Guns N' Roses

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    July 8, 2013

    Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Weekend

    Friday, May 17 Sederra House of Blues Anaheim Anytime the punk shredders of Sederra come to the House of Blues Anaheim, they have a habit of bringing the entire Fullerton punk scene with them. Last time they played the Mouse House for free, they stuffed the place to capacity to the point where they ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Tashaki Miyaki

    Burger Records

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    April 25, 2013

    Top 10 Concert Highlights From Gibson Amphitheatre

    Yesterday's news that the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City will be closing in September was met with mixed reaction. Haters weren't too fond of the venue's location, (frankly who wanted to navigate through thousands of clueless tourists?) nor the ridiculous parking fees. But one thing that was ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Top 10 Recent Rock Star Meltdowns

    We get it. There are some pressures of rockstardom that no mere mortal should ever have to endure. But for some, it goes beyond the typical frustration of playing the same songs night after night, brutal scrutiny from the press, copious amounts of drugs, and road fatigue. Take the volatile combinati ... More >>

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    July 30, 2012

    Krewella - Ten Nightclub - 7/29/12

    See Also: Krewella Want to Play Hard with OC Fans This WeekendKrewella Costa Mesa 7/29/12 Krewella, the Chicago threesome known for their fusion of different EDM sub-genres, proceeded to bring dubsex to Ten nightclub in Newport Beach, opening with the title track from their new EP, Play Hard. Unlik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Old Records Are Outselling New Ones for the First Time

    By Chris KornelisIn the two decades since Nielsen Soundscan started to keep track of U.S. album sales in 1991, the company has seen the industry fold in half, digital sales catch up to physical, and vinyl mount a resurgence. But until last week, they'd never seen old records outsell new ones. The f ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012
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    April 11, 2012

    Axl Rose Puts The Kibosh On A Rock Hall Reunion

    Well, I guess it's safe to say that the original lineup of Guns N' Roses, you know, the one that everyone knew and loved, will never, ever reform. This morning, Axl Rose penned (or typed, depending on your point of view) an open letter that was published by the LA Times, not only stated that the mer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    The Black Keys Vs. Nickelback and The Death of The Rock Feud

    ​This week, Pat Carney of The Black Keys 'apologized' to Nickelback regarding his 'controversial' yet true comments about the Canadian quintet. In my eyes, the drummer of the Akron-bred band had no reason to apologize, true or not true. Over the past decade or so, rock (not hip-hop, which deserves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Guns 'N' Roses at the House of Blues Sunset, March 12, 2012

    ​Check out our slideshow of the Palladium show here!Guns 'N' Roses House of Blues SunsetMarch 12, 2012Axl Rose's version of Guns 'N' Roses (he was the only original member of the band onstage last night) should've given me up and down and inside out goosebumps at the House of Blues on Sunset last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Johnny Ramone's Autobio to be Released, Eight Years Later (Plus, Five Other Essential Rock Bios)

    ​Yesterday, news of the long-awaited Johnny Ramone autobiography finally broke and is scheduled to be released this spring. It's hard to believe, but Johnny died in September 2004 and somehow his memoirs are being released now. It should be interesting to read what the iconic guitar's true thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Guns N' Roses at the Forum Last Night

    Andrew Youssef​Guns N' Roses The Forum 12/21/11 This isn't your older brother's Guns N' Roses, and hell, they aren't even MY Guns N' Roses, but they're not trying to be nor do they give a shit what you and I think. Last night at the Forum, Axl Rose and the latest incarnation of GN'R took the stag ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011



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    December 7, 2011

    Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the Beastie Boys Announced as 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Famers

    ​Los Angeles bands Guns N' Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers top the list of inductees for the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it was announced early Wednesday morning. Guns N' Roses, later dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Band," emerged on L.A.'s rock scene in the mid '80s. Within a few ye ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Guns N' Grunge

    [Mental Notes] Guns N' Roses' original bassist, Duff McKagan, wrote a great book

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    October 6, 2011

    Duff McKagan on his Sensei, Going Back to School, and Finding a New Singer for Velvet Revolver

    ​Founding Guns n' Roses bassist Duff McKagan released his autobiography this week, It's So Easy...and Other Lies, and is currently on a promotional tour which brings him to Costa Mesa on October 8. Rock bios have been increasing in number lately, but few are as enjoyable as McKagan's. While Duff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    READ: An Excerpt from Duff McKagan's Memoir, 'It's So Easy: And Other Lies'

    ​The following is an excerpt from Duff McKagan's memoir, It's So Easy: And Other Lies, out now via Simon & Schuster. McKagan is a weekly columnist at our sister paper, He's be signing books at the Barnes & Noble at South Coast Plaza at 2 p.m. on Saturday (901 B So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees Announced

    ​Fifteen rockers are up to bat for the five available slots at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this October. The nominee list (posted after the jump, along with our Top Five picks) has garnered mixed responses from the public--with some expressing outrage over the inclusion (and excl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Guns N' Roses Touring for the First Time in Five Years

    ​For some reason, Guns N' Roses announcing they are going to tour isn't irritating at all. For their first major U.S. tour in five years, the group, which really is only Axl Rose and an all-new band, will play more than 30 concerts starting Oct. 28.

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    September 1, 2011

    L.A. Guns

    Galaxy Theatre

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    August 1, 2011

    Top 5 Defining MTV Moments (If You Were A Teen In The '90s)

    ​ Most people who grew up in the early '80s were lucky enough to witness MTV's revolutionary images but for many of us, who were just in grade school at the time, the cutting-edge visuals that appeared before us were too conceptual for us to comprehend. It wasn't until the early '90s (when we ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Road Trip Soundtrack Recommendations

    Here's a gratuitous road trip photo, care of whatsisface...​Summer means barbecues, beaches, sleeping in and wearing next to nothing, but the best part of the season is the annual road trip (although, seeing people wearing next to nothing is a close second) taken by many across the vast country of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    'Sweet Child O' Mine' Vid Filmed in Huntington Beach 23 Years Ago Today

    ​[via Anti Music] Before Fergie and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas ruined it with their Superbowl version, the signature riff from Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" was an era-defining moment in rock & roll. And the video for it was filmed in a ballroom in Huntington Beach, 23 years ago. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Five Songs We'd Love To See On Glee (and Storylines to Go With Them)

    ​ Last week, Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters entered into a minor public spat with Glee overlord Ryan Murphy when he announced that none of his music would ever appear on the FOX-TV hit. Grohl is not the first rock star to issue a No Glee statement to the press-- Coldplay and Guns n' Roses did th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Even Duff McKagan Has an Opinion on the Sac Kings Moving to Anaheim

    ​Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan tells ESPN readers in his column yesterday, "Stand up for your team, Sacramento!" He begins, You could say that I am a sore loser, but I really come to this topic as a citizen who sees the importance of local economies staying local. I am also a fan wh ... More >>

  • Music

    February 3, 2011

    Barren Earth: The Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young of Baltic Heavy Metal

    The Helsinki-based supergroup span pretty much every alloy of metal you could dig up

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    January 13, 2011
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    October 18, 2010

    The Early Guns 'N' Roses Years: An Exhibit by Marc Canter in Huntington Beach

    ​ Huntington Beach businessman Marc Canter will exhibit limited edition photographs and sign copies of his book, Reckless Road-Guns N' Roses and the making of Appetite for Destruction at the Rock & Roll Emporium on Wednesday, Oct. 20.The event will be held for downtown Huntington Beach's Surf ... More >>

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    February 15, 2010

    Gwen Stefani and Guns N' Roses at Fashion Week, 'My Sharona' Singer Dead, Rage Against the Machine

    "Gwen Stefani 'All Tied Up' at L.A.M.B. Fashion Week show," reports our sister paper the Village Voice.Guns N' Roses play 17-song, 90-minute set in front of extremely lucky (and small) crowd including Sebastian Bach and Kevin Bacon at former CBGB location during Fashion Week, reports Brooklyn Vegan. ... More >>

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    January 16, 2010

    Release Date for Slash's Debut Solo Album Revealed at NAMM

    When they trotted Slash out at the Marshall Amplification exhibit around 12:30 p.m. today at the NAMM trade show, which is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center and wraps Sunday, throngs of fans elbowed their way toward the star, snapped pictures and observed that his trademark top hat seemed ... More >>

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    January 13, 2010

    Today in Music News: 'Alice in Wonderland' Soundtrack, Slash, the Beatles, Mos Def

    Soundtrack for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland remake starring Johnny Depp to feature Wolfmother, Franz Ferdinand, Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz, Owl City, Avril Lavigne and many more.Slash claims to have turned down "seven, eight digit kinds" of money to reunite with Guns N' Roses.Actors being cast ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Playlist: Songs for OC's Worst Neighbor, Octomom

    ​La Habra freak show Nadya "Octomom" Suleman closed out 2009 as the nation's least desirable neighbor. Now, that's impressive. I spent the past decade blasting music and screaming to friends--we thought we were talking--at all hours of the night and what did I get? Nothing. No award. No mention ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Saturday: Guns N' Roses' Steven Adler to perform with DJ RUSH at Sutra

    ​There are some collaborations you just never expect to see in your life time, but they happen anyway...Nelly and Tim McGraw, Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney, Paula Abdul and MC Skat Cat. But famous Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler with DJ RUSH? Now that's just crazy. After reading Adler' ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009

    Great White

    The Coach House

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    April 16, 2009
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    January 28, 2009

    Old School Hip-Hop: Back from the Dead

    I've been a Sirius Satellite subscriber (hello alliteration) since the night before Howard Stern broadcast his first censorship-free show. But in that time, I've come to love certain aspects of the other channels and have recommended this product to everyone from friends to my parents.Sirius and XM, ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    Club Pick: OC Weekly Holiday Party

    No one knows how to get wasted in the winter quite like the Irish. OC Weekly knows this. After all, we have several of them on staff. That is why we've decided to pack every square inch of The Auld Dubliner this weekend in a mid-December ball of booze-soaked holiday cheer. Normally, the words "hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    'Chinese Democracy' is Here, Free Dr. Pepper is Not. (Yet.)

    As if you hadn't heard. Chinese Democracy, the Guns N' Roses record long thought to be vaporware, is out today, exclusively at Best Buy. So in case you're buying a cheap DVD copy of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and need something to listen to on the ride home, they've got you covered!What's not so n ... More >>

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    January 9, 2008

    The return of Foxy!

    If you're looking for great rock & roll this Saturday night, you could do a whole lot worse (and really, you could, like that Guns N' Roses tribute creature at the HOB, or whatever it is at the Coach House that “features members of Yes”—gag) than the Foxy reunion at Cero's Bar in Anaheim (316 ... More >>

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    July 13, 2006

    Sometimes the Lion

    Band manager John Reese fought his way to the top

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    July 13, 2006


    Summer Music Issue 2006

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    April 20, 2006

    Faceless Shreds, Secret Sorrow

    Buckethead returns from the mountaintop

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    March 16, 2006

    I Rock I Ran

    A Flock of Seagulls

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    March 10, 2005
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    November 28, 2002
  • Unknown

    August 29, 2002
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    July 25, 2002
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    November 30, 2000

    No Goon Rants

    Slash thinks Carters still prez, rocks on!

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    December 9, 1999

    The Full Lewinsky

    Another White House with a party in soneones pants

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