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SLASH Comments On GENE SIMMONS' 'Rock Is Dead' Remark
Slash has responded to KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons' recent comment that "rock is dead." Simmons told Esquire magazine earlier in the month — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that "rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, somewhere, was going to be expressed and now it won't because it's that much harder to earn a living playing and writing songs. No one will pay you to do it." Simmons went on to elaborate that as a result of file-sharing and other issues, record label support for rock music was not available like it was when KISS was coming up, concluding, "It's finally dead. Rock is finally dead." Asked to weigh in on Gene's comments, Slash told Ultimate Classic Rock (see video below): "I think probably where Gene's coming from is that the music business itself is not catering to rock and roll at all. And if you're aspiring to be a guitarist or a drummer or a singer in a rock band and, sort of, make your way up the ladder, the obstacles are much bigger than they were when I first started. There's a lot less opportunities in the record business, to get a record deal and get your record out there. There's not a lot of radio play for it. But, that said, the rock and roll audience is rabid. [It's] huge and just as alive and kicking as it ever was. So, I get what [Simmons is] saying, but I also think that it's really great to, kind of, just sort of, separate the men from the boys, where if you're really passionate about the kind of music that you wanna do and you're not looking at it from a dollars-and-cents point of view, but you just wanna create new music and somehow go out there and play live and get it out there, that passion for it has to be honed in and it has to be real. It can't be about buying cars and getting laid and all the other perks that go along with making a lot of money. It's gotta be about the music, and I think that's pretty healthy." "World On Fire", the third album to be made available under the Slash solo banner, is likely to sell between 25,000 and 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on September 16 via Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Roadrunner Records (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America).. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 24.
GWAR To Introduce Two New Members On 'Gwar Eternal Tour' This Fall
GWAR, the most brutal band in existence, has bolstered its ranks leading up to the "GWAR Eternal Tour". The Berserker Blóthar and Vulvatron are the latest intergalactic warriors to be banished to the pathetic mudball known as Planet Earth. Blóthar; a fat, filthy, frozen space viking, will take over as GWAR's lead vocalist. The role of the red-hot cybernetic spitfire known as Vulvatron is more mysterious... Both will feature prominently in the anticipated "GWAR Eternal Tour" — which promises to be the most shocking and entertaining rock show of the year! Get to know your new masters before they grind you to a bloody pulp! Blóthar Size:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXL Origin: The Berserker Blóthar is an ancient shape-shifting holy warrior from the planet Scumdoggia. Blóthar is known to associate with intergalactic outlaw biker gangs Position: Doggy Style baby! A true Renaissance man; Blóthar sings, he dances, he kills things... Features: Blóthar wears a ceremonial headdress fashioned from the gigantic antlers and pelt of a Spectral Moon Moose he killed eons ago. He carries a mighty battle axe, an impenetrable shield, and for some reason has grown a set of hideous space udders Hobbies: Ice fishing and ritual murder Quote: "I went into a trance of blinding rage. I must have killed a million space apes. I was sleeping it off, and I woke up with a piss boner. I figure, why waste it, you know? So I'm rubbing one out, and the next thing I know, I'm on stage with GWAR in front of thousands of hideous, acne-ridden teenaged humanoids. I was promised there would be wifi, but it's hit or miss...." Vulvatron Size: Genetically engineered to the optimum proportions for a female of her species Origin: Vulvatron has returned from the year 69000, where she was a high-ranking Scumdog assassin in the battle against futuro-fascist forces. Her primary functions include mastery of the arts of war, quantum mechanics, and intergalactic musicology Position: Head Bitch In Charge Features: Shock-white dreadlocks, high-tech armor, cybernetic implants, boob spew, prominent posterior Hobbies: Adapting her superior technology and sexual prowess to the present day, perfecting the chemical formula for Vulvoline — her line of signature drag-racing motor oils, hot yoga Quote: "I have summoned Planck quantities of energy to navigate the fabric of space-time back to this primitive era on Earth. I believe our wormhole might have slightly malfunctioned upon my arrival, also ushering in a primeval creature from a far earlier era, vaguely resembling a Moon Moose. I shall have to report this anomaly to maintenance. My mission is to alter the current path of GWAR so that they might prevent the darkest period in the history of the Universe! I have calculated an optimum plan of action to achieve...Hey! Quit staring at my tits!" See the Berserker Blóthar, Vulvatron and the rest of GWAR as they embark upon the "GWAR Eternal Tour" and search for Oderus Urungus! gwarternaltour2014poster
Eyes Set To Kill, Rev Theory, Nonpoint & …
Eyes Set to Kill have a lyric video for “Little Liar” streaming! Check it! Rev Theory have a lyric video for “Born 2 Destroy” available! New record early next year! New Nonpoint tour dates have been announced. The trek includes support from Gemini Syndrome, Islander and 3 Years Hollow! Dates and venue information on the […]
Sixx:A.M. & The Amity Affliction!
So, musicians are still responding to Gene Simmons comments about rock being dead. It’s not dead. It’s just broke, financially. Musicians seem to be able to better support their families by song writing and producing. It’s going to be interesting to see how crowd funding evolves for band’s recording albums and funding tours! Sixx:A.M. have […]
Three Days Grace & Charm City Devils…
Harddrive reports new Three Days Grace music, “I Am Machine”, is due at radio on September 29th! Charm City Devils’ new record, ‘Battles‘ is streaming! Look for it at your favorite place to purchase music on September 23rd! and now, a video.
Bush, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold & …
Remastered versions of Bush’s first three albums plus the ‘Deconstructed‘ remix LP will be released on October 14th. Check out the new “Glycerine“! What was your favorite track off ‘Sixteen Stone? Mine is “Alien”! Thousand Foot Krutch covered Collective Soul’s “Where The River Flows” for SiriusXM… Righteous Vendetta will be touring with Thousand Foot Krutch […]
Release Day!
The following releases are now available: Single Releases Mastodon – “The Motherload” (Warner Bros.) – Amazon MP3 Seether – “Same Damn Life” (Bicycle Music) – Amazon MP3 Theory of a Deadman – “Savages” (Roadrunner) – Amazon MP3 Train – ‘Bulletproof Picasso‘ – (Columbia) – Amazon MP3 Tremonti – “Gone” (Fret 12) – Amazon MP3 Young […]
Incubus, Apollo Under Fire & …
New Incubus music next year? A tour as well? Probably… We As Human will support Scott Stapp on some dates this fall. Apollo Under Fire (Submersed/Candlebox) have posted a preview of the track “Wings“! 36 Crazyfists and Skinlab will be touring the western United States in a couple months… The next Rob Zombie compact disc […]
Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Better Than Ezra & …
Slipknot are streaming the video for “Devil In I“! Check it! The Foo Fighters will be doing something f*cking cool for their 20th anniversary! Chris Cornell and Tom Morello will reunite for a benefit show on September 26th at El Corazon in Seattle. Clips of two new Team Sleep tracks titled “No” and “Dreamland” are […]
Drowning Pool, Earshot & Cavo…
A deluxe edition of Drowning Pool’s debut album ‘Sinner‘ will be released on November 11th! The release includes thirteen previously unreleased tracks including “Soul” and a demo of “Heroes Sleeping”, the last recording featuring Dave Williams. Cavo have launched a PledgeMusic campaign to fund their next record. Earshot’s new track, “Remember”, is on Amazon MP3! […]
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