Tag: Cee Lo Green
Step into the ‘Slash Box,’ check out a snippet of the new Slash track and Ali jam with Lenny Kravitz (video)
Slash has posted a fourth video documenting the recording of the new 'Apocalyptic Love'' album, due May 22nd. Check out the latest offering and find out all about the 'Slash Box,' the isolated room where Slash does his thing.
Australian hard rock station Triple M has previewed a snippet of a track from the new album called 'You're a Lie,' with the entire track expected to be available this Monday (Feb. 27).
The new album will be available a full four weeks before the regular album release, as the UK magazine Classic Rock presents the Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) - Apocalyptic Love Fanpack edition. It includes the new album in full (13 tracks + 2 bonus tracks), plus a 132-page magazine dedicated to every aspect of how this unique album was written and recorded.
The Slash Fan Pack will also give the exclusive low down on all the tracks, the band members, including Myles Kennedy, the Alter Bridge vocalist who has co-authored all the tracks with Slash, as well as the background on Slash's plans for the future.
The Fan Pack magazine is 100% Slash-approved and contains major exclusive new interviews with Slash, Myles and every member of the band, plus producer Eric Valentine and album sleeve designer, Frank Maddox.
The magazine is also packed with a wealth of rare shots of Slash and his band in action and also includes an official die-cast metal Slash pin badge and a giant poster. You can pre-order now here.
Slash has announced he will be playing live with Ozzy Osbourne as part of the 'Ozzy And Friends' European tour which has replaced all but one of Black Sabbath's summer live shows. The shows have had to be reworked because of Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi continued battle with lymphoma. Slash begins a brief US tour on May 3 in Baltimore, with dates booked throughout the month.
It was also confirmed earlier this week that the classic line up of Guns N' Roses will reunite to attend their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April. However, they are not confirmed to play live together on the night as yet. Dizzy Reed of GnR told Billboard recently "I know that all the original band is going to be there, I don’t know exactly what’s going to go down. It’s one of those things I’m sure will all come together and be really cool. I’m just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart."
Slash doesn’t deny Dizzy Reed’s claim that the band is getting back together for one night in Cleveland, but he hasn't confirmed it. “I know that there’s a lot of rumor about it, as always when it comes to GNR, out there on the Internet and stuff, but as it stands right this second, I have no idea what’s going on,” the guitarist said in an interview with Mike Jones of Washington D.C. rock radio station DC101 a few days ago. Let's hope the guys hit the stage together, as it will surely be the big story at this years induction ceremony.
Slash joined his buddy Lenny Kravitz onstage for a rendition of 'Always on the Run' at the 70th birthday celebration for boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Feb. . The 16th annual Power Of Love Gala in honor of Ali at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, celebrates the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali and his contribution to the world and raises awareness for Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's, the disease Ali has been battling since 1984.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health's work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
The tribute to the legend that is Ali will air tomorrow afternoon (Feb. 25) on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes, as they will vary. The tribute also includes performances by Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Cee Lo Green, LL Cool J, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz and Hailey Reinhart. Look for appearances by former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Sean Combs, Terrance Howard, Common, Ne-Yo, Ken Jeong and more.
Here's an Artisan News Report documenting the occasion with Sammy Hagar showing his respect for the champ as well:
Vains Of Jenna have decided to end the band after seven years. I had just recently posted about vocalist Jesse Forte joining former Dokken guitarist George Lynch in Lynch Mob, but didn't see why he couldn't keep singing with both bands.
That apparently isn't going to happen, as Jesse Forte, Nicki Kin, J.P. White and Jacki Stone posted this on the band's Facebook page: "After 7 years, we have amicably and mutually decided to end Vains Of Jenna. There's no drama behind the decision. We simply feel like it is time to move on in our lives and close this chapter. It has been a truly amazing journey for us over the years and we are greatful for the opportunity to do what we've done with this band. A huge thanks to everyone involved, all of our supporters, and of course all of our fans from around the world. We love you."
Vains Of Jenna was originally formed by Lizzy DeVine (vocals), Nicki Kin (guitar), J.P. White (bass) and Jacki Stone (drums) in the small town of Falkenberg, Sweden in January 2005. The band posted their debut demo on the internet and amazingly were playing the world-famous Whisky-A-Go-Go in Hollywood just six months after forming. At the time half the members were a month removed from high school, and four days later they were cutting a demo with Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses) at Redrum Studios and being managed by Tuff frontman Stevie Rachelle.
In 2006 the band connected with Bam Margera (MTV's Viva La Bam/Jackass) who signed the band on the spot to his Filthy Note Records label. Their debut full length, 'Lit Up/Let Down' was released in October 2006. Vains Of Jenna lined up US tours after that, including a 55 date amphitheatre tour supporting Poison and Ratt. The 'Viva La Bands - II' theatre tour with GWAR and Cradle of Filth and a US club run with Wednesday 13 also happened around this time.
The band also played the Sunset Strip Music Festival in Los Angeles, SxSW in Austin Texas, Hempfest in Seattle and the annual Sweden Rock Festival in Sweden. Vains Of Jenna shared the stage with anyone who rocks: The Donnas, Michael Monroe (Hanoi Rocks), Chelsea Girls, Bullets N' Octane, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses), The Last Vegas, Viking Skull, Crashdiet, L.A. Guns and the Sunset Strip legends Steel Panther. In a few years time, the band had performed over 300 live shows globally.
In 2008 Vains Of Jenna made appeared on television in Jackass 24 (MTV) and LA INK (Kat Von D), with the track "Enemy In Me" being featured on both. In the fall of 2009 they released 'The Art of Telling Lies.' Then in March of 2010 the band announced Jesse Forte as their new lead singer and frontman after Lizzy DeVine departed by saying, " I must move on and let the band grow." The group flew to Europe in April 2010 to embarked on a 40 date European tour. They played in Germany, France, Switzerland, Norway and Czech Republic for the first time. They also returned to familiar places like Denmark, toured the UK and Sweden and added a second guitarist in Anton Sevholt. While in Europe they shot a video for their remixed single "Everybody Loves You When You're Dead".
In July 2010, the band released the EP 'We Can Never Die,' and toured South America for the first time in the fall of 2010. In April 2011 the band released 'Reverse Tripped' on Deadline/E1 Records, a 14 song covers album that included the hit single "F**k You", the song made famous by Cee Lo Green. The band then toured through 2011 all over the world.
Marshall of Rock wishes all the guys in Vains Of Jenna all the best in their future endeavors! Cheers and all the best!
Here's some 2011 shots of me with the band:
Sebastian Bach and Cee-Lo Green rocked at the regular Monday night (August 15) Steel Panther gig at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, California. Bas and Cee-Lo joined in on Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'", and Bas rocked it with the Panther on "Youth Gone Wild" and "I Remember You". Check it out!
The promoters of the Michael Jackson tribute concert have dropped KISS from the upcoming show because of negative comments that KISS Gene Simmons made about Jackson in interviews after his death two years ago. Simmons talked about his suspicions that Jackson was a pedophile.
The promoters tell TMZ.com, "We have listened to Michael's fans and are grateful to have been alerted to these unfortunate statements by Gene Simmons. Under the circumstances we fully agree that even though KISS is a band Michael admired we have no choice but to rescind our invitation to them to appear in our tribute concert."
In a 2010 issue of U.K.'s Classic Rock magazine, Gene Simmons told journalist Geoff Barton he believed Jackson was a child molester despite the fact that the singer was acquitted of child-molestation charges.
"I knew Michael," Simmons was quoted as saying. "I ran into him a few times. I met him the first time before he became the superstar, when he was sort of teenagey, when he was still a Jackson Five. This was in the Cher days, when Cher and I lived together. But as time moved on, and no matter what my fond memories and fond images of Michael were, with one allegation of pedophilia after another and another and another…Oh dear."
Simmons went on to say that he knew some of the musicians Jackson toured with, and cited one who quit after seeing "boys coming out of the hotel rooms...Well, you know, where there's smoke there's fire. There's no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."
Simmons also said, "There's never been a single female of any age that I've ever known about who has ever made a claim that she has had a physical relationship with Michael, ever. The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years of age; never females, that age or older, and never grown men."
Before being dropped, KISS signed up to pay tribute to Michael Jackson in an October concert that will feature Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and JLS.
Musicians who played in Jackson's touring band for the past two decades will also reunite as the house band for "Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert" in Cardiff, Wales, according to promoter Global Live Events.
Motley Crue was joined on stage last night (Tuesday, June 14) at the Hollywood Bowl by Cee Lo Green to perform his hit song "Forget You" (a.k.a. "F--- You") as part of a mash-up with the Crue's "Don't Go Away".
Cee Lo Green (who is currently a mentor on NBC's "The Voice") also lead a chant of "Crüe! Crüe! Crüe!". Nikki Sixx posted a photo of himself and Green on Twitter after the concert, writing "Mr. Cee Lo Green came onstage with us tonight at The Hollywood Bowl for a mash-up of 'Don't Go Away-Forget You'."
Green said on his own Twitter profile, "NIKKI thanks so much [for] letting me rock with the Crue!!!! A fan for life bro."