Gilby Clarke Announces New February Show!
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke will be playing a show in Las Vegas at Count Vampd’d Rock Bar & Grill with the band Queens of Noise on February 2nd, 2018. Gilby Clarke recently appeared at NAMM 2018 in late January and was also busy playing Australia last December. Check out the promo flyer below.
Slash Speaks in Front of Los Angeles City Council
According to local news affiliate NBC Los Angeles, “Billy has lived at the zoo for most of his 30 years and has long been the subject of protests against his captivity, while the zoo has defended its care of Billy as one that exceeds the standards set out by California Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The committee requested city staff to report on the feasibility of forming a three-person independent working group of veterinarians not connected to the zoo to offer an opinion on Billy’s health and habitat, and that the group conduct a comprehensive report on items related to elephants in captivity in general and issues connected to Billy’s captivity.”
There were other celebrities also at the hearing who had opposing views to Slash. Cher was in attendance as well Lilly Tomlin. Both celebrities would like to see Billy moved to a sanctuary. Cher had this to say at the hearing:
“Billy, I’ve watched over the years, all he does is sway back and forth and it means that he is very distressed,” Cher told the committee. “His feet problems are getting worse. I don’t know if you know this, but elephants die from feet problems.”
Actress Lily Tomlin stated the following at the meeting:
“The zoo vets are not totally reliable. We have found that to be true over the years,” Tomlin told City News Service after she gave similar comments to the committee. “We can’t get the records we need, we can’t get any kind of response as to his real health, his real issue. And we feel that he is in pretty dire circumstances.