SLASH is teaming with Eagle Rock Entertainment to release his first-ever solo live album and DVD, titled ‘Made In Stoke 24/7/11′. The performance comes from a very special trip that SLASH made to his hometown of Stoke-On-Trent, where he was raised until he was 5 and played the last show of his world tour — on July 24th, 2011. The release will hit shelves on November 15th and features a live performance along with other special, never before seen footage.
01. Been There Lately (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
02. Nightrain (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
04. Mean Bone (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
05. Back From Cali
06. Rocket Queen (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
07. Civil War (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
08. Nothing To Say
11. Doctor Alibi (with Todd Kerns on vocals)
12. Speed Parade (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
13. Watch This
14. Beggars & Hangers-On (SLASH’S SNAKEPIT song)
15. Patience (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
16. Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme
17. Sweet Child O’ Mine (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
18. Slither (VELVET REVOLVER song)
19. By The Sword
20. Mr. Brownstone (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
21. Paradise City (GUNS N’ ROSES song)
* Back From Cali
* Beggars & Hangers-On
* Been There Lately
* Interview with Slash
If there is any rock star in the world that I would take financial advise from, it’s DUFF McKAGAN. He lives an incredible life with his beautiful wife and their two kids but he never seems to cross that line where things get excessive. He has also written finance columns for the likes of Playboy and The Seattle Times. Dude has his shit together…. Therefore, it is no surprise that he has decided to launch his own Money Management Firm with the goal of helping musicians better understand their finances and manage their money accordingly.
Duff told Noisecreep:
“When I first got out of the hospital, I was just trying to stay sober so I had to fill my time. One of the things I did was to go through my financial statements and I couldn’t figure them out,” McKagan said. “No one took the time to explain how money works, you know, simple things, like the difference between gross and net, what a bond was, how a mortgage worked. I realized there was great need for some kind of advice service. It wasn’t just me who was freaking out about being broke.”
I think this is a spectacular idea! If there is one thing that bands need help with, it’s money management and who better to give you that advice than a man who has made his career by managing his band money extremely well. Hats off to Duff for both putting together a cool company for himself and for giving back to the scene that he has helped build over the years!
Corey Taylor performing with Duff McKagan at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods
The rumor mill has been abuzz for months now that COREY TAYLOR (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR) would be taking the reigns as the new vocalist of VELVET REVOLVER. However, all parties involved have denied this despite revealing that they did rehearse together for a bit of time. What does seem apparent though is that TAYLOR and VR bassist DUFF MCKAGAN became close during this time – so close, in fact, that Corey has even hopped on stage with Duff’s other band, LOADED on multiple occasions.
Now, Corey has revealed that he and Duff may start their own project at some point in the near future. Guesting on BLINK 182 frontman Mark Hoppus’ FUSE TV show, ‘Hoppus On Music’, the SLIPKNOT frontman said, “Me and Duff will probably do some stuff later. Me and him, we really hit it off, and we’re really close, and we started writing songs together, and we’ve got some really good stuff. So, you never know. There might be a mystery supergroup out there — me and Duff and some other weird people — making some weird music that people are, like, ‘What?! That’s them?!’ So, yeah, maybe. We’ll see what happens.”
It’s hard to decide what a Taylor/McKagan project would sound like. Obviously both have heavier roots and both have proven that they aren’t afraid to go softer so, really, this has the potential to be any kind of music under the sun…. but I hope we get to find out what they’ve been writing and jamming in the near future! I’m also hoping that it doesn’t suck!
What are your thoughts on a Corey Taylor/Duff McKagan supergroup?
Yeah, I know it's a great hat! But it's not worth all this, man....
I really feel bad that I’m right about this but we really need to take the knowledge we have and hold an intervention with SLASH. Somebody needs to construct one of those Acme traps with a line of expensive top hats leading into the trap so we can put a stop to this and tell SLASH that he’s better than this… What am I talking about this time, you ask?
Well, SLASH has revealed that he is recording songs with R&B’s first lady MARY J. BLIGE. SLASH revealed on his Facebook page, “just finished a session with Mike Clink engineering on a track with Mary J. Blige. Sounds killer!” No, SLASH, it doesn’t sound killer. What sounds killer to me is a GUNS N ROSES reunion — that sounds killer. You doing a song with MARY J. BLIGE sounds depressing to me.
I’m throwing down the gauntlet. We will give SLASH a new, fancy top hat every day for one-year if he agrees to stop doing these terrible crossover features.
I don’t own any, but I imagine that top hats must be really expensive because SLASH takes on a lot of projects lately and I can’t imagine why unless he needs the money for something. The first time SLASH performed with CYPRESS HILL was when he did that god awful cover of “Paradise City” with Fergie of BLACK EYED PEAS. Now, he showed up this weekend at CYPRESS HILL’s 20th Anniversary Show in Los Angeles to perform with the band.
Lately, SLASH has shown up to do any and everything that he can sell himself into and I honestly don’t know why. SLASH was already an icon, already a household name and already one of the most acclaimed guitarists of all time before he started doing this stuff. So, if he’s looking for crossover fame, there’s no need, he’s got it… Dude, you were in GUNS ‘N FUCKING ROSES, everyone knows you and loves you. Therefore, the only thing that I can determine is that he possibly needs money for something…
So, there you have it, SLASH has a fancy top hat addiction and he needs to be stopped! We need to call Dr. Drew, get the VH1 camera crew and show up at his house. SLASH, no expensive top hat is worth all of this. We’re your friends and we’re here to help!
DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED just released their latest record, ‘Taking’, last week and put on a killer show that included a song with Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor at the Revolver Golden Gods. Along the way, we were able to catch up with Mike Squires and talk about the record, touring plans and more!
‘Taking’ is your 3rd Duff McKagan’s Loaded record, fourth recording from the band overall, and first time not working with producer Martin Feveyear (Presidents of the USA). This time you guys used producer Terry Date(Soundgarden) – How did that come about?
Mike Squires: Our drummer, Isaac, was working on a project with Terry and he heard some of the demos that we’d been doing for the new Loaded album. Terry really liked it and expressed some interest in working with us. We were all, of course, super excited considering Terry’s resume.His body of work speaks for itself. I think Duff and Terry ended up on a flight from LA to Seattle together, coincidentally, shortly after he heard the demos and we sort of worked it out from that conversation. The whole experience was really awesome and Terry is a great dude and makes you feel right at home while you’re recording. He makes things sound really fucking good, too.
Also this is the first record with new drummer Isaac Carpenter. Can you describe him coming into the band, were there auditions held for the guy or just “Let’s call Isaac”?
Mike Squires: We tried out a few guys. He honestly wasn’t the very first guy we tried or thought of. I remember when the light went off and we thought of calling HIM, though. It was like, ‘oh, right. duh’. We phoned him and he stopped off for a few hours to play with us while he was on tour and nearby where we were in Eastern Washington and absolutely killed it. We played 3 or 4 songs and he nailed them. He’d never physically played the tunes, just listened and mentally prepared. But, he’s that kind of player/dude. He’s turned out to be an amazing addition to the band. He can play every instrument about as well as any of us!
I believe the last record “Sick” started from all of you guys and acoustic guitars, and even had a horn section, how was the writing process this time?
Mike Squires: Well, a bit of stuff came from riffs on the road, soundcheck riffs. That sort of thing. We were recording ideas in to garageband and revisiting them once we got off of tour. Other ideas came once we were home and had that aggressive energy still in us from touring. When you’re touring and working, your energy is up and you play more aggressively. We relied on that momentum and energy for the writing of this album. Then, once Terry was at the helm our aggression was met by someone who really knew how to channel that energy and aggression in to a mean-ass sound that was tailor-made for our new songs.
You guys just performed at the Revolver Golden Gods awards, what were some of the highlights of evening?
Well, those kinds of events are always pretty fun, strange and exciting. There’s a ton of folks roaming around backstage. Lots of guys that I watched from the audience growing up right there in our dressing room, kicking it and being friendly. I’d have to say that the absolute highlight of the evening for me, though, was hanging out with Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. He’s a fucking knight of the highest order, in my opinion. Talking to Sebastion Bach was pretty great, too.
We shared a room with Scott Ian who I got to meet for the first time. I was a huge Among The Living fan and I ended up being too nervous and proud to ask him to take a photo with me. That was dumb. I bumped in to a guy at the bar and turned around and it was Geezer Butler. I almost shit myself. This is the kind of thing that happens backstage at these events. Duff is well acclimated to this type of company but I’m pretty green. So, I was like a kid in a candy store!
Really, I’m just stoked to be 39 year old guy basically getting a fresh start right now. Not many guys my age who’ve not already met with greater success get to do this stuff. I’m one of the luckiest guys around and I’m grateful for every moment!
You guys just did split home town record release shows in Seattle and Los Angeles what’s next?
Mike Squires: Well, we head to Europe for the month of June. We’re doing a ton of the big fancy rock and metal festivals there. We have a blast doing them. There are so many bands to see and meet and the crowds are amazing. We’re working on dates for North America next for the end of Summer and hopefully we’ll be getting out to see our other fans in South America, Japan, and then back to Europe and the UK in the Fall!
Everyone at this point expects a crazy good time when they go to see CAMP FREDDY in LA. The Dave Navarro spear-headed supergroup/cover band has brought out everyone from Ozzy to Steven Tyler to perform classic rock and metal hits. Now check out this most recent performance which features guest appearances from rap duo CYPRESS HILL and SEBASTIAN BACH performing the classic “Paradise City” by GUNS N ROSES!
‘Live in Houston’ is due on November 16 via Eagle Vision and is an incredible look at the awesome stage show of VELVET REVOLVER. Check out the clip below of the band performing their breakthrough hit “Slither”!
Our cover of the day is “Barracuda” by HEART, hell yeah!
Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) was joined by guest singer Fergie (a.k.a. Stacy Ann Ferguson) during his August 28, 2010 appearance at the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF) in Hollywood, California.
SLASH, ULI JON ROTH, TONY FRANKLNIN, and BRENT FITZ cover JIMI HENDRIX.
Video footage of legendary guitarists Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES), Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS), bassist Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Brent Fitz (ex-ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL) performing the JIMI HENDRIX classic “Little Wing” at this year’s G-TARanaki International Music Week 2010, which took place August 11-15, 2010 in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, can be viewed below.
Slash performed in concert on Saturday night at TSB Stadium and also in the Saturday night Midnight Session at Puke Ariki, New Plymouth. G-TARanaki was the only opportunity for fans to see Slash, performing exclusively for the first time in New Zealand since playing to 52,000 people at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium with GUNS N’ ROSES in 1993.
G-TARanaki is New Zealand’s only international guitar festival which brings some of the world’s best guitarists to Taranaki to educate, entertain and inspire music lovers. It provides the opportunity to learn from legends who really know their stuff. It’s about making A-list artists accessible to New Zealanders through concerts and intimate Midnight Sessions; creating awareness of the opportunities within the music industry through panel discussion forums and developing the artistic talents of young aspiring artists through the Sky Academy workshops and master classes.