Oliver Barnes of the Classic Rock and Metal Podcast recently conducted an interview with former Guns ‘n Roses drummer Steven Adler and bassist Chip Z’Nuff, both currently touring with Adler’s Appetite.
The band are now in the UK for a series of shows mixing both Guns ‘n Roses and new material and the pair discuss their recent sell-out jaunt in Europe, the new material and the new lease of life they’re finding on the road.
An excerpt of the interview can be heard here:
The Classic Rock and Metal Podcast is available to stream or download on the first Monday of every month and is intended for people wanting to catch up on their favourite rock and metal bands of the 70s and 80s, find out what they’re doing now and learn about some of the great new bands following in their footsteps.
Modern Superstar welcomes new member and bassist Jordan Dirty; formerly a founding member of Method Of Friction. Jordan hails from the Virginia area, and brings a fresh new sound to the band. Jordan lists his influences as Cliff Burton, Duff McKagan and Nikki Sixx.
Jordan is currently in rehearsal with Modern Superstar and will make his debut performance on March 11th as the band supports Quiet Riot.
Modern Superstar’s 2011 tour dubbed, The Rockin’ Ink Tour, in support of their debut release “Under My Skin” is slated to kick off in April. The tour will feature special appearances by Tattoo Tony Rodriguez. Tour dates will be announced shortly.
FnA Records is releasing a not-so-new album from TORA TORA. In fact, inferior copies have been floating around the internet for years to the dismay of the band. Guitarist Keith Douglas comments: “The files found and shared on the net are a poor copy from cassette to CD that are actually too fast. This release will be the closest thing ever to the original recording. Revolution Day Is Here!”
Revolution Day is material that was being worked on by Tora Tora for the follow-up to Wild America when the band found themselves in the midst of a new genre called Grunge. Fans of the hard rock genre would be disappointed as they saw their favorite bands dropped from their labels. What was a successful band like Tora Tora to do?
Anthony Corder recollecting the Revolution Day sessions:
“The Revolution Day project was an interesting time for Tora Tora. It was the ’93-’94 era, we were overlapping the last embers of our Wild America dates, rehearsing ideas for the new project, growing from our touring experiences, and experimenting with recording techniques. We relocated our rehearsal space to a warehouse over by the Memphis airport, and tried to stay focused on pre-production. We were pulling together ideas from handheld cassette recorders, scribbled napkins, and 8 track recordings we made on the bus or hotel rooms. I think we were more comfortable with our creative spirits, more confident in our ideas and our approach to songwriting. All of us contributed on the former projects, but everyone was struggling for the third project to keep the Tora identity, and go somewhere new at the same time. We definitely had moments of anxiety and frustration but it was all well worth it once we locked down the tunes. We were joined by The Memphis Horns as well as Susan Marshall and Stacy Plunk, adding back-up vocals on two tracks. The Revolution sessions were some of our most memorable escapades, and had us back at home in Ardent, hanging with Molly’s LaCasita crew, and me personally closing down most Midtown establishments.”
So what can the fans expect on Revolution Day? Fans of Tora Tora who fell in love with the bluesy feel of ‘Walkin’ Shoes’ and ‘Phantom Rider’ can expect more of the same (just with an updated feel) on tracks like ‘Mississippi Voodoo Child’, ‘Candle And The Stone’, ‘Shelter From The Rain’, ‘Me And You’, and ‘Rescue Me’. There are also your hard rockers on this album like ‘Living A World Away’, ‘Out Of The Storm’ and ‘Little Texas’.
Revolution Day shows a huge growth over Wild America as the band became more comfortable in the studio. On top of that, Anthony Corder’s voice is at a top-notch level. The fans will not be disappointed.
FnA Records has been the home for the last three Tora Tora albums, Bombs Away, Miss B. Havin’, and Before & After.
To pick up your copy, visit the website at www.fnarecords.net.
This November, the ultimate rock and roll cruise will take you away from it all to the exotic Mayan Riviera, and rock harder than ever before! Joining the party and performing onboard will be none other than BUCKCHERRY, HINDER, HELLYEAH, SEVENDUST and IN THIS MOMENT, as well as LYNAM, BROKEN TEETH and RIVAL SONS! But don’t worry rock and roll children…we ain’t done yet! Even more amazing artists are being added to the bill, and we’ll be announcing them soon!
SR11 will depart Fort Lauderdale, FL, on Monday, November 14th, and sail for five sun and fun filled days onboard the luxurious MSC Poesia, before returning on Saturday, November 19th. You’ll make two stops in the festive Mexican ports of Costa Maya and Cozumel, where you can take in some ancient Mayan ruins, scuba or snorkel in crystal blue Caribbean water, swim with dolphins, shop til you drop, or just hang out on the beach and party with your friends… Muchas cervezas por favor!
In addition to mingling with rockstars during the cruise, you’ll be treated like one with exclusive artist hosted events and activities. The Poesia will keep the food and beverages flowing long into the night so you can party until the break of dawn! And with multiple pools, jacuzzis, a luxury spa and a state of the art gym onboard, you can stay refreshed and reenergized for the next round of rock and roll!
So if you’re ready to join us for this one of a kind musical adventure, visit www.GetShipRocked.com right now! Cabins go on-sale Monday, February 28th at 12p-ET, and can be booked online, or by phone toll-free at 1-888-438-9509. Prices start at only $799 per person (based on double occupancy, subject to availability), and include exclusive access to all of the ShipRocked concerts and activities, your deluxe stateroom, meals, ship amenities and activities, and much, much more!