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Slash (Musician)

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2014

    Sixteen Stupid Hats Musicians Love Wearing

    Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    Bands That Replaced Irreplacable Members (And Those That Shouldn't Have)

    Cable television is often confounding, for sure, and the inevitable question often arises: "All these channels and nothing to watch? What the ______?" Recently I had one of these moments and I stumbled across an interview/live performance show on the Audience Network called Guitar Center Sessions. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Weekend, 8/1 to 8/3

    Plenty to do this weekend, from past-their-prime '80s rockers to up-and-coming locals. Check out our five recommendations, and browse our comprehensive listings for even more options.

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    July 29, 2014

    10 Best Metal Shows in Metro Phoenix in August

    August is filled to the brim with heavy metal shows around Metro Phoenix, thanks to concerts and gigs by locals and major international legends. So check out the 10 best metal and hard rock concerts happening at venues around the Valley next month.

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Seven Charities That Show Headbangers Have The Biggest Hearts

    So I know that everyone thinks that the heavy metal lifestyle revolves around be sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll -- but really, that mentality is pretty cliché. Overstated. Presumptuous. Then again, I've clearly never been a rock star; but the majority of the ones I interview are more obsessed with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Five of the Weirdest Guitarists in Rock History

    In heavy metal, there's nothing better than an extremely talented guitarist. When a musician truly knows how to work some magic with that instrument it demands to be revered and acknowledged. But there's a trade-off for said talent: Creative people are often labeled as "weird" by their peers from ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Four Phoenix Metal Shows That Will Rock Out for Good Causes

    The only thing better than rocking out to great live metal is rocking out for a great cause. With that in mind, there are four upcoming metal shows that are celebrating metal legends and local idols that should have a spot on your concert calendar. We're talking Slash, the best of Arizona metal ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Eight Must-Read Heavy Metal Books

    Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013
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    March 18, 2013

    Former Guns N' Roses Manager Launches Arizona Record Label

    Usually people move from places like the middle of nowhere to big industry cities like New York and Los Angeles to find musical success, and stay there. Not the other way around. But for former Guns N' Roses manager Alan Niven and his wife Heather Vincent-Niven, finding solace in Arizona's godfors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2013

    10 Stories Behind Our Favorite Hard Rock Stage Names

    Rebellious personas are to rock 'n' roll what cocaine was to the eighties: in high demand, deliciously indulgent, and a way to catch a buzz that makes it okay for men to rock garishly colored neon outfits. Stage names are a huge part of those heavy metal, punk, and rock personas, In fact, more music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012

    The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends. Enjoy -- and happy metal fuc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Andrew Jackson Jihad Song Closes Out New This American Life Episode

    After the first Presidential debate this last Wednesday, much ado was made about Mitt Romney's gleeful pledge to stuff and baste Big Bird by cutting federal funding to PBS and other pinko commie media outlets. Phoenix folk-punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad are clearly fans of the monstrous alphabet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Rob Zombie's Guitarist John 5 Has a Motto: "More is More"

    "I love Phoenix," Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 says excitedly. "Rob [Zombie] and the other guys in the band, they like the colder weather, but for some reason I love the really hot weather." He pauses, then anxiously asks, "It should be really warm there still when I'm there in September, right?" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Slash, Celebrity Theatre, 9/5/12

    See also: Slash Still Has an Appetite for Destruction See also: Buckethead on His Time in Guns 'N' Roses: "No Answer." See also: Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11 See also: Tommy Stinson of Guns N' Roses and The Replacements: "A [Replacements] Reunion Is About As Likely as an Original Guns ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2012
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    July 2, 2012

    Incoming: Slash, Bombay Bicycle Club, Donnie and Marie Osmond

    Anyone who can put up with Axl Rose's antics as long as Slash did is one hell of a guy in our eyes.In all seriousness, if you think you've seen performances by some good guitarists but you've never seen Slash live, you'll soon be able to change that, and you'll be blown away. Even though there are p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Metal Tuesday: Confessions of a Groupie (Well, Sort Of)

    Editor's note: We normally run Metal Mondays on, well, Monday, but took yesterday off in honor of Memorial Day. So please enjoy today's "Metal Monday" column, by our resident rock 'n' roll lady Lauren Wise, one day later than usual. Groupies have always fascinated me. They look like supermodels, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2012

    Metallica Should Collaborate With These Five Old White Guys Next

    ​Are you ready for some new Metallica? You bet you are, because while plenty have made valiant and noble attempts to enjoy it, Lulu, the band's collaboration with rock 'n' roll animal/poet Lou Reed was a tough one to get through. You can't fault the band's ambition, and it is cool to imagine 14- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at Comerica Theatre, 12/27/11

    Guns N' Roses Comerica Theatre Tuesday, December 27 See also: Our complete Guns N' Roses and Sebastian Bach slideshow. Our interview with Guns N' Roses bassist Tommy Stinson. The line stretched around Comerica Theatre, and snaked all the way down Adams, placing us just across the street from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts for Your Metal-Loving Uncle

    ​Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2011

    Super Bowl Halftime Show 2011: 10 Minutes of Shouting

    ​I called it from the very beginning of the football game: The Super Bowl halftime show would be 10 minutes of the Black Eyed Peas shouting. And indeed it was.Between the bad pickup on the microphones and the complete lack of nip-slips, this year's Super Bowl halftime show downright sucked.Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne and Slash at Comerica Theatre Last Night

    Luke HolwerdaOzzy Osbourne​Ozzy Osbourne and Slash Comerica Theatre January 26th, 2011 Have you ever wondered what happened to the people who appeared in the '80s rock documentary Heavy Metal Parking Lot? Well, from the looks of it they were all standing in a line that stretched around the Comer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Kitty Purry, Lou Dog, Snacks, Bubbles and More of Music's Greatest Pets

    Snacks​Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino has made a lot of her fans cat people.Her pet cat Snacks is almost as recognizable as the band (which plays Clubhouse Music Venue Saturday, January 22) itself. A picture of Snacks covers the drum kit, Cosentino gives Snacks a shout-out in the song "Goodby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Incoming: Styx, Ozzy Osbourne, The Temptations, Cradle of Filth, Wu-Tang Clan

    These guys: ain't nothin' to fuck with​She's a real mixed bag, this week's just announced shows. As we head toward the holidays, the shows start to become more scarce and, oddly enough, full of more popular, well-known acts. Case in point: Ozzy Osbourne, The Tempations and Alice Cooper's annual Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The End of the Lopsided World: Jonathan L's Last Radio Shows are This Weekend

    ​If you've been following the debate about the movement to get Phoenix's NPR station, KJZZ, to play some indie rock, you may have seen the name Jonathan L tossed around a bit.The 30-year DJ, who has had an alternative show since 1986, does a twice-weekly shift on the normally metal-centric KUPD. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Slash's Solo Album Stream: Hear It Before Its May Release

    Slash has a new record out...with the help of loads of famous friends.​When you used to be in a band with a guy that made arguably the most anticipated album of the last two decades, which turned out to be Axl Rose's epic failure Chinese Democracy, it's kinda hard to top the hype yourself. But ala ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Jailhouse Butt Rock

    Band fuses The King with the ‘80s

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    October 1, 2009

    Paulina Rubio

    Cross over anytime

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    John Hughes Shrine in NYC, Aerosmith Cancels Tour, Anthony and the Johnsons Cover Beyonce

    Sound of the City: There Is Now A Shrine in the Spot Where John Hughes Died Spin: Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week Spin: Watch as Nick Cave Reads from New Novel Rolling Stone: "The Beatles: Rock Band" Boasts Unheard Lennon, McCartney Audio Rolling Stone: Aerosmith Cancel Summer Tour Due to Tyler's ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Scream On: Gokey Makes Ears Bleed on 'Idol' Top 4

    So I think we all knew going into last night's rock-themed episode of Idol that Danny Gokey was going to have problems. The guy is about as rock n' roll as my grandma after hip replacement surgery (Hi Nana!). I was honestly really excited to see him make a fool of himself, and, always eager to pleas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    About Damn Time: Matt Giraud Off of 'Idol'

    During his tenure on American Idol, Matt Giraud was like the Little Dueling Piano Player Who Could: Snubbed by the voting public in the Top 36, the judges made him one of their "judges choice" picks for the Top 13. Then, when he finally got voted off two weeks ago after his horrible performance duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    Why I Was The Last Man In America To Hear Chinese Democracy

    By Martin Cizmar I very well may be the last man in American to hear Chinese Democracy. Almost certainly, I was the last music critic, and among last Guns n' Roses fans. Honestly, though, as bad as I wanted to hear it, I couldn't bring myself to log on to MySpace to hear the record I've been waitin ... More >>

  • Music

    January 10, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    You wanted the best? You got the best: Guitar Hero III

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    August 9, 2007

    Mane Spotting

    Poison guitarist makes hair-metal palatable -- almost

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    March 17, 2005

    Speed Trap

    PIR's Jam mixes speeding bullets with Velvet Revolver

  • Music

    June 10, 2004

    Velvet Revolver

    G 'N' R/STP contraband visits Celebrity Theatre

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    Guns N' Roses

    Welcome to the Videos (DVD) (Geffen)

    Mötley Cre
    Greatest Video Hits (DVD) (Mötley/Hip-O)

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Off the Rails

    The Guns N' Roses tour collapses, and Axl folds. Is anyone really surprised?

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    The Blasters

    Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino)

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    The Have Nots

    Amid a spate of new activity, John Doe looks back at the napalm-and-velvet explosion that was X

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Dream On

    The Dream Syndicate The Days of Wine and Roses (Rhino)

  • Music

    September 13, 2001

    Miracle Worker

    Former Dream Syndicate leader Steve Wynn puts the ghost of his old band to rest with the finest album of his career

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    January 22, 1998
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    April 10, 1997
  • Music

    October 24, 1996

    Beach Boys Vs. Guns N' Roses:

    Who are the real bad boys of rock?

  • Music

    June 16, 1993
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    May 19, 1993

    RODGERS' MUD

    EX-BAD COMPANY VOCALIST HAS A FINE ROCK DISC AND TOUR' BUT THEY COULD GIVE PURISTS THE BLUES

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