12 Years Ago Yesterday Velvet Revolver Released Their Final Album “Libertad”
12 years ago yesterday Velvet Revolver released their second and final album “Libertad”. While it didn’t live up to the commercial performance of their first record Contraband, it would prove to be the group’s last creative release. For the next year almost the band would slowly fall apart until singer Scott Weiland was fired from the band in April of 2008. Today we check out why Scott Weiland was fired.
Steven Adler Posts Update On His Condition
Adler posted a Facebook video message blaming “media confusion” for reports that he had tried to kill himself.
“I’m really sorry about all this media confusion that’s been going on,” he said. “I’m alive and well. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody on July 12 at the Golden Nugget in Vegas and July 13 at this motorcycle rally in Oregon, which is gonna be bad to the bone. And I love everybody, and I can’t wait to see and hug everybody. Thank you so much for your love and support.”
“Double Talkin’ Jive” Would Be Inspired By a Murder That Would Remain Unsolved in 1991
The Izzy Stradlin penned track “Double Talkin’ Jive” from Guns N’ Roses Use Your Illusion 1 record would be loosely inspired by a body that was found behind the studio where the band was recording their double album. Today we take a look at the murder that inspired the track and who that person in the garbage can could have been.
Back in the late 80’s Guns N’ Roses Blew the Headliners Away
During the tour to support “Appetite for Destruction”, Guns N’ Roses would open for a number of acts including Iron Maiden, The Cult, and Aerosmith and were known to blow the headliners away. Today we take a look at that time in the band’s history. Check it out below!
Trivium Guitarist Corey Beaulieu Reveals His Favourite Slash Solo
During a conversation with Mulatschag TV, Trivium guitarist Corey Beaulieu was asked about his favorite solo ever recorded by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.
The musician replied (via Blabbermouth):
“That [Guns N’ Roses] was, like, my first band I ever got into… Off the top of my head, I always really liked the ‘Nightrain‘ solo.
“And ‘You Could Be Mine,’ and ‘Double Talkin’ Jive’… pretty much, you can take any solo from [1987’s] ‘Appetite for Destruction,’ and it’s a classic. If I can remember right, ‘Appetite’ was the first record I ever bought with my own money.
“Guns N’ Roses was the only band I knew about for a couple of years when I was a kid, so I listened to that record to death. It was my first band that I got into that got me into rock/metal, and that was the gateway to learning about Metallica and Megadeth…
“It went from there to all the thrash stuff to Maiden to death metal and everything like that. I still have a fondness for GN’R, and still haven’t seen the reunion yet, so hopefully, I’ll be able to catch that someday.”
Asked on how many guitars he owns, Corey replied:
“I think the last time I counted, I had, like, 70-something, but over the last few years, I haven’t really gotten any new guitars, so the collection has kind of stagnated for a bit.
“All my guitars that I’ve used throughout my career, all of them hold some kind of different sentimental value. That’s why I have so many because I don’t sell anything – I just keep it all. I hoard all the guitars in my closet. They’ll always come in handy.
“There’s some stuff I used on tour a little bit, and some stuff, I used on albums that make it special. I know which guitars I used on certain albums or songs that make it a little part of history for me…
“Some other stuff, I collect – just certain guitars I’ve always wanted to have. I have an Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster. I don’t play Strats at all, but I always wanted to have one, so I bought one of those. When you’re a guitar player and a guitar nerd, there’