How a Cover Song “Dancing in the Street” Destroyed The Band
Today we take a look at the beginning of the end for Van Halen’s original lineup. The band would cover the song “Dancing in the Street” for their 1982 album “Diver Down” and it lead to a downward spiral between frontman David Lee Roth and guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Check it out below!
With Kiss’ Sophomore Effort “Hotter Than Hell” The Record Label Could Barely Support the Group”
Today we take a look at the rock band KISS and how they made “Hotter Than Hell” that ultimately set them up for success. Their record label almost folded during the making of the record and despite all the obstacles they lived through it. Check it out below!
Guns N’ Roses Perform “Dead Horse” For the First Time in 26 Years!
Guns N’ Roses brought out a deep cut “Dead Horse” from “Use Your Illusion 1” album, which came out in 1991. The song was last played at the final show of the Use Your Illusion Tour in Argentina in 1993. The band performed it tonight in Oklahoma. Check out the footage of the song below!
Billie Joe Armstrong Approves of Shakira’s Cover of “Basket Case”
Pop Star Shakira shared a video of herself in the studio with her producer covering Green Day’s 1994 classic “Basket Case” from their huge 1994 album “Dookie.” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong re-uploaded the video on his Instagram page. Check it out below!
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Gilby Clarke Joins Cameo and Charges Fans $75/Message
Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke has joined a long list of other celebrities who have joined the platform Cameo. Cameo features various celebrities who offer to do personal messages for fans for a fixed fee. Clarke charges $75.00 USD to record a message. Check out his cameo page here.
Clarke joined Guns N’ Roses in late 1991, replacing original guitarist Izzy Stradlin who quit the band. Clarke would remain in the band until late 1994 when he was fired by frontman Axl Rose.
Legendary Guns N’ Roses Guitarist DJ Ashba
Former GUNS N’ ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba will host and perform at “The Devil’s Bash” on Thursday, October 31 at Ashba Clothing at The Strat Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also taking part at the free celebrationwill be SIN CITY SINNERS and undisclosed “friends.”
Ashba joined GUNS N’ ROSES in March 2009 following the departure of Robin Finck and stayed in the band until July 2015, when he announced his departure. It was around this time that the band was working behind the scenes to bring back Slash and Duff McKagan.
Three years ago, Ashba told SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation” that there were “multiple reasons” why he left GUNS N’ ROSES, “the biggest” one of which was that “I needed to get back to my roots, back to what I really truly believed in, and that was playing songs I helped write with [SIXX:A.M. bandmates] James [Michael] and Nikki [Sixx].”
During the “Trunk Nation” interview, Ashba aclaimed that he was asked by Axl Rose about being part of GN’R‘s “Not In This Lifetime” tour, but that he declined.
“Axl [Rose] called me and he really wanted me a part of the reunion, and I turned it down,” Ashba said. “I felt if Slash is coming back, that’s great — that’s what the fans want, and I can go off and do what I really wanna do now… And we left [off on good terms]; everything is good. And I couldn’t be happier for the fans out there. I’m a fan. Half of the band reunited, which excites me.”
Ashba is currently working on the debut album from his PYROMANTIC project.
Although he originally formed PYROMANTIC as a collaboration with Michael, the project has since morphed into an Ashba solo thing, with James revealing he was no longer involved.