1. Slash Named Gibson's First Global Brand Ambassador

    August 15, 2017 9:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since his early days in Guns N' Roses , Slash has been known to shred on the guitar and has inevitably become one of the most iconic guitarists in rock history. Because of Slash’s legacy, the musician has been appointed by Gibson as their first ...

  2. Looking Back at the Riverport Riot as Guns N' Roses Return to St. Louis for First Show in 26 Years

    July 26, 2017 2:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 Triggered by a fan with a camera, Axl Rose dove into a crowd mid-song, setting off a destructive chain events that led to arrests, injuries, property damage and years of hard feelings. Here, a journalist who was there recounts the chaos. St. Louis i ...

  3. Slash to Broadcast Los Angeles Zoo Performance in Virtual Reality: Exclusive

    April 06, 2017 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jack Black, Grace Potter and Bernard Fowler will also play the event sponsored by Citi, Live Nation and NextVR Welcome to the Jungle, Slash . At least the caged kind when the Guns N' Roses guitarist plays the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association ...

  4. Guns N' Roses' Reunion Tour: 8 Surprise Highlights, From Angus Young to Skrillex

    September 12, 2016 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guns N’ Roses ’ long-awaited reunion tour brought American fans to their na-na-na-na-knees, knees in 2016. The rock band’s classic lineup -- including long-feuding singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash, along with bassist Duff McKagan -- is back toget ...

  5. Slash Slashes His L.A. Mansion Price by $1M

    August 29, 2016 11:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Top hat-wearing Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash is having to do just that — slash — the price of his rock 'n' roll-style mansion in the hills by one million dollars. The rocker was also forced to tone down some of the more eccentric des ...

  6. Glenn Hughes on First U.S. Solo Tour & 'Bloody Weird' Deep Purple Reunion at Rock Hall Induction

    August 05, 2016 4:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Hughes is also readying his next solo album for the fall. Glenn Hughes is no stranger to touring North America. The newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has done so as part of Deep Purple as well as with Trapeze and the short-lived Hughes/Thrall ...

  7. Slash Recorded Elton John's 'Rocket Man' For a Daredevil's Dangerous Stunt

    August 03, 2016 5:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slash’s “Rocket Man” is cleared for takeoff.  The Guns N' Roses guitar hero has been given the green light to record a cover of Elton John's ‘70s classic for a daredevil’s dangerous Kickstarter campaign .  Slash’s turbo-boosted recording w ...

  8. Slash Surprises 'School Of Rock' Cast: Watch

    July 28, 2016 2:36 AM EDT The kid band at the heart of the Broadway musical School of Rock  got a surprise guest during rehearsal - Guns N' Roses star Slash . The guitarist made a surprise appearance Friday while the pre-teen band was practicing the Guns N' Roses ...

  9. Slash, Keb' Mo', Derek Trucks & More to Celebrate B.B. King Legacy

    July 26, 2016 7:54 PM EDT 0 0 0 Blues pioneer B.B. King will be celebrated by Slash , Keb' Mo' , Jimmie Vaughan , Susan Tedeschi , Derek Trucks and more at Icon: The Life and Legacy of B.B. King. The live benefit tribute is set for Sept. 1 at the Wallis Annenberg Center ...

  10. Watch Axl Rose's Amusing Onstage Story of Guns N' Roses Being Detained at Canadian Border

    July 17, 2016 12:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Guns N’ Roses was detained at the Canadian border for having a gun on board, frontman Axl Rose revealed to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 at Toronto’s Rogers Centre Saturday night (July 16). Steven Adler Reunites With Guns N' Roses at Cincinnati Gi ...

  11. Forget the 'Wedding March': Watch 8 of the Best Metal Matrimony Moments

    June 28, 2016 4:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and Motorhead soundtrack these headbangers' nuptials. Metal fans fall in love and get married like everybody else does, but their wedding attire and playlists can wildly deviate from convention. Who says you can't ...

  12. Ace Frehley Talks 'Origins, Vol. 1' & Working With Slash

    Ace Frehley Talks 'Origins, Vol. 1' & Working With Slash

    May 18, 2016 3:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ace Frehley talks working with Slash for 'Origins, Vol. 1' and plays lightning round of questions with Billboard. Videos Slash Ace Frehley Brightcove ...

  13. Ace Frehley Talks Trading Licks With Slash, Dueting With Paul Stanley

    May 18, 2016 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Ace Frehely’s latest album, Origins, Vol. 1 , the guitar legend slips into the roles of both admirer and idol. The former Kiss member compiled the collection of covers by picking songs from bands who influenced him as a musician, like Led Zeppeli ...

  14. Jimmy Kimmel on His Late-Night Show's Mashup Mondays: Thank Huey Lewis and the Foo Fighters

    May 02, 2016 5:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday night (May 2), Jimmy Kimmel Live will kick off a new month of Mashup Mondays, the late-night show’s segment that combines two acts based on the compatibility of their names, rather than their musical styles.  On the new segment, Of Monster ...

  15. Sebastian Bach Discusses his Memoir, Axl Rose and Donald Trump's F-Bombs

    April 27, 2016 11:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 An Evening with Sebastian Bach doesn’t mean candles and serenity. The rocker, whose extensive U.S. tour kicked off tonight (April 27) in Jacksonville, FL and ends June 3 in Salt Lake City, Utah, is changing up the set he says he’s performed for year ...

  16. Guns N' Roses Rock Las Vegas Reunion Concert Despite Axl Rose's Broken Foot: Watch

    April 09, 2016 9:41 AM EDT 0 0 0 When the partially reunited original Guns N’ Roses performed its first arena show in 23 years on Friday night (April 8) in Las Vegas, singer Axl Rose was completely immobilized by a foot injury. Occasionally, the 54-year-old singer tapped his good f ...

  17. NAMM: A Mecca for Musical Gearheads -- Don Was To Receive The Les Paul Award

    January 20, 2016 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Take any song, on any Billboard chart, in any style or genre, and the recordings have one thing in common -- top-notch musical gear created those songs. Even Pentatonix needs microphones to capture its a cappella delights. So consider the importance ...

  18. Axl Rose Confirms Some Delicious Rumors

    January 01, 2016 5:52 PM EST 0 0 0 Rumors are swirling around Axl Rose these days. On Dec. 29, we reported that he and Slash will reunite as Guns N’ Roses to play Coachella this April , with a North American stadium tour also in the works. Naturally, Axl took to Twitter to address re ...

  19. Guns N' Roses to Reunite for Coachella, Possible Stadium Tour: Sources

    December 29, 2015 4:11 PM EST 116.077 k 0 297 Guns N’ Roses, with original members Axl Rose and Slash, will headline the Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., set for April 15-17 and April 22-24, according to multiple sources. The reunited band is also negotiating with ...

  20. Mysterious Guns N' Roses Trailer at 'Star Wars' Showings Fuels Reunion Speculation (Updated)

    December 27, 2015 6:08 PM EST 0 0 0 It’s looking more and more likely that Guns N’ Roses ’ classic lineup could be gearing up for a reunion announcement. Scott Weiland Says Classic Guns N Roses Lineup Is Reuniting GNR’s website was recently updated with the rock band’s old logo of two ...

  21. Scott Weiland Says Classic Guns N Roses Lineup Is Reuniting

    November 07, 2015 3:41 PM EST Scott Weiland dropped a couple of newsworthy tidbits about Guns N’ Roses and Chester Bennington's involvement in Stone Temple Pilots during a recent interview with Alternative Nation . The former STP frontman, who performed alongside sever ...

  22. Ozzy Osbourne Sings in the Rain With Slash, Tom Morello & Geezer Butler at Voodoo Fest

    November 01, 2015 4:35 PM EST It’s difficult to find a musical act more perfect for Halloween than Ozzy Osbourne at Voodoo Fest in New Orleans.   Osbourne gave fans an all-star metal performance on the rainy Saturday (Oct. 31) night, bringing along special guests Guns N’ Ros ...

  23. Meet Music's Top 15 Real-Estate Agents Who Broker Miley and Lil Wayne's Show-Stoppers

    June 26, 2015 6:20 PM EDT From L.A. to N.Y.C., these are music's property power brokers who deliver the deals for the biggest chart-toppers. Josh Altman, 36 The Altman Brothers/Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills Altman recently closed Miley Cyrus ' $5 million buy o ...

  24. Slash Talks New Material, Touring With Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators

    June 22, 2015 7:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even though  Slash and his band -- Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators -- plan to tour up until Christmas in support of their 2014 album World On Fire,  recording its follow-up is most definitely on the horizon. "We're working on new materi ...

  25. Florence + The Machine, Zac Brown Band, Ozzy Osbourne to Headline Voodoo Fest 2015

    June 20, 2015 10:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ozzy Osbourne , Slash , Florence + The Machine and the Zac Brown Band are headed to New Orleans for the 2015 Voodoo Music Festival. Festival organizers announced the headliners Wednesday for the 17th annual alternative music festival set to take pla ...

  26. Guns N' Roses' Slash Lists Mansion for $11 Million

    June 08, 2015 5:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Looking for a rock 'n' roll style mansion in the hills, decorated with alligator print wallpaper and custom-made black crystal chandeliers? Look no further. Top-hat-wearing former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash and his wife, Perla Ferrar, a ...

  27. Slash Opens Door to Guns N' Roses Reunion

    May 08, 2015 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Slash stopped by CBS This Morning yesterday (May 7) to discuss the video for "Beneath the Savage Sun," a track from his 2014 solo album World on Fire  that's about elephant conservation. The conversation soon turned to the possibility ...

  28. Metallica's Kirk Hammett Talks the Return of the Fear FestEvil

    April 10, 2015 7:14 PM EDT Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural Fear FestEvil last year was so good it was scary. So bringing it back for a second year, taking place this weekend at the RockBar Theatre in San Jose, Calif., was a bit of a no-brainer before Ha ...

  29. Slash on His Famous Guns N' Roses Riff, His Grandma's Inspiration and How Les Paul Once 'Wiped the Stage' With Him

    January 23, 2015 10:48 AM EST The late guitar pioneer Les Paul once "wiped the floor" with Slash when the former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist played with the veteran instrument inventor at a New York City club some years back.  Now, on Jan. 24, at ...

  30. Watch Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl Celebrate Birthday at All-Star L.A. Forum Concert

    January 11, 2015 11:00 AM EST Nearly a dozen rockers, including David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell, Slash and Alice Cooper, toasted the Foo Fighters frontman. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl celebrated his 46th birthday in true rock star style, taking over Los Angeles' the Fo ...

  31. Slash Reportedly Files For Divorce

    December 30, 2014 9:16 PM EST Slash has filed divorce papers with his wife Perla Ferrar, according to TMZ .  2015 Rise Above Fest: Seether Recruits Godsmack, Slash, Papa Roach for Suicide Awareness The gossip site says the former Guns N' Roses guitarist filed the docum ...

  32. Dave Grohl's 'Good Guy' Status Landed the President For 'Sonic Highways' Series

    October 17, 2014 2:20 PM EDT Ever wanted to travel the country with the fighters/chart"> Foo Fighters and record an album with them? Well the band's new docuseries, Sonic Highways , gives fans and music lovers alike the chance to do just that. It premieres on HBO ...

  33. Foo Fighters Play Intimate Gig at NYC 'Sonic Highways' Screening

    October 15, 2014 10:15 AM EDT Leave it to Foo Fighters lead singer Dave Grohl to find the perfect way to get viewers interested in the band's upcoming docu-series, Sonic Highways . "Cameras rolling at all times -- when we were hungover, hungry and whimsical moments. ...

  34. Chart Highlights: Fergie Returns, Enrique Iglesias Hits No. 1

    October 06, 2014 4:05 PM EDT 'L.A.LOVE (la la)' brings Fergie back to Pop Songs, while Iglesias extends his Dance Club Songs record. Plus, new No. 1s for Drake, Luke Bryan, Spoon and more and splashy starts for Lorde and Carrie Underwood. Chart Highlights offers a ...

  35. The Script Beats Barbra Streisand To U.K. No. 1

    September 22, 2014 4:48 AM EDT Dublin pop-rock trio the Script have made it three U.K. No. 1s from four albums, after their new set No Sound Without Silence debuted at the top yesterday (Sept. 21). On the singles chart, British drum ‘n’ bass duo Sigma achieved their second No. ...

  36. Soundwave Fest Expands, Announces Line-Up With Faith No More, Slipknot & Soundgarden

    August 19, 2014 11:18 PM EDT Australia’s Soundwave, one of the biggest touring hard-rock festivals on the planet, will be even bigger next year.  In an announcement that took many observers by surprise, organizers have revealed the Soundwave 2015 program would be spread over t ...

  37. Sober Ozzy Osbourne Honored By Metallica, Joe Walsh at MusiCares Event

    May 13, 2014 1:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 "It's really a battle to get sober," Walsh tells Billboard at the 10th annual MAP event. "Ozzy has his set of demons, but he's stacked up some days of consecutive sobriety here and he's never been better" Ozzy Osbo ...

  38. Rock Against Trafficking: Slash, Steven Tyler Cover The Police on Benefit Album

    May 13, 2014 11:35 AM EDT 5.189 k 85 0 A cadre of rockers has joined forces for a new album to help combat the issue of global child slavery. Coming as the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram is threatening to sell nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls into slavery, "Set Them Free ...

  39. Aerosmith Returns to Whisky a Go Go, Announces Summer Tour With Slash

    April 08, 2014 8:10 PM EDT December 4, 1973. That was the last time that Aerosmith graced the stage of the Whisky a Go Go… until today.  To kick off their summer tour announcement, the Bad Boys of Boston took the stage at the famed Los Angeles venue for a six-song set. Th ...

  40. Monster Truck, 'The Lion': Exclusive Video Premiere

    March 05, 2014 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rising hard rockers Monster Truck roll on with a string of North American tour dates and a crunching new track, "The Lion." The Canadian newcomers are coming off a thundering start in their homeland, where they won breakthrough group of th ...

  41. Metallica Eyes Start of Next Album Amid Other Projects

    January 16, 2014 7:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The rockers could start work on the followup to "Death Magnetic" in a few weeks. Metallica is eyeballing the start of its next album, finally, after a busy couple of weeks ahead -- including guitarist Kirk Hammett's inaugural FEAR Fes ...

  42. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  43. Duff McKagan on Walking Papers, Velvet Revolver's Future and Scott Weiland's 'Situation'

    July 26, 2013 10:30 AM EDT Song Premiere: Listen to "A Place Like This" By Walking Papers, McKagan's new supergroup with Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver alumnus Duff McKagan wasn't necessarily looking to ...

  44. Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2, Day 2: 10 Things Seen and Heard

    March 24, 2013 11:57 AM EDT Mother Nature has been less than kind to Miami's festival-goers this weekend, dousing the city Friday (March 22) and delivering scorching temps on Saturday (March 23). Even the shaded stages -- the Carl Cox and UMF Worldwide -- felt dangerous ...

  45. Backbeat: Pete Townshend Receives Les Paul Award During NAMM

    February 01, 2013 1:59 PM EST Above, L-R: Townshend's longtime friend, producer and humorist Martin Lewis; Pete Townshend; Jeff Salmon of the Les Paul Foundation The Who's Pete Townshend was honored at this year's 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creat ...

  46. Weekly Chart Notes: Rihanna Mines A Gem Of A Hit With 'Diamonds'

    November 24, 2012 11:05 AM EST 0 0 0 RiRi registers the latest rock-era-appropriate chart-topping title. Rihanna is giving new meaning to the term "rock era." As "Diamonds" reaches the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , the song joins the list of geologically-inclined N ...

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