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GILBY CLARKE Reveals 'The Only Reason' He Performed With GUNS N' ROSES At ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

Ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke says that "the only reason" he performed with his former bandmates at their Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction was because Duff McKagan asked him to appear at the event. Clarke joined GUNS N' ROSES in November 1991, replacing Izzy Stradlin, who quit the grou...
April 14, 2021

How SCOTT WEILAND Ended Up Being Sued Over His Involvement With Debut ART OF ANARCHY Album

In July 2015, Vice Inc., whose chief executive officer and principal executive officer are ART OF ANARCHY guitarist Jonathan Votta and drummer Vincent Votta, sued ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS frontman Scott Weiland, alleging that he refused to help promote ART OF ANARCHY's debut album and take part in mus...
April 3, 2021

World's Greatest Guitar Players Come Together To Raise Money For JASON BECKER

Throughout March and April, some of the world's greatest guitarists will come together to raise money and celebrate the music of legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years and continues to compose and record music. The virtual event, hosted in part...
March 23, 2021

BUMBLEFOOT Looks Back On Making Of GUNS N' ROSES' 'Chinese Democracy'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has reflected on the experience of playing on the band's much-maligned 2008 album "Chinese Democracy". Thal joined GUNS N' ROSES in 2006 and appeared on "Chinese Democracy", an effort which contained music that had been written before he came into...
March 18, 2021

BUMBLEFOOT Looks Back On His Time With GUNS N' ROSES: 'I Was Inexperienced At Being A Hired Gun In A Stadium Band'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has described his eight-year stint with the band as a "very intense" experience. Thal joined GUNS N' ROSES in 2006 and played on 2008's "Chinese Democracy", an album which contained music that had been written before he came into the group. The di...
March 13, 2021

DEREK SHERINIAN's Upcoming Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearance By MICHAEL SCHENKER

World-acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER),one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, released his latest solo album, "The Phoenix", in September 2020, and he has already started work on the follow-up. The writing for...
March 10, 2021

GEOFF TATE Picks Musicians For His Hypothetical 'All-Star Band'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate was a guest on a recent episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, where he was joined by Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO),Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE) and Denny Seiwell, a founding member of PAUL MCCARTNEY & W...
February 27, 2021

BUMBLEFOOT: The Most Dangerous Thing We Can Do As People Is To Dehumanize Those Who Don't Agree With Us

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal has decried all the divisiveness in our society and villainizing of people who hold beliefs and opinions that differ from our own. Thal made the comments during a wide-ranging 90-minute interview with "Couch Riffs", a video series and audio podcas...
January 31, 2021

Which GUNS N' ROSES Songs Did RON 'BUMBLEFOOT' THAL Enjoy Playing The Most? He Responds

During an appearance on the "No Guitar Is Safe" podcast, former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal was asked to name one of the solos that he enjoyed playing the most during his time with the band. He responded (hear audio below): "There was a lot of stuff on [the] 'Chinese Democracy' [al...
January 14, 2021

GEOFF TATE Guests On New Single From Prog Rock Supergroup PROG COLLECTIVE

The prog rock supergroup PROG COLLECTIVE, spearheaded by much-heralded producer/musician and member of prog royalty YES, Billy Sherwood, returns with a timely and magnificent new studio album, "Worlds On Hold". This is the first release under the PROG COLLECTIVE moniker since 2013's "Epilogue", whic...
January 13, 2021

RICHARD FORTUS Says BUCKETHEAD And BUMBLEFOOT 'Had A Difficult Time Assimilating' Into 'Band World' Within GUNS N' ROSES

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus talked about what it was like to work with Buckethead for a couple of years in the early 2000s. The eccentric musician (real name Br...
January 7, 2021

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Releases 'Someone To Love' Quarantine Video

The official "quarantine" music video for the song "Someone To Love" from veteran hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is taken his new album, "Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)", which was released on November 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by and written with Alessandro...
December 18, 2020

Why JEFF SCOTT SOTO Has No Interest In Writing Tell-All Autobiography

In a new interview with "Let's Discuss With Lance Hall", veteran hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto was asked if he would ever consider writing an autobiography. He responded (hear audio below): "There is a book that my former tour manager pieced together. I guess it came out during the 30-year anni...
December 1, 2020


ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, released its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort was made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which issued the album in North America via Amped. EL...
November 24, 2020

Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Says 'Chinese Democracy' Will Be Appreciated More As Time Goes On

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal says that the band's much-maligned 2008 album "Chinese Democracy" is a "one-of-a-kind" record that will be looked upon more favorably by fans as time goes on. Thal joined GUNS N' ROSES in 2006 and played on "Chinese Democracy", an album which cont...
November 23, 2020