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AXL ROSE Serves Jury Duty

According to People.com, GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose has been serving jury duty on a civil trial in Santa Monica, California. The 49-year-old singer completed jury duty service on Tuesday "after serving four days of the trial process," says his rep. "It was relatively painless," says Rose. "I was fortunate that everyone ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's 'Painkiller' Spotlighted In 'Mars Attacks' Podcast

This month's edition of the "Mars Attacks" Classic Albums column focuses on JUDAS PRIEST's "Painkiller" album. Written comments about "Painkiller" from an assortment of people— including former JUDAS PRIEST lead singer Tim "Ripper" Owens; the album's producer, Chris Tsangarides; Kirk Windstein of CROWBAR and DOWN; Jason Bittner of SHADOWS FALL; and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Southaven Concert Canceled

GUNS N' ROSES has canceled its previously announced December 5 show at the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. The venue released the following statement: "Due to production issues, the DeSoto Civic Center is unable to host the scheduled concert for GUNS N' ROSES set to take place on Monday, December 5, 2011. We apologize ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Albany Show Canceled

GUNS N' ROSES' show scheduled for tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 23) at the Times Union Center in Albany, New York has been canceled. "Due to production issues beyond the venue's control, Magic City Productions and the Times Union Center are forced to cancel the appearance of GUNS N' ROSES set to take place on November ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: East Rutherford Footage Available

Fan-filmed video highlights of GUNS N' ROSES' November 17, 2011 concert at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey can be seen below. GUNS N' ROSES kicked off its first U.S. tour since 2006 on October 28 in Orlando, Florida. In addition to Axl Rose (vocals), the current lineup of GUNS ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: BUMBLEFOOT's Guitar Tech Interviewed (Video)

Engl artist relations director Michael Berger conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal's guitar tech Michael "McBob" Mayhue during the band's recent rehearsals in North Hollywood, California. You can now watch the chat below. GUNS N' ROSES kicked off its first U.S. tour since 2006 on October 28 in Orlando, Florida. ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules Solo Concert In New York City

Keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has scheduled an "Evening With Jordan Rudess" solo concert at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City on November 12. Rudess in 2009 recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for an ...

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Members of ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, GUNS N' ROSES, FEAR FACTORY Discuss 'Van Halen II'

In the latest episode of the "Mars Attacks" podcast, Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Gene Hoglan (FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK, TESTAMENT), Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND), Chris Poland (MEGADETH), Alan Tecchio (HADES) and others discuss "Van Halen II". The podcast forms part of the latest "Classic Albums" column featured on the Mars Attacks radio web site. The podcast ...

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BUMBLEFOOT Talks GUNS N' ROSES In New Video Interview

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal recently stopped by Gibson's New York City Showroom. He talked exclusively with Gibson.com about the day Joe Satriani recommended him for GN'R, his favorite Les Paul and his new protg, Mexican singer and actress Poc. Check out the chat below. Bumblefoot joined GUNS N' ROSES in early 2006 ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Rock Landmarks: British Steel' Book Due In September

Wymer Publishing has set a September 12 release date for "Rock Landmarks: Judas Priest's British Steel". This book is the second in Wymer's CD-sized series on "landmark" rock albums and documents JUDAS PRIEST's seminal 1981 release "British Steel", a pivotal album in the band's career. JUDAS PRIEST's sixth studio album has rightly earned its place ...

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