPop Awards Ceremony

Alice In Chains is being honored by Seattle’s MoPop Museum of Pop Culture on December 1st, and the band will be celebrated by a cadre of their peers, as well as hold their first performance of 2020. Korn, Metallica, Mastodon, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana are among the artists who will take part in virtual tribute performances when AIC is presented with this year’s Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award. The full list of presenters (virtually) is listed below.  Continue reading

Members of Guns N Roses, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine Honor Eddie Van Halen at Virtual Rock Hall Ceremony 


Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello paid tribute to  Eddie Van Halen at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees virtual ceremony last night, November 7th, 2020. The program aired on  HBO and to stream on HBO Max November 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will replace the live 35th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California at the age of 65. The tribute was announced within days of his passing. The band was founded in 1974 and Van Halen was inducted into the Hall of Fame with his band in 2007. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductee class included Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. Continue reading

Members of Guns N Roses, Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine to Honor Eddie Van Halen at Rock Hall Ceremony 


Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Kirk Hammett of Metallica  and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello will pay tribute to  Eddie Van Halen at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees ceremony, now a livestream instead of a live concert and induction event. The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max November 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will replace the live 35th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California at the age of 65. The tribute was announced within days of his passing. The band was founded in 1974 and Van Halen was inducted into the Hall of Fame with his band in 2007. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductee class includes Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. Continue reading

Listen to Slash Cover the “Theme From Love Story”

Guns N Roses guitar legend Slash has released his version of the “Love Story” theme song, “Where Do I Begin”, in honor of film producer Robert Evans, who died last year. Slash and Evans were friends, and the stories about Evans as a producer in Hollywood are the stuff of legend. Slash has performed the cover live in his solo section of shows, but never recorded it before now. Check it out below. Continue reading

Guns N’ Roses Releases “Not In This Lifetime” Pinball Game Worldwide

Guns N’ Roses have teamed with Jersey Jack Pinball--the American-made, #1 industry leader in pinball–to design their very own groundbreaking Guns ‘N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ pinball game based on the classic iconography of the band and named for their current tour, one of the best selling concert tours of all time. The game features 21 GNR classics, a custom light show, and live videos of their tour performances on a 27″ screen. The new Guns N’ Roses pinball game elevates the beloved American pastime–which is going through a resurgence worldwide–with innovative new technology, design and sound. The new Guns N’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ pinball game is made for players, collectors, and newcomers to pinball and is available now, at the link below. Watch and share the new Guns N’ Roses pinball game trailer, below. 

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Guns N’ Roses Officially Cancels Tours of South and Central America 

Guns N’ Roses has announced that they have officially canceled its previously announced fall 2020 tour of South and Central America due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The dates were scheduled to kick off on November 8 in the Dominican Republic and conclude on December 6 in Bogota, Colombia. The band announced the news on a social media post on Friday (September 4th). Continue reading

Watch Former Guns N Roses Drummer Matt Sorum Share Solo Acoustic Cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

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Ex-Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum has shared a music video for his solo cover version of the Tom Petty classic “I Won’t Back Down”. Sorum posted the clip to his Instagram account and commented: “I made this video in the desert near Pioneertown when thinking and speaking with my good friends and partners in Brazil. Continue reading

New “Hardwired” Metallica KnuckleBonz Figures Coming Soon


KnuckleBonz, the creator of the Rock Iconz music collectible series, has announced the production of a new bundle of Metallica figures (set of four or separately), available for pre-order now at this location. This “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” -era set includes James Hetfield Rock Iconz statue, Lars Ulrich Rock Iconz statue, Kirk Hammett Rock Iconz statue and Robert Trujillo Rock Iconz statue. Other bands that have received the KnuckleBonz treatment include Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, KISS, Ghost, Guns N Roses, and countless more.  Continue reading