Guns N’ Roses Drummer Frank Ferrer Talks ‘Chinese Democracy’
During a recent interview on Mitch Lafon’s podcast, Guns N’ Roses drummer Frank Ferrer discussed playing Steven Adler’s parts and his opinion on ‘Chinese Democracy’ after all these years. Check it out the exchange below regarding ‘Chinese Democracy.’
Lafon:In terms of ‘Chinese Democracy,’ that album to me is incredibly misunderstood. Do you think as the years go by people are sort of coming around? Was it judged too harshly?
Frank: “I think that, and it’s definitely coming around now that Duff [McKagan] and Slash are playing the material, I think that has given people a signature sound and a new perspective on the album.
“That album rocks. I’m not sure how to answer that, but I think definitely people are giving it a second look now. Slash and Duff are actually playing the material better.
“A lot of really cool stuff on that record, those guys opening their arms and embracing that stuff – I think that was also a part of the healing process.
“I think them doing that and then Axl doing [Velvet Revolver’s] ‘Slither,’ I think everybody, especially those three gentlemen are really trying really hard to really come together and be as one, and I think it’s super impressive.
“I’m really glad to be part of it, and I’m supportive of it. I think that ‘Chinese Democracy’ is getting a second look.”
Guns N’ Roses To Release 2004’s ‘Greatest Hits’ On Vinyl
It was announced this week that Guns N’ Roses would be releasing their 2004 ‘Greatest Hits’ record on vinyl for the first time. The release will be a double vinyl set that will be put out through Geffen/Universal Records on September 25th.
The new release will feature their most recent single ‘Shadow of Your Love’, which came out in 2018 on the band’s reissue of ‘Appetite for Destruction.’
Chris Cornell’s Cover of ‘Patience’ Surfaces Online
Cornell stays pretty close to the original, but has some synths and percussion added in addition to his added depth. The video was released to celebrate Cornell’s 56th birthday.
Cornell’s Facebook page posted the following message along with the video.
“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken … and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory,” “Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”
Why Johnny Cash Covered Soundgarden’s ‘Rusty Cage’
Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories published an incredible story about why country singer Johnny Cash covered Seattle band Soundgarden’s song ‘Rusty Cage’ from the group’s third album ‘Badmotorfinger.’ He also looks at how Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell almost wrote the arrangement for Cash and Cornell’s reaction to the cover. Check out the full story below!