Slash is Working On New Music For a New Guns N’ Roses Album

In a brand new interview with Sweetwater’s Nick Bowcott, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was has given fans an update on his other music projects including Guns N Roses! He responded (hear audio below, text transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “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, Guns N’ Roses bassist] and I’ve been jamming with Axl [Rose, Guns N’ Roses singer], 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.”

Slash, who is notorious for his road-warrior ways, also discussed what it has been like spending so much time at home without being able to perform live.

“It’s frustrating, because we would be on the road right now,” he said. “The whole [Guns N’ Roses] tour from March all the way through September is obviously canceled until next year. And then we don’t even know for sure what’s gonna happen next year. So that was frustrating. I had a cat who was really sick, and it was sort of a blessing that I was home to be there for her the whole time that she was sick. And I had to put her down, actually, a few days ago. But it would have been horrible if I had been gone and Meegan [Hodges, Slash’s girlfriend] was left to deal with it all on her own. So there was somewhat of a blessing there. And it’s been good to be with the kids and just to sort of be around. So those are the small blessings. So I try not to complain; I just sort of deal with it. The frustrating part about it was being home and doing nothing but house work for a couple of months.”

As previously reported, Guns N’ Roses’ previously announced summer 2020 North American stadium tour has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The nearly two-month-long trek was scheduled to kick off on July 4 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and run through August 26 on Missoula, Montana.

The band is now reportedly working on a new studio album — the first under the GUNS banner since 2008’s “Chinese Democracy” and the first to feature Rose, Slash and McKagan since 1993.

Guns N’ Roses’ reunion tour features classic-lineup members Slash, McKagan and Rose backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

Ozzy Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man” Album Lands on Billboard’s “Top 50 Albums of 2020 So Far” List

Even though pop culture and most of the music industry doesn’t care about rock or metal, mainstream critics sometimes surprise you. Ozzy Osbourne’s comeback album, Ordinary Man, (Epic Records, review here:) has been named to Billboard Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2020 So Far list from their staff. Extra special in that accolade is that Ozzy has one of only two Rock albums in the list of mainly Pop, Rap, and Dance music albums; the other being by The Strokes. Ordinary Man was produced and written by Andrew Watt, with other writers and performers such as Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses on bass, with Sir Elton John on vocals and piano, Slash on lead guitar, Tom Morello (RATM) on guitar and Post Malone! 

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Guns N Roses Shares “Live And Let Die” Shirt Trolling The President

In a story Ghost Cult broke the news of earlier in the week, Guns N Roses cover of ‘Live and Let Die’ (originally by Paul McCartney) was played at The President visited a mask factory in the soon to reopen state of Arizona. Never one to miss a chance for commerce, they have released at “Live and Let Die with COVID-45” shirt for fans. As seen below, the shirt features the name of the song, albeit with Guns N’ Roses dedication to the “‘n,” and it appears to take it shot at Trump as well, reading: “Live N’ Let Die With COVID-45.” Trump is the 45th president of the United States. Continue reading

Guns N Roses Are Working on a New Album During Quarantine

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

In a story we have been following, Guns N Roses have been “working fastidiously on killer stuff” for their much-anticipated new album. The news of GN’R progress on the follow-up to 2008’s Chinese Democracy LP was broken by Susan Holmes McKagan, wife of Guns bassist Duff McKagan, during an appearance on the latest episode of the “Appetite For Distortion” podcast. She said (hear audio below): “I will say GN’R have been working fastidiously on killer new stuff. And I can’t say much, but I’ve heard bits and bobs and it’s pretty epic. I do wanna spread the good news, but not detailed news, I guess.” Ever since Duff, guitarist Slash and singer Axl Rose reunited in 2016 as Guns N Roses, rumors have been circulating that new music from the band — the first to feature the three “classic-lineup” members since 1993 — was in the works. The band reportedly already recorded a cover song for a Record Store Day release that has as yet remained unreleased.

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Ozzy Osbourne Hosts Record Release Events for “Ordinary Man”, New Album Out Now

Ozzy Osbourne has released his new album, and his best in some time, “Ordinary Man” today via epic records, available at all streaming DSPs and via merch bundles. Yesterday Ozzy made history by the largest global tattoo sale and album listening event ever across 50 cities worldwide on Thursday, February 20. Fans heard the record before anyone and were the first to choose from a collection of exclusive Ozzy-inspired tattoo designs. Today, Ozzy returns to the world-famous Amoeba Records (where he last hosted an in-store in June 2010) in Hollywood, California at 5:00 p.m. To attend, purchase “Ordinary Man” (available on CD, LP or picture disc) in-store at Amoeba Hollywood on February 21. Additionally, Ozzy today unveils the Golden Ticket Sweepstakes with the release with up to 300 different prizes for fans. In the U.S. only, all physical copies of the album (CD, vinyl, cassette, and pre-saves) are bundled with a unique code. Beginning today, fans may enter their codes at ordinarymansweepstakes.com to redeem for once-in-a-lifetime Ozzy prizes. The prizes range from a trip for two to Los Angeles to have dinner with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, a signed guitar, a “Blizzard Of Ozz” platinum plaque, “See You On The Other Side” box set, and more. Continue reading

Gilby Clarke Releases New Single – “Rock n’ Roll is Getting Louder”

Gilbey Clarke, best known for his work with Guns N Roses, Slash’s solo career, the MC5 and Matt Sorum’s Kings of Chaos, has dropped a new single! ‘Rock n’ Roll is Getting Louder’ is pure Gilby music, unpretentious, well-crafted, and full of riffs! The track comes from Golden Robot Records, and a new Gilby album is coming soon from the label. Jam out the track now! Continue reading

Listen to Ozzy Osbourne Team with Elton John and Slash on “Ordinary Man”, More Album Details Revealed

After yesterday’s news that Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers spilled the tea on the new Ozzy Osbourne album we have now have the title track ‘Ordinary Man’ which includes producer Andrew Watt, Smith on drums, Duff McKagan on bass, with Sir Elton John on vocals and piano and vocals and Slash on lead guitar! It’s a damn good song too! The eleven-track album (full track listing TBA) is due on February 21st via Ozzy’s longtime label Epic Records. The new album also includes as yet unrevealed contributions from Post Malone and Tom Morello! Pre-order the album and get the new track right now! Get your hankies ready and listen to ‘Ordinary Man’ right now! Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne New Album Details Shared By Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers

In a new interview with Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, we now have a great many more details about Ozzy Osbourne’s new album, Ordinary Man, officially due for release on February 21st via Epic Records. During an appearance on “Volume West”, which airs daily on SiriusXM Volume channel 106 host Lyndsey Parker got Smith to reveal a bunch of details about recording the album with producer Andrew Watt, how he and Duff McKagan came to write and play on the album, that Slash has played on two songs, the current single ‘Straight To Hell’, and the title track ‘Ordinary Man’ which also features Sir Elton John, and more! Continue reading

Guns N Roses Adds Second London Concert for 2020 Due To Overwhelming Demand

Due to overwhelming demand, Guns N Roses has had to add a second show in London next May. The new London date at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for May 30 — one day after the previously announced concert at the same venue. A statement about the U.K. shows reads: “The event marks the first live music concert to be staged at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium since the venue opened in April this year and the two nights will be the only dates that the band will be performing their enormous and beloved catalogue of hits in the U.K.” Tickets are on sale now through Live Nation. The GNR “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which began three and a half years ago, recently became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne Shares New Single – “Straight To Hell”

 

Ozzy Osbourne has released a new song from his upcoming new album, and the second single after his hit ‘Under The Graveyard’. Ozzy’s new album Ordinary Man, due in early 2020 via Epic Records. Jam out to ‘Straight To Hell’, which features Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, right now! 

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