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Guns N’ Roses Debuts Previously Unseen Video For “It’s So Easy”

Guns N’ Roses Debuts Previously Unseen Video For “It’s So Easy”

Geffen/UMe continues its celebration for the release of Guns N’ Roses’ forthcoming Appetite For Destruction reissues with the debut of the original, newly discovered video for “IT’S SO EASY.”

Filmed live in 1989 at the infamous Cathouse, “IT’S SO EASY” was never completely finished and has remained in the vaults, unseen and unreleased. The footage was recently uncovered for inclusion in the box set and has been digitally restored in 4K UHD from 16mm film transfers with the original conceptual scenes edited back in with the live footage, just as the band had originally intended.

IT’S SO EASY” can be viewed below!

In addition to “IT’S SO EASY,” Geffen/UMe will also officially roll out Guns N’ Roses’ 14 seminal music videos spanning the band’s career all in newly upgraded 1080p HD pillarbox video. “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Paradise City,” “Patience” and two versions of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” will also feature newly remastered stereo audio.

Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”

The band’s ongoing success of the ‘Not In This Lifetime’ worldwide tour has elevated it to the 4th spot on the list of the most successful tours in music history, from its first two years alone – with no sign of slowing down. The next leg of the highly successful and anticipated World Tour continues in Europe in June & July 2018 and from what we hear, onto the fall.

Preorder all versions of Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite For Destruction here.

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Guns N’ Roses Release Previously Unseen Music Video For “It’s So Easy”

Guns N’ Roses Release Previously Unseen Music Video For “It’s So Easy”

In celebration of the forthcoming Appetite For Destruction reissues, due out on June 29th, today the band released a previously unseen music video for “It’s So Easy,” available to watch now exclusively on Apple Music HERE.

Filmed live in 1989 at the infamous Cathouse, “It’s So Easy” was never completely finished and remained in the vaults, unseen and unreleased. The footage was recently uncovered for inclusion in the box set and has been digital restored in 4K UHD from 16mm film transfers with the original conceptual scenes edited back in with the live footage, just as the band had originally intended.

Released on July 21, 1987, Appetite For Destruction remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, selling over 30 million copies globally.

Click HERE to watch Guns N’ Roses’ 15 seminal videos spanning the band’s career, in newly upgraded 1080p HD video.

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Guns N’ Roses Unveil Plans For Massive  ‘Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition’ Box Set

Guns N’ Roses Unveil Plans For Massive ‘Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition’ Box Set

On June 29, Geffen/UMe celebrates one of rock’s most important bands, Guns N’ Roses, with the release of Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition box set. Commemorating the band’s highly influential album debut Appetite For Destruction, thislavish box set is the ultimate GnFnR fan’s dream fulfilled.

Appetite will also be released in concurrent multiple configurations, Appetite For Destruction will be made available in a 4CD/1Blu-ray Audio Super Deluxe Edition with a 96 page book featuring unreleased photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive, a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 2LP 180-gram heavyweight vinyl edition, 1 CD remaster, and digital download/streaming equivalents.

Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible   tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.”

Housed in a custom 12x12x12-inch solid-wood box that’s wrapped in faux-leather and sports embossed, instantly identifiable artwork with a hand-sculpted and hand-painted 3D cross on its front doors, the Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition is clearly the one true GN’R Holy Grail. The box encapsulates all content being offered to fans and more, including the Super Deluxe Edition, as well as first-time benchmarks of the album itself being newly remastered from the original stereo analog tapes, 12 remastered tracks compiled from of-era EPs and B-sides, 25 unreleased demos from a 1986 Sound City recording session, and a pair of unreleased tracks from recording sessions by Appetite’s producer Mike Clink: “Shadow Of Your Love” recorded December 1986, one month before the album sessions, as a trial recording session which resulted in Clink getting the producer gig; and “Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)” which was from the GN’R Lies sessions.

Additional highlights of the unreleased audio include the first two work-in-progress recording attempts of the 1991 epic masterpiece “November Rain” which was originally penned as the ballad for Appetite, covers of songs like Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Aerosmith’s “Mama Kin,” twodistinctly different recordings of the Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (one electric, one acoustic) and two never finished tracks/jams “The Plague” and “New Work Tune.”

On the vinyl front, the original Appetite For Destruction album has been broadened to 2LPs for the first time, including expanded gatefold jacket art and a limited-edition foil printed plastic slipcase. The music itself is being presented on three sides only for maximum audio fidelity, with the fourth side featuring a vinyl Hologroove Hologram of the band’s iconic logo. Seven 7-inch singles are also included: the five original singles from the album, plus one for “Patience” and a new song, the aforementioned “Shadow Of Your Love.” All of the bonus tracks appearing on 12-inch vinyl will only be available in the Locked N’ Loaded Edition box including a reissue of the band’s first EP Live ?!?@ Like A Suicide.

The Blu-ray Audio disc contains the 12 tracks from the original album as newly mixed in glorious 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 surround sound from the original multi-tracks by legendary producer Elliot Scheiner(Steely Dan, Eagles), plus 5 bonus tracks mixed in 5.1 surround sound by both Scheiner and Frank Filipetti (Billy Joel, Elton John). Additionally, the Blu-ray includes four iconic GN’R music videos that have been newly sync’d to both remastered stereo audio and new 5.1 surround sound mixes, plus a brand-new video for “It’s So Easy” that was shot in 1989 by the band but was never completely finished — until now in 4K HD from 16mm film transfers.

Exclusive collectibles inside the box include a dozen 12×12-inch lithos of new illustrations visualizing each Appetite track, 5 custom buttons with various band logos, 5 custom hand-sculpted metal-cast band skull face rings, 5 custom hand-sculpted metal-cast band skull face lapel pins, a replica of the band’s first stage banner from the ‘85/’86 club days, a bandana, a 2-inch collector’s coin with unique imagery stamped on both sides, 2 24×36-inch wall posters, a 12×24-inch Robert Williams painting litho, 5 never-before-seen band lithos, 6 replica gig flyers, 3 replicas of classic show ticket stubs, two temporary tattoo sheets featuring life-size tattoos of the band members’ tats, 6 iron-on stitched patches, 5 metal-stamped guitar picks of the band skull faces with stamped signatures on the back, a turntable mat, a microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth, a 7-inch large-hole custom adapter, and finally, a 32gb metal-cast USB stick with 192kHz/24-bit, 96kHz/24-bit, and 44.1kHz/16-bit uncompressed audio files of all of the tracks included on the 4 CDs.

 

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GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: LOCKED N’ LOADED EDITION BOX SET

[4CD, 1 Blu-ray, 7 12-inch LPs, 7 7-inches, Hardbound Book, Ephemera box set]

 

CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

 

CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED

1. Reckless Life

2. Nice Boys

3. Move To The City (Live)

4. Mama Kin

5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)

6. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)

7. Patience

8. Used To Love Her

9. You’re Crazy

10. It’s So Easy (Live)

11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)

12. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

 

CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION

Previously unreleased

1. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)

2. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)

4. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)

5. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)

7. You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)

9. Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)

10. Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)

11. Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)

12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)

 

CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE

Previously unreleased

1. Shadow Of Your Love

2. Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

4. The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)

5. Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)

7. Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)

9. New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)

10. November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

11. Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

12. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

13. November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version- 1986 Sound City Session)

15. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

 

DISC 5 – BLU-RAY AUDIO

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo

5.1 Surround Sound mixed by *Elliot Scheiner and **Frank Filipetti

Previously unreleased

 

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION*

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

BONUS TRACKS

1. Shadow Of Your Love**

2. Patience*

3. Used To Love Her**

4. You’re Crazy**

5. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)**

MUSIC VIDEOS

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. Sweet Child O’ Mine

3. Paradise City

4. Patience

5. It’s So Easy (Brand New Video From 1989)

 

GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: SUPER DELUXE EDITION

[4CD, 1 Blu-ray, Hardbound Book box set]

 

CD 1 – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

 

CD 2 – B-SIDES N’ EPS: REMASTERED

1. Reckless Life

2. Nice Boys

3. Move To The City (Live)

4. Mama Kin

5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)

6. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)

7. Patience

8. Used To Love Her

9. You’re Crazy

10. It’s So Easy (Live)

11. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)

12. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)

 

CD 3 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION

Previously unreleased

1. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)

2. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)

4. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)

5. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Think About You (1986 Sound City Session)

7. You’re Crazy (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Anything Goes (1986 Sound City Session)

9. Rocket Queen (1986 Sound City Session)

10. Shadow Of Your Love (1986 Sound City Session)

11. Heartbreak Hotel (1986 Sound City Session)

12. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986 Sound City Session)

 

CD 4 – 1986 SOUND CITY SESSION N’ MORE

Previously unreleased

1. Shadow Of Your Love

2. Move To The City (1986 Sound City Session)

3. Ain’t Goin’ Down No More (Instrumental Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

4. The Plague (1986 Sound City Session)

5. Nice Boys (1986 Sound City Session)

6. Back Off Bitch (1986 Sound City Session)

7. Reckless Life (1986 Sound City Session)

8. Mama Kin (1986 Sound City Session)

9. New Work Tune (1986 Sound City Session)

10. November Rain (Piano Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

11. Move To The City (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

12. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

13. November Rain (Acoustic Version – 1986 Sound City Session)

14. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Acoustic Version– 1986 Sound City Session)

15. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)

 

DISC 5 – BLU-RAY AUDIO

96kHz 24-bit 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo

5.1 Surround Sound mixed by *Elliot Scheiner and **Frank Filipetti

Previously unreleased

 

APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION*

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. It’s So Easy

3. Nightrain

4. Out Ta Get Me

5. Mr. Brownstone

6. Paradise City

7. My Michelle

8. Think About You

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine

10. You’re Crazy

11. Anything Goes

12. Rocket Queen

BONUS TRACKS

1. Shadow Of Your Love**

2. Patience*

3. Used To Love Her**

4. You’re Crazy**

5. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)** MUSIC VIDEOS

1. Welcome To The Jungle

2. Sweet Child O’ Mine

3. Paradise City

4. Patience

5. It’s So Easy (Brand New Video From 1989)

 

GUNS N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: DELUXE EDITION [2CD]

CD 1 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION: REMASTERED

  1. Welcome To The Jungle
  2. It’s So Easy
  3. Nightrain
  4. Out Ta Get Me
  5. Mr. Brownstone
  6. Paradise City
  7. My Michelle
  8. Think About You
  9. Sweet Child O’ Mine
  10. You’re Crazy
  11. Anything Goes
  12. Rocket Queen

 

CD 2 – B-SIDES, EPS N’ MORE

  1. Reckless Life
  2. Nice Boys
  3. Move To The City (Live)
  4. Mama Kin
  5. Shadow Of Your Love (Live)
  6. Welcome To The Jungle (1986 Sound City Session)*
  7. Nightrain (1986 Sound City Session)*
  8. Out Ta Get Me (1986 Sound City Session)*
  9. Paradise City (1986 Sound City Session)*
  10. My Michelle (1986 Sound City Session)*
  11. Shadow Of Your Love*
  12. It’s So Easy (Live)
  13. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door (Live)
  14. Whole Lotta Rosie (Live)
  15. You’re Crazy (Acoustic Version)
  16. Patience
  17. Used To Love Her
  18. Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version)*

* Previously unreleased

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Title Track from Duff McKagan EP Debuts; “How To Be A Man” Book and EP Both Out May 12th

Title Track from Duff McKagan EP Debuts; “How To Be A Man” Book and EP Both Out May 12th

Duff McKagan - "How To Be A Man"

Duff McKagan – “How To Be A Man”

Rolling Stone is premiering “How To Be A Man,” the title track from Duff McKagan’s new three-song EP. The song, which can be heard HERE, features Izzy Stradlin, Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell and Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga.

The EP is the musical companion to McKagan’s much-anticipated new book, HOW TO BE A MAN (and other illusions) (Da Capo Press). The book and EP will both be released on May 12 and are both available for pre-order on iTunes at http://itunes.com/DuffMcKagan. Fans that pre-order the EP will get the title track as an instant download.

The follow-up to McKagan’s critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, IT’S SO EASY (and other lies), HOW TO BE A MAN (and other illusions) sees the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer sharing the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom.

Among the book’s many highlights:

* McKagan discusses the need for communication in your relationships, especially when you want to see the Buzzcocks in Manchester and your lady has her sights set on Duran Duran in the tropics.

* Together with Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, he solves one of life’s most staggering math problems: if you’ve seen a million faces, is it truly possible to rock them ALL?

* He spills the beans on some of his fellow rock stars (“Gene Simmons is a kick-ass dancer,” “Perry Farrell is an NFL historian and aficionado”).

* Travelers will benefit from his plethora of globe-trotting tips, including what shots to get for malaria, how to pack lightly (“hair conditioner makes for good shaving cream, so no need  to bring both”) and of course, “don’t smoke crack on a leased private jet – the smell gets into everything.”

* McKagan, who still uses a Blackberry (“because loyalty is important”), stresses the importance of not being a d*ck (and don’t be a p*ssy, either). Oh, and get a dog.

* He recalls the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reuniting with GNR frontman Axl Rose for a handful of South American dates.

* He runs down the list of albums that every man should listen to (from Abba’s Gold to ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres), the books they should read (Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage and Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War are particular favorites) and what they should tell the first dude who shows up at the door to date daddy’s little girl (“you pull him aside and tell him, ‘everything that you do or try with my daughter tonight, I will do to you when you get back to my home’”).

* Of course, no advice book would be complete without tackling the age-old question: when given the choice of taking a private jet to a yacht to hang out with Steven Tyler for a trip to the San Juan Islands or going home to stain your deck, what do you do? (Remember, “those boards in the backyard are not going to stain themselves”).

McKagan’s wisdom has been sought out on everything from financial planning and relationships to surviving the summer festival circuit and escaping a military coup. Expanding on his popular weekly columns in Seattle WeeklyPlayboy.com and ESPN.com, McKagan equips readers with the knowledge they need to rock fatherhood, manage their money, and remain a good dude in spite of it all.

Fans can meet Duff during the following book signing events:

5/11 – Ridgewood, NJ – Bookends

5/12 – New York City – The Strand Bookstore

5/13 – Long Island – Book Revue

5/15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Casino

5/16 – Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods

5/17 – Seattle – Neptune

5/22 – Los Angeles – Book Soup

 

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Duff McKagan To Release ‘How To Be A Man’ EP feat. Izzy Stradlin and Jerry Cantrell On May 5th

Duff McKagan To Release ‘How To Be A Man’ EP feat. Izzy Stradlin and Jerry Cantrell On May 5th

duff-mckagan-ep-2015

As he gears up for the May 12th release of his much-buzzed-about new book, HOW TO BE A MAN (and other illusions) (Da Capo Press), Rock & Roll Hall of Famer DUFF McKAGAN is releasing a three-song companion EP, How To Be A Man. Set for a May 12 release, the disc features Izzy Stradlin, Alice In Chains vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell, Stone Sour drummer Roy Mayorga and drummer Taz Bentley. It will be available for pre-order beginning May 5th.

Duff McKagan

Duff McKagan

The book HOW TO BE A MAN (and other illusions) is the follow-up to McKagan’s critically acclaimed New York Timesbestselling memoir, IT’S SO EASY (and other lies) and is available for pre-order through Amazon athttp://amzn.to/17J7hMa.

In HOW TO BE A MAN, McKagan shares the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom—from his time with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living to achieving his personal American Dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family and experiencing what it’s like to be winked at by Prince.

Among the book’s many highlights:

* McKagan discusses the need for communication in your relationships, especially when you want to see the Buzzcocks in Manchester and your lady has her sights set on Duran Duran in the tropics.

* Together with Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, he solves one of life’s most staggering math problems: if you’ve seen a million faces, is it truly possible to rock them ALL?

* He spills the beans on some of his fellow rock stars (“Gene Simmons is a kick-ass dancer,” “Perry Farrell is an NFL historian and aficionado”).

* Travelers will benefit from his plethora of globe-trotting tips, including what shots to get for malaria, how to pack lightly (“hair conditioner makes for good shaving cream, so no need  to bring both”) and of course, “don’t smoke crack on a leased private jet – the smell gets into everything.”

* McKagan, who still uses a Blackberry (“because loyalty is important”), stresses the importance of not being a d*ck (and don’t be a p*ssy, either). Oh, and get a dog.

* He recalls the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reuniting with GNR frontman Axl Rose for a handful of South American dates.

* He runs down the list of albums that every man should listen to (from Abba’s Gold to ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres), the books they should read (Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage and Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War are particular favorites) and what they should tell the first dude who shows up at the door to date daddy’s little girl (“you pull him aside and tell him, ‘everything that you do or try with my daughter tonight, I will do to you when you get back to my home’”).

* Of course, no advice book would be complete without tackling the age-old question: when given the choice of taking a private jet to a yacht to hang out with Steven Tyler for a trip to the San Juan Islands or going home to stain your deck, what do you do? (Remember, “those boards in the backyard are not going to stain themselves”).

McKagan’s wisdom has been sought out on everything from financial planning and relationships to surviving the summer festival circuit and escaping a military coup. Expanding on his popular weekly columns in Seattle WeeklyPlayboy.com and ESPN.com, McKagan equips readers with the knowledge they need to rock fatherhood, manage their money, and remain a good dude in spite of it all.

Fans can meet Duff during the following book signing events:

5/11 – Ridgewood, NJ – Bookends

5/12 – New York City – The Strand Bookstore

5/13 – Long Island – Book Revue

5/15 – Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Casino

5/16 – Ledyard, CT – Foxwoods

5/17 – Seattle – Neptune

5/22 – Los Angeles – Book Soup

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Duff McKagan To Release ‘How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)’ On May 12th!

Duff McKagan To Release ‘How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)’ On May 12th!

Duff McKagan

Duff McKagan

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and author DUFF McKAGAN has announced a May 12threlease for HOW TO BE A MAN (and other illusions) (Da Capo Press), the follow-up to his critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling memoir, IT’S SO EASY (and other lies). The book is available for pre-order through Amazon at http://amzn.to/17J7hMa.

In HOW TO BE A MAN, McKagan shares the wisdom he gained on the path to superstardom—from his time with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver to getting sober after a life of hard living to achieving his personal American Dream of marrying a supermodel, raising a family and experiencing what it’s like to be winked at by Prince.

Among the book’s many highlights:

* McKagan discusses the need for communication in your relationships, especially when you want to see the Buzzcocks in Manchester and your lady has her sights set on Duran Duran in the tropics.

* Together with Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, he solves one of life’s most staggering math problems: if you’ve seen a million faces, is it truly possible to rock them ALL?

* He spills the beans on some of his fellow rock stars (“Gene Simmons is a kick-ass dancer,” “Perry Farrell is an NFL historian and aficionado”).

* Travelers will benefit from his plethora of globe-trotting tips, including what shots to get for malaria, how to pack lightly (“hair conditioner makes for good shaving cream, so no need  to bring both”) and of course, “don’t smoke crack on a leased private jet – the smell gets into everything.”

* McKagan, who still uses a Blackberry (“because loyalty is important”), stresses the importance of not being a d*ck (and don’t be a p*ssy, either). Oh, and get a dog.

* He recalls the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony and reuniting with GNR frontman Axl Rose for a handful of South American dates.

* He runs down the list of albums that every man should listen to (from Abba’s Gold to ZZ Top’s Tres Hombres), the books they should read (Stephen Ambrose’s Undaunted Courage and Dexter Filkins’ The Forever War are particular favorites) and what they should tell the first dude who shows up at the door to date daddy’s little girl (“you pull him aside and tell him, ‘everything that you do or try with my daughter tonight, I will do to you when you get back to my home’”).

* Of course, no advice book would be complete without tackling the age-old question: when given the choice of taking a private jet to a yacht to hang out with Steven Tyler for a trip to San Juan Islands or going home to stain your deck, what do you do? (Remember, “those boards in the backyard are not going to stain themselves”).

McKagan’s wisdom has been sought out on everything from financial planning and relationships to surviving the summer festival circuit and escaping a military coup. Expanding on his popular weekly columns in Seattle WeeklyPlayboy.com and ESPN.com, McKagan equips readers with the knowledge they need to rock fatherhood, manage their money, and remain a good dude in spite of it all.

Fans can meet Duff during the following book signing events:

5/11 – Ridgewood, NJ – Bookends

5/12 – New York City – The Strand Bookstore

5/13 – Long Island – Book Revue

 

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Guns N’ Roses Concert Film ‘Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino’ Now Available!

Guns N’ Roses Concert Film ‘Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino’ Now Available!

Guns 'N Roses

Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses concert film, Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live at the Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas, released on July 1, 2014 by Universal Music Enterprises, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Music DVD chart last week and remains at the No. 1 position for its second week in a row. Clocking in at just under three hours, the band’s explosive set includes all of their biggest hits and classic GNR staples.

Available now in North America on Blu-ray™ featuring the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, and standard DVD featuring the 2D version of the film. Both releases are mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and feature bonus interviews with the band. The GN’R Appetite For Democracy Official App (IOS/Android) brings the concert experience to a new level by connecting GNR directly with their fans, allowing fans to connect with each other via social media, buy exclusive merchandise, check tour/cinema dates for the movie, preview digital tracks of the film; and purchase or stream via VOD the digital long form concert.

Produced by Rock Fuel Media’s Barry Summers, Appetite For Democracy 3D is the first official Guns N’ Roses live concert film since 1992’s Use Your Illusion concert video and features brand new live performances of classic GNR tracks including “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Paradise City,” “Nightrain,” “It’s So Easy” and “Rocket Queen,” from their pivotal, 1987 No. 1 debut album Appetite For Destruction; “Patience” and “Used To Love Her” from 1988’s No. 2 charting album Lies; “November Rain,” “Don’t Cry,” “Civil War” as well as the band’s signature versions of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door;” powerful renditions of The Who’s “The Seeker” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2;” and much, much more.

In 1987 Guns N’ Roses burst onto the hard rock scene and, with their punk rock ethics and an uncompromising, explosive sound, turned a scene filled with synth-pop and hair-metal on its end, propelling the band to the top of the charts. Filling stadiums and arenas across the globe, much like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Sex Pistols, Guns N’ Roses wrote their own chapter in rock and roll history and continue to make their own rules.

Now, celebrated worldwide as one of the most important rock acts in music history, Guns N’ Roses are Axl Rose, DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards), Tommy Stinson (bass), Richard Fortus (guitar), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), Chris Pitman (keyboards) and Frank Ferrer (drums). Guns N’ Roses continue on their sold-out global arena tour, with shows in the US, Europe, visits to Latin America and multiple festivals, having played to millions of fans around the globe.

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TRACK LISTING:

Chinese Democracy

Welcome To The Jungle

It’s So Easy

Mr. Brownstone

Estranged

Rocket Queen

Live And Let Die

This I Love

Better

Motivation

Catcher In The Rye

Street Of Dreams

You Could Be Mine

Sweet Child O’ Mine

Another Brick In The Wall part 2

November Rain

Objectify

Don’t Cry

Civil War

The Seeker

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Nightrain

Used To Love Her

Patience

Paradise City

 

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GUNS N’ ROSES: 3D Concert Film To Take Theaters By Storm

GUNS N’ ROSES: 3D Concert Film To Take Theaters By Storm

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With over 100 million albums sold, the world’s most dangerous band returns for this historic Sin City takeover! Now captured in 3D and 5.1 sound, GUNS N’ ROSES new concert film, Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live At The Hard Rock Casino – Las Vegas is coming to U.S. cinemas Saturday, June 14.  ROCK FUEL MEDIA has selected DRK Productions to distribute the digital cinema 3D theatrical premiere of the rock concert film.

This screenings will take place in 100 cities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, St Louis, Houston, Tucson and more. A special screening and after-party will take place Saturday, June 14 in New Brunswick, NJ for friends and VIP guests including iconic rock vocalist JOE LYNN TURNER, who will perform at the post-screening VIP reception.

Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.facebook.com/events/492785167488394/

There will also be a special screening Wednesday, June 18 at Los Angeles’ TCL Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Blvd.

Watch the trailer and get locations, dates and tickets at www.gnr3dmovie.com

Barry Summers, President of Rock Fuel Media said, “We are very excited to be presenting “Appetite For Democracy” 3D concert film at cinemas across America–the first-ever GNR concert movie release in theaters. Appetite for Democracy will be a first for GNR fans to see and hear this iconic band on the big screen in 3D.” Doug Kluthe, President of DRK said, “We’re very pleased that Rock Fuel has chosen us to theatrically distribute this epic Guns n’ Roses 3D concert film.”

Appetite For Democracy 3D is the first official Guns N’ Roses live concert film since 1992’s Use Your Illusion concert video and features brand new live performances of classic GNR tracks including “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Mr. Brownstone,” “Paradise City,” “Nighttrain,” “It’s So Easy” and “Rocket Queen,” from their pivotal, 1987 No. 1 debut album Appetite For Destruction; “Patience” and “Used To Love Her” from 1988’s No. 2 charting album Lies; “November Rain,” “Don’t Cry,” “Civil War” and “Estranged” from their 1991 releases Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II, the latter shooting to No. 1 on The Billboard 200; and current favorites off their 2008 No. 3 album Chinese Democracy including “This I Love,” “Street of Dreams” and the album’s title track. Appetite For Democracy 3D also features the band’s signature versions of Paul McCartney’s “Live and Let Die” and Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” and Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2.”

 

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Lana Del Rey Premieres Epic Short Film “Tropico” Via VEVO

Lana Del Rey Premieres Epic Short Film “Tropico” Via VEVO

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Multi-platinum artist Lana Del Rey has released Tropico across VEVO. Tropico is an epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption and features Del Rey starring as Eve. The three-part story begins in the Garden of Eden and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles. Del Rey’s visual sensibility is rich and fantastical, and the movie’s running themes stay true to the concepts of Born to Die and Born To Die – The Paradise Edition: the loss of innocence, good vs. evil, and trading beauty for money. The film puts closure on the two recordings, and features three songs from The Paradise Edition: “Body Electric,” “Gods and Monsters,” and “Bel Air.”

The film, which also stars model Shaun Ross, was directed by Anthony Mandler who directed Del Rey’s videos for “National Anthem” and “Ride.”

Lana has become one of the most exciting and captivating artists in the world. Her debut album Born To Die has sold over 5 million albums and 7 million singles globally, including her release, the US platinum selling song “Young And Beautiful” taken from the soundtrack of the hit movie “The Great Gatsby” and her recent massive worldwide hit “Summertime Sadness”, which cracked the Top 10, climbing to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Collectively, the track has sold more than 1.8 million downloads.

Lana has also toured extensively throughout the year to much critical acclaim including stand out performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

For more about Lana Del Rey:

http://www.lanadelrey.com
https://www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
http://twitter.com/#!/lanadelrey

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Lana Del Rey To Premiere “Tropico” Short Film Via VEVO On December 5th

Lana Del Rey To Premiere “Tropico” Short Film Via VEVO On December 5th

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Multi-platinum artist Lana Del Rey announces Tropico will premiere across VEVO on December 5th.  The short film will exclusively be available for streaming around the world across VEVO apps and VEVO.com.

Tropico is an epic tale based on the biblical story of sin and redemption and features Del Rey starring as Eve. The three-part story begins in the Garden of Eden and travels through time to modern-day Los Angeles. Del Rey’s visual sensibility is rich and fantastical, and the movie’s running themes stay true to the concepts of Born to Die and Born To Die – The Paradise Edition: the loss of innocence, good vs. evil, and trading beauty for money. The film puts closure on the two recordings, and features three songs from The Paradise Edition: “Body Electric,” “Gods and Monsters,” and “Bel Air.”

The film, which also stars model Shaun Ross, was directed by Anthony Mandler who directed Del Rey’s videos for “National Anthem” and “Ride.”

Watch the teasers here and here and the trailer HERE.  

Lana has become one of the most exciting and captivating artists in the world. Her debut album Born To Die has sold over 5 million albums and 7 million singles globally, including her release, the US platinum selling song “Young And Beautiful” taken from the soundtrack of the hit movie “The Great Gatsby” and her recent massive worldwide hit “Summertime Sadness”, which cracked the Top 10, climbing to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Collectively, the track has sold more than 1.8 million downloads.

Lana has also toured extensively throughout the year to much critical acclaim including stand out performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

For more about Lana Del Rey:

http://www.lanadelrey.com

https://www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
http://twitter.com/#!/lanadelrey

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