Axl Rose Schedules First Live Television Interview in Over 20 Years + More News
It's a busy fall for Rose who will also perform a 12-night run of shows at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with GNR.
The residency will run Oct. 31 thru Nov. 24, dates are available here.
Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds has a side project called West End Motel. You can listen to the new song 'Burn It Down.' It's not very Mastodonian. At all. In fact, it's more folky and weird. But it's fun, so give it a chance. Try it. You might like it. [Rolling Stone]
Anthrax bassist Frank Bello has a role as punk rocker Richard Hell in the film Greetings From Tim Buckley. In order to full immerse himself into the character, Bello treated acting like songwriting. "I equate putting a song, a verse, a part, a bridge, you pull and take things into a character – without sounding too actorish – it's the process that I love, you become somebody else," he said. "You write a song, it starts off from nothing and it becomes this thing you live so that's the one thing I've loved about the art of acting, it's just fun to live that and be somebody else. Richard Hell, the background on him from asking people and looking him up immediately when I got that role, it's that attitude and he did what wanted to do and I identify with that in a big way. He was himself."
He lived as Hell for a few days, going shopping or to a bar in character, without telling anyone.
Can't wait to see it! [Loudwire]
System of a Down singer Serj Tankian recently sat down with those animal rights crusaders over at peta2 to discuss the importance of taking care of the animals who inhabit the earth. "I think that's something that we always forget with our self-differentiation and egos-that we think that we're different," Tankian said. "But we are animals." He discusses shelter adoption and Canadian seal slaughter, noting, "It's shocking that something like this could still be happening today." [Via peta2]
Watch Serj's PETA Video
Love & Death, the new band led by former Korn guitarist Brian "Head" Welch, will release its debut album Between Here & Lost on Nov. 20 via Tooth & Nail Records. It features a guest spot from For Today's Mattie Montgomery.
"This record was birthed from trials, tribulations, pain, suffering, anxiety, depression, and drama," stated Welch in a press release. "However, we came out on top and the end result is a very real, raw and honest record. We are so stoked for people to hear it! From our opening song 'The Abandoning,' to our cover of Devo's 'Whip it', to our collaboration with Mattie Montgomery from For Today on 'I W8 4 U', It's an exciting piece of art and the listener will feel the different range of emotions with the lyrics and melodies of each song."
Between Here & Lost"track listing:
'Watching the Bottom Fall'
'By The Way...'
'I W8 4 U' (featuring Mattie Montgomery)