Why Tool’s New Album Fear Inoculum Took 13 Years to Make!
With Tool set to release their long awaited album Fear Inoculum on August 30th, I take a look at the timeline of the record and why it took so long. Check it out below!
31 Years Ago Guns N’ Roses Film The Video for Paradise City At Giants Stadium
31 years ago today Guns N’ Roses performed at Giants Stadium on the same bill as Aerosmith and Deep Purple. During Guns N’ Roses performance scenes were shot for “Paradise City” by Nigel Dick who directed the band’s videos prior to the Use Your Illusion Records. If you guys remember half of the video is shot at Giants Stadium while the rest is shot at the Monsters of Rock Festival, which happened 4 days later.
Duff McKagan Discusses Axl Rose in New GQ Interview
Duff McKagan has told U.K.’s GQ magazine that it’s “much more fun” playing the huge stadiums with GUNS N’ ROSES now than it was performing at the small, punk rock venues when the band first started out.
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“The thing about those early, crazy GUNS gigs is that I do remember them all,” the bassist said. “They all happened before I was too far gone with booze, so I have all those memories. And Axl [Rose] and Slash and I will talk about those gigs even now. Axl has the most amazing memory for detail. It’s fun to talk about them, but I am so glad I don’t have to live through them again.
Asked if Axl and Slash have changed with age, Duff said: “Well, Slash was always pretty mellow… The thing about both those guys, but especially with Axl, is that there are no half measures. Axl never just phones it in. When it comes to his intensity level, he’s at 110 percent. And the GUNS community is so incredible that you can’t not deliver every time you play. We’ve traveled the world, and when you see women in a full hijab rocking out and flashing the devil horns, it’s just full-on. And they are just as excited about the band as the guy in Arkansas with the mullet who is headbanging and going crazy. GUNS unites a whole cross-section of humanity and it is just amazing to be a part of. So to answer your question, the intensity is definitely still there, we just don’t burn down cities when we are offstage like we used to.”
GUNS N’ ROSES recently announced another leg of their never ending “Not In This Lifetime” which starts on September 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina and will include two back-to-back nights on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, in Las Vegas at the legendary Colosseum at Caesars Palace