March 15, 2012
Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop
Laying down some riffs
It’s like two long-lost friends getting back together for a barbecue, but this time the barbecue will be a studio and the friends will be former members of Guns N’ Roses. Slash posted a message on his Twitter account that he was getting together with former GN’R drummer Steven Adler to lay down some guitar riffs for Adler’s new album. Back in 2010 Adler performed on Slash’s album, so it’s a bit quid pro quo.
Meanwhile, Slash tells the Associated Press he’s not sure what the plan is for the upcoming appearance of Guns N’ Roses at the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony next month. There were rumors that the band would play, but that is still uncertain. Adler and Slash will be alongside Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, and Axl Rose. A few later members of the band will also be inducted.
On the road
Five Finger Death Punch is on the road … in the Middle East ... and there’s video evidence! (Follow link for series of videos) Earlier this month, the Las Vegas natives visited with and performed for troops during a stop in Kuwait. This isn’t the first time the band has visited troops in that war-torn part of the world. Front man Ivan Moody says that traveling that far to play for the troops is the least thing they could do, given the sacrifice of so many service members. Five Finger Death Punch hits the road for a US/Canada tour March 23rd.
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