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.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Coventry University on Tuesday and video of the event has been posted online.
The BBC reports Iommi was on hand for the ceremony, saying "It's brilliant. I couldn't believe it." The university announced the degree has been awarded "in recognition of his contribution to the world of popular music; in particular being recognised as one of the founders of heavy metal music and one of the greatest and most influential musicians of all time".
Iommi headed straight from the graduation ceremony to join Black Sabbath in Helsinki for the start of their latest European tour, which begins tonight.
Dude, this guy is the EPITOME of rock!!
Grandpa always used to tell me, "Boy, don't stage dive if you can't manage to scrape yourself off the ground and get your ass back onstage."
Or, maybe it was "don't start a fire you can't put out?"
Eh, doesn't matter - but this does.
Aw, go ahead and check out Five Finger Death Punch - fool your boss into thinking you're diligently working on your computer!
A number of items from the marriage of Erin Everly and GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose — including the couple’s marriage certificate issued by Clark County, Nevada, on April 28, 1990; their wedding video from the same year; a note written to Everly from Rose on a Thanksgiving napkin; an insurance card for the pair's Jeep Wrangler issued to both Axl and Erin Rose; and even a domestic-abuse report — are being auctioned as part of a two-day sale, December 6-7, at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, California.
GUNS N' ROSES' 1988 breakthrough hit "Sweet Child O' Mine" was written by Rose for then-girlfriend Erin Everly — daughter of Don Everly, of EVERLY BROTHERS. She later told People magazine that during her four-year relationship with Rose, she suffered regular beatings that left her bruised, bloodied and sometimes unconscious. "You never knew what would set him off," she said.
In March 1994, Erin filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Axl, claiming he subjected her to physical and emotional abuse. Erin was also subpoenaed in a lawsuit filed against Axl by his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour. Erin's and Stephanie's lawsuits were later settled out of court.
Steven Tyler is hopeful that producer Rick Rubin, who suggested Aerosmith’s collaboration with RUN-DMC for “Walk This Way” back in 1986, will be involved in the making of Tyler’s upcoming solo album, which is tentatively due next year.
Steven also said that his solo efforts shouldn’t concern Aerosmith fans either, and explains, “I'm just doing a solo record because I think it's kinky, you know, to go write a song with Johnny Depp. I think it's ridiculous to go write a bunch of songs that I started five years ago and never finished. It feeds my passion, you know. But, no, the band's not breaking up. Me doing a solo record doesn't mean the band's not working on a record, you know what I mean?
Back in May 2011 while serving as a judge on "American Idol”, Tyler issued his first-ever solo song, called "(It) Feels So Good", and has previously said that he’d like to work with Skrillex toward a sleazy rock/dub-step hybrid sound.
Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan admits that the prep process of adding his input to the next Tool album, the follow-up to 2006's 10,000 Days – but it's taking a while.
Keenan said he doesn't think it should take as long as it normally does in a new interview, "I don't write the music. They write the music. I wait for them to bring music to me. They tend to go back over and over stuff.
"It's a long process – for a person like me, it can be a very tedious process. They don't have to go through it 700 times. They can trust that first thought. But that's their process, so you've got to let them do it."
Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has announced that he will sit out of their road plans next year in order to focus on his other gig with Pearl Jam.
He posted an update online saying, "I will be taking 2014 off from Soundgarden touring due to prior commitments promoting 'Lightning Bolt' with my brothers in Pearl Jam and the desire to have more time at home with my family. I am trying to balance the many twists and turns of my awesome music career. This is temporary. I am still an active member of Soundgarden. Chris, Ben, Kim and I are in the process of finding the perfect substitute for the upcoming Soundgarden dates in 2014."
Zakk Wylde says Black Label Society fans can look forward to a new album this spring.
The guitarist recently told Eric Blair of the California cable TV show "The Blairing Out with Eric Blair" that the follow-up to 2010's Order of the Black will be out in April 2014.
But Wylde isn't sharing many other details about the record. He joked that it's "going to be all completely the same as the last nine records," but with different song titles.
In the meantime, fans can enjoy the Black Label Society's live release Unblackened, which just cam out in September. The DVD-CD combo featured stripped down versions of the band's songs recorded throughout their history.
U2 is said to be eyeing a spring release for their next album. And Billboard.com says the band is also making plans to officially unveil the project with a commercial that will run during the Super Bowl.
The group is reportedly searching for brand partners for the ad.
U2's still untitled project will reportedly hit stores in April. The new album will be the Irish rocker's first full collection of new studio material since 2009's No Line on the Horizon.
Well, I've often heard of people going into shock after a car accident. I've never heard of going into 'ass-beating.'
Well, this has been kicking around a lot lately...former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach revealed that he was approached by Motley Crue to sing with the band when Vince Neil left the Motleys in 1992.
Of course, Motley mainman Nikki Sixx denied those claims.
Not that Bach has ever been completely on-the-money in the press (and usually because the poor guy has his words twisted beyond recognition), but Nikki's always been a pretty straight-shooter too.
This seems a little difficult to refute. Watch for yourself...
Thank goodness for cartoons, dude.