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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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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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