Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Interview with Guns and Roses' guitarist Richard Fortus.....

Sharing this news with you from the Yahoo group Metaldazenmore...thanks Robert!!

During a brand new interview with, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus was asked what has been the most important thing that he has learned from working with Axl Rose. "You know, that guy has more integrity than any artist I have ever worked with, and I have played with a lot of people," Richard replied. "But he has more integrity and that is really something that I find incredibly admirable. He is all about the music and that is all that matters to him, that's what it's about and that's all it should be about. What matters is that it's the best it can be. That is how Axl rolls. He's not about the money. He is about the art of it and I think that is what I've learned more than anything."

He added, "And I'll tell you what else, that guy listens more than any other singer I've ever worked with. He listens to musicians. When we're onstage, and the songs are different every night, so he's listening to you for when you finish a phrase before he comes in. He totally pays attention and it's really cool. It's great to work with someone like that."

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Axl Apologizes for not attending the rock n roll hall of fame and accepting the induction award...

Axl's letter apologizing to fans and to Cleveland for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame diss
He stated to include the whole letter if sharing :

To: Cleveland, Ohio, Guns N' Roses Fans and everyone who's shown support for my decision regarding the Rock
And Roll Hall Of Fame.
I seriously didn't plan on or expect the overwhelmingly positive response and public support for my decision
regarding the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. With such a generous outpouring of solidarity from fans, media outlets,writers and other artists, I'm truly humbled, blown away and unbelievably relieved! To be honest, I thought it would go the other way and was just hoping to weather the storm. As I said, I sincerely didn't want to disappoint anyone. It gets old being the outlaw even if "it's only rock and roll".
It took a lot of focus and soul searching to b e sincere and informative while making a genuine effort to b e somewhat diplomatic. We made, what I feel, are real efforts to learn ab out the Hall and the Board, spoke as I said with the president and various members, and though I inducted Elton John and Bernie Taupin in '94 saying something to the effect of "I'm learning what the Hall's about..."
I still don't exactly know or understand what the Hall is or how or why it makes money, where the money goes, who chooses the voters and why anyone or this b oard decides who, out of all the artists in the world that have contributed to this genre, officially "rock" enough to be in the Hall?
This isn't an attack. These are genuine issues I don't have enough verified information on to have more than rough ideas. Certainly not enough information to make any judgments about.
I would like to apologize to Cleveland, Ohio for not apologizing to them beforehand for not attending [the ceremony] in their city. I think they know how much I genuinely love performing there. Cleveland does in fact Rock!!
Now that the smoke's cleared a little, any desperate, misguided attacks have been just that, a pathetic stab at
gossip, some lame vindictiveness, the usual entitlement crap, he's obsessed, crazy, volatile, a hater. I once bought a homeless woman a slice of pizza who yelled at me she wanted soup. We got her the soup. You can get your own.
Again: HUGE thanks to the fans and to everyone for the incredib le pub lic support. My congratulations to the other artists inducted. And my apologies to the city and people of Cleveland, Ohio. I hope you'll forgive me and we hope to see you again soon!
Keep Rockin',

Unlike my open letter to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Guns N' Roses Fans and Whom It May Concern this was written for GNR's official web site, Facebook account and my personal twitter account and not intended as a press release. If anyone does choose to pick this up as has been done previously I'd appreciate if you'd run in full including this paragraph so as not to give a partial picture, have things taken out of context or to imply or inadvertently give the impression this was intended for other outlets. 

Reggie: Wow, that is a strange apology, but ya know, Axl is gonna be Axl, and we love him!!


Monday, April 16, 2012

HornsUpRocks: Heavy Monday headbangers!
What NEW album have you been cranking?

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

BLABBERMOUTHNET: STEVEN ADLER Talks GUNS N' ROSES ROCK HALL Induction In Video Interview Original Tweet: Sent via TweetDeck (

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Hellyeah song released!

Just listened to the new single from Hellyeah's new album Band of Brothers which is set to come out June 5th.
Vinnie Paul had commented on this new material:
 "On our first two records, we were a new band. We really wanted to branch out and expand and experiment with all different styles. We all come from traditional metal bands and backgrounds, so it was a great breath of fresh air to play in a band that was rock 'n' roll, blues and Southern rock. We got that out of our system and got really focused on going back to our metal roots. It's heavy, focused, groove-oriented and I'm excited about it."
comments taken from via Metal Mark

I listened to it and it is deinitely harder than the past material Hellyeah has put forth, it has a certain Mudvayne sound to it, but of course Chad is singing, I give em props to sounding excellent, but not sure I am ready for Hellyeah to switch it up, I really liked their past material, it gave me the best of both worlds.
So take a listen and tell me what ya think?