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Appetite for Dysfunction: Axl Rose’s Former Manager, Vicky Hamilton, Releases New Tell-All Book

Appetite for Dysfunction: Axl Rose’s Former Manager, Vicky Hamilton, Releases New Tell-All Book

Appetite For Dysfunction-2016At 22, Vicky Hamilton left her hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and arrived on the Sunset Strip as a wide-eyed blonde with an ear for rock & roll: “I was back home interviewing Tom Petty for Three Rivers Review,” says Hamilton, “And he told me I was a ‘real California girl,’ and that’s all it took.” It was 1981, and Hamilton arrived at the center of Hollywood; where the scene was erupting with spandex, sex, cocaine, Aqua Net hairspray and madcap visionaries, like Hamilton, who discovered Guns N’ Roses and became their first manager and surrogate mother. At one point, Guns N’ Roses lived in Hamilton’s apartment, as Axl Rose ducked a rape charge. “I realized I was harboring a fugitive,” she says, “But then Axl ended up crashing on my couch for six months.” Hamilton then negotiated Guns N’ Roses contract with Geffen Records.

In 1986, she was let go and forced to sue the band to recoup the $25,000 she’d borrowed to bankroll them. Hamilton now shares her stories in a memoir about a woman who rode the crazy train with some of rock’s wildest frontmen, and matched their hard-partying ways. Sober for 15 years, Hamilton spent that last seven excavating her private collection of photos, flyers, contracts, letters, and interviews to create a revealing look into her fascinating life. Her book includes new details about her turbulent relationship with Axl Rose and Poison’s Bret Michaels, her experience as an A&R rep for Geffen, and above all, Appetite for Dysfunction is the story of her rise and fall, and how she regained her life by becoming a Grammy Award-winning executive that helped relaunch the career of June Carter Cash in 1999.

About the Author:
Vicky Hamilton is a Grammy Award-winning music industry executive and manager who oversaw the early careers of Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Faster Pussycat and Mötley Crüe. She is considered one of the most successful music industry executives of her time. Appetite for Dysfunction is her unbelievably true story, told for the first-time alongside stunning images and first-hand accounts of a music executive with nearly four decades of rock & roll stories to tell.

Visit Vicky Hamilton’s official website at www.vickyhamilton.com. ‘Appetite for Dysfunction’ sounds like one hell of a read and is available for purchase now!

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SLASH: Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Announce “World On Fire” Fall North American Tour

SLASH: Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Announce “World On Fire” Fall North American Tour

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Currently in the midst of their headlining world tour, SLASH: FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORSSlash (Guitar), Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals)–will launch the “World On Fire” North American fall tour September 18 through October 24 (see full itinerary below). 

Citi is the official credit card of the “World On Fire Tour,” and Citicardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass Program beginning Tuesday, July 14. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. The regular on-sale for tickets will begin on Friday, July 17 (www.slashonline.com).

Last month, SLASH and The Conspirators released ‘LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14,’ the live concert on DVDBlu-ray3LP2CD through all major retailers and digital formats simultaneously via Eagle Rock Entertainment and onlineas a BitTorrent Bundle, (here).

Shortly after the release of their current WORLD ON FIRE album–SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators–the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer SLASH took the stage with his band THE CONSPIRATORS at the legendary Roxy Theatre on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. A staple of rock history that helped birth countless bands, including Guns ‘N’ Roses, the atmospheric venue gave fans a brilliant opportunity to see the band up close as they delivered a set packed with recent solo tracks, including several from the new album WORLD ON FIRE, and classics from Slash’s days with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver: “Ghost,” “Back From Cali,” “World On Fire,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Anastasia,” “Paradise City,” “Slither,” “Nightrain” and many more. The intimate setting inspired the band to deliver a scintillating, dynamic performance that is brilliantly captured on ‘LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14’.SLASH’s guitar prowess paired with the raw energy of MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS proves a truly potent live force and ‘LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14’ sets the benchmark for high octane rock n roll shows.

Recently, SLASH and his band partnered with IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. To watch the video for “Beneath The Savage Sun” and get the song for free, donate to IFAW (here) and Take Action(here). The U.S.-based charity IFAW works around the world on every aspect of the elephant crisis–on the front lines to stop the killing of elephants, in transit countries to stop the trafficking of ivory and in consumer countries to stop the demand for ivory products. For more information, visit: http://www.ifaw.org.

SLASHFEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: “WORLD ON FIRE” FALL U.S. TOUR:

FRI

9/18

Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
SAT

9/19

Clark, NJ Food Truck and Rock Carnival -festival
MON

9/21

Hamilton, ON Hamilton Place Theatre
WED

9/23

Toronto, ON Sound Academy
THU

9/24

Montreal, QC Metropolis
SAT

9/26

Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
SUN

9/27

Detroit, MI The Fillmore
TUE

9/29

Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection
WED

9/30

Fort Wayne, IN Piere’s Entertainment Center
FRI

10/2

Marksville, LA Paragon Casino – Mari Center
SUN

10/4

Louisville, KY Louder than Life Festival
WED

10/7

Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
FRI

10/9

Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
SAT

10/10

Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
MON

10/12

Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre
TUE

10/13

Seattle, WA Moore Theater
THU

10/15

Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
FRI

10/16

Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
SUN

10/18

San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater
TUE

10/20

Chandler, AZ Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino
WED

10/21

Anaheim, CA House of Blues
FRI

10/23

Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium
SAT

10/24

Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino

 

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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators To Release ‘Live At The Roxy’ In September

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators To Release ‘Live At The Roxy’ In September

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While SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently in the midst of a headlining world tour, the group has partnered with BitTorrent to release ‘LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14‘ as a BitTorrent Bundle on Monday, June 15, the same day the live concert will be released on DVDBlu-ray3LP2CD through all major retailers and digital formats simultaneously via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The group will make the digital version available in the BitTorrent Bundle on Monday, June 15 in the U.K. and on Tuesday, June 16 in the U.S. For more information, visit: (HERE). BitTorrent Bundle has a global user base of 170 million music and film fans.

Shortly after the release of their current WORLD ON FIRE album–SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators–the iconic American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer SLASH took the stage with his band THE CONSPIRATORS which features MYLES KENNEDY(vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS(touring guitarist) at the legendary Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA. A staple of rock history that helped birth countless bands, including Guns ‘N’ Roses, the atmospheric venue gave fans a brilliant opportunity to see the band up close as they delivered a set packed with recent solo tracks, including several from the new album WORLD ON FIRE, and classics from Slash’s days with Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver: “Ghost,” “Back From Cali,” “World On Fire,” “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Anastasia,” “Paradise City,” “Slither,” “Nightrain” and many more. The intimate setting inspired the band to deliver a scintillating, dynamic performance that is brilliantly captured on LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14′.SLASH’s guitar prowess paired with the raw energy of MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS proves a truly potent live force and LIVE AT THE ROXY 9/25/14′ sets the benchmark for high octane rock n roll shows.

Last month, SLASH and his band partnered with IFAW, the International Fund for Animal Welfare to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants which is leading to their early extinction. To watch the video for “Beneath The Savage Sun” and get the song for free, Donate to IFAW (HERE) and Take Action (HERE). The U.S.-based charity IFAW works around the world on every aspect of the elephant crisis–on the front lines to stop the killing of elephants, in transit countries to stop the trafficking of ivory and in consumer countries to stop the demand for ivory products. For more information, visit: http://www.ifaw.org.

 

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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

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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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Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce Additional Dates For U.S. Tour

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce Additional Dates For U.S. Tour

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SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. Today, (Feb. 24), the group announced new shows (New Orleans, Sioux City, Austin and Dallas) that have been added to their U.S. trek encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances. The month-long tour is the first solo trek supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (touring guitarist). In addition to festival appearances at WJRR Earthday Birthday, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range,the global rock heavyweights will headline New York City (Terminal 5), Baltimore (Rams Head Live) andChicago (Concord Music Hall), among other cities, before wrapping Sunday, May 24 in Dallas (Southside Ballroom). Tickets for the new dates will go on sale starting Friday, (February 27) at www.slashonline.com (see itinerary below).

“The World On Fire tour has been nothing short of awesome,” says SLASH, “so I can’t wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May and mix in our headlining shows for a bunch of dates along the way.”

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators unleashed WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd, Sept. 2014) to worldwide praise, garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career (see a sampling below). The band and their new album continue to receive accolades including: SLASH was honored with the Les Paul Awardduring the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (Jan. 24); “Artist and Album of the Year” from Ultimate Classic Rock; “Best Rock Album” from Guitar World magazine’s reader’s poll; “#1 on theTop 20 rock Albums of 2014” from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BraveWords.com); and Loudwire named Myles Kennedy “Best Vocalist” and Todd Kerns “Best Bassist.”

WORLD ON FIRE achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world upon its release. The album’s title track and first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. Their new single “Bent To Fly”–showcasing SLASH’s stellar guitar work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges–is already in the Top 20 at Active Rock (watch the “CONAN” performance below). WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to the acclaimed Apocalyptic Love album (2012) which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’sfirst-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sunday.” And now with WORLD ON FIRESLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.

“The group [Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators] is now three albums into their career, and its latest, WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd)—tracked as usual on analog tape–features some of the warmest-rock guitar textures, most dimensional and contrapuntal guitar arrangements, and most downright killin’riffs Slash has ever delivered. It also features camaraderie, chemistry, work ethic, and to use a rhythm section term, gelling that Slash-after paying more than his share of drama dues with those other two bands-certainly deserves. In Kennedy, Slash has found a lead singer who not only kills both the new stuff and the old, he also shows up to soundcheck on time. Guns, Revolver and Snakepit were all cool, but Slash, now playing huge crowds under his own name, and playing the music he wants to, has finally found his real dream band.”

DATE LOCATION VENUE
Overseas Tour Dates:
TUE

2/24

Sydney NSW, Australia Hodern Pavilion
THU

2/26

Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
SAT

2/28

Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival
SUN

3/1

Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
WED

3/4

Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
SAT

3/7

Buenos Aires, Argentina Mandarin Park
MON

3/9

Lima, Peru Parque De La Exposicion
WED

3/11

Quito, Ecuador Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
SAT

3/14

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Fundicao Progresso
SUN

3/15

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Galopeira
TUE

3/17

Brasilia, Brazil Net Live
THU

3/19

Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
FRI

3/20

Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
SUN

3/22

Sao Paulo, Brazil Espaco Das Americas
WED

3/25

Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center Wtc
THU

3/26

Guadalajara, Mexico Estudio Cavaret
SAT

3/28

Monterrey, Mexico Auditorio Banamex
U.S. Tour Dates:
SAT

4/25

Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
SUN

4/26

Jacksonville, FL Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville (Festival)
TUE

4/28

New Orleans, LA House of Blues
SUN

5/3

Concord, NC Rock City Campgrounds – Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion
TUE

5/5

Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
THU

5/7

New York, NY Terminal 5
FRI

5/8

Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
SAT

5/9

Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
TUE

5/12

Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
WED

5/13

Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
FRI

5/15

Columbus, OH Columbus Stadium-Rock on the Range (Festival)
MON

5/18

Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
TUE

5/19

Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
THU

5/21

Austin, TX Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor
SAT

5/23

Houston, TX House of Blues
SUN

5/24

Dallas, TX Southside Ballroom
European Tour Dates:
MON

6/1

Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
THU

6/4

Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 2014
FRI

6/5

Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park 2015
TUE

6/9

Hamburg, Germany Sportshalle

6/12-6/14

Donington Park, England Download Festival

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Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce U.S. Tour

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators: Announce U.S. Tour

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SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will kick off a U.S. tour Saturday, April 25 in Orlando FL. The month-long U.S. trek  encompassing headlining shows and festival appearances is the first solo tour supporting the group’s acclaimed studio album WORLD ON FIRE which is SLASH’s third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten in the U.S and the second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums), TODD KERNS (bass) and FRANK SIDORIS (touring guitarist). In addition to festival appearances at WJRR Earthday Birthday, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rise About Fest and Rock on the Range, the global rock heavyweights will headline New York City (Terminal 5), Baltimore (Rams Head Live), and Chicago (Concord Music Hall), among other cities, before wrapping Saturday, May 23 in Houston (House of Blues). Tickets will go on sale starting today, (February 17) at www.slashonline.com (see itinerary below). Expect more dates to be announced next week.

“The World On Fire tour has been nothing short of awesome,” says SLASH, “so I can’t wait to jump on these U.S. festivals in May. As well as mix in our headlining show for a bunch of dates along the way.”

SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators unleashed WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd, Sept. 2014) to worldwide praise, garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career (see a sampling below). The band and their new album continue to receive accolades including: SLASH was honored with the Les Paul Award during the 30th annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (Jan. 24); “Artist and Album of the Year” from Ultimate Classic Rock; “Best Rock Album”from Guitar World magazine’s reader’s poll; “#1 on the Top 20 rock Albums of 2014” from Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles (BraveWords.com); and Loudwire named Myles Kennedy “Best Vocalist”and Todd Kerns “Best Bassist.”

WORLD ON FIRE achieved over 12 Top Ten chart debuts around the world upon its release. The album’s title track and first single “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. Their new single “Bent To Fly”–showcasing SLASH’s stellar guitar work and frontman Myles Kennedy’s vocal command of both high and low ranges–is already in the Top 20 at Active Rock (watch the “CONAN”performance below). WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to the acclaimed Apocalyptic Love album (2012) which also stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart, debuting at #4 as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sunday.” And now with WORLD ON FIRESLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have now hit their stride at rock radio and with fans worldwide.

“The group [Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators] is now three albums into their career, and its latest, WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd)—tracked as usual on analog tape–features some of the warmest-rock guitar textures, most dimensional and contrapuntal guitar arrangements, and most downright killin’riffs Slash has ever delivered. It also features camaraderie, chemistry, work ethic, and to use a rhythm section term, gelling that Slash-after paying more than his share of drama dues with those other two bands-certainly deserves. In Kennedy, Slash has found a lead singer who not only kills both the new stuff and the old, he also shows up to soundcheck on time. Guns, Revolver and Snakepit were all cool, but Slash, now playing huge crowds under his own name, and playing the music he wants to, has finally found his real dream band.”

DATE LOCATION VENUE
Overseas Tour Dates:
WED

2/18

Wellington Central, NZ Tsb Bank Arena
SAT

2/21

Melbourne, Australia Soundwave Festival
SUN

2/22

Adelaide Sa, Australia Soundwave Festival
TUE

2/24

Sydney NSW, Australia Hodern Pavilion
THU

2/26

Melbourne, Australia Festival Hall
SAT

2/28

Brisbane, Australia Soundwave Festival
SUN

3/1

Sydney, Australia Soundwave Festival
WED

3/4

Santiago, Chile Teatro Caupolican
SAT

3/7

Buenos Aires, Argentina Mandarin Park
MON

3/9

Lima, Peru Parque De La Exposicion
WED

3/11

Quito, Ecuador Agora De La Casa De La Cultura
SAT

3/14

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Fundicao Progresso
SUN

3/15

Belo Horizonte, Brazil Galopeira
TUE

3/17

Brasilia, Brazil Net Live
THU

3/19

Curitiba, Brazil Master Hall
FRI

3/20

Porto Alegre, Brazil Pepsi On Stage
SUN

3/22

Sao Paulo, Brazil Espaco Das Americas
WED

3/25

Mexico City, Mexico Pepsi Center Wtc
THU

3/26

Guadalajara, Mexico Estudio Cavaret
SAT

3/28

Monterrey, Mexico Auditorio Banamex
U.S. Tour Dates:
SAT

4/25

Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds – WJRR Earthday Birthday
SUN

4/26

Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville (Festival)
SUN

5/3

Concord, NC Rock City Campgrounds – Carolina Rebellion
TUE

5/5

Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
THU

5/7

New York, NY Terminal 5
FRI

5/8

Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
SAT

5/9

Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion – Rise About Fest 2015
TUE

5/12

Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
WED

5/13

Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
FRI

5/15

Columbus, OH Columbus Stadium-Rock on the Range (Festival)
MON

5/18

Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall
TUE

5/19

Sioux City, IA Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
SAT

5/23

Houston, TX House of Blues
European Tour Dates:
MON

6/1

Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
THU

6/4

Solvesborg, Sweden Sweden Rock Festival 2014
FRI

6/5

Nuremberg, Germany Rock Im Park 2015
TUE

6/9

Hamburg, Germany Sportshalle

6/12-6/14

Donington Park, England Download Festival

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LIVIN’ THE DREAM: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Talks Career, New Solo Album & More!

LIVIN’ THE DREAM: Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal Talks Career, New Solo Album & More!

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Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has experienced success on every level imaginable. For over 20 years he has been thrilling fans and critics alike by releasing cutting-edge music, performing at international festivals, headlining solo tours, winning many album of the month/year awards and appearing on the covers of numerous music magazines as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000 people. Bumblefoot’s unique ‘fretless guitar’ can be heard throughout GNR’s 2008 ‘Chinese Democracy’ album. Even with all of his success, Bumblefoot is one of the most down to Earth people you could ever meet. His passion for music and sharing it with the world is undeniable!

On February 24th, he will unleash his 10th CD entitled “Little Brother Is Watching.” The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. Specifically, his own life and coming to terms with what we all face – beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and also features drummer Dennis Leeflang and a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York.

Bumble foot keeps forging his own musical path but relishes and chance for collaboration. His current projects include collaborations with Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC from the iconic rap group RUN DMC, and Scott Weiland in the supergroup Art Of Anarchy. Thal’s spirit of giving doesn’t end with amazing music, as he  also works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children’s hospitals with guitar in hand.

Jason Price of Icon Vs. Icon recently sat down with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal to discuss the challenges of bringing “Little Brother Is Watching” to life, his recent collaborative efforts with a plethora of artists, his line of award-winning hot sauces, his philanthropical work and much more!

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

Going back to your youth, what are some of your first memories of music?

I still remember hearing “KISS: Alive” for the first time, the feeling I got from it and just how exciting it was. It made me want to do that! I can still remember borrowing the logo for my first band, when I was 6 years old, called Viper 5. There were five of us and vipers were cool snakes and we were kids! [laughs] We had a big white window shade that we were drawing the logo on! The next band, I can remember cutting circles out of paper and taping them to the walls in the basement because our band was called Target! That was our logo! We took the rest of the paper and cut it up into cups of confetti for the audience to throw at the end of our show in the basement! I remember it all, man! [laughs]

Sounds like quite the production!

It was! It was! There was confetti everywhere! I am still finding pieces of it! I will occasionally find a piece of confetti in between my toes and think, “Wow! That is from that show in 1977! What the hell?!”

Who influenced you along the way both as a musician and a person?

Musically, KISS and the Beatles were my two first loves. From there I got into a lot of the progressive British stuff like Yes, Jethro Tull and things like that. There was also lots of classic rock from bands like Queen, AC/DC and whatever else was coming out from Blondie to the Ramones to Billy Joel. I was just a music lover! All of that played some kind of role and served as some kind of building block. There was certainly a lot of classic rock and punk. It wasn’t until the later years that I started taking interest in more of the technical guitar players, guys like Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai. I have to say that Eddie Van Halen was really the one who changed the way I thought about guitar and expanding the limits of what could be done. That had a huge impact on me. Hearing the intro to “Mean Streets” for the first time was mind-blowing. Of course, my father had a big influence on me, as well. He was cool as hell!

When you picked up the guitar for the first time, did you ever think it would take you to the heights it has?

Yes! I did! I had no doubt! I was 6 years old. I put the guitar in my lap and started playing it like a drum. I thought to myself, “I’m going to be a rock star! Woohoo!” [laughs] Had I known how much hard work and abuse would go into that, I would be an accountant right now! [laughs] For some reason, I am a glutton for punishment and I stuck with it and here we are having this conversation! Thank you very much! [laughs]

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You experienced success on many levels in your career. To what do you attribute your longevity?

You have to keep your heart in the right place. You can’t let it get corrupted with all of the business crap and everyone trying to pull you in their own direction for their own gain or agenda. You have to keep it very simple. You have to be that 6 year old and say, “I love this. I love what I do.” Like I said, I love the feeling I got from hearing “KISS: Alive” for the first time and want to pay it forward to everyone else! I want to make other people feel the uplift of spirit that I was given. That’s it! It is really that simple!

You have a brand new album on the way this February. What can you tell us about “Little Brother Is Watching” and what we can expect this time around?

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‘Little Brother Is Watching’

What can you expect? This album, compared to some of the other solo stuff, is a little punkier. Every album, you have the songs and you start laying them down. They eventually come out however they are going to. You have an idea of what you are going to get but you can’t really control it. It is kinda like throwing ink at a canvas. You can choose the color but it isn’t going to end up the way you predict. You have to step back, look at it and say, “OK, this is what it is. Let’s take it from here.” It is the same situation with this new album. I ended up being very melodic with very long songs, where a lot of the earlier stuff was more in your face and aggressive. It is more about the musicality, the melody, the harmonies and the guitar lines dancing around vocal lines and all that good crap! [laughs] It is a lot more melodic and, even with those melodies that are in there, they are all spontaneous. It was stuff that I just laid on the scratch track as Dennis [Leeflang], the drummer, was playing his drum tracks. They were just spontaneous, improvised melodies. Listening back to it, I said, “Yeah, I am not going to overthink this. This is what I felt in the moment, the first time I played with this stuff and it left my head and hand to be recorded. I like it! I am sticking with it!” A lot of those melodies are very organic, natural first impressions of my songs and what I was inspired to do guitar-wise.

What songs from this album resonate with you at this point in time?

The song, “Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore.” It starts off with a really singable guitar line and the words just really hit home. I think people are really going to get it when they hear what I am singing about.

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Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

What made now the right time for a new Bumblefoot solo release? Was there a particular catalyst for it or just an overwhelming creative need?

The need! I have had the need for a long time and it has been a battle or race against the clock trying to find time to get my head in the right place to focus and do it. With all of the touring, it is really hard. You can write but to get in the studio, commit, devote and keep the momentum going can be very tough. It was something that was long overdue. For me, if I am not being creative or putting out music, it is like having a bag over my head and I am suffocating. I need to do it. It is the only reason I feel I should be on Earth and, when I am sharing music with people, I truly feel alive.

Looking back on breathing life into this project, what inspired it and what did you take away from the experience?

I think there are always experiences to share. Doing this album, there have been more of them. Usually, for me, it takes some type of tragedy to make you feel and get in touch with yourself, so you have that story to tell. Any of those kind of things that hit, for me at least, get the words following. With this album, there was everything from a cancer diagnosis to my father dying to having to choose between two lives to facing some of the mistakes I have made.

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Art of Anarchy

 

You never seem to slow down and always appear to have those creative juices flowing. One of the new projects you recently announced is Art of Anarchy. What can you tell us about how it came about?

Sure! There are two brothers, John and Vince Votta, and I have been producing their bands for 18 years. We have always been friends. They finally said, “We want to put our own company together. We want to start a label and do this thing. The first thing we want to do is put out a supergroup type of album where we bring in people from all different backgrounds to come together and create music together for a really cool album of good rock music.” I brought them into the studio and they had 10 songs to start with and we laid them down. I laid down guitar. The amazing John Moyer came in and laid down his killer bass. He is truly amazing! He does what he does and makes it great! As we talked to different singers, Scott [Weiland] agreed to do a song and then he agreed to do the whole album. We did this album together and are hoping to have it out by the beginning of the year. It is all about the music.

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

I know that right out of the gate there was a little bit of, I wouldn’t say controversy, but maybe some unnecessary confusion about things. However, it is about the music, about the album and putting the album out. Anything beyond that remains to be seen. We don’t know what is going to happen. We don’t know if, after the album comes out, people are going to want to see something live. If they do, Scott is very clear that his focus is his solo stuff and mine is too. Scott wants to just do his solo thing and isn’t looking to do any live dates with this. Then we would find a new singer, if we did any live shows. Who knows what would happen with that new singer and if it would become a permanent thing or if it would just be for the live setting. We don’t know! Whatever is going to happen is going to happen organically and is going to come together the way the pieces fall at that moment. For now, let’s just take this music that we made together and share it with the people. I really hope they enjoy it!

From the one song I heard around the time of the announcement, it sounds very promising! I know a lot of people are anxious to hear what you all came up with as a unit.

Cool, thanks! Everything was recorded in my studio, except for what Scott wrote and recorded. He recorded his vocals on his own and sent them to me. I did the final mixing and mastering, so that is a little of what I have going on production-wise. The other thing I am doing is with a good friend of mine, Rob Dukes. We have been friends for years and he sang with Exodus. Now, he has this band called Generation Kill. It is really cool, nasty metal band. Good stuff, good stuff! They teamed up with Darryl McDaniels, aka DMC from RUN DMC, and are doing this rap metal thing together. Rob hit me about about being part of the fun, joining in and playing a couple of guitar parts, mixing and doing the production for it. We just have one song we have finished up so far but I’m sure as we get more stuff finished we will start putting out the little teasers and sharing everything. So far, we are having a blast and a great time together doing it!

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Clearly, you’re a guy who isn’t afraid to take on challenges when it comes to new projects. Is there a part of the process you are more drawn to or intrigued by?

I love doing it all! Each one keeps everything else fresh! You learn from each aspect that adds something to all of the everything else that you do. You become a better songwriter when you are producing other people and helping to shape their songs. You get better at engineering from that, which makes you better at laying your guitar tracks physically because you have other things in mind as you are playing about dynamics. It is good to do it all because you just keep learning and applying what you learn to all the other aspects of what you are doing musically. My favorite thing is definitely producing and collaborating and making music. That has always been my favorite thing.

Do you have any thoughts on the musical territory you hope to explore in both the short and long term?

I don’t know. I have done everything from producing hip hop to opera to jazz to latin stuff to speed metal. I have done so many types of things and it has all been so much fun! I have also met a lot of cool people along the way!

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

So, I am assuming we can expect a Bumblefoot country album? [laughs]

Good question! [laughs] It is something that I should do! I definitely haven’t done that and I would love to do some kind of country thing! I don’t make plans, I just wait for the unexpected to happen and it always does!

It seems to be working out great so far!

Yeah! Just leave your doors open and let the unexpected things come! I love when something I never planned on happens. That is what makes life so amazing! That is when you are living, when you are not in control and just letting it happen! It’s like you are on the rollercoaster and you have your arms up, just letting it go.

One of the other stops on your unconventional journey is your line of hot sauces! Very cool stuff! How did you get into that world?

I have always loved spicy food. It’s like music in a lot of ways. You buy a few albums, listen to them and like it and, before you know it, you want more! You learn there are different flavors and you like them! It eventually reaches a point where you want to share that as well and want to start making your own! It was something I had wanted to do for years and I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the good people at CaJohns Fiery Foods in Columbus, Ohio. They were crazy enough to take me on and say, “OK! Let’s do some Bumblefoot sauces!” They took my ideas and together we made it happen! I designed the labels on Photoshop and they were picking out the best peppers to use. We were experimenting in the kitchen with which berries to use. Some of my original ideas didn’t work and then they came forward with some great new ideas. It was a collaboration just like in the world of music. It has been a terrific experience! You know, I would say that hot sauce is the metal of food. That is why you find so many metal musicians, guitar players and people who play intense music wanting to explore that world. If you think about it, there is no other type of music that is in your face as much or knocks you on your ass the way metal does. It’s the same with hot sauce. There is no food or anything you can eat that is as intense as hot sauce. To give someone that intense a feeling, whether through music or food, is an amazing feeling. Some hot sauce is very much like metal. That is why you find many musicians offering hot sauces, from Zakk Wylde to Joe Perry to Michael Anthony to Eddie Ojeda. It is all great stuff!

We certainly can’t overlook the work you do for charity. What do you have going on in that realm at the moment?

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Ron Thal: Keepin’ It Real

The next gig that I am going to be doing for a charity is for Jesters Care For Kids. It is a charity out in Thailand that I will be doing a show for on the 12th of February in Pattaya, Thailand. I am headed out there in two days for a Bike Week and I am going to play the Bike Week and do the gig for charity. Then I am going to Bangkok, Thailand, where I have something planned at the US Embassy. I am going to do a workshop and a little concert! Then I am headed home! I love connecting with charities with my own tours and I love finding ways to do that. I was just talking yesterday with a promoter in India that works with an organization that builds houses for kids and the homeless. We talked about doing a fundraiser out there in the next couple of months as well. There are so many great causes all over the world and I am happy to do it!

“Little Brother Is Watching” is set for a February 24th release. What are you looking at in regards to a tour in support of the album?

I want to, yes. I want to put out the album, see how it does and then figure out where I should, when and what kind of venues I can play. Before booking the tour, I just want to put out the album and see how people react to it. Until then, I am just doing little things here and there. The next thing I am going to do, in The States, is Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp. I am doing that March 26th through 29th at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. That is going to be a cool one! It’s going to be metal oriented! Michael Schenker [of UFO], Bill Ward [of Black Sabbath] and Glenn Hughes [of Deep Purple] will be there as well. It’s going to be a great time!

Ron Thal at play!

Ron Thal at play!

Before we let you go, I have to ask one more question. What is the biggest lesson people can take away from the story, so far, of Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal?

The lesson is so simple. Never lose your love for making music. That part of you that made you want to start making, playing, enjoying and sharing music. That is always there but other things get in the way and weigh it down, so don’t let them! Don’t let anything get in the way and keep your eye on that one simple thing. Then you will be good! Annoying things will happen. That’s life! You don’t have to let it squash your spirit and your relationship with making music. Keep it unadulterated! [laughs] Keep it shiny! [laughs] Keep it shiny and uncorrupted and never lose sight of that!

Thanks so much for your time today, Ron. We appreciate it and look forward to all you have in store for us in the years to come!

Absolutely! I hope everyone enjoys the new music coming out! Thank you, Jason! Talk to you again soon!

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Bumblefoot To Release New Solo Album “Little Brother Is Watching” On February 24th!

Bumblefoot To Release New Solo Album “Little Brother Is Watching” On February 24th!

'Little Brother Is Watching'

‘Little Brother Is Watching’

Guitar virtuoso, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist, and producer Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal will be releasing his 10th CD entitled “Little Brother Is Watching” on February 24th. The album is an eccentric, upbeat collection of modern epic rock with haunting melodies, huge choruses and witty lyrics about life in the digital age and beyond. Specifically, his own life and coming to terms with what we all face – beginnings, endings, and moving on. The album was composed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Bumblefoot at his studio in New Jersey, and also features drummer Dennis Leeflang and a crowd of 100 fans stomping, chanting and singing backing vocals recorded at a listening party in New York.  The album’s first single and title track “Little Brother Is Watching” is now available digitally.

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal

Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

Bumblefoot has over 20 years of releasing music, performing at international festivals, headlining solo tours, won many album of the month/year awards and has appeared on the covers of numerous music magazines as a solo artist. As lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Bumblefoot toured sold-out shows all over the world, headlining festivals with crowds up to 150,000 people. Bumblefoot’s unique ‘fretless guitar’ can be heard throughout GNR’s 2008 ‘Chinese Democracy’ album.

Bumblefoot has current collaborations that include DMC from the iconic rap group Run DMC, and Scott Weiland in the supergroup Art Of Anarchy.  His music is often heard in TV, film and video games including the theme song to VH1’s “That Metal Show”. Bumblefoot also works with U.S. Embassies around the world on cross-cultural music programs, has his own line of award-winning hot sauces, and works with dozens of international charities visiting orphanages and children’s hospitals with guitar in hand.

“Little Brother Is Watching” track listing:

01. Clots
02. Little Brother Is Watching
03. Argentina
04. Don’t Know Who To Pray To Anymore
05. Livin’ The Dream
06. Cuterebra
07. Higher
08. Women Rule The World
09. Sleepwalking
10. Eternity
11. Never Again

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