According to TMZ, GUNS N’ ROSES fans were forced to take sides in the legendary war between Axl Rose and Slash – after security at a recent GNR show banned fans from wearing Slash gear inside the show.
It all went down at the GNR show in Canada last Wednesday – concert security informed fans that they were required to turn their Slash t-shirts inside out …. and leave their top hats outside.
TMZ spoke with a member of the concert security team who confirmed the marching orders – and told us the instructions were passed down from a producer for the band.
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Slash took to his Myspace blog on Wednesday to issue a holiday message and also to update fans on what he has been up to and provide the latest update on his forthcoming solo album. Here is what he had to say:
Slash had this news for his Twitter followers: “Driving around listening to the analog mixes of my solo record, I gotta say it sounds awesome. The whole self-titled record was recorded analog. It will be released March/April.
VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist SLASH says that he has one final song to record for his anxiously-awaited solo album. “This song is really cool and the singer is amazing,” he adds.
Slash will release a two-track CD single in Japan on November 11th via Universal Music containing the song ‘Sahara’ (featuring singer Koshi Inaba from B’Z) and a cover of the Guns N’ Roses classic ‘Paradise City’ featuring CYPRESS HILL and Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson from the BLACK EYED PEAS.
‘Sahara’ is expected to appear on Slash’s new solo album – called Slash & Friends – which is due for release in February/March according to a new Twitter update from the guitarist.
Slash has been recording his new solo album with producer Eric Valentine in Los Angeles with drummer Josh Freese (A PERFECT CIRCLE) and bassist Chris Chaney (ex-JANES ADDICTION).
The album is set to feature a number of guest musicians, including ALICE COOPER, former Guns N’ Roses men Duff McKagan (LOADED), Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin, Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS), Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), IGGY POP, NICK OLIVERI, RONNIE WOOD, JASON BONHAM, FERGIE and MAROON 5 singer Adam Levine and WOLFMOTHER’s Andrew Stockdale.
Slash took to his Myspace page to update fans again this week. Aside from an update about his solo album, this time he gives details about the upcoming Slash and Friend Event at the Mirage in Las Vegas, where he was asked to perform to mark the 20th anniversary of the hotel and casino.
Here is what he had to say about that: “there are a lot of posts about the upcoming Vegas event, but the actual line-up for the Mirage gig Oct 2nd is: Tommy Clufetos on drums, Johnny Griparic on bass, Ted “Zig Zag” Andreadis on keys, John 5 on guitar, myself on guitar & Franky Perez, vocals. That, is basically the house band, my special guests that night are, more or less in this order: Rocco Deluca, Nicole Scherzinger, Courtney Love, Rick Nielson, Robin Zander & Joe Perry. Also, Matt Sorum is jamming a couple songs + there will be some other surprises.
“I also just got confirmation that the Joe Perry Project is playing as well, it promises to be a bitchin’ evening. tickets are available through Mirage Entertainment on the Mirage website.
“And, there is another gig I’m putting together for November 22nd for LA Youth Network or “LAYN” at the Henry Fonda Theater, I’ll have line-up details for that event, which is a fund raiser & an awesome cause, soon enough.
“Meanwhile, the solo record is in its mixing stage & the mixes to this point sound great. We have recorded 18 songs with one more I want to track in the next couple weeks. Regardless, the record is still slated for a Feb/March release.
Btw, a friend of mine hipped me to a wikkipedia site that focuses on the development of this album, the details of which are actually pretty accurate, although almost all of the alleged song titles are incorrect. Also, Jason Bonham does not appear on this album. Other than that its pretty right on.