Los Angeles- Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler has been arrested in Hollywood for alleged drug possession.Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French says the 43-year-old Adler was arrested around 4 a.m. Friday by officers called to a home where a man reportedly was creating a disturbance and refusing to leave.
Adler was booked for investigation of possessing narcotics, being under the influence and for an outstanding warrant.
He was jailed on $45,000 bail.
Adler has a long history of drug use. He performed on the early Guns N’ Roses albums but was later fired.
Courtesy of WTHR.com
I haven’t covered this story at HRH, but Joe Elliott’s latest retort to Bret Michaels and Rikki Rockett is pricless! Read on!
DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott has hit back at POISON singer Bret Michaels and drummer Rikki Rockett over their response to Elliott’s comments at a June 6 press conference at the Sweden Rock Festival, in which Elliott said bands like POISON and MÖTLEY CRÜE had “no substance in their music” and therefore relied more on their image in the ’80s. Rockett questioned Elliott’s rock historian credentials in his posting, and wrote, “I’d be hurt if this were coming from John Lennon… So it takes about one minute and 45 seconds to put on eyeliner. I suppose during that same time you were writing the next ‘Imagine’.”
Michaels had already responded to Elliott’s comments earlier, saying, “We have not sold out, and continuously, for 20 years every arena because we care about just our appearance. The music comes first.” He then added, “(DEF LEPPARD) shouldn’t be knocking anyone about their music since they just did a show called ‘Dancing With The Stars’ in the U.S. and they got crucified because they fucking lip-synched the entire show, so before they bust anyone’s balls, I’ve never lip-synched a fucking thing in my life — ever! It’s the pot calling the kettle black.”
In a brand new message posted at DEF LEPPARD’s official web site, Elliott writes, “Whoah boys, slow down!!! Well, Bret has a point, we DID lip-synch on ‘Dancing With The Stars’… absolutely… a show they’d love to be on, no doubt! But it was two-fold. One, the nature of the show didn’t lean towards a full live performance, too many restrictions, so we lip-synched — the way ALL artists do when they shoot videos (and the same as we did on ‘American Bandstand’ 25 years ago, and every time we did ‘Top Of The Pops’, dozens of times, so to us Englishmen, it’s no big deal). Two, I had a severe respritory infection, as highlighted by my croaking through the (absolutely 100% live!) ‘Ellen’ show performance the day before! My throat doctor (Dr. Sugarman, possibly Bret’s doctor too!) advised me NOT to sing for a week, but these shows were all on the week our new album was released, so canceling wasn’t an option…. hence my rather again croaky performance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ the next night! I was simply making the following simple point when I said a lot of those Hollywood bands weren’t ‘real’ (or whatever I said)… I was born Joseph Elliott, Sav was born Richard Savage, Rick was born Richard Allen, Phil was born Philip Collen, Viv was born Vivian Campbell, and oh, Steve was born Stephen Clark. I don’t think anyone in POISON uses their real name, do they? And I could name hundreds of others who don’t, but POISON came to mind because I was asked about them! It’s nothing personal, it was just an answer to a question. As for being ‘crucified’ for lip-synching, one DJ on KLOS doesn’t worry me, however, a Top 5 entry in the Billboard album chart the week after and very healthy ticket sales seems to lean towards the fact that most of our fans knew that I was sick and that I ‘took one for the team,’ as it were. Calm down boys, you’ve heard worse, no?! Hey… Rikki implies we’re miming on tour?! HA!!! Well, he’s welcome to come see us anytime he wants… Obviously not used to hearing a good band very often then, is he?? Also, glitter rock may well have been re-christened in the 80’s by er, someone in Hollywood, but trust me, I WAS THERE in 1972 in the UK, when Bowie, Bolan, SLADE, SWEET etc….. ruled with GLAM ROCK! Check out some old mags and you’ll see for yourself. I’m no historian, just a big fan, but sorry, Rikki (excuse me if I’ve spelled that wrong, though!), you’re wrong here, mate… very wrong! As you might say yourself, chill dude, just shootin’ the shit! PS: Rikki — John Lennon is dead, in case no no told you… And ‘Elliott’ is spelled with 2 ‘T’s…”
Willie Basse (ex-Black Sheep) Streams New Album Online
New Album “The Money Grind” In Online Stores Now
’80’s Metal Pioneer, Willie Basse has streamed his new album “The Money Grind” in its entirety online through AltSounds.com at http://www.altsounds.com/altsounds/bands/5505/index.php. The album, which was released through Basse’s own label New Empire Media, features a guest appearance by Randy Castillo (Ozzy Osbourne, Motley Crue).
“I never really understood artists who don’t want to share their music as many people as possible. The way the industry has headed towards the online world, so why not embrace it and use it as tool to get your music out there,” says Basse about the online stream of his new album. “Head over to AltSounds and check out entire album if you are looking for a great metal album that’s rooted in classic metal.”
Basse is best known for his role as bassist/frontman for the LA based legendary metalheads, Black Sheep, who were staples of Sunset Strip during the metal explosion of the ‘80s. Basse has now reemerged with his solo effort “The Money Grind”, an unapologetic approach to metal returns the genre to the classic sound of bands like Dokken, Ratt, W.A.S.P and Dio
Jimi Hendrix is coming to Guitar Hero.
The Seattle-based company Experience Hendrix, which controls the rock icon’s musical legacy, is providing Hendrix’s music and likeness for the latest “Guitar Hero” video game, Aaron Grant, a spokesman for publisher and developer Activision and Red Octane, told the Associated Press.
It’s the first time Hendrix’s likeness will be showcased in the game.
An avatar of Hendrix, as well as the song “The Wind Cries Mary” and a live version of “Purple Haze” recorded in 1969 at the San Diego Sports Arena, will be included on “Guitar Hero World Tour.” The fourth edition of the popular game franchise is scheduled for release Oct. 27.
“World Tour” will be the first “Guitar Hero” to feature playable drums and a microphone.
Besides the in-game songs, Experience Hendrix provided Activision and Red Octane with tunes that will be released in the future as downloadable content, Grant said.
“Monster Philosophy” will be the title of the 10th studio album from one of Denmarks most popular and persistent rock bands. The songs were written in the past two years and producer on the album is Joshua, who has worked with Kent, Carpark North and many other bands. The basic tracks were recorded in Long Branch, New Jersey in April and the work has continued in the Mansion Studiet in Copenhagen.
Right now D-A-D is headlining the Grøn Koncert and the band reveals that a few of the new songs are on the setlist. If the green caravan doesn’t stop in your city you can listen to a pre-mix of the new and almost finished song “Revolution” on MySpace.
Release date for “Monster Philosophy” is November 10th.
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Did you get to see Stonerider on the Airbourne, Endeverafter Tour earlier this year?
If not, the band has a bunch of dates coming in the midwest and east in July through September.
Check em out!
The video below is from the Lexington, KY show earlier this year.
July, 25 2008 08:00 PM – The Hard Rock (Velvet Underground), Atlanta, Georgia
August, 14 2008 08:00 PM – 5 points Pub w/ LESLIE, Columbia, South Carolina
August, 15 2008 08:00 PM – The Jinx w/ LESLIE, Savannah, Georgia
August, 16 2008 08:00 PM – Gottrocks w/ LESLIE, Greenville, South Carolina
August, 20 2008 08:00 PM – Smith’s Olde Bar w/ LESLIE, Atlanta, Georgia
August, 22 2008 08:00 PM – The Depot w/ LESLIE, Covington, Georgia
August, 23 2008 08:00 PM – Limelight, Nashville, Tennessee
August, 24 2008 08:00 PM – Alrosa Villa, Columbus, Ohio
August, 25 2008 08:00 PM – Peabodys/Pirates Cove, Cleveland, Ohio
August, 27 2008 08:00 PM – The Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August, 28 2008 08:00 PM – Beat Kitchen (17+), Chicago, Illinois
August, 29 2008 08:00 PM – The Machine Shop, Flint, Michigan
August, 30 2008 08:00 PM – The Cove, Geneva, Ohio
August, 31 2008 08:00 PM – Club Infinity, Buffalo, New York
September, 1 2008 08:00 PM – Northern Lights, Albany, New York
September, 3 2008 08:00 PM – Sullivan Hall, NYC, New York
September, 4 2008 08:00 PM – Crocodile Rock Cafe, Allentown, Pennsylvania
September, 5 2008 08:00 PM – Sonar Baltimore, Maryland
One of the bands from the late ’80’s early 90’s glam metal scene, that has been long forgotten about by most is Hollywood, CA’s Funhouse.
The band released one CD, back in 1990, and pretty much vanished shortly thereafter. On Generation Generator, you get 5 studio tracks, and 3 live cuts. I though this was kind of odd mixture, especially for a new band starting out.
Funhouse’s sound falls somewhere between Motley Crue, Skid Row and maybe a dash of Ugly Kid Joe. They weren’t as good as any of those bands, but they do have a solid sound that I found enjoyable. This disc isn’t breaking any new ground musically, and it kind of short, with it clocking in just shy of 33 minutes. 80’s and 90’s Glam metal fans will probably love this disc. It is a fun disc of partying hair metal tunes, that is still worth a few spins in 2008 and beyond.
Generation Generator has been out of print for quite a while, but you can still snag some copies of this disc from Amazon.com for a reasonable price. If you like what you hear, grab a copy of this disc, before they are all gone.
In 2008, Chris, Marc and Joe E. are playing together in a band called Hazard Los Angeles. Funhouse did a reunion show in 2002. I doubt we have heard the last from this Hollywood band. For more information on Funhouse, check out their myspace page.
Rating:Out of 10
2. Y R S
3. One Funhouse
4. The Preacher
5. One More Time For Love
6. Rocks And Roses
7. Generation Generator
8. Christine In Chains
Chris Hazard – Vocals
Marc Vachon – Lead Guitar
Johnny Hill – Drums
Joe E. rhythm – Guitar
Cat – Bass
Motley Crue released a new video a couple of weeks ago for their single, Saints of Los Angeles. Check it out!