Flashback: Guns N' Roses Play Final Show Before Hiatus

August 27, 2015

Slash caused a huge stir this past weekend when he didn't challenge a Swedish reporter's assertion that he was back on speaking terms with Axl Rose. "It was probably way overdue, you know," he said. "But it's very cool at this point to dispel...


Pearl Jam, GN'R Members Unite for Raucous Stooges Covers Gig

August 24, 2015

Mark Arm is slowly running out of Seattle landmarks to perform at. Two years ago, he and his Mudhoney bandmates celebrated 25 years together by playing a set on top of the Space Needle. And last night he fronted a supergroup of rock luminaries...


Slash, Axl Rose Talk to 'Dispel Some of That Negative Stuff'

August 22, 2015

Guitarists DJ Ashba and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal recently announced that they had departed Guns N' Roses, but there is some good news for GN'R fans: Axl Rose and Slash are reportedly on speaking terms again. In an interview with Sweden's Aftonbladet,...


Duff McKagan, Krist Novoselic Perform 'Sweet Child O' Mine'

May 18, 2015

Duff McKagan held the release party for his new tome How to Be a Man at Seattle's Neptune Theatre Sunday night, where he sat down to discuss his latest book with friend and fellow bassist Krist Novoselic. During the event, the Guns N' Roses and...


Axl Rose Demands Mayweather/Pacquiao 'Free-Match'

May 4, 2015

Were you disappointed by the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight? Axl Rose feels your pain. And he's determined to use his fame – or at least his Twitter account – to do something about it. On Monday, the Guns N' Roses frontman launched into a lengthy...


Flashback: Guns N' Roses Return at Rock in Rio 2001

March 24, 2015

A great deal of mystery surrounded Guns N' Roses when they emerged from an eight-year hibernation in January 2001 to play Brazil's Rock in Rio and a warmup gig at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Axl Rose had been almost completely off the grid since...


Duff McKagan Prepping Advice Book 'How to Be a Man'

January 5, 2015

UPDATE: Duff McKagan announced a May 12th release date for his upcoming book How to Be a Man. Taking parenting advice from one of the rockers in Guns N' Roses might not seem like a good idea, but for Duff McKagan we'll make an exception. The...


DJ Ashba Leaving Guns N' Roses After Six Years

July 27, 2015

UPDATE: A rep for Guns N' Roses confirmed that guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal is also no longer with the band, according to Philadelphia radio station WMMR. After a six-year stint with Guns N' Roses, guitarist DJ Ashba has parted ways with Axl...


Hear Duff McKagan's Gritty New Ballad 'How to Be a Man'

May 5, 2015

Now that former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan has put out his memoir, 2011's It's So Easy (And Other Lies), he's ready to parse life's bigger questions. His next endeavors are an upcoming book, titled How to Be a Man (And Other Illusions), and...


Read Axl Rose's Heartfelt Letter Regarding Bali Nine

April 28, 2015

Axl Rose sent a letter to Indonesian President Joko Widodo yesterday, pleading for clemency for two members of the so-called "Bali Nine" – nine people arrested in 2005 for allegedly planning to smuggle heroin out of Denpasar – and a woman...


25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

February 4, 2015

On February 8th, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will both be returning to the Grammys — and both will be vying to take home their first trophy. Like Patti Smith (one nomination), Björk (13) and Snoop Dogg and Brian McKnight (16 each), neither...



Dizzy Reed: New Guns N' Roses Music 'In the Works'

November 2, 2014

Guns N' Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed believes the band's next album could be out "really soon." "There's a lot of material that's already done and I think it's in the process of being finished and eventually we'll pick out which songs need to come...


Iggy Pop, Tommy Lee Helping Sum 41 Singer With Sobriety

July 10, 2014

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has credited Iggy Pop and Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee with helping him stay sober in a new interview with Kerrang! (via NME). Years of heavy drinking caught up with Whibley earlier this year when his liver and...


Axl Rose Confirms 'Chinese Democracy' Sequel

June 5, 2014

Let the countdown commence: Axl Rose has confirmed the existence of two finished Guns N' Roses albums to follow up their 2008 LP Chinese Democracy that could come out in the near future. "We recorded a lot of things before Chinese was out," Rose said...


Bad Obsession: The Best of Guns N' Roses

May 8, 2014

For a while, they were the most dangerous band in the world: A group of L.A. outlaws with strange names (Axl, Slash), voracious appetites, and a sound that combined arena-rock hooks with punk ferocity. Here are some of the craziest caterwauls...


Guns N' Roses' Next Record Are 'Close to Being Done'

July 11, 2014

Soon, Guns N' Roses might be releasing even more than the Chinese Democracy sequel that Axl Rose teased in June. Keyboardist Dizzy Reed tells Rolling Stone the group has "a shitload of songs" – enough to make up another record or two –...


Ringo Starr Taps Friends for Drum Video

July 8, 2014

Ringo Starr hops behind the kit in a new star-studded commercial for John Varvatos' fall/winter line and the Beatles drummer's Peace and Love Fund. In the clip, Starr recalls the origins of his love affair with the drums, tapping a handful of friends,...


Weekend Rock Question: What's the Best Guns N' Roses Song?

June 6, 2014

We'll believe it when we see it, but Axl Rose insisted this week that Guns N' Roses have new material he hopes to release sometime in the not-too-distant future. "We recorded a lot of things before Chinese Democracy was out," he said. "We've worked...


Axl Rose Picks His Favorite Singers

May 28, 2014

Guns N' Roses Frontman Axl Rose has responded to an unscientific, albeit virally popular, list of "The World's Greatest Singers," which placed him in the top spot. The list claimed he had a range that spanned nearly seven octaves, with his lowest note...