The Soundwave festival has come a long way from its humble origins as a one-day-only event on the far side of Australia. Since debuting in Perth all the way back in ’04, Soundwave has watched other music festivals come and go while it surged on to become one of the most anticipated annual music events
The official roll call for the new Hollywood Vampires album does not, ahem, suck. Sir Paul McCartney, Johnny Depp, Slash and more will feature on the debut album from the Alice Cooper-led supergroup. The all-star project, which was kickstarted by Cooper, Depp and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, was originally formed as a tribute to the
If you’re a fan of the hard rock and heavy metal genres, then first of all congratulations on your excellent taste in music. And second of all, chances are that, at some point in your life, one of your mates has asked you the following: if you could design the world’s greatest band, who would
Giving the slightest glimmer of hope to fans worldwide, rocker icon Slash has indicated he’s open-minded about the possibility of a reunion of the Guns N’ Roses classic lineup, saying we should “never say never”. “It’s been one of those things that’s been talked about by everybody but us for over the last 18, 19
Michael Jackson was accused of a lot of things in his time (and since), but here’s a brand-new one: breaking up Guns N’ Roses. According to the band’s former manager, Doug Goldstein, the deceased King of Pop could be partially to blame for the split that robbed GNR of their Appetite For Destruction. As most
Rock icon Slash teamed up with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and fellow Sunset Strip survivors Steel PantherThursday night to deliver a fun-filled night of classic rock excellence and excess at Festival Hall. Taking the stage at the decidedly un-metal time of 7 PM, Steel Panther wasted no time capturing the crowd’s attention, signalling their
While promoting his new mediation album Sleeping Tapes, actor Jeff Bridges appeared on Conan O’Brien’s late night talk show this week and stuck around to wake up the audience with a full on jam session with O’Brien and special guest Slash. Following an “epic omming session” with the audience, Bridges and O’Brien both grabbed some
Another batch of Soundwave 2015 sideshows have begun rolling in with today’s announcement that Guns N Roses riff-maker turned frontman Slash and glam metal act Steel Panther will be playing joint Sidewave shows in Sydney and Melbourne this February. In addition to their sets at Soundwave 2015, Slash and his hair metal counterparts Steel Panther
Foo Fighters have revealed another trailer for their upcoming Sonic Highways series, giving fans a taste of some of the big names that will appear in the show, including Josh Homme, Slash, Pharrell Williams, Slash and ZZ Top. Sonic Highways, is connected to their new album of the same name and follows the band as
While neither Axl Rose nor former partner-in-crime Slash have displayed any considerable desire to reunite the classic lineup of Guns N’ Roses, the reason isn’t any animosity between the two. At least, none on Slash’s part. In fact, as he recently revealed, there’s quite a bit that Slash admires about Rose. “Aside from the fact
A short lick of G’N’R is all it takes.
Noted Guns N Roses riff-maker turned frontman Slash, has often topped lists of the world’s premiere guitarists, but even the best have been influenced by those who came before. Now the Guns N’ Roses legend has drawn up his own list of the twelve best guitarists of all time, perhaps giving fans a look in
Saul Hudson, known to a legion of fans whose devotion often borders on zealotry as Slash, is many things, but a pessimist isn’t one of them. He’s a multi-platinum-selling recording artist, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a hard rock icon, and one of the greatest living exponents of the electric guitar, but
Westfest, the New Zealand hard rock festival, has confirmed it will return in 2015, and will reveal its first lineup next week. The festival has an association with Australia’s Soundwave Festival, the two previously sharing bands across lineups. Westfest 2015 promises more stages, more bands and a new venue. Westfest 2014 took place over two
Slash talks headline Aussie shows with MF!
The Dead Daisies have released an interactive short film that puts the life of the protagonist in the palm of your hand. Whether or not this young warrior lives or dies is up to your discretion, with the most popular decision being selected for the official Lock ‘N’ Load music video. Set in a post-apocalyptic