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Guns N’ Roses announce 8 new US Tour Dates

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 7:08 AM (PST)

GNR have announced new tour dates Stateside for Not In This Lifetime. I am real tempted to sell a leg and get to the Florida date somehow so I can croon along to “Sorry” and “Civil War”, as I have still never gotten to see the band live. Anyhow, new music is also rumored to be on the way and I hope it is in a classic/ hard rock vein like some of the stronger Chinese tracks such as “I.R.S.”, “Street Of Dreams” and “Chinese Democracy” more than the more experimental stuff. I am sure it is gonna have more bite anyway with the current line-up of OG legends and tour tested newer members who slugged it out and earned their keep.

Pre-sale for the new dates starts on June 18 at 10 a.m. local time, with V.I.P. packages available then. General sale begins on June 21 at 10 a.m. local time.
Newly announced tour dates:
Sep. 25 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena
Oct. 07 – Wichita, KS @ Intrust Bank Arena
Oct. 15 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Oct. 23 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energey Arena
Oct. 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 01 – Las Vegas, NV @ Collosseum at Ceasars Palace
Dec. 02 – Las Vegas, NV @ Collosseum at Ceasars Palace

In addition to the above-mentioned shows, GUNS N’ ROSES will make four U.S. festival appearances this fall — Louder Than Life, Austin City Limits, Exit 111 and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.

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wahhh…my fans suck and I don’t do nearly enough to condemn their bullshit

CW: A lot of bad shit. 

Dear Stan, I meant to write you sooner but I just been busy. I wanted to just live my life and pretend the problem wasn’t as bad as it is but frankly, at this point…fuck you. It is more and more impossible to ignore that the MAJORITY of Stan Culture is extremely toxic, enabling and nihilistic. You think racist black metal trolls are bad? They are. But a lot of the shit pales in comparison to POP culture these days. Like, when did Pop become more nihilistic than the worst elements of the hardcore scene?

A friend who is a teacher the other day was telling me about some four year olds who she caught cornering a frog trying to murder it. They were gleefully laughing. She admonished them and picked it up and rescued it and put it near an empty non-functional pipe where it could escape and one of the kids said ,”I hope it still burns to death.” Frankly, while I know some kids that young don’t have the wits to determine what consequences are real and what is just a game, empathy is still a thing and if you don’t stop sadism like that it festers and can be habit forming. The story honestly made me think of the supporters of numerous pop stars these days.

If you allow nihilism as a social solution of course people will return to it. Ironically, many of them will probably use Frog avatars down the line. Some of them will just gaslight and say you “deserve” it for having an opinion different than them, which in Stan bingo of pathetic overused rhetoric is the box you will check off quickly where they say you are “causing drama”.

As much as I want to bitch about MAGA trolls and Gamergate types though, this article is indeed about Stan culture. Shit has gotten so nihilistic and out of control and NO, I am not gonna dig up “receipts” for everything I mention, assholes. Use your common sense. Anyone with a brain knows and can see daily the shit going on I am gonna talk about. We all know about Nicole Curran getting death threats over nothing. I am just gonna relate stuff I have seen myself or that I know is out there which happened to my partner.

When I was growing up I remember Axl Rose wrote “Get In The Ring”. He called out a lot of people he didn’t like in a song and said he wanted to fight them. In hindsight it is one of the worst songs by one of my favorite bands lyrically (the music kicks ass), and I appreciate how over the years Axl has tried to reform and also move more to the left, vocally opposes Trump and seems like a much better person than he used to be. I also these days CAN admire that he complained himself about who he disliked and didn’t send a mob of people after them.

If you show up to a fight and bring thirty people against one, you are a giant fucking wimp. Even more so if you bring hundreds of trolls and dogpile on someone’s personal Instagram for DAYS or WEEKS or MONTHS for disliking or critiquing your favorite overrated pop star! You got some issues Stan, I think you need some counseling. Err…Get in the ring, motherfucker.

You can make one tweet saying you aren’t crazy about something an artist did or a song and XXXtentacion, Charli XCX fans (the fucking WORST, forget what you heard about the Bey Hive) or other groups will make memes or super sexist psychotic comments bullying you within an inch of your life. They are often WORSE than NRA supporters or Alt-right groups! Seriously, my girlfriend the psych folk artist Globelamp fought for days with a pack of NRA trolls in the wake of her tweeting support for March For Our Lives but even the gun nuts and the right wing incels didn’t get as cruel and dark as some of the stan groups we have tangled with. Yes, I know incels actually murder people. I am just talking about our own experiences.

Globelamp…an actual angel.

There is literally a bingo card of responses you can fill out that you are certain to get from these mob mentality mindless stan dipshits. “Clout”, “drama”, “hater” will all be used against you and if you are, God forbid, a woman with their own opinion numerous people will call you a hoe or a thot or a stripper with no talent.

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Marilyn Manson fires Twiggy Ramirez

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7:19 PM (PST)

Many people have been waiting for this news to break and it did. Looks like Marilyn Manson has fired Jeordie White after the rape allegations from Jessicka Addams of Jack Off Jill/Scarling. Addams seems much more credible and socially aware than White, who says genius stuff like “Varg is awesome”.

This makes us glad as we want to keep supporting Manson (as long as Johnny Depp isn’t in more videos) and he seemed shocked when the news broke. Here is hoping Tim Skold comes back. In other news, Alice Glass fans should read THIS.

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Daisy Berkowitz (Scott Putesky) dies

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 9:04 PM (PST)

Marilyn Manson co-founder Scott Putesky has passed from his four year battle with cancer. There was something magical about the Portrait Of An American Family-era and “Daisy Berkowitz” was a gigantic part of that initial wow factor. The news broke via another of Putesky’s former bands, the incredible cult act Jack Off Jill. Jessicka Addams of JOJ was also in the news this week to tell the world of horrible abuse she allegedly suffered from Manson member Jeordie White. Record companies def cover for money making stars and we hope Addams finds peace and closure. It must be incredibly emotional to have lost her friend Scott so close to already dealing with the torrent of emotions that accompanies speaking up to a bigger power.

I missed that certain cartoony style and buzzy punkish rage that inhabited much of Putesky’s playing after that element was less prominent in Manson’s work (The Golden Age of Grotesque has maybe some of the closest moments). While I am a big fan of a number of later MM releases, there is something about Portrait that will always remind me of doing drugs in high school and escaping into that crazy tape in my walk man when the world seemed huge and too scary to treat as anything other than a mad carnival.

Read a great interview with Scott HERE.

Saying good bye to Scott, friend, band mate, artist , hero.. RIP Scott – "always touched by your presence dear." Daisy Berkowitz

Posted by Jack Off Jill on Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Marilyn Manson releases “We Know Where You Fucking Live”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:01 PM (PST)

Marilyn Manson has been, in my opinion, pretty consistent through his musical career overall, but most people always associate an artist’s ‘best’ work with their most popular period due to shared cultural reference points. The truth is, while a lot of Manson stuff on the last handful records drifted into the sort of mid-tempo pained moaning and self-deprecating poetry territory it wasn’t overall bad. Some people need stuff to be extra in their faces for it to make them feel the same level of adrenaline (look at Linkin Park fans who only like their first record when they have arguably been decent songwriters most of their career).

Anyway, if you like the more hard rock side of Manson you will likely dig this new single from 10th LP Heaven Upside Down (the album is due Oct. 6th from Loma Vista Recordings). It has the sense of social paranoia, some yeowling scratchy screams and a semi-stompy beat that will likely make it a strong live number. If anything it is a pointed examination of the lack of privacy in the swarming cesspool we call modern culture.

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Deep Cuts: Marilyn Manson

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 6:02 PM (PST)

 

I’d bet cash that many of the people who are appalled that Antifa and Berkeley students wanted to protest Anne Coulter and Milo Nambla-palooza have someone in their family who prob was very up in arms when Marilyn Manson was touring Antichrist Superstar. And yes I know about the Nambla/Antifa story, which certainly is not the rule for every anti fascist. Unless you fucking believe #pizzagate, where every Democrat is a pedophile if they ordered pizza once. In which case I don’t know what to say other than… God speed. If you need me I’ll be over here trying to figure out the best way to remove my own rib so I can…nevermind.

See which MM songs made our Deep Cuts list out of many to choose from…BELOW.

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Axl and Slash to reunite for Coachella

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 4:41 PM (PST)

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Earlier this year there were rumors that the original Guns N’ Roses line-up might be getting back together.

Turns out as of the most recent news, the reunion only includes Axl and Slash (Update: Duff as well, more TBA), playing Coachella in California from April 15-17 and April 22-24 with the ‘possibility’ of a stadium tour.

The tour could run as many as 25 dates in North America this summer.

There’s word that GNR has material in production. It took fifteen years between The Spaghetti Incident and Chinese Democracy, and there’s no indication of whether or not Slash or anyone else from the original line-up will be on that next album.

If you can afford to go to Coachella or can afford $200 bucks for a stadium-show, you’ll get to see Slash and Axl back together again.

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Slash and Axl pals again? This is good news.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 10:44 AM (PST)

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So I saw my buddy Tigman from 101.5 WPDH Poughkeepsie post on Facebook a Blabbermouth piece you should all see HERE.

I’m a die hard gunners fan (half of the new songs on my band GET OUT.’s pending hard rock/metal full length debut have high and low octave double tracked Axl influenced Appetite type vocal tricks utilized in the choruses). I also feel SLASH is one of the most entertaining books on rock n roll EVER written (along with Lemmy’s White Line Fever), just mandatory. And with all due respect to Myles Kennedy and Slash’s solo band or the recently departed from the Nu-Guns camp guys like Bumblefoot and Ashba, seeing Slash and Axl again someday would be amazing.

I’m not an Axl hater though I also understand why fans hate he is late for shows and wonder why for awhile there was a guy with a KFC bucket playing guitar. There was a reason why Against Me! classic Reinventing Axl Rose existed, but you also gotta remember that Axl EARNED his hubris. Dude went from a fucked up childhood to conquering the world… and I think it’s cool he stood up to the Hall of Fame and public pressure at the time for the Appetite line up to perform. While that would’ve been awesome and I understand why Adler was so disappointed, it also made sense in other ways for Rose to say “Hey, this is my band now.”  On the plus side, it appears Axl and Slash are friendly again.

I personally am bummed we didn’t get another record with Ashba but am thrilled Fortus and (honestly my fave Guns drummer besides Sorum) Frank Ferrer remain, as they play in The Compulsions (one of the best rock bands going) as well and just kick ass/have talent and vibe/class. I’d love to see Duff, Slash and the current line up meld or rotate Tommy Stinson and Duff or whatever like they have been doing. Maybe all of that is speculation but it’d be a cool way to bridge the old school and new school gap as older fans strictly hating on the Chinese Democracy-era band means missing out on some killer newer tunes like “I.R.S.” and one of Axl’s best ever songs “Street Of Dreams”. Even Slash said it was a good record when it came out.

Crack open some Night Train.

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12 great post-1990 live albums that aren’t “Alive In Athens”.

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 4:30 PM (PST)

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Quality live albums have somewhat, frankly, become a rare breed. Sure you have Iced Earth’s Alive In Athens which was made in 1999 (not THAT long ago) but these days it’s far more common to have a golden live moment caught on Youtube, be it a funny blooper, a raging Black Label Society set or Florence & The Machine filling in for Foo Fighters (no pressure) yet still easing into Glastonbury this year like she (Welch) was reclaiming a mystical throne whilst blowing away the uneven Kanye set. Dax Riggs bootlegs are always reliable for bluesy psych/glam rock from the ex-Acid Bath singer. Tearist released a live debut for a full length and it really shook up the noise/art rock scene and created amazing possibilities anew. There’s standbys like Nirvana or Alice In Chains Unplugged. The new Rotting Christ 2x live bad boy is streaming HERE.

Maybe I’m showing my age here but I’d argue though that I have yet to be knocked on my ass by a live release
from many newer bands (here’s a DVD exception). Most of the ones on this list of mine are still more
established than not. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems to be a hurting art form. Cuz bands fuckin’ fake shit in the studio, hahaha.

Here are twelve true bangers, IMO. Some of these even have accompanying footage! Cuz, y’know…we can do that stuff now!

See which twelve artists made the list BELOW.

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DJ Ashba exits Guns N’ Roses

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 2:24 PM (PST)

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Guns n Roses newest ex member is DJ Ashba. I for one am a big fan of the guy and despite his hat that everyone hated I think it’s really unfair to call him a Slash clone if you look at the dude’s whole career. Ashba wrote a long, heartfelt letter announcing his departure from Guns which you can read HERE.

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Interview: Hollywood Undead – Day Of The Dead arrives

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:34 AM (PST)

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Sirens are blaring somewhere outside a venue in Chicago and I ask Danny from shock rap rockers Hollywood Undead if the po po are coming for him?

“No. I’m cool, man,” the vocalist answers, chuckling.

I’ve just checked in with Danny by phone while he lingers outside The Underground in Chicago on the band’s tour in support of brand new album Day Of The Dead. Their fourth record is a big, smart AND dumb blend of dance music, rap and hard rock elements with the band being able to take the piss and also still try to connect to fans on a real level at the same time.

“Jordan was like, you’re way more metal than me, man. You talk to Metal Riot,” jokes Danny. “It’s lookin’ good for tonight. We’re playing a nice sold out show. It’s been a fun tour so far. We all have our own ways to get ready for a show. I bring in my stereo and have spotify mixes. Usually before we go on we put on funky shit like James Brown. That’s been the ritual for like three or four years now,” he laughs.”

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Today I was reading a gross article on Lambgoat about how Disney has banned outstanding fast thrashers Warbringer (one of the hardest working bands in METAL!) from playing a House Of Blues show due to content and imagery. What a complete dis to the subculture. That kind of gestapo-mickey mouse behavior on Disney’s part not only makes me nervous the new Star Wars movies will suck but also is pretty pathetic from a corporation that bought family friendly Miramax (There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, Pulp Fiction)! Oh, I forgot it’s “Ok” to discriminate in the USA now. So…YEAH… it warms my heart today to be promoting a record that has fun with slow blunt smoke, glitchy ear rattling electronic elements and lots of cussin’.

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Steven Adler to play Rock Against MS, releases first art collection

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 7:21 AM (PST)

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Steven Adler is the man and obviously a great part of metal’s ongoing story. If you don’t know who he is, leave this site now. Well, it turns out Steven has been busy making art with percussive rhythms or some such:

“My first collection of artwork is AVAILABLE to the public today! A lot of work went into this, and I’m so proud to share it with you. Go towww.stevenadlerart.com to see it and bring one home smile emoticon and hope everyone has a great weekend!”

Steven is also taking part in Rock Against MS 3 with other famed rockers like Steve Stevens, Wayne Kramer, Mike Watt and more!!!

Full press release for that BELOW.

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Is Winter still the most metal season?

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at 6:38 AM (PST)

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It was 8:30 in the morning. I did a wake and bake, drank some coffee and a glass of water and put on I, Frankenstein. As a way to start an overcast day, it was pretty metal. Granted, this work of high cinema is about as close to Citizen Kane as my balls are to the pale and nimble fingers of the (sadly fictional) Nocturna right now, but it was nonetheless an entertaining film. There are cheezeballdemon vampires, crazy gargoyles and special effects (emphasis on special) hanging out in around Underworld sequels budget territory, I’d gather. I know this was a rather heckled film but personally, I fuckin love Frankenstein. Several girlfriends ago I used to drink really dirty martinis alone in bed and watch Van Helsing on repeat, so this was not too much of a “slumming” situation forme. Anyway, the opening of the “film” showed Frank and Dr. Frank in a rather icy territory as the narrator Aaron Eckhart solemnly intones ,”I was cast into being in the winter of 1795.”

Click HERE for more. Will it be “Dirty Black Summer” ala Danzig that wins or did Game Of Thrones make Winter the most metal forever? Are snowy wastelands played out and for poseurs ? Isn’t Winterfylleth one of the best bands out there?

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Why Lana is more metal than most – “You’re fuckin’ crazy”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 10:25 PM (PST)

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Lana  Del Rey is really depressed like legit. Her new opus Ultraviolence is appropriate to post about today on Metal Riot, before her Rolling Stone cover gets hyper analyzed, not just because of the Kubrick associations it fills my head with but because she has bigger balls than most shit-rate metal bands (besides Cynic, Goatwhore and Agrimonia and stuff) . Lana is like Amy Winehouse in that because she is powerful in energy, and super famous, people completely forget she is a real human, which makes her able to wish for an out verbally and say she envies Winehouse’s eternal rest. I’d surmise. Sure, publicists are supposed to catch you and steer you clear of those type of moments, but the flipside of that is being overly shielded and protected in a bubble of denial and pampering/handlers that can lead to freakshow levels of death and despair down the road like sad tale of the true King Of Pop.

And this album Ultraviolence is amazing. “cruel world” is a heavy way to start an album. Lyrics in brief poetry style in album insert reminds me of Nirvana. : ). This is a huge and mature statement for her. The production is insane. She’s a boss. It is interesting…Cat Power started as soft and introspective Matador Records girl hermit with bangs indie rock and Chan has evolved to Sun, which was an amazing album with dancey beats and outdoorsy feel, ala “Cherokee”…but Lana has always had this exposed and dreamy quality and bare-take it or leave it-honesty. which is seen as bold by some people, but then they beat her up for being more timid on stage initially (lately she’s been coming out of her shell more). The SNL critics on her were wayyy to harsh. God, if I’d been judged that much by a single performance as a singer the last 20 years of my life…there’s many I’d dread to be chosen over the good one’s out there. I’m listening to “Brooklyn Baby” right now… beat is dope. Very Brooklyn, hahaha.

I think this record sounds like she learned from the production mistakes or triumphs the Stones made between the early 70’s to 90’s and she like, found that sweet spot between retro and modern. It’s very international but also deeply personal. It ssssSHOWS that Lana is perfect instance of an artist who is fragile enough that we need to control the conversation from the sickos. It isn’t fair for everyone to say she has a deathwish, but fair Frances Bean Cobain was concerned, with her own background.

This TMZ shit from media sucks though.

Like the national discourse on the Chris Brown domestic violence scandal, grossly off course. Mugshots of battered women shouldn’t be treated as memes.

A dark angel asked me, “WHO THE FUCK HASNT SAID THEY WISHED THEY WERE DEAD?”

“That’s not what this bitch wants”… (we hope)

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GNFNR reunite on stage with Duff again – in case ya missed it

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 12:28 PM (PST)

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While bassist Tommy Stinson stepped aside for 5 shows for some reunion gigs with former band The Replacements., Guns N Roses got a well known fill in.

Filling in for Tommy was none other than original bassist Duff, beginning on April 6 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and staying on for the remainder of the South American tour, including shows in Asuncion, Paraguay on April 9, La Paz, Bolivia on April 12, Recife, Brazil on April 15 and Fortaleza, Brazil on April 17.

Duff’s return saw many highlights, including the return of “Raw Power” and “Attitude” from The Spaghetti Incident  to the setlist, as well as opening with “You Could Be Mine” in Bolivia!  Click HERE for a video of “Live And Let Die” with Duff and more thoughts on GNR. This rules.

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