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Slash (Musician)

  • Culture

    June 27, 2013

    The 2013 Houston Web Awards: The Best Of Online Houston

    Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.

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    May 28, 2013

    Question: Who the Hell Is Even In Guns N' Roses Nowadays?

    Tonight, Guns N' Roses plays what's being billed as an "intimate" performance at House of Blues. From our perspective here at Rocks Off, that's a good thing. The opportunity to get close enough to W. Axl Rose to check carefully for plastic surgery scars is one many longtime fans never dared dream of ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Top 5 Reasons Velvet Revolver Shouldn't Reunite

    You might have read recently that Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland is teasing a full-time comeback for his other band. You know, the one with the guys from Guns N' Roses. That's right, Velvet Revolver. I know, I tried to forget about them too, but apparently the guys in the band are inten ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The Top 25 Music Videos of 2012, Nos. 15-11

    More of the best music videos from the last year are coming up, and this time I promise they won't all be about suicide and sadness as they seem to have been yesterday. Nope, this time a little levity is on the menu, but a little murder and black magic as well. Allons-y! Rewind: The 25 Best Music ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    Fuccing the Devil With Against Me!'s Andrew Seward

    If there is something that is sadly lacking in the world, it's musicians directing music videos. Some do it, of course, like Blitzen Trapper's Brian Adrian Koch or Taylor Momsen who does her own storyboards. For better or for worse, though, most bands turn their product over to a professional direct ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    Top 5 Video-Game Characters Inspired by Slash

    When I was a kid just discovering Guns N' Roses, I always pretended to be Slash while reenacting the music videos I saw on MTV. Maybe a part of me could sense that one day Axl would swell with both girth and wackaloonitude, or maybe I just admired the pimp daddy top hat and undeniable skill. Regardl ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    Last Night: Slash at House of Blues

    Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Foxy Shazam House of Blues September 9, 2012 See more with Slash, Myles Kennedy and various other conspirators in our slideshow. Seeing Slash is actually a more value-packed way to get the Guns N' Roses experience here in 2012, a year that saw any ho ... More >>

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    September 6, 2012
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    June 29, 2012

    Hate Axl Rose? Just Go See Slash Instead!

    Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash is heading back to Houston and the House of Blues on September 9 with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, plus extra-special beautiful openers Foxy Shazam. Mr. Saul Hudson was last in town opening for Ozzy Osbourne at Toyota Center in January 2011. That night w ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    Lose Your Illusion: 5 Lowlights of the Tour That Tore Guns N' Roses Apart

    On May 24, 1991, Guns N' Roses embarked on its Use Your Illusion Tour, a massive 192-date concert spectacular that took the band to every place on the planet with electricity. The string of shows marked the very height of Guns' popularity, with more than seven million people in 27 countries plunkin ... More >>

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    May 1, 2012

    You Got Served: The Top 10 Legal Battles In Rock History

    Ten years ago last week, one of the most vicious legal battles in rock history took another ugly turn. Ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found themselves in King County Superior Court over a dispute with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, over the band's considerable royalti ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Who Should Induct Axl Rose And Guns N' Roses Into The Rock Hall?

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony is coming up quick on April 14, and the presenters for the event have been announced, except for one artist. Just who will speak about and induct Guns N' Roses? Who is even qualified? Rapper Chuck D will induct the Beastie Boys, while funnyman Ch ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Why Do We Always Expect Our Favorite Bands To Reunite?

    John Hammond, the billionaire CEO of InGen and the curator of Jurassic Park found out the hard way that sometimes things from another time and place don't mesh well with different surroundings. A guy even got eaten by a Tyrannosaurus rex while he was taking a dump, and one of those spitting dinosaur ... More >>

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    February 15, 2012

    If Axl And Slash Can (Maybe) Get Along, There Is Hope For Us All

    When it was announced that Guns N' Roses were to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame back in December, a kind of hush went all over the world as everyone pondered whether or not lead singer Axl Rose and former lead guitarist Slash would share a stage, or even a podium together. This was ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Five on Five: Fender vs. Gibson, Who Had the Better Players?

    ​For guitar players, it's an age old question: are you a Fender guy or a Gibson guy? Over the years since both companies became popular in rock music, many other guitar manufacturers have made inroads, but none have been able to surpass the power and tradition of these two giants in the guitar ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    No Surprises: Rock Hall Set To Induct Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    Photo By Marco TorresGuns N' Roses are Rock Hall bound, but which version of GNR will show up? ​This morning (well, it leaked last night) the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland announced their 2012 class of inductees. Included on the list are Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Bo ... More >>

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    December 2, 2011

    Rocks Off Lists Our Favorite Downloads of 2011

    It's getting to be that time of year, when the temperature drops and the lists start rolling in. Read any blog, magazine or newspaper and you're bound to run across at least a handfull of year-end lists, particularly when it comes to music. We all like to talk about the stuff we like. It's just what ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Friday Night: Guns N' Roses At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​Let's get it all out in the open. Axl Rose, we've been told, is a head case who ran off Slash and Izzy and the rest of his former bandmates with his increasingly erratic and dictatorial behavior. The delays behind "Guns N' Roses" latest album, Chinese Democracy, became ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    Duff McKagan Remembers Guns N' Roses' First Tour

    Former Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan is now, among other things, a columnist for Rocks Off's sister music blog in Seattle, Reverb. This month Touchstone Books will publish Duff's memoir, It's So Easy: And Other Lies, and he agreed to publish an excerpt on Reverb. In turn, Reverb agreed to share ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    10 Things You May Not Know About G N' R's Use Your Illusion Albums

    For the past few weeks, the music world has been firmly entrenched in Nirvana nostalgia. Hell, even Rocks Off took a crack at it, looking up all the expensive memorabilia on eBay related to the band. But in September 1991, another album hit the store shelves that had a lot of impact too, for better ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Aftershow Promises An Aphrodisiac For The Ears

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​This is entirely new and ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Four Reasons Black Eyed Peas' Halftime Show Sucked

    usatoday.com​The best part about Sunday night's Super Bowl halftime show was that people actually were surprised that it was bad, as if the Black Eyed Peas would pull it off without a hitch and we would all rush to our computers and download their entire catalog in converted reverence. Right w ... More >>

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    February 6, 2011

    Black Eyed Pleeease!: Fergie & The Gang At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Earlier this week we chronicled for you our favorite Super Bowl halftime shows, from Petty and the Who, to the Boss and the Stones. Tonight we will be live-blogging all the musical attractions from Super Bowl XLV from Dallas, er, Arlington. ​ Lined up in the next few minutes we will see Christina ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Yngwie and Ozzy: Nothing Beats Your First Concert

    Yeah, I said it.​"How long will it be before I get my hearing back?" My girlfriend Cathy's 12-year-old niece, Jade, asked me that question Monday night after the final strains of "Paranoid" had finished reflecting off the walls of the Toyota Center. "It will probably be a couple days," I said ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Last Night: Ozzy Osbourne At Toyota Center, Part 2

    Photos by Groovehouse​Ozzy Osbourne Toyota Center January 18, 2011 See more photos of the Ozzman, opener Slash and their fans in our slideshow. How does he do it? Say there's this musician who a) overindulged to such an extent for 30 years he made Caligula look like a Southern Baptist; b) l ... More >>

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    December 21, 2010

    Axl And Slash, Still Causing Trouble

    Rocks Off is following our sister Houston Press blogs into the choppy waters of "Comment of the Day," choosing a comment or a handful of comments from the previous day we find especially enlightening, infuriating or just plain hilarious. We're glad our readers have opinions, whatever they are, about ... More >>

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    December 20, 2010

    Guns N' Roses, Rolling Stones, Prince Coming In 2011?

    Sind Axl und Slash wieder Freunde geworden?​Rocks Off is in the concert business for all intents and purposes. We scour Pollstar and other Web sites and almost hourly looking for new shows and tours to tell you about around the clock. In the span of writing this introduction we just listed Luc ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Five More Heavy Metal Christmas Carols

    ​Last year's unholy Christmas metal list was so popular, we decided to reach back into our quasi-Santanic bag and find five more songs for you to blare while trimming the tree and wrapping presents. We made our list too late to catch Rob Halford's Christmas album, Winter Songs. Otherwise it ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Top 10 Hottest Jewish Musicians

    ​The Festival of Lights is upon us, as the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah officially kicks off at sundown tonight. Some of music's leading bigwigs will likely be sparking up the menorah, among them Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Leonard Cohen, Diamond David Lee Roth, Perry Farrell an ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    The Top 10 Music-Video Riots

    From Agnostic Front's "Riot, Riot Upstart"​Just like the Stones said, "Summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy." Only the best social insurrections and riots happen in the heat of the summer. It makes us wonder why Houston hasn't had more angry, heat-stoked street ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    For Sale: One Guitar, Slightly Peed On

    ​Here's a lovely way to start off the week. Naturally, it comes to us from Craigslist. Just in time for summer vacation, in case any of you recent grads are thinking about starting a band, or a summer tour if you're already in one, a local musician posting under the name "Dean Vendetta" - which we ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Aftermath: Steel Panther On The Hair-Metal Prowl At House Of Blues

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ As this morning has progressed, Aftermath is starting to slowly piece together exactly what Steel Panther did to us last night at the House Of Blues. Thank God we brought a camera. For one, we can't hear really well, which is a sign that the music was nice and loud. When w ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009

    Anvil! The Story of Anvil

    Tragic, hilarious and maybe the sweetest rock doc ever made.

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    May 7, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Four Results

    Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxNo More Pencils: Slash (right) took American Idol's Final 4 to school Wednesday night. "Who will graduate from the school of rock? And who will just get schooled?" Ryan Seacrest asked, rhetorically, at the beginning of Wednesday night's episode of American Idol. We wondere ... More >>

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    May 6, 2009

    Idol Beat: The Top Four

    Photos by Ray Mickshaw/ FoxMan alive! Jamie Foxx mentored last week, and now guitarist-celeb Slash is in the proverbial American Idol house for "Rock and Roll Week"! Okay, sure, these people have projects and albums to promote, but these still feel like coups. Lot to address, so today I'm skipping t ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Buckcherry's Sweet Success

    Drinking and drugging with crazy bitches sounds like more fun than the law will allow, but playing in a red-hot rock band is not always an all-you-can eat orgy. "I think people realize there's a lot more to this band than just fucking and partying," says Buckcherry guitarist Keith Nelson. That r ... More >>

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    October 27, 2008

    Free DP and Tacos for All!

    Unless your name is Slash or Buckethead, you’re due a free soda. Dr Pepper is about to come through on its promise to give everyone in America (minus 2) a free soda if Guns N’ Roses manages to release Chinese Democracy album before the end of the year. The band has been working on the album for ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    April 29, 2008
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    January 31, 2008

    Web Extra: Seven Magnificent Moments in Guitar Hero / Rock Band

    In celebration of John Nova Lomax’s feature on the popularity of Rock Band and Guitar Hero, we now present seven clips of fake-rockin’ goodness. 1.) Axl Rose’s Chinese Democracy might never be finished, but we’re happy to see Slash still has folks to jam with, most notably Kelly Law-Yone an ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    January 28, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Stone Temple Reunion

    It was unofficially announced last week, in separate interviews with Slash and Scott Weiland, that Stone Temple Pilots are reuniting for a tour. Touring should begin by the summer, sometime after Velvet Revolver unceremoniously implodes. When I excitedly told my friends this wonderful news over the ... More >>

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    August 22, 2007

    “Thunderstruck” on I-45

    Some songs are custom-written for Houston, even if they come from halfway around the world. Just as I exited the Gulf Freeway this morning onto that long flyover leading to downtown, AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” came on the trusty satellite radio. The skyline slowly rose into view as that needly gu ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Use Your Illusion

    Velvet Revolver is the best hope in a dismal lot of Guns N' Roses substitutes

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    December 12, 2002

    November Pain

    Call 'em Guns N' Poseurs if you like, but Axl Rose can still incite riots with the best of them

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    July 5, 2001

    Royal Slash

    Slash charms over a new den of snakes

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    October 6, 1994

    The Violent Femmes Perk Up

    Milwaukee's finest recapture your youth

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    December 2, 1993

    New Blues

    Alternative rock robs pop's cradle

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