FEAR Gets Banned From Saturday Night Live
The punk rock band FEAR who Guns N’ Roses covered on their 1993 album “The Spaghetti Incident?!” would be banned from Saturday Night Live in 1981. It was one of the most craziest punk rock moments in television history. Check it out below from Rock N’ Roll True Stories!
A Man Claimed To Have Been Nikki Sixx & Wrote Songs For Motley Crue
Back in the 1980’s a man named Matthew Trippe claimed to have been the real Nikki Sixx and played with Motley Crue from 1983-1984. He even took credit for writing some of the band’s biggest hits and even founding the band. We cover the whole crazy story in today’s video.
Rob Halford Would Save Black Sabbath
Today on Rock N’ Roll True Stories I take a look at the time Judas Priest singer Rob Halford saved Black Sabbath, not once, but twice! Check out the full story below!
Howard Stern Releases Velvet Revolver’s “Slither” On YouTube
Back in 2004, Velvet Revolver featuring Guns N’ Roses members Slash, Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show to promote their debut record ‘Contraband.’ Today Howard Stern’s Youtube channel released the band’s performance of their big hit single ‘Slither’ during their appearance. It’s an acoustic performance. Check it out below!
Mazzy Star Would Create One of The Biggest Songs of the 90’s
Today on Rock and Roll True Stories we take a look at one of the biggest songs of the 90’s, which was Mazzy Star’s hit song “Fade Into You.” Check out the full story below!
Alice in Chains Making of Facelift
Today on Rock and Roll True Stories, we take a look at how Alice in Chains became the first band from Seattle as part of the so called “grunge movement” to break big. Their debut record “Facelift” was the first record to sell over 500K copies. Check out the full story below!
Mitch Malloy, Van Halen’s Forgotten Singer
Today we take a look at Mitch Malloy who fronted Van Halen for a sliver of time. Check out the full story below from Rock N’ Roll True Stories
Axl Rose Blasts President Donald Trump
Just recently we saw Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose blast treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin over his and the administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Rose took to twitter and slammed President Donald Trump over his handling of the black lives matter protests responding to the leader’s tweet for attacking as he put it “The Lamestream Media” for “fomenting hatred and anarchy.” Axl Rose would respond with his own tweet below!
Lamestream media ISN’T doing everything within their power 2 foment hatred n’ anarchy, that’s U! As long as we get what Ur doing, that Ur FAKE NEWS n’ a truly bad, repulsive excuse 4 a person w/a sick agenda, we can work past U w/whatever it takes 2 a better, stronger future!!
Izzy Stradlin Photo with Lance Armstrong Surfaces Online
I haven’t seen this photo before, but it looks like at some point in time former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin crossed path’s with Lance Armstrong. The post says that at one point Stradlin lent his house to Armstrong for a commercial shoot. Check out the photo below!
Guns N’ Roses Selling Coronavirus Charity Shirt
Guns N’ Roses have listed a shirt on their merch store that is for charity to help those in the music industry displaced by the recent coronavirus pandemic. The shirt is a limited edition piece with all the proceeds going to Crew Nation, which was started by Live Nation to raise funds for touring and venue crews who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Live Nation has promised $10 million to Crew Nation. Guns N’ Roses for their part have cancelled their upcoming European and North America tours due to coronavirus pandemic.
Alice Cooper Calls Metallica “The Metal Band”
During a recent interview with AXS TV for the show “At Home and Social Online” series, shock rocker Alice Cooper praised Metallica. He first discussed their 1984 song “Fade To Black” from their sophomore record “Ride the Lightning” revealing:
“All of a sudden, metal that was underground is now at the forefront — you know, your bands like Iron Maiden and all these bands, and then here’s Metallica who are getting played on the radio who would not have ever gotten played in the ’70s.”
“I always looked at Metallica as being sort of the metal band,” he emphasized, adding that their combination of talent, anger and good live performances made for the perfect cocktail.
“They spoke for a generation that before was a little bit afraid to say they were metal. Now these kids are going, ‘We want a little anger in our rock and roll. We don’t want it to be nice.’ That’s why they liked me — ’cause I wasn’t nice. Alice Cooper was a threat. And I think Metallica was a threat, but they were also making hit records.”