The City of Chicago May Have Helped Inspire The Lyrics for “Civil War”
Back in the summer of 1989 the members of Guns N’ Roses setup camp in Chicago in an attempt to get away from all the distractions back home in Los Angeles. During the band’s time in Chicago only Slash, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler were present most of the time. Izzy Stradlin would stop by and check out what’s going on and Axl Rose didn’t show up until the last two weeks or so. Today we take a look at how a news paper article from the summer of 1989 may have helped Axl Rose pen the lyrics to Civil War!
Guns N’ Roses Release Live Video of “Welcome to the Jungle” From Mexico Show!
Guns N’ Roses have shared a live video of their 1987 hit, “Welcome To The Jungle”. That’s as they got their reunion tour back underway at the Mother Of All Festival in Monterrey, Mexico on November 3rd.
Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan rocked a 28-song set of classics and covers during the event. The festival also saw sets given by Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Wolfmother and Garbage.
Guns N’ Roses will continue an autumn leg of shows this week in the Far East in anticipation of shows in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, The band will wrap up their 2018 live schedule with their first-ever show in Hawaii at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium on December 8.
Check out video from the show below.
Scott Weiland and Slash’s Son’s are Apparently Good Friends
Late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland’s 17-year old son Noah recently shared a new photo with London Hudson, the 16-year old son of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash. London is the drummer of the rock band Classless Act, which recently opened for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators in Los Angeles.
Noah Weiland is an aspiring musician, but has yet to publicly release any of his original music. In the photo, Weiland is wearing the same 7-Up jacket his father wore during STP’s Core era. Noah made appearances onstage with Stone Temple Pilots in the early 2010’s, including doing the “Dead and Bloated” intro onstage at a Los Angeles show in October 2010.
Noah Weiland recently wrote to London on Instagram, “
hbd 2 My Brotha 4l ! @londonhvdson.”
London responded, “I expletive love you bro.”
Noah Weiland will turn 18 later this month. Noah’s sister Lucy Weiland is 16 years old. Noah and Lucy released a playlist of their favorite Scott Weiland songs last year to honor what would have been their father’s 50th birthday. The list was posted on Stone Temple Pilots’ social media accounts. Scott Weiland died in December 2015.
Joe Perry Rushed to Hospital Following Billy Joel Performance!
According to TMZ, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry was rushed to the hospital Saturday night (November 10) after performing with Billy Joel in New York City.
Perry had just finished playing “Walk This Way” with Joel at Madison Square Garden and had gone back to his dressing room. A source connected with the concert told the tabloid site that Joe collapsed and “looked terrible.”
Paramedics rushed to the scene and worked on the 68-year-old for around 40 minutes. A trachea was put down his throat to clear the air path and one eyewitness told the site “Joe did not look good.” The ambulance personnel then put the guitarist on a stretcher, gave him oxygen and rushed him to a hospital.
Joe‘s condition remains unknown, and his reps did not immediately respond to a New York Daily News request for comment.
Perry is scheduled to kick off a solo tour on November 30 in support of his most recent solo album, “Sweetzerland Manifesto”.
Back in July 2016, Perry collapsed onstage mid-song during a HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRESconcert in Brooklyn. He was subsequently hospitalized, as rumors of cardiac arrest spread. Sources later said that “a combination of dehydration and exhaustion” was to blame.
“I’ve certainly had a couple other instances where I’ve pushed myself over the edge, but never in such a public way, you know?” Joe told the Boston Globe earlier this year. “Certainly we’re seeing more and more people pass from one thing or another, whether it’s age or abuse. And I don’t want to be on that list. So I learned a lot. But also, frankly, I rediscovered the guitar. You know, a lot of things that I took for granted and left behind in this long and varied career, I kind of went back to again.”