Legendary Rock Singer Slams Guns N’ Roses Reunion

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Twisted Sister Dee Snider Slams Guns N’ Roses Reunion

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider appeared on the Appetite for Distortion Podcast recently and talked about the Guns N’ Roses Reunion. He said the following:

“I’m a fan of Guns n’ Roses, but I’m disappointed that Steve [Adler] is not there playing drums. I’ve seen footage of him joining the band, and that’s so awesome, I know he’s had some physical problems – he’s a lovely person, maybe that was the problem.

“And he gets up there and he plays these couple of songs, he’s got that shitty grin on his face, it’s great, so why isn’t he there? It makes no sense to me.

Izzy’s [Stradlin, guitar] been that guy, that sort of always taking off, I think that choice is his more than anybody’s. He was supposed to be in this thing – and that’s what I’ve been reporting on my radio show: that he walked out on the soundcheck and that was it.”

Guns N’ Roses Release Pro-Shot Footage of Houston, Mexico

Guns N’ Roses are finally back with their Select Series on their YouTube channel. They have uploaded their 2016 Houston and Mexico City shows. Axl Rose sounds particularly great on ‘Out Ta Get Me.’ Check it out below!

Why Pearl Jam Stopped Making Music Videos After Ten’s “Jeremy”

Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories takes a look at why the band Pearl Jam stopped making music videos after the song “Jeremy” got heavy rotation on MTV

The Beastie Boys Would Sample Led Zeppelin Without Permission

Back in 1986 the Beastie Boys released their landmark debut record Licensed to Ill which became the first rap record to hit #1 on the billboard charts. The rap trio would sample Led Zeppelin several times on the album, but they never asked the band’s permission. how did they get away with it? Check out Rock N’ Roll True Stories video below!

Jerry Cantrell Singles Out James Hetfield

During an interview with Louder Sound, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell was asked to single out the greatest frontman in all of metal music. The guitarist chose friend and former tourmate, Metallica frontman/guitarist James Hetfield revealing the following:

“A long time ago, me and Sean [Kinney, Alice in Chains drummer] got together with James Hetfield and Robert Trujillo to do a benefit show in Los Angeles.

“James actually asked me to sing ‘Them Bones’ and ‘Would?’ and I was thinking, ‘Right on!’ So we did those two songs and then we did ‘Nothing Else Matters.’ It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done in my whole life.

“As a guitarist, I come from the Malcolm Young school of rock, which is about rhythm and songwriting.

“If you talk to anybody, I’m not really known as a virtuoso soloist. Where it’s at for me is rhythm, tone, feel, and arrangement. I think James comes from that school too.

“What makes James such a great frontman is his physical presence. Nobody else commands the same kind of respect and attention without it being self-seeking or egocentric.

“He’s all about the music; all about the fun and the celebration and the connection with the fans. And that to me is really inspiring.

“Especially because he’s done this for so long, and he’s been at the top of his game for so long and he continues to search for a deeper meaning. I can’t wait to see what he does next.

“He took an underground thing and took it worldwide. Metallica is a huge thing for me and for any hard rock or metal band.

“Will he go down in history as a rock icon? He already has – he’s the godfather, man.”

Check out James Hetfield with the members of Alice in Chains from 2006 performing the song ‘Would?’ below!