One of the knocks on the grunge scene of the 1990s was that its musicians took themselves way too seriously. However, Seattle's Alice in Chains, one of the defining bands of the genre, are looking to refute that charge thanks to a new video promoting their upcoming release, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' which features a handful of classic rockers appearing as themselves.
This morning (March 5), a Czech court cleared Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe of charges related to the 2010 death of a fan at a concert. Following the acquittal, many of those in the rock community, including former Guns N' Roses members Slash and Duff McKagan, took to Twitter to voice their approval and show their support. Their tweets are embedded below.
Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Duff Mckagan of Guns N' Roses and Barrett Martin of the Screaming Trees have formed three-fourths of a rock supergroup that will rely on a cast of vocalists to finish their debut album. As of now, the group doesn't have a name but that hasn't dammed their inspiration.
Fans would pay good money just to see one of the many artists that took the stage during Saturday night's (Nov. 17) Jimi Hendrix tribute concert at the Experience Music Project in Seattle, Wash. Amongst the dozen or so guitarists, Pearl Jam's Mike McCready left the biggest impression, according to reviews and confirmed in the below video of him playing 'Voodoo Child' with former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan.
Duff McKagan is unsure of the future of Velvet Revolver, the supergroup he formed in 2003 with his fellow ex-Guns N' Roses bandmates Slash and Matt Sorum, and Stone Temple Pilots lead singer Scott Weiland. In a new interview, he says he has "no idea" who will replace Weiland, who was fired in 2008.
The life of a rock n' roller may be grueling, what with all the constant travel, long hours in the studio and non-stop partying, but, as Duff McKagan found out, it's nothing compared to mountain climbing. The former Guns N' Roses bassist recently risked his life attempting to scale Mt. Ranier, which has an elevation of 14,409 feet, and wrote about the experience in his column at Seattle Weekly.