Slash Confirms He’s Started Writing Material For the Next Conspirators Record
Slash gave an interview recently in Europe where he talked about what lies ahead in 2019 after he gets off the road in August. He revealed he’s already started writing material for the next Conspirators record. Check out the interview below at the 1:03 mark!
Phil Lewis Criticizes Guns N’ Roses Reunion For Not Producing New Music
Phil Lewis of LA Guns sat down for an interview recently (see video below) and talked about the Guns N’ Roses reunion. He said the following:
Phil also mentioned about GN’R reunion and other topics. He said:
“I’m proud of this band [for] putting out not only just recently a new record, but already getting back in and doing another one. Can you name any band, especially a band from our genre… As much as I love Guns N’ Roses’ reunion, and I’m happy it makes a lot of people happy, where’s the new music? It’s, like, ‘Appetite For Destruction’ is a great record, but it was a long time ago.
That was 30-something years ago… I knew from a very early age that rock n’ roll would be my salvation. People are like, ‘Oh, you’ll go down dark roads,’ and I have been, there’s no doubt about it. It’s the hand that you’re dealt, and right now, I’m feeling so positive. There’s nothing to feel dark and introspective, or want to hide the things like drugs and booze and stuff make you want to do. I want to work. I want to get stuffdone.
There’s nothing more gratifying than playing a sold-out show and opening with songs that aren’t from the last century. I have a great sense of accomplishment because of that.”
Watch the entire interview below. Click here for the source.
Tracii Guns Talks About the Original Guns N’ roses Bassist Ole Beich!
During a conversation with UG’s David Slavković, LA Guns leader and Guns N’ Roses co-founder, guitarist Tracii Guns, talked about the early days of GN’R, his current relationship with ex-bandmates, and more. Check out what he had to say about Ole Beich, the original bassist for Guns N’ Roses before Duff Mckagan joined. Not much is known about Beich, but Guns sheds some additional light on the bassist. You can read the full interview here.
I was always very fascinated by the earliest days of Guns N’ Roses. There were two members, people usually don’t know things about them – drummer Rob Gardner and bassist Ole Beich. There’s almost no info about the bassist, Ole Beich. How long did he stay in the band and why did he leave?
“Ole, he came over to LA in about 1982 from Denmark. He’s from Denmark, he had played with Mercyful Fate and I think he may have also played with some King Diamond solo stuff.
“He came over and I met him through a friend. He wanted to be in LA Guns because we were a heavy band at that time. That was when Axl was singing in LA Guns. And Rob Gardner too, the drummer – he’s somebody I went to high school with and we basically started LA Guns together [in 1983].
“Our manager had fired Axl at one of our shows. And that same night, after he was fired… We all lived together – we decided we were just gonna carry on and we changed the name of the band, we changed our name to Guns N’ Roses.
“And we added Izzy [Stradlin, guitar], that was the only real difference in the beginning. So it was Rob Gardner, Ole Beich, me, Izzy, and Axl.
“I think Ole was the first to go. He really wanted to play metal and we had turned into more of a blues-influenced heavy-rock band with a little bit of tinge of glam-rock in there.
“And he didn’t really want to do that, he wanted to do something else. Unfortunately, he never found what he was looking for. And by the time I have left Guns N’ Roses [in 1985] and started LA Guns, both bands were doing really well.
“Over time, he battled depression. Eventually, he drowned in a body of water in Denmark in the early ’90s.
“I really loved that guy – very serious guy, had a great sense of humor. He helped me with a lot of things. He was about 10 years older than me. Good guy.
“And then Rob… Rob was a great drummer. And his girlfriend gave him an ultimatum when we were in Guns N’ Roses: ‘It’s either the band or me.’ So he left the band and then she left him. So that didn’t work out very well, really.”