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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 Two decades of previously unpublished photos of the guitar God taken by a legend in his own right, rock photographer Robert Knight capture Slash in many different lights ranging from candid photos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.”
Poison frontman Bret Michaels has teamed up with an impressive cast of rockers and other musicians for his new solo album that's slated to arrive this summer. 'Bret Michaels and Friends: Get Your Rock On' features guest appearances by Aerosmith's Joe Perry, former Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley, Chickenfoot's Michael Anthony, Def Leppard's Phil Collen, .38 Special's Bobby Capps and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke and Peter Keys.
The record also will feature Jimmy Buffett, country legend Loretta Lynn and rapper Lil Jon. Michaels told Bilboard.com, "I have either jammed with, partied with, or hung out with every friend that joined me on this album. There is such an awesome and diverse mix of talent on this record...It was truly one of the highlights of my career."
Michaels recently debuted a video for the first single from the album, the title track. The tune features guitar work by Def Leppard's Collen.
'Get The Led Out: How Led Zeppelin Became The Biggest Band In The World,' written by author Denny Somach is due November 6th from Sterling Publishing. The 256 page hardcover is described as follows:
Get the Led Out is the ultimate book for the ultimate fan of the ultimate band-Led Zeppelin. This lushly illustrated volume begins with a unique day-by-day timeline based on Carol Miller's radio show of the same name, and it provides a behind-the-scenes view, revealing quirky details, achievements, and adventures big and small. Twenty-seven rare, unguarded interviews feature the band members themselves, as well as other musicians and insiders who witnessed it all, including Jason Bonham, Chris Squire (YES), Joe Perry (AEROSMITH), ALICE COOPER, and music industry legends Danny Goldberg and Ron Nevison. The book ends with a comprehensive discography.
Aerosmith News: Steven Tyler of Aerosmith getting musical advice from Johnny Depp?, “Dream On’ cover part of ’100 Years of Fenway Park’ album
Johnny Depp recently jammed with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Alice Cooper at the after party celebrating Depp's latest movie 'Dark Shadows,' but Depp has a history with Aerosmith as does 'Dark Shadows' director Tim Burton. Aerosmith have been holed up in Burton's old Swinghouse recording studio working on the new album and Depp has been dropping by occasionally to check in on the band’s progress.
Tyler explained, "When we are done recording, I go up to Johnny’s house and I play him stuff and I ask if it is any good. He gives me [honest feedback]." Tyler says Depp is qualified to weigh in on the subject. "Johnny is a great musician and many people don’t know that, he plays piano, guitar, he knows his music."
Tyler saiys that ‘Legendary Child,’ Aerosmith’s contribution to the upcoming ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ movie is awesome and the spirit of the film lines up quite well with the band’s own experiences. "'G.I. Joe' [is] about deep space and 'let’s go fight the foe.' And then I thought about where the band came from, and going [into] the music business. If there ever...was a foe, the music business was. So to be successful you had to learn how to climb ladders, jump through hoops and live through burning houses."
Tyler also says the band recently spent 12 hours filming a video for the song and he gives high praise to his longtime mate Perry, who he says was “on fire” when the band was recording the song.
Aerosmith will premiere a new song on the season finale of 'American Idol' on May 23rd. It is not confirmed, but it most likely will be 'Legendary Child', which was an outake from the 'Get A Grip' sessions.
In celebration of the 100th birthday of Fenway Park, members of the Boston Red Sox are featured with Boston area musicians on the commemorative album, ’100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park.' The album features contemporary recordings of fan favorites that are often heard bellowing at Fenway during games and that are associated with the area’s bands. Current and former Sox players contribute along with special guests and children from the team’s charitable Red Sox Scholars program.
'Sweet Caroline' features home run machine David “Big Papi’ Ortiz providing background vocals and improv while Clay Buchholz plays acoustic guitar. Jon Butcher is joined by Jarrod Saltalamacchia churns out additional guitar licks on a cover of Aerosmith's 'Dream On.' Daniel Bard plays acoustic guitar on album’s debut single, 'Let the Good Times Roll.' He is joined by Extreme lead singer Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
Kenny Aronoff, who's currently drumming for Chickenfoot and has worked with John Mellencamp and John Fogerty besides having done session work for a never ending list of musicians, contributed drums.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, and its Red Sox Scholars and inner city youth baseball programs. The album will be available exclusively for purchase at the Yawkey Way Store/The Official Red Sox Team Store, as well as at all traditional and digital retailers on May 22nd.
'100 Year Anniversary of Fenway Park' Tracklist:
Tessie – Kevin Millar
Let the Good Times Roll – Gary Cherone, Nuno Bettencourt & Daniel Bard
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) – Dicky Barrett & Rico Petrocelli
Dream On – Jon Butcher & Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Meet Me at Mary’s Place – Peter Gammons & Seth Justman
Knights of Bostonia – Ken Casey, Nora Parkington & Cory Pesaturo
Take Me Out to the Ball Game – Jerry Remy & Mike Mushok
Sweet Caroline – Mark Salling, Clay Buchholz, David Ortiz, Ryan Kalish & Darnell McDonald
2007- Kevin Youkilis, Jacoby Ellsbury & Dustin Pedroia
Dirty Water – Dick Dodd, Alfredo Aceves & Barry Goudreau
Fenway Park – Mark Lennon
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu – Jim Lonborg, Mike O’Malley & Curt Schilling
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Perry says that the group will appear on the show's May 23rd season finale to perform their new single. There's still no word on what the title of the single is, but the album is expected this September. Perry says he'd like to play at least four new songs on their upcoming tour with Cheap Trick. Perry also talks Aerosmith's new album, more on the upcoming tour tour and the band's ever-present backstage drama.
RS: What's the status of the new album at this point?
JP: It's really close. We've started to mix. We've mixed a couple of the songs already, but I guess this week we're really kind of rolling into mix mode. We have a couple of tracks left to finish up, just to put some overdubs on, but we're kind of going from the final, final recording tracks to mixing this week.
RS: Fans are definitely ready to hear a new Aerosmith album. They've waited long enough.
JP: I've been wanting this record to come out for years, but there's a reason for everything and the timing for this is just right. The pressure for this to be what everyone hopes it's going to be is enormous and I'm starting to feel a little bit of that heat. We've talked about doing a new record and it's kind of like the boy crying wolf the last bunch of years...I just have to wipe out all the expectations that everybody has because we've always done every record on its own, taking its own place, not looking at it in the context of the last record or the next record or whatever is going on in the world or whatever. It's just about getting in and trying to do what we do best and that's it. I'm definitely feeling some of that weight. It's really about keeping he doors locked and finishing this up without letting any of that get to us.
RS: You appeared on American Idol recently, so I assume you've softened your position a bit about that.
JP: It wasn't about the show – it was about how we found out about it. I was pissed off about that whole thing, but I've played on it before and the band is gonna play on it in the last episode of the season to debut the new single. So it's not about the show, it's about how we found out about it. It was a bit of a shock and it took us off balance.
RS: You guys played Toys in the Attic straight though a few years ago. Are you thinking about doing more complete album shows in the future?
JP: Well, there's a lot of things we've been thinking about doing, and a lot of the ideas that we've had are going to start coming out. We've got a few good years left in us, so I think nothing's out of the question.
Check out the entire interview here: www.rollingstone.com