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Slash Discusses the Origins of “Rocket Queen’

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash talked to Guitar Player Magazine recently and was asked about how the song “Rocket Queen” was written.

One of the few Guns N’ Roses songs you’ve been playing on the current Conspirators tour is “Rocket Queen” – which, coincidentally, also has an incredibly strong and prominent riff. How did that one come together?

I came up with that first main riff to “Rocket Queen” at my mom’s house. At that time I was working with [future Guns N’ Roses band mates] Duff and Steven [Adler] in this band called Road Crew. I brought it to them, and we started working out that riff and a couple of different parts. Then Road Crew fizzled out; we could never find a singer, and it just sort of disbanded. And a year later, or maybe even less, Guns N’ Roses came together, and I reintroduced that riff. Then Axl had this other part, which was the chorus section and was completely different from the idea of where the riff was going. We put those two together and it just made this really cool sort of contrast. And that’s basically the nuts and bolts of how that song came together.


Slash Talks to Guitar Player Magazine About New Guns N’ Roses Album

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash talked to Guitar Player Magazine recently and was asked about what was going on with the next Guns N’ Roses record. Here’s how the exchange went.

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What about Guns N’ Roses – any new music in the works?

We finally started working toward getting some material recorded. We get back together in October and go out on the road, and then as soon as that’s over, we’ll hunker down and start moving toward getting a record done.

And when do you think we might hear that record?

I have no idea at what pace that will happen. [laughs] With Guns N’ Roses it’s best not to speculate. You just do it when it’s gotta be done.

Jim Florentine Discusses Interviewing Axl Rose

Comedian Jim Florentine who became well known because of his appearances on “The Howard Stern Show” used to appear on VH1’s “That Metal Show” recently sat down with Metal Injection to talk about his career and the topic of interviewing Axl Rose in 2011 came up. He talked about what happened when Axl Rose found out he was supposed to be interviewed and how Bumblefoot not the band’s manager who told him about the interview. The exchange went as follows

At what point did you realize after waiting for so long it was finally going to happen?

As soon as Axl found out [that we were there] from Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal [who played guitar in GN’R at the time] …  I’m pretty sure it was him who told Axl we were there because we had interviewed him earlier [that day]. We’re friends with him, he actually did the theme music for That Metal Show, so he went to Axl and said “Listen man, these guys are waiting for you!” and Axl just asked for a little time to clean up. He wasn’t a pain, he wasn’t a diva, none of that stuff.

Cast of Upcoming Chris Cornell Documentary Revealed

Actor Micah Fitzgerald will play Axl Rose in a documentary about the life of musician Chris Cornell. Actor Laughlin Macdonald will play Chris Cornell. The film is being produced by actor Brad Pitt. According to

More details have been released about a new documentary focusing on the life of the late singer Chris Cornell, which is reportedly titled Like A Stone. The Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman tragically passed away at the age of 52 in May 2017, and a movie about his life has been in the works for sometime now. Brad Pitt, who was a close friend of Chris, is set to produce the upcoming documentary with his Film 45 production company. He’ll be working alongside the musician’s widow Vicky Cornell, with Peter Berg set to direct. Parts of the documentary are set to be dramatised, with Lauchlin MacDonald slated to play the late singer, according to Alt Press, and IMDB Other actors that are tipped to appear include Drena De Niro, Adelicia Morris, Micah Fitzgerald and Sandeep. It is yet not known what aspects of Chris’ life the documentary will focus on, although we will most likely be seeing him during his time as Soundgarden frontman in the 90s. Soundgarden were one of the most influential grunge bands of the 90s, .

1 Comment

  1. Angela70

    Axl should play his own role in the documentary of the late😭 and great Chris Cornell (R.I.P). All of GUNS N ROSES should play their parts. Not a better band out there!

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