Slash News: New photo book chronicling his last 20 years due in October, reveals catching his mom with David Bowie naked
'Slash: An Intimate Portrait,' a new photo book coming out in October will celebrate the last 20 years of the rockers life in photos. Two decades of previously unpublished photos of the guitar God taken by a legend in his own right, rock photographer Robert Knight capture Slash in many different lights ranging from candid photos to funny shots, showing an intimate look at the man underneath the infamous top hat.
The book features a foreward written by Slash’s good friend Ronnie Wood of The Rolling Stones and a preface penned by Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry. The rest of the book is written and rounded out by Richard Bienstock, the current senior editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. The photo book will also coincide with an upcoming special edition release of ‘Apocalyptic Love,’ due out around the same time.
In a new interview released this past week by NME, Slash revealed that he once walked in on his mother and David Bowie. “He was always over – they were always together. I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective was limited. Looking back on it, I know exactly what was going on. When I look back on that whole combination of people, I can only imagine how freaky it was.” So can we.
Slash’s mother, Ola Hudson, was Bowie’s costume designer in the mid-’70s during his ‘Thin White Duke’ period. This involved Bowie’s album ‘Station to Station’ and movie ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth,’ both of which were released in 1976. “My mum started working with David professionally at first,” he continued. “I’m pretty sure that’s how it started. Then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that...She did all that and he was around for a while.”
Sin City Sinners ‘Rock n’ Roll Rat Pack’ of Las Vegas! announce all-star lineup of shows in September
Las Vegas, NV -- Starting this month, the hardest working band in Las Vegas is going to start working a little harder. After 5 years together The Sin City Sinners have shown no signs of slowing down, winning countless awards, releasing 3 CDs & playing over 1000 shows with special appearances by many of Rock N Roll's elite.
"We wanted to build a community here in Vegas, we wanted Sin City Sinners to be more then just a band. We have created a Rock n Roll Rat Pack" says the groups founding member & lead guitarist Brent Muscat.
Soon The Sinners are taking another step toward their goal of being Las Vegas' #1 Rock N Roll headliner, debuting an unheard of line up of 6 shows a week.
The Sinners will perform 4 nights a week Tues-Fri at The Zebra Lounge, which is located at The Palazzo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. Saturday nights will be at The Railhead inside locals favorite Boulder Station Casino and Mondays will be an all ages show at the Hard Rock Cafe on Paradise.
The band promises no two shows will ever be the same, but the one thing they all have in common is there is no cover charge to attend.
"This has always been the goal, we worked hard to brand Sin City Sinners into not only the busiest rock band in Vegas, but the most sought after" said Jason Green, the bands manager.
The band also has no plans on changing their line up of Special Guest Appearences, artists scheduled to jam in the next 30 days include: Sebastian Bach, Bruce Kulick (KISS), Mark Kendall (Great White), Ron Keel, Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt) Oz Fox (Stryper) & Frank Dimino (Angel)
The Sin City Sinners are celebrating five years together. Plans for a new CD of all original music are under a way, as well as a book chronicling the last five years.
Sin City Sinners is Brent Muscat (Faster Pussycat) Todd Kerns (Slash) Zach Throne (The Heights) & Rob Cournoyer (Raging Slab).
When Kerns is on tour with Slash he is substituted by Jimmy Crespo (Aerosmith) & Louie Merlino (Beggars & Thieves)
While in Las Vegas, catch Sin City Sinners at the Hard Rock Cafe every Thursday night at 10 p.m., Boulder Station every saturday at 10 p.m., and The Palazzo every Sunday and Monday at 8:30 p.m.
For more information, including show dates & merchandise please visit Thesincitysinners.com
Here's footage of the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards Show after party with Sin City Sinners being joined by Marq Torien of Bulletboys and DJ Ashba (Guns N' Roses/SIXX A.M.) at Club Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on a cover of ZZ Top's 'Tush'
We now know who the richest drummers in the world are, and it really should be no suprise who is #1. Celebritynetworth.com compiled all information including salaries, real estate holdings, divorces, record sales, royalties and endorsements to come up with the figures. The final net worths come from a formula that takes out taxes, manager’s fees, agents fees, and lifestyle. Check out the Top 30 below.
The 30 Richest Drummers in the World:
1. Ringo Starr – $300 Million (The Beatles/Solo)
2. Phil Collins – $250 Million (Solo/Genesis)
3. Dave Grohl – $225 Million (Nirvana/Foo Fighters)
4. Don Henley – $200 Million (The Eagles)
5. Lars Ulrich – $175 Million (Metallica)
6. Charlie Watts – $160 Million (The Rolling Stones)
7. Larry Mullen Jr. – $150 Million (U2)
8. Roger Taylor – $105 Million (Queen)
9. Joey Kramer – $100 Million (Aerosmith)
10. Chad Smith – $90 Million (The Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot)
11. Travis Barker – $85 Million (Blink 182/The Aquabats)
12. Stewart Copeland – $80 Million (The Police)
13. Alex Van Halen – $75 Million (Van Halen)
14. Nick Mason – $75 Million (Pink Floyd)
15. Tommy Lee – $70 Million (Motley Crue)
16. Bill Ward – $65 Million (Black Sabbath)
17. Jon Fishman – $60 Million (Phish)
18. Carter Beauford – $55 Million (Dave Matthews Band)
19. Rick Allen – $50 Million (Def Leppard)
20. Tre Cool – $45 Million (Green Day)
21. Danny Carey – $40 Million (Tool)
22. Tico Torres – $40 Million (Bon Jovi)
23. Max Weinberg – $35 Million (Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Conan O’Brien)
24. Mickey Hart – $30 Million (The Grateful Dead)
25. Bill Kreutzmann – $25 Million (The Grateful Dead)
26. Neil Peart – $22 Million (Rush)
27. Taylor Hawkins – $20 Million (Foo Fighters)
28. Questlove – $16 Million (The Roots, Jimmy Fallon)
29: Steven Adler – $15 Million (Guns N’ Roses)
30. Mick Fleetwood – $8.5 Million (Fleetwood Mac)
Aerosmith have released a trailer for the band's 15th studio album, 'Music From Another Dimension!', and two additional new tracks. The new album is slated to be available on November 6th. The track 'Lover Alot' is one of my tracks of the year so far, as it hits you hard with an old-school Aero vibe and merits repeat listens from the get-go. This is the Aerosmith track I have been waiting for!! The second track is a ballad that highlights Tyler's vocals called 'What Could Have Been Love.' Check out both tracks and an album trailer below.
"Music From Another Dimension!" track listing:
1. What Could Have Been Love
3. Street Jesus
4. Legendary Child
5. Oh Yeah
6. We All Fall Down
7. Another Last Goodbye
8. Out Go the Lights
9. Love Three Times a Day (Hello Goodbye)
11. Shakey Ground
12. Lover A Lot
13. Freedom Fighter
14. Up On The Mountain
Eddie Truck, host of 'That Metal Show' on VH1 Classic has announced the upcoming season's lineup of guests. Check out the full season below:
8/11: David Draiman of Disturbed, Russell Allen, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, Mike Portnoy on drums. (this show was a sneak preview as well during the recent marathon but makes it official premiere)
8/17: Bobby Blotzer of Ratt, Stephen Riley & Phil Lewis of LA Guns, Steve Stevens on guitar.
The following shows will be the 6 new that will be added that we tape starting this weekend. Premiere dates TBA:
Geoff Tate & Zakk Wylde
Joey Kramer & Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden
Anne & Nancy Wilson of Heart, Lita Ford
Sammy Hagar & Michael Anthony
King Diamond, Mark Tremonti
In addition, we have 3 returning guitar greats to play in the above 6 shows; John 5, Doug Aldrich & George Lynch. Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld will appear in a Guest Top 5.