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RICHARD FORTUS: I've Rehearsed More In Last Year With GUNS N' ROSES Than In Previous 14 Years Put Together

In a wide-ranging interview seen in the video below, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus shares his long history with Gretsch guitars and discusses his involvement in the band's current "Not In This Lifetime" reunion tour. Fortus, who joined GUNS N' ROSES in 2001 and became the band's longest-serving post-Slash guitarist, says: "I've been playing ...

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Video: GUNS N' ROSES Performs In Santiago, Chile

GUNS N' ROSES played the second show of the South American leg of its "Not In This Lifetime" tour Saturday night (October 29) at Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. GUNS N' ROSES will next play on November 1 at Estadio Rosario in Rosario, Argentina — ...

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JOE PERRY To Be Honored With Les Paul Award At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award during the 32nd annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held January 21, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The NAMM TEC Awards honors individuals and companies across 30 categories, for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production. The Les Paul Award named ...

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TRIVIUM Frontman Says People 'Shouldn't Be Afraid To Go Out And Do Things' After Paris And Orlando Nightclub Shootings

Roxy Myzal of HardDrive Radio recently conducted an interview with TRIVIUM vocalist/guitarist Matt Heafy. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On staying in shape while on tour: Matt: "Jiu-jitsu has become the biggest part of my life outside of music. Music is probably first, then jiu-jitsu. That's ...

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Historic SLASH Guitar Emerges After 30 Years

The metallic red B.C. Rich Warlock guitar owned and played by Slash during the Hollywood era early days of GUNS N' ROSES has been found and is being offered for sale at auction on November 5 through Julien's Auctions. The guitar is signed on the body "Slash" with his signature drawing of a "skull and ...

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New Song Premiere: ALTER BRIDGE's 'The Other Side'

"The Other Side", a brand new song from ALTER BRIDGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "The Last Hero", which will be released on October 7 by Caroline Records in the United States/Canada and Napalm Records throughout the rest of the globe. "The Last Hero" is now ...

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RAVENEYE Releases Video For 'Madeline'

U.K. rock trio RAVENEYE has unleashed a new video for the song "Madeline". Described by Classic Rock as "modern blues rock with healthy shots of ROYAL BLOOD and MUSE," it's the third track RAVENEYE has made available from its debut album, "Nova", which was released on September 23 via Frontiers Music Srl. RAVENEYE singer/guitarist Oli ...

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