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SLASH Made In Stoke 24/7/11 live 2CD/DVD to be released November 15th

by on Oct.19, 2011, under news

Slash is set to release his first ever live solo album Made In Stoke 24/7/11. The double-disc CD, and a special-edition 2CD+DVD package (featuring five bonus tracks and an exclusive interview with Slash) hits stores November 15.

The iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter Slash has perfected the science of the six-string for over 20 years as an integral component of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and as a hugely successful solo artist. On July 24, 2011, he made a very special visit to Stoke on Trent, England, where he was raised, at the end of the 2010-2011 tour in support of his globally chart topping and critically acclaimed self-titled solo debut.

Captured at Victoria Hall as part of an intensive world tour, this 21-song set is a celebration of a legendary career. Joined by Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge on vocals, Slash ripped through cuts culled from his GN’R days, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit, and his solo album, (including the single “By The Sword”). His band line-up included bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and guitarist Bobby Schneck.

With favorites like “Back From Cali,” “Slither,” “Sweet Child ‘O Mine,” and many more reverberating the crowd-filled rafters, this proved to be one rockin’ homecoming.

The track listing for both the CD and the Special Edition DVD is
Been There Lately
Night Train
Mean Bone
Back From Cali
Rocket Queen
Civil War
Nothing To Say
Doctor Alibi
Speed Parade
Watch This
Beggars & Hangers On
Godfather Solo
Sweet Child O’ Mine
By The Sword
Mr Brownstone
Paradise City

Bonus DVD:
Back from Cali
Beggars & Hangers On
Been there lately

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DUFF McKAGAN’s LOADED’s Sick to be re-released on May 24th

by on May.16, 2011, under news

With the wild buzz of Duff McKagan’s Loaded’s new CD The Taking (released April 19), Eagle Rock Entertainment, through its Armoury Records subsidiary, is re-issuing a special edition of the band’s second album Sick on May 24.

The album, originally released in 2009 to critical acclaim, strikes a precarious balance at the juncture of metal, punk and grunge. The specially-packaged double-disc comes complete with two additional bonus tracks on the CD—“Roll Away” and an acoustic version of “Wasted Heart”—plus a 94-minute bonus DVD featuring the band in full force from The Garage in 2008 Glasgow, Scotland. The DVD also features the band’s “No More” music video and five “webisodes,” four on the making of Sick and one of the ‘08 UK tour.

Originally formed in 1998, Loaded is fronted by Grammy/American Music Award-winning songwriter/recording artist/bassist Duff McKagan – a founding member of Guns ‘N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. With Duff stepping up to the front as lead vocalist and guitarist, bassist Jeff Rouse picks up the low end duties. Guitarist Mike Squires and drummer Geoff Reading round out the band line-up on Sick (Reading was replaced by drummer Isaac Carpenter before the release of The Taking).

SICK Track Listing:
Sleaze Factory
The Slide
Mother’s Day
I See Through You
Forgive Me
No Shame
Blind Date Girl
Wasted Heart
No More

Bonus Tracks:
Roll Away
Wasted Heart (acoustic)

Queen Joanasophina
No More
Dark Days
Sleaze Factory
Executioner’s Song
10 Years
I Wanna Be Your Dog

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CD review: DUFF McKAGAN’S LOADED – The Taking

by on Apr.30, 2011, under reviews


The Taking

Eagle Rock Entertainment

5 out of 10

Duff McKagan of Guns & Roses fame and Velvet Revolver fame is back with a third album from his own band Loaded entitled The Taking.

You first heard Duff sing on G&R’s The Spaghetti Incident on a punk classic Ain’t It Fun. And a decent job he did. So when you hear that he is fronting his own band, you shrug and go, ‘Ok, I think I can be down with that.’

Upon checking out the new album, his voice is still the same, rough, a little sleazy, raspy, and unfortunately a little one dimensional. Maybe sharing vocals with another band member may work to strengthen the songs, but when your name IS the band’s name I understand that may not be the easiest thing to do.

Musically this is the hardest album the band has put out to date. Sure there’s some punk elements still rolling through the songs, and yes, the Sunset Strip sleaze can be felt in the grooves of the songs too. But the album as a whole is a lot stronger than previous efforts, and would be more on the HARD side of the Hard Rock moniker.

According to Duff this is a real band, not just a bunch of studio musicians he threw together for the album, and they will be touring together in support of The Taking soon. And hopefully this all plays out better live than on CD.

Giving the album 3 or 4 spins I really want to like it, I want it to be… What Velvet Revolver wasn’t, what G&R should STILL be… but what this shows is a slightly one dimensional songwriting to go with the vocals. There are plenty of great riffs here. In fact the first single Dead Skin has a huge thick rhythm guitar riff that pushes the song above most of the others musically. The lead off track Lords Of Abbadon is another decent track and upbeat tempoed enough to get you moving and ready for even more, even better tunes. Unfortunately after three songs or so, you can’t get past the flat vocals, and the songs, the riffs, the bass lines, all start to sound the same, and you aren’t sure if you’re still listening to the second song or the eighth.

Again, I really wanted to like, no love, this album, I recently saw Duff on That Metal Show, and listening to him talk about it made me want to go get it. Upon cranking it up, I was left feeling like I was missing something.

I could actually move past the vocals as they aren’t that bad if the songs had more variety to them, but they all come off sounding the same, and leaves you feeling a little annoyed at the monotony of them all.

Guess I’ll wait for the ‘new’ Velvet Revolver if it ever happens, or the G&R reunion that will never happen.

To pick up your copy of DUFF McKAGAN’S LOADED The Taking click here.
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DUFF McKAGEN featured speaker and performer at SXSW

by on Mar.10, 2011, under news

In addition to his credentials as a founding member of Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver and Duff McKagan’s Loaded, Duff McKagan has a mission to educate others on the ins and outs of music business finance and building wealth. On Thursday, March 17, he will be a Featured Speaker at the 2011 South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW), presenting the music business seminar “Your Financial Advisor is Duff McKagan.” The next day – Friday, March 18 – his band Duff McKagan’s Loaded will make their live debut of songs from their forthcoming album The Taking as part of the official SXSW Monster Energy Drink Party at The Austin Music Hall.
Duff is a Grammy/American Music-Award-winning songwriter/recording artist who attended Seattle University’s acclaimed Albers School of Business and is a partner in the wealth management firm Meridian Rock. He will share his insights on all aspects of an artist’s business by employing a unique style of conducting a Q&A with himself. Speaking from his own hard-won experiences, his hope is to help educate others and help artists to avoid some of the many financial pitfalls that they face and get a better handle on music business and finances.
Your Financial Advisor Is Duff McKagan” will take place in Room 12 of the Austin Convention Center at 2pm, and is open to all SXSW Music and Platinum badges, and SXSW showcasing artists with artist wristbands.
Duff McKagan’s Loaded The Taking will be released on April 19 on Armoury Records.

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VELVET REVOLVER: Live In Houston DVD available today

by on Nov.16, 2010, under news

Born from the some of rock’s most notorious and influential musicians, Velvet Revolver brought their almighty brand of hard rock to a whole new generation of post-millennial fans. On November 16, their very first live DVD, Velvet Revolver: Live In Houston, hits the shelves, courtesy of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

Filmed in 2005, while Velvet Revolver was touring in support of their best selling/Grammy Award-winning debut Contraband, Live in Houston features the original line-up of vocalist Scott Weiland, lead guitarist Slash, bassist/vocalist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, and rhythm guitarist Dave Kushner. Showcasing rock’s elite bringing the heat on hits like “Slither” and “Fall To Pieces” before the raucous, riotous Texas crowd, this 78-minute rock fest also treats fans to tracks from each member’s background, including Guns ‘N’ RosesIt’s So Easy” and “Used To Love Her,” and Stone Temple Pilots’ “Sex Type Thing,” and “Crackerman.”

Additionally, interview footage with each of the members on the band’s formation is spliced into the mix, making Live in Houston the ultimate Velvet Revolver experience.

Velvet Revolver – “Slither” from ‘Live in Houston’ DVD from RawknRoll on Vimeo.

To purchase VELVET REVOLVER: Live in Houston click here.
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SLASH streaming three tracks from deluxe edition of solo album now

by on Oct.04, 2010, under news

The Deluxe Edition of SLASH‘s (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES) latest solo record was released on September 28th in the US and will be issued October 19th in Canada via Universal. is streaming three exclusive tracks from the reissue – ‘Sweet Child Of Mine‘ Live, ‘Baby Can’t Drive‘ and ‘Mean Bone‘.

The two CDs/one DVD features a limited-edition guitar pick designed by Ralph Steadman and Slash and an exclusive 3′ x 3′ fan-contributed-photo-mosaic-poster of Slash that is available for fans to interact with four weeks prior to and after release date and is redeemable online to everyone that buys the Slash deluxe edition.

The deluxe edition features the following tracks:
Disc 1
Ghost (Ian Astbury of THE CULT)
Crucify The Dead (OZZY OSBOURNE)
Beautiful Dangerous (Fergie of THE BLACK EYED PEAS)
Back From Cali (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)
Promise (Chris Cornell of SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE)
By The Sword (Andrew Stockdale of WOLFMOTHER)
Gotten (Adam Levine)
Doctor Alibi (Lemmy Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD)
Watch This (Dave Grohl/Duff McKagan of FOO FIGHTERS/VELVET REVOLVER )
I Hold On (KID ROCK)
Nothing To Say (M Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
Starlight (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)
Saint Is A Sinner Too (Rocco De Luca)
We’re All Gonna Die (IGGY POP)
Disc 2
Sahara (English) (KISHI INABA)
Paradise City (CYPRESS HILL/Fergie)
Mother Maria (BETH HART)
Sahara (Japanese) (Koshi Inaba)
Beautiful Dangerous Radio Mix (Fergie)
Demo #4
Demo #16
Back From Cali (Acoustic) (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)
Fall to Pieces (Acoustic) (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Acoustic) (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)
Watch This (Live) (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)
Nightrain (Live) (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)

Making Of The Album
Back From Cali – Live From The Roxy
By The Sword – Music Video
By The Sword – Behind The Scenes
Starlight – Live From MTV Classic Launch
Mean Bone – Live From MTV Classic Launch

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SLASH announces, ‘We’re All Going To Die’ Tour of US

by on Jun.23, 2010, under news

On the heels of his solo album debut as #1 Rock Album and performing at some of the largest European outdoor Festivals, Slash launches his U.S. Summer tour.
The U.S. dates will feature vocalist Myles Kennedy who was also part of the European tour and received strong critical praise at shows like the Download Festival which had over 100,000 fans and Rock-Am Ring which had more than 70,000 concert-goers. Audiences in Europe were treated to a career-spanning Slash set list of songs from the new album which Kennedy provides vocals for two songs, along with Slash classics from Guns N Roses like “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, “Paradise City” and numerous Velvet Revolver, and Slash’s Snakepit favorites.

Confirmed dates:
Aug. 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theater
Aug. 31 - Aspen, CO – Belly Up
Sept. 1 – Denver, CO – Ogden
Sept. 2 - Kansas City, MO – Voodoo Lounge
Sept. 4 - Mount Pleasant, MI – Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Sept. 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
Sept. 6 – Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
Sept. 8 – Chicago, IL -Riviera Theater
Sept. 9 – Windsor, ON – Caesars Windsors – The Colosseum
Sept. 10 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
Sept. 11 – Belleville, ON – Empire Theater
Sept. 14 – New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sept. 15 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Sept. 18 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Sept. 20 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Sept. 22 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s – Stir Cove
Sept. 23 – Medina, MN – Medina Entertainment Center
Oct. 2 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market
More dates to be announced.

For all SLASH related news, dates, and tickets visit his website here.

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SLASH gets Splashed- Slash gets tackled by a crazed fan in Milan

by on Jun.13, 2010, under news

The legendary Slash of Guns -n- Roses fame was rushed by a crazed fan during the guitarists’ performance in Milan, Italy on Thursday night (June 10).  Though Slash  was not hurt, his guitar took quite a beating.  Amazingly, Slash only managed to miss a couple of notes, when he was attacked during his infamous guitar solo from the G-n-R smash hit “Sweet Child of Mine”.  Fans captured this amazing display of showmanship in the footage below.  (The incident happens at approximately 1:18 of the clip)

Slash enlisted Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) on vocals as they performed the following setlist:

01. Ghost
02. Mean Bone (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT)
03. Nightrain (GUNS N’ ROSES)
04. Sucker Train Blues (VELVET REVOLVER)
05. Back From Cali
06. Beggars & Hangers On (VELVET REVOLVER)
07. Civil War (GUNS N’ ROSES)
08. Rocket Queen (GUNS N’ ROSES)
09. Fall To Pieces (VELVET REVOLVER)
10. Dirty Little Thing (VELVET REVOLVER)
11. Nothing To Say
12. Starlight
13. Solo, Godfather Theme
14. Sweet Child O’ Mine (GUNS N’ ROSES)
15. Rise Today (ALTER BRIDGE)
17. By The Sword
18. Communication Breakdown (LED ZEPPELIN)
19. Paradise City (GUNS N’ ROSES)

For additional footage and photos of the incident, visit Musica Metal at

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