Corey Rotic's photos from the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood where Slash received his star on the Walk of Fam on 7/10/2012.
It sounds like fans of Nine Inch Nails' classic second album The Downward Spiral will be happy with the band's latest studio effort. Trent Reznor says he had the classic 1994 disc in mind while he was writing the upcoming disc Hesitation Marks.
Reznor says he was "very aware that it's now 20 years later" and he's still the guy who composed the classic album, but he also explains that he wanted to explore how things would feel "on the other side" now that he's in a much more "stable life place."
As for the music, Reznor says Hesitation Marks “feels sparse and minimal, but it's definitely not a "gentle record. this isn't a "middle-aged, I've-given-up record."
We’ll see if it lives up to the standard when Hesitation Marks hits stores on September 3rd
Duff McKagan spoke to Billboard promoting his new side-project, Walking Papers and shed a little light on a topic that we’ve not heard too much about lately - Velvet Revolver. It appears that their story isn't over after all.
The bassist said "We talk about it every now and again. Slash and Matt (Sorum), Dave (Kushner) and I played in South Africa at the beginning of June...and of course we talked about it. We've tried out a bunch of singers, but I think we're just waiting for the right person to come along. It'll just happen. But the chemistry of Matt and Slash and Dave and I is really good, so you don't want to let that just go away."
VR recorded demos with Slipknot/Stone Sour singer Corey Taylor In late 2010/early 2011 but the word on the street was that Slash was hesitant about adding him to the lineup. At that point Velvet Revolver was put back on hold.