It’s been a minute since we first learned that Fergie had added her leather-clad booty to the treasure trove of artists contributing to Slash’s upcoming debut solo outing, Slash & Friends. She’s in a pool with guesting Slash pals that includes such rock luminaries as Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Dave Grohl and—where you been girl?— Nicole Scherzinger.
Prefix has posted a clip of Fergie and Cypress Hill’s reinterpretation of Guns N’ Roses’ classic “Paradise City” from Slash & Friends—and, yes, it’s just as kitchen-sinkish as the best/worst stuff on Chinese Democracy. Hear it after the jump! More »
Looks like the next big demographic to be exploited is “youngish parents with hard-rock pasts who don’t want to kill their cool factor with Raffi CDs”: A company called Rockabye Baby has just released Lullaby Renditions Of Guns N’ Roses, a 12-track album that transforms the hedonistic hits of the notorious band into songs that can help quiet children. Fortunately (or not?), concerned parents won’t need to explain what “with your bitch slap rappin’ and your cocaine tongue, you get nothing done” means, since all the lullaby versions have been stripped of their lyrics and transformed into “gentle renditions of GNR’s metal classics” that are all-instrumental. The track listing (which does include “You Could Be Mine,” oh yes): More »
It’s been a month since the announcement that Axl Rose and whatever musicians he’s working with these days would be crisscrossing Asia for a tour later this week, and now there’s more news on the Guns N’ Roses touring front: Ticketmaster’s Canadian arm will hold presales for a bunch of 2010 shows in the Great White North this week. Yes, really. Full itinerary after the jump. More »
Guns N’ Roses are going to “vigorously contest” claims that they ripped off German electro-composer Ulrich Schnauss for the ambient intro to their song “Riad N’ The Bedouins,” a dispute that’s currently the source of a million-dollar lawsuit filed last week. (A million dollars may seem like a lot of cash for an album that had such a soft landing on the retail scene, but then again, the album’s production costs were probably way higher than that.) GNR manager Irving Azoff released a denial that’s both vehement and somewhat masterful: More »
As if the instant denouement that greeted Guns N’ Roses long-in-the-works Chinese Democracy wasn’t sad enough, now comes the news that German electro-gaze composer Ulrich Schnauss is suing GNR frontman Axl Rose, along with Interscope-Geffen-A&M and a few people who have been associated with the Guns brand in recent years, for copyright infringement. Schnauss and two labels that distribute his work claim in the lawsuit that the track “Riad N’ The Bedouins” ripped off not one but two of his compositions, and as a result they want a million dollars in damages. Clips of all three tracks, after the jump! More »