Slash (Musician)

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Culture

    February 14, 2013

    America's Porn Paradise!

    Jenna Haze, Aurora Snow, Dani Daniels and more of the 20 greatest adult film actors and actresses in OC history

  • Culture

    November 8, 2012

    Gordo: The Pub Picasso

    Johnny's Saloon is the gallery for this painter, who does portraits in between punches and spit

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Halloween Costumes You're Guaranteed to See This Year

    Story and Illustrations By: Jena ArdellEach Halloween you see scads of folks wearing the same costumes. Last year it was the damn black swan, and meanwhile Slash and the LMFAO guys seem to turn up annually. So this year we're handicapping the proceedings. You can pretty much bet you'll see some of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012
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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

    April 27, 2012

    Sunset Strip: Newport Beach Film Festival Pick of the Day

    It's taken a lot of celebs, dopers, hookers, runaways and other assorted freaks to make a mile-and-a-half stretch into a mecca for music, fashion and sex. It took San Diego-bred, LA-based documentary filmmaker Hans Fjellestad (Moog, Frontier Life) to put the at once glitzy and grimy Sunset Strip int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 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

    February 7, 2012

    Chi Cheng, Deftones Bassist, Showing Signs of Emerging From Three Year Coma

    ​Bassist Chi Cheng of the Deftones was involved in a high-speed car accident in Santa Barbara in November 2008. Cheng, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was ejected from his vehicle and consequently fell into a coma. Now, three years and two months later, Cheng is finally s ... 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 >>

  • 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

    August 18, 2011

    Today has Been Declared Mötley Crüe Day in West Hollywood

    ​Today the City of West Hollywood will declare August 18, 2011 Mötley Crüe Day, and honor the originaly partying hair metal band as the 2011 recipients of the "Elmer Valentine Award" for their contributions to the history of The Sunset Strip.The award ceremony at the House of Blues will kick off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Best Musician Deaths in MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch

    ​Celebrity Deathmatch was a very fulfilling television show. There were the cheesy yet humorous puns from commentators Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond, the marathons during the Super Bowl and the satisfaction of seeing celebrities you love to hate get maimed in hilarious ways. In honor of MTV's birt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Linkin Park to Play Secret Show in LA for Tsunami Relief

    Linkin Park​ Foreign tragedies have a way of hitting close to home when you're world famous and have embarked on several world tours. For Southern California's Linkin Park, the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan affected them on a personal level. "We have family ties to Japan," Chester Ben ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Pickin' With the Knitters

    Drummer DJ Bonebrake on how this X/the Blasters side project made it cool for punk rockers to like country

  • 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

    April 5, 2011

    Five More Ill-Advised Rock Reunions (Gen X Edition)

    ​ Like vampires, old bands are best left buried deep in the earth, secure in their lead coffins and unable to drain vitality from unsuspecting new victims. Either because their most desperate fans demand it or because their mortgage notes are past due, the rock bands of yore keep punching thro ... 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

    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Rockin' Songs By Black Artists

    Jimi Hendrix​February is Black History Month, and we felt it the perfect time to do one of our patented lists. Today, we are naming Top Ten Rockin'-est songs by black artists. As much as white artists get criticized for performing "black" genres like R&B, hip-hop and blues, many black artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne at the Gibson Amphitheater Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​Ozzy OsbourneFebruary 1, 2011Gibson AmphitheaterClick here to see the slideshow!Ozzy Osbourne has been labeled many things throughout his storied career. Some of the tags include legend, icon, the prince of darkness, and the godfather of metal. One characteristic that is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    TGIF: The Vandals, X, Los Lobos, The Angry Samoans, Kottonmouth Kings and More​It's Christmas time, and that means 'tis the season for a lot of classic punk rock. The Angry Samoans are back to ring in the holidays this Friday night. Playing at the Doll Hut in Anaheim along with The Rocket and Scattergood, the Samoans may be one of the many bands who have gone thr ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Exene X's Out Nostalgia

    Looking back on her life in X makes Exene Cervenka uncomfortable

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    X's Exene Cervenka: Beyond X-Mas

    Ali Smith​​Today's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 25, 2010

    Ron English's Telegrinnies, POPaganda, Camo Clownboy and More!

    "Status Factory: The Art of Ron English" at Orange Coast College showcases the work of the culture-jammer extraordinaire

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Axl Rose Sues 'Guitar Hero'

    ​[via] Axl Rose is suing Activision Blizzard Inc, the owner of the hit video game Guitar Hero. The company, which is based both in Santa Monica and Irvine, is being sued for over $20 million dollars for fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment, among others claims.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    NAMM 2011, World's Largest Music Trade Show, Announced

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySlash at last year's NAMM Show​Details to the 2011 NAMM Show, a four-day music trade show extravaganza, have finally been announced: It will take place again at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 13-16, 2011.The world's largest music trade show will highlight all of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    My Neighbor is Famous

    Ok, not really. But he is a musician and he's playing Saturday.His name is Darrin Thaves and he's a flutist. Let me go on record right now as saying this: If you have to live within earshot of a professional musician who not only practices all day, but gives lessons in their spare time, make it a fl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    Star Power

    Guitar Legend

  • Culture

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    WEB EXCLUSIVE! Shred Cred: You wanted the best—you got the best: Guitar Hero III

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    CANCELED: Velvet Revolver in Irvine

    Friday's VR show at the Verizon Wireless (Irvine Meadows) Amphitheater has been canceled due to ongoing fire-related health concerns. The show, with Alice in Chains and Sparta, was to be band's final U.S. gig before stops in Japan and Australia. A Live Nation rep said the show has been *tentatively ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007
  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Back From the Black Hole

    If it wasnt for the Adolescents, your scene wouldnt be alive

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Honk if You Love Mickey . . . and Marilyn!

    Guerrilla artist tries to get bigger than his billboards in The Art and Crimes of Ron English

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Zine Scene

    Koos gets literally literate

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    We Just Wont Take That Trash!

    Our oughta be punk karaoke primer

  • Features

    April 3, 2003
  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Parasites Like Me

    The Angry Samoans darkest secret

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Position Wanted

    I want to play in the Briefs

  • Columns

    June 14, 2001

    More Les for Me!

    Dont do the House like you did Lindas Doll Hut

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    No Goon Rants

    Slash thinks Carters still prez, rocks on!

  • Features

    August 20, 1998

    'You Gotta Write Your Own Blues'

    Dave Alvin likes audiences without categories