Samson Golden Gods Backstage Interviews: Guns N' Roses' Bumblefoot and Mistress Juliya
... Awards to host all the artist interviews, which aired live exclusively on Xbox Smartglass. Now Samson and Revolver are releasing all the interviews for you to watch! Here's a clip from the 5th annual awards show. This video features our host Mistress Juliya interviewing Guns N' Roses
' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal backstage at Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles. For more information on Samson, visit samsontech.com. To watch all the performances and awards from this special night, click here or go to GoldenGodsAwards.com. RELATED ARTICLES: Samson Golden Gods Backstage Interviews: Deftones and Mistress Juliya Samson Golden Gods Backstage Interviews: David Draiman and Mistress Juliya Samson Golden Gods Backstage Interviews: Doyle and Mistress Juliya Samson Golden Gods Backstage Interviews: Halestorm and Mistress Juliya Rocklahoma 2013 Daily Lineup Announced Samson Golden Gods Backstage Interviews: Guns N' Roses
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Movie About Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan Coming
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member Duff McKagan's 2011 autobiography, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", is being made into a full-length documentary feature film. The documentary will be written and directed by Christopher Duddy ("Cougar Club") and will include exclusive rare archive footage of McKagan's early days with the original Guns N' Roses
lineup of Slash, Steven Adler, Izzy Stradlin and Axl Rose. It will also feature footage with later Guns N' Roses
members Gilby Clarke and Matt Sorum, as well as other rockers including Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) and more. The film will contain rare archive footage from Marc Canter, who filmed all the early footage of Guns N' Roses
behind the scenes and performances, as well as an ultimate collector's soundtrack for the fans. more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Movie About Guns N' Roses
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Guns N' Roses 'Need To Keep Making Music' Says Guitarist
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guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal says he's eager for the band to record and release some new music after they completed with their current live commitments. "We're still doing shows, and I think once we clear our schedule and focus more on new music, it'll happen," Thal tells Rolling Stone. "We just have little things on the back burner, just waiting for the right time for us to organize and make something new out of it. Hopefully we can make more music - that's what it's about." "It's what the fans want, too," he continued. "They want new music, and we can do it. It's not that we're done. I'm not ready for that. We need to keep making music. We have a great band that's ready to do it and can do it well." more on this story hennemusic is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright hennemusic - Excerpted here with permission. Guns N' Roses
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Rose was married to Erin Everly, the daughter of Don Everly, from April 1990 until the marriage was annulled in January, 1991. They met in 1986 and had a very tumultuous relationship that ended in court proceedings and allegations of abuse. In a 1994 People magazine profile, Everly claimed that Axl beat her repeatedly and even removed the doors to their home so he could keep an eye on her. She sued him in 1994 after she was called to testify in a lawsuit brought by Axl's ex-girlfriend Stephanie Seymour, which alleged similar abuse. Everly later dated David Arquette before disappearing from public life.
Rose and Stradlin formed the band. They took their name from two bands they used to play in, L.A. Guns and Hollywood Rose.
Axl Rose had a persistent stalker. Her name is Karen Jane McNeil, and she claimed to communicate with Rose through telepathy.
"Axl Rose" is an anagram of "Oral Sex."
played on Michael Jackson's albums Dangerous
, and HIStory
. He also played at Jackson's 2001 reunion shows in New York City.
Their first gigs were in Seattle. About 100 miles outside of Los Angeles, their van broke down, so they hitchhiked to Seattle, where they played 5 sparsely attended shows.
Slash got his nickname from a family friend because he was always in a hurry.
In 2001, Rose reformed the band with all new members - he was allowed to keep the name because he owns the rights. He played with various versions of the new group over the next few years, working on Chinese Democracy, which was finally released in 2008.
Slash's first guitar was a one-stringed acoustic. When he was 15 his grandmother gave him a electric Les Paul copy. (thanks, Alex - Little Rock, AR)
Early in their career, they lived in a small apartment in Los Angeles they called Hell House because of alcohol, drugs, girls and all manner of sin. (thanks, Micha - Opole, Poland)
Before taking up guitar, Slash was mainly interested in BMX riding and competed at a professional level. (thanks, Tom - Trowbridge, England)
McKagan's pancreas exploded in 1994 because of his severe drinking habits. He has been sober ever since and now sticks to non-alcoholic beer.
After this incident, he started taking economics classes to better understand his residuals, and he became an expert on the subject, getting his own monthly financial column for Playboy.com in 2009. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
The "Guns" part of their name comes from Tracii Guns, who is a guitarist that was with the band when they first formed, but left before they settled on a name. Guns later formed the band L.A. Guns.
Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin were both native from the small town of Lafayette, Indiana, which Axl has described as very "close-minded." Asked about small town values, Axl replied: "That's a load of s--t."
Steve Adler was the first to leave the band, getting kicked out in 1990 when his drug abuse got out of control. He sued the band, claiming he was owed royalties and that the other members exasperated his downward spiral. At the trial, a lawyer asked Duff McKagan about "The Spaghetti Incident," referring to the drugs Adler kept in a refrigerator when the band was rehearsing in Chicago. That phrase became the name of the band's 1993 album. The case was settled, with Adler receiving $2.5 million.