Guns N’ Roses Former Drummer Steven Adler Performs At the Whisky A Go Go
Guns N’ Roses former drummer Steven Adler performed late last year at the Whisky a Go-Go. Check out footage of his performance below!
The fanan-filmed video footage of Adler’s band Adler’s Appetite is from a December 28 performance at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. His band members include Ariel Kamin, guitarists Michael Thomas and Alistair James, and bassist Tanya O Callaghan.
Duff McKagan Talks “Appetite for Destruction”
Duff “Punk Rock” McKagan was recently interviewed by Classic Rock Magazine and discussed the making of the band’s “Appetite for Destruction” album
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“Tracking it with Mike Clink. We finally found this producer who said: ‘I just want to record how you guys sound – nothing more.’ That made perfect sense.
“Hearing those basic tracks, it sounded like us in that room. It was perfect. We really learned how a good song should be written. We had these big riffs, but how do you get them to the next riff, and how does the vocal go in?
“So you hear all the little connector parts on that record and that was something you really had to work on.”
“Appetite For Destruction” took a year to finally break big landed at no.1 in the US in 1988 – and asked how that affected him on a personal level, Duff said: “We toured that record for so long and we were just too ‘in it’ to realise how big it was blowing up.
“Then one day you’re in a grocery store and you’re on the cover of Rolling Stone – that’s right there as you’re checking out.
“People are like, ‘Oh, you’re that guy.’ I didn’t really know how to handle that for a while. There’s no training for it.”
Company Who Made Rock Documentaries Hit With Massive Lawsuit
A company behind numerous rock n’ roll documentaries including one’s about The Rolling Stones, U2 and Elton John “are nothing more than a delivery system for intentionally infringed materials,” according to a new lawsuit. A cluster of companies who own the rights to some of the most popular songs of all time filed a lawsuit against UK producer Coda Publishing, California based distributor Vision films and director Robert Carruthers and several others. The lawsuit claims the documentaries featuring the above mentioned artists used copyright music without permission.
The films include:
he Rolling Stones — Their Satanic Majesties; T
The Rolling Stones — Big Hits;
ABBA — the Gold Singles;
U2 — Phenomenon —
Part 2; Nirvana — The Path From Incesticide to In Utero;
Nirvana — the Ultimate Review;
Elton John — in Performance;
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Behind the Music;
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Phenomenon; and
Lynyrd Skynyrd — Rock Case Studies.
Amazon has removed the titles from their website but they can still be watched through Vimeo. The lawsuit is asking for all copies of the films to be destroyed and for damages up to $150,000 be paid per infringement.
Nirvana’s Surviving Members Set to Reunite For Benefit Show Tomorrow
The surviving members of Nirvana are planning to reunite in Los Angeles tomorrow at a benefit show. The surviving members include drummer Dave Grohl, bassist Krist Novaselic and guitarist Pat Smear. Smear and Grohl currently play together in Foo Fighters. The trio will reunite tomorrow Saturday, January 4th at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles as part of the Art of Elysium event. It’s an annual gala in Los Angeles and the trio will be joined by St. Vincent, Joan Jett, Beck, L7, Cheap Trick and Grohl’s own daughter Violet.
It’s unknown whether the trio will perform Nirvana hits, but given that Joan Jett will be in attendance I’d guess there’s a good chance.
The Art of Elysium was founded in 1997 to “support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/or crisis,” according to the website. “We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental health issues and the homeless.”