Guns N’ Roses Members Releases New Music

Frank Ferrer and Richard Fortus Release Several New Songs

Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer and guitarist Richard Fortus aren’t waiting for their current band to release new music, so they’ve done it themselves with the group PSSR. PSSR is a New York based rock band featuring drummer Frank Ferrer, lead guitarist Rob Bailey, vocalist and guitarist Eric Jakobssen and bassist Brett Bass (Greg Allman). The group has released two new singles including “Busted” and “Push”. A third song titled “Last Time” is set to be released in July. “Busted” features Ferrer’s bandmate and Izzy Stradlin look-alike Richard Fortus on guitar. Listen to the songs below along with some quotes from the band’s singer about the songs.

Jakobssen would release a statement on the song “Busted” revealing

 “Busted is one of those songs that covers a little social commentary about game players that perhaps don’t really play fair or at least don’t consider the consequence of some of their actions; women, drugs, police, lies? A little self-awareness could keep you out of trouble. Because in the end all we have is are self to blame if things go wrong and our self to credit when it goes right!”

Bailey stated about “Push”:

“A funky song about a funky topic. This is a story about a guy who was getting it from two sides. A pushy pusher and a pushy partner both add up to a waste of time.”

Frank Ferrer joined Guns N’ Roses in 2006 replacing drummer Brain and played on five songs on the group’s long awaited record ‘Chinese Democracy.’

Rode Microphone Founder Pays $6M For Kurt Cobain’s Guitar

Rode Microphones founder Peter Freedman revealed that he has bought Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s MTV Unplugged guitar for a whopping $6 million. The guitar was purchased from Julien’s Auctions on Saturday for $6,010,000. Freedman put out a statement saying the following while also shedding some light on the help that the arts need and included a picture of himself with the guitar:

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“When I heard that this iconic guitar was up for auction,” I immediately knew it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure it and use it as a vehicle to spotlight the struggles that those in the performing arts are facing and have always faced.”

“The global arts industry has been shattered by the impact of COVID-19, with musicians and artists being amongst the most affected. The last few months were the straw that broke the camel’s back, and for many in the arts have brought forth the harsh reality that they work in an industry for which there is little support in times of need.”

“For most, access to financial and health services – particularly mental health services – is very limited. While many industries are gradually returning to normal, it’s going to take a long time before this industry can begin functioning as it was. The toll this has taken and will continue to take is enormous and requires more than just lip service. It requires action now, and I am a man of action.”

“The arts, and organisations that support the arts, are remarkably undervalued and underfunded by many governments around the world, considering their cultural and economic importance. I saw buying this guitar as an opportunity to not only share it with music fans, but to do so in a way that raises awareness for the struggles that musicians and artists face every day, and lobby governments for change.”