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AXL ROSE Pays Tribute To 'Chinese Democracy' Arranger And Orchestra Conductor PAUL BUCKMASTER

Axl Rose has paid tribute to Paul Buckmaster, saying that he feels "very fortunate" to have met the half-British, half-Italian string arranger who died Tuesday at age 71. Buckmaster worked on orchestral arrangements for GUNS N' ROSES' 2008 studio album "Chinese Democracy", contributing to the tracks "Street Of Dreams", "There Was A Time", "Madagascar" and ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announces Summer 2018 European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES has announced the summer 2018 European leg of the "Not in This Lifetime" tour, including headlining appearances at several festivals. The trek will kick off June 3 in Berlin, Germany, conclude on July 21 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The dates will include an appearance at the U.K.'s Download festival on June 9 and ...

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Video: SLASH Talks About Being Named GIBSON's First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador

Gibson Brands, the world's leading music lifestyle company, recently appointed guitar superstar Slash as Global Brand Ambassador, the first such designation in the company's history. As part of the new role with Gibson, Slash is developing new products with three of its celebrated guitar brands, Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. A new three-and-a-half-minute video clip ...

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GILBY CLARKE On Replacing IZZY STRADLIN In GUNS N' ROSES: 'People Say More About It Now Than They Did Back Then'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke was recently interviewed by Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he came to produce records by bands like THE BRONX and L.A. GUNS: Gilby: "Back when I was around Hollywood ...

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PEARL JAM, GUNS N' ROSES And SCREAMING TREES Members Return With New LEVEE WALKERS Single

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready and SCREAMING TREES/MAD SEASON drummer Barrett Martin have returned with two new songs for their side project, LEVEE WALKERS. Check out the track "All Things Fade Away" below. The new two-song single ("All Things Fade Away" and "Madness") was helmed by Grammy-nominated producer and ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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