GUNS N’ ROSES – Live at Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

GUNS N’ ROSES – Live at Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH (Concert Review)

GNR – THE GOOD, THE BAD & THE UGLY 26 years ago, a 16-year-old Jeremy (that’s me!) and some buddies headed out to our first concert – Guns n’ Roses for their Use Your Illusions tour (with Skid Row opening!). Izzy was still in the band at that point (for a few more months anyway), but Steven Adler was gone. That concert was simply amazing. Even factoring the nostalgia of my first concert, I remember being…

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LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

LAST BULLET – 80-69-64 EP (Album Review)

“When we hit the stage we make it our responsibility to get your hips shaking, your heart racing and your head banging.”  These Canadian rockers have been around for seven years….I am afraid I know little more than that.  I know they are made up of Bryan Fontez, Brenden Armstrong, Michael Silva, Will Shannon, Chris Galaz, but have no idea who plays what…Maybe update your bio guys? Anyway, regardless of who does what, this EP…

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MICHAEL MONROE – The Best (Album Review)

MICHAEL MONROE – The Best (Album Review)

Living in Canada, I don’t get much opportunity to see Michael Monroe, founder, and vocalist for Finnish glam rockers Hanoi Rocks, in concert. However, a couple of years back I was fortunate enough to catch Monroe 3 times, thanks to the Sweden Rock Festival and the Monsters of Rock Cruise. Although he was in his 50’s Monroe dashed from one end of the stage to the other throughout his entire set and I was memorized….

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30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

30 YEARS LATER – A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY LUTHIER, KRIS DERRIG

May 14, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of Kris Derrig.  A kind-hearted guitar nerd of the most adorable kind, Kris Derrig built arguably the most famous Les Paul in the world today – Slash’s 1959 Les Paul replica.  If you love Appetite For Destruction, you love the sound of this guitar.  If you’ve seen the “Welcome To The Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine” videos, you’ve seen this guitar.  Cruelly, Kris Derrig…

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GnR Swing Their Katanas in Tokyo

GnR Swing Their Katanas in Tokyo

Guns n Roses – Saitama Super Arena, Jan. 29, 2017 They don’t call it a Super Arena for nothing. Under a cavernous roof in the second largest indoor arena in the world, 35,000 people were spread around a giant floor space, which was packed with chairs (no General Admission tickets for this show) to see GnR, and they didn’t disappoint. I wasn’t sure I wanted to spend the money on Axl and company until I…

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Happiness – Ep257

Happiness – Ep257

The guys return this week to kick off a new show concept based on how music relates to human emotions; the first of which is Happiness. In this long form music and discussion episode, you’ll get tips on how to achieve happiness. You’ll also learn steps you can take to prevent unhappy psychotic vampires from sucking away your joy. In addition to the great tunes selected by your hosts that inspire their own happiness, you’ll…

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SLASH (Book Review)

SLASH (Book Review)

I finally got around to picking up Slash’s autobiography for some summer reading. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Duff’s 2 books and many of his columns online I thought it would be a nice perspective to read another original Gunner. Let me begin by getting the harsh stuff out of the way. While Slash takes many shots and specifically continual ones at Steven Adler and his intelligence level, I cannot help but relate the writing…

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GNR Blast Through Nashville & Adler Status Becomes Murky

GNR Blast Through Nashville & Adler Status Becomes Murky

Original Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler joined the band for a second consecutive guest spot last week in Nashville, TN but his status became murky after not appearing at the next concert in Pittsburgh. As he did in his first gig back with the band in Cincinnati, Adler joined the band at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium for live renditions of ‘Out Ta Get Me‘ and ‘My Michelle.’ both from the 1987’s “Appetite for Destruction” album….

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Steven Adler Makes His GNR Return (Video)

Steven Adler Makes His GNR Return (Video)

Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler returned to the band’s drum throne last night at the GNR tour stop in Cincinnati. After a quick, nonchalant intro from Axl Rose (“On the drums, you might know this guy; ladies and gentleman, Mr. Steven Adler”), the drummer was greeted with loud applause from a relatively shocked audience. From there, the band segued into two songs from the iconic Appetite for Destruction album (Out Ta Get Me…

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Ace Frehley – Origins Vol. 1 (Album Review)

Ace Frehley – Origins Vol. 1 (Album Review)

There have been some instances where the cover version of a song was more memorable than the original. Hendrix doing Bob Dylan’s “All Along The Watchtower”, Quiet Riot’s version of the Slade song “Cum on Feel The Noize” and of course who can forget Kanye’s killer version of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  Ok, maybe that’s memorable for a different reason.  But even Ace’s version of the Rolling Stones “2,000 Man” is one of the great covers…

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