Guns N' Roses Concert Delayed Twice, and Then Angus Young Showed Up

Guns N' Roses Concert Delayed Twice, and Then Angus Young Showed Up

Guns N’ Roses’ concert in Germany was delayed by fans unable to get into the venue and a storm. But they got to see Angus Young sit in with the band.

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New FOO FIGHTERS Album Will Feature 'Biggest Pop Star In The World'

New FOO FIGHTERS Album Will Feature 'Biggest Pop Star In The World'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl revealed in an interview with BBC One that the band’s just-announced new album, “Concrete And Gold”, will feature a “bunch of guests,” including some “that will really surprise you.” Pressed further, Grohl added: “There’s one who is probably the biggest pop star in the world and — I’m not kidding — sings backup on one of the heaviest songs on the record and we’re not telling anybody who it is.”

Fans have been speculating online who the “biggest pop star” could be, with most agreeing on Adele. The British superstar has close ties with producer Greg Kurstin, who has not only produced her music but was behind the board for “Concrete And Gold”.

Grohl also spoke about the recording sessions in the interview, saying: “Without telling anybody, we’ve been in the studio for the last six months and we made the biggest-sounding FOO FIGHTERS record we’ve ever made.”

The FOO FIGHTERS frontman continued: “Honestly, I think it’s going to take a lot of people by surprise. Every band says it’s the best record they’ve ever made, but wait till you hear it. It’s definitely the hugest thing we’ve ever done.”

“Concrete And Gold” will arrive on September 15. The first single and video, called “Run”, is out now.

FOO FIGHTERS will celebrate the release of the album with a fall North American tour. They kick it off on October 7 with Cal Jam 17, a full day’s worth of music headlined by the FOO FIGHTERS and also including QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, Liam Gallagher, ROYAL BLOOD, THE STRUTS, THE KILLS and a dozen more acts.

The rest of the tour begins on October 12 in Washington D.C. and will last through December. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. local time on June 26.

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Watch RATT's Entire Concert In Peoria

Watch RATT's Entire Concert In Peoria

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT‘s entire June 1 performance at Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois can be seen below.

Featured songs:

01. Wanted Man (1:14)
02. I’m Insane (5:15)
03. Dangerous But Worth The Risk (8:42)
04. You Think You’re Tough (12:33)
05. Walkin’ The Dog (17:00)
06. Way Cool Jr. (20:23)
07. In Your Direction (25:54)
08. Lovin’ You’s A Dirty Job (28:47)
09. Slip Of The Lip (34:00)
10. Nobody Rides For Free (38:50)
11. Lack Of Communication (43:58)
12. Lay It Down (48:51)
13. You’re In Love (52:39)
14. Body Talk (57:17)
15. Back For More (1:01:56)
16. Round And Round (1:08:17)

The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band’s classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 in the midst of a highly publiced legal battle with drummer Bobby Blotzer over the rights to the RATT name. They were joined at the gigs by former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo, who played on RATT‘s last studio album, 2010’s “Infestation”, and drummer Jimmy DeGrasso, who previously played with Y&T, WHITE LION and MEGADETH, among others.

Asked by Nivens of the 98.9 The Rock radio station at the Rockfest at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City if fans can expect to see a new RATT album in 2018, Juan said: “Look, right now, we’re just glad to be out there working again and moving forward. And, really, not to promise too much or… You know what I mean?”

After DeMartini teasingly pointed out to Croucier that “the question was about a new record,” the bassist explained: “That’s exactly what I’m referencing.”

Pearcy, for his part, was more direct in his response, telling the station: “I would love to get that done, actually. I would.”

RATT also spoke about how the band has been received by the fans since the group’s core trio reunited in 2016 after a two-year hiatus during which Blotzer attempted to launch his version of RATT without any other original members. Stephen said: “Oh, [the fans are] going… they’re crazy. Or, as Ozzy [Osbourne] would say, fucking crazy.”

Juan added: “It’s been going really well. And the band is playing really well, so it’s sort of a nice level to see… as far as the performance… And it’s really consistent. So it’s been going great.”

Pearcy told rock journalist Mitch Lafon earlier this year that RATT wanted the follow-up to “Infestation” to be to “something special.” He explained: “We want it to be brilliant, and we’re gonna take the time and effort to do it,” he said. “We just don’t wanna go out there and… I mean, of course, we’re gonna go out there and play the hits and do what we do, but at the end of the year, we wanna start on the record. It’s part of the plan of us getting together in the first place — the three of us [me, Warren and Juan] — and going through the mess that we did to protect this entity, and to step up and finally say, ‘Okay, this is big-rock time. This is ‘stop the bullshit,’ all this nonsense that’s going on.’ So, you know, expect the best.”

Last November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether Croucier had committed trademark infringement by using the RATT name and logo to advertise his band RATT’S JUAN CROUCIER back in the fall 2015. The judge furthermore decided that the corporation WBS, Inc. — of which Blotzer and DeMartini were thought to be the sole shareholders — did not have ownership interest in the RATT marks and that the name and brand was still owned by the members who were part of the original RATT partnership agreement.

In addition to claiming to have expelled Blotzer from the partnership following the latest court ruling, DeMartini, Croucier and singer Stephen Pearcy said that Blotzer could now only refer to himself as a “former member of RATT,” as per the partnership agreement.

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Joins GUNS N' ROSES On Stage In Hannover, Germany (Video)

AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Joins GUNS N' ROSES On Stage In Hannover, Germany (Video)

AC/DC guitarist Angus Young made a guest appearance with GUNS N’ ROSES earlier tonight (Thursday, June 22) in Hannover, Germany during the European leg of the latter band’s “Not In This Lifetime” tour.

Young joined GUNS to perform the AC/DC classic “Whole Lotta Rosie”.

Young previously played with GUNS N’ ROSES at two shows in Sydney, Australia in February. He also jumped on stage with the group in April 2016 at the Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival to perform the AC/DC classics “Riff Raff” and “Whole Lotta Rosie”.

Rose did a string of European and North American concerts with AC/DC in 2016, mostly to fan and critical acclaim.

It is unknown whether Rose will continue singing with AC/DC. The band’s future remains in doubt after the band completed its world tour in support of 2014’s “Rock Or Bust”, a cycle that saw a massive turnover in the group’s personnel. Sole original member Angus Young has not yet indicated whether the group will continue recording and touring.

In March 2016, AC/DC‘s singer of 35 years, Brian Johnson, had to leave the band’s North American tour after doctors told him he might lose his hearing, while 40-year bassist Cliff Williams announced his retirement at the rescheduled trek’s conclusion.

The lineup that completed the tour consisted of Williams, Angus Young, Rose, Chris Slade on drums and Angus‘s nephew Stevie Young on guitar.

GUNS will come back to North America for at least another 15 stadium dates this summer, starting on July 27 in St. Louis and ending on September 8 in San Antonio.

Whole Lotta Rosie with Angus Young LIVE in Hannover

Posted by Guns N' Roses on Thursday, June 22, 2017

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GHOST Leader Says IRON MAIDEN Fans 'Have Been Overwhelmingly Accepting' Of His Band

GHOST Leader Says IRON MAIDEN Fans 'Have Been Overwhelmingly Accepting' Of His Band

In a brand new interview with Free Press Houston, GHOST lead singer and founder Tobias Forge — who performs as Papa Emeritus and does the act’s interviews disguised as a member of his backing band of Nameless Ghouls — spoke about the experience of touring the United States with IRON MAIDEN. Asked how the first few shows have gone for GHOST, Forge said: “Amazingly well. I mean, coming on to a tour as support is very hard to predict; you can’t expect a lot of things. You can expect things from a practical point of view, like whatever you agree upon. But from a crowd point of view, you have to go in with a very, very open mind, especially with established and iconic bands like IRON MAIDEN. People are there to watch them, you know? You just have to make the best out of it.

“I must say that, a couple of shows down, they have been overwhelmingly accepting,” he continued. “Enormous responses from the crowd. If we don’t have them by the first 5 to 15 minutes, we definitely have them within the last 10, so I see that as a good sign. But you know, it differs when you go to different areas. A lot of the cities that we’re playing we’ve played several times on our own over the years. We’ve gone from venues that hold 500 up to 3,000 on our own, so I guess we’re not entirely unknown. But there is a difference between a few thousand people and 20,000.”

Asked if GHOST has had to change up its show when it plays large venues or massive festivals, being such a theatrical group, Forge said: “Well, if you’re going to a show that we’re providing support for, or a large festival, you’re obviously going to see a condensed version. We have to shave off some fat from the show, so we have to stick to the so-called ‘bangers.’ But yeah, I think especially for these shows, we include the most important things about a GHOST show. Papa will come out, look very dapper, and we’ll play our significant songs. We make the best out of the 45 minutes we’re playing. That’s it, really. Most of the time we do that we come back a year or so later and do a full GHOST show. Every time we’ve done one so far it’s been bigger and bigger, so even if it’s more fun to do your own thing entirely, the tour has been going very well. We’ve been treated very well. That’s what you need to do to become a bigger and better band. It’s part of the job. We love playing, and we’re having a lot of fun.”

Forge recently officially revealed his identity while responding to a lawsuit filed by four former members of GHOST, who accused him of cheating them out of their rightful share of the profits from the group’s album releases and world tours.

In his court documents, Forge — who had previously played in several other rock bands, including REPUGNANT, CRASHDIET, SUBVISION, MAGNA CARTA CARTEL and SUPERIOR — took credit for developing GHOST‘s image and stage show and blamed his ex-bandmates for “destroying the mystery” surrounding the group by lifting the lid on GHOST‘s business dealings.

GHOST is known for its eccentric performances and is composed of six members easily recognized for their satanic attires. Five men who call themselves as Nameless Ghouls play the instruments while the lead vocalist is known as Papa Emeritus. The Nameless Ghouls who are wearing identical devil masks and costumes represent the five instrumentalities or elements (fire, water, air, earth and aether or quintessence) while their leader Papa Emeritus represents the group’s anti-pope symbol.

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