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DUFF MCKAGAN Recalls GUNS N' ROSES' 'Pretty Ferocious' First Rehearsal: 'It Was On; You Could Tell Immediately'

During this year's Upfront Summit, an invitation-only technology conference that took place in Los Angeles in late January, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan was interviewed by Milana Rabkin Lewis, the co-founder and CEO of digital music distribution company Stem Disintermedia Inc. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Share Behind-The-Scenes Video From Paris Concert

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS have uploaded official behind-the-scenes footage from their February 22 concert at Le Zénith in Paris, France. Check out the clip below. As previously reported, the February 20 show by SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS at Eventim Apollo in London, England was professionally filmed for future release. ...

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UFO Announces Final North American 'Last Orders' Tour

Last year, Phil Mogg confirmed that this year's 50th-anniversary tour with UFO will be his last as the frontman of the long-running hard rock band. Consequently, it seems almost certain that at that point they will cease to exist. UFO was formed in London in 1969 and Mogg is its only ever-present member, performing on ...

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SLASH Says He Doesn't Enjoy Being 'The Big Rock Star Guy': 'I Just Don't Do The Celebrity Thing'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash recently discussed "Living The Dream", his fourth solo album (and third with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS), with Poland's Wirtualna Polska. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ever tires of being one of the most world's most recognized ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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LIKE A STORM: 'Complicated (Stitches & Scars)' Video Released

Hard rock four-piece LIKE A STORM has released a music video for "Complicated (Stitches & Scars)". The clip was shot by Ron Thunderwood and edited by Sam Shapiro. "Complicated (Stitches & Scars)" is taken from LIKE A STORM's latest album, "Catacombs", which was released last year via Century Media/RED. The disc was produced by LIKE ...

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ALTER BRIDGE To Enter Studio Next Month

ALTER BRIDGE will enter the studio next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" album. Guitarist Mark Tremonti, who has spent much of the last year touring with his band TREMONTI, confirmed ALTER BRIDGE's plans for a new LP during an interview with Rockwell Anderson of The Edge aboard this year's ...

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GUNS N' ROSES' DUFF MCKAGAN: How I Became A Bassist

At the 2019 NAMM Show — a convention for the musical products industry that took place in Anaheim, California from January 24-27 — GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan participated in a "bass talk" with Fender. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he came to ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album: 'It's Not A Rock Record'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan says that his upcoming solo album will consist of "observational songs" that find him "pointing out out some things" that he has noticed over the course of the last few years of touring. McKagan began recording the album back in March 2018 with producer Shooter Jennings. The two worked ...

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SLASH, SAMMY HAGAR, JOE SATRIANI Among Guests On New DON FELDER Solo Album, 'American Rock 'N' Roll'

According to Rolling Stone, Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, CHICKENFOOT), Joe Satriani (CHICKENFOOT), Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHICKENFOOT) and Mick Fleetwood (FLEETWOOD MAC) are among the musicians who guest on "American Rock 'N' Roll", the upcoming solo album from former EAGLES guitarist Don Felder. Slash plays on the ...

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