Interview: Richard Fortus of Guns N’ Roses and The Dead Daisies ~ VVN Music

Richard Fortus of The Dead Daisies is also the current guitarist for Guns N’ Roses and has done time with The Psychedelic Furs, Thin Lizzy and Rihanna’s band.

The Australian supergroup The Dead Daisies also features Jon Stevens (Noiseworks), David Lowy (Mink), Dizzy Reed (Guns N Roses), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy) and Brian Tichy (Whitesnake).

In 2014 The Dead Daisies toured the USA with Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd and then again with Kiss and Def Leppard. In October 2014 they joined Kiss on the Kiss Kruise in the Bahamas and then travelled to New Zealand for the 30: 30 Hindsight tour with Jimmy Barnes.

The Dead Daisies also hit the studio to record the The Face I Love EP and released the Angel In Your Eyes single to coincide with their Australian tour in November and December.

Richard Fortus took time out of his schedule with The Dead Daisies to talk to Paul Cashmere at Noise11.com.

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ALL YOU NEED IS JUST A LITTLE PATIENCE A generation later, original Guns N’ Roses manager Vicky Hamilton has completed a tell-all | Metal Sludge

HOLLYWOOD — Vicky Hamilton was the original manager of Guns N’ Roses in the 1980s when the young band was struggling just to afford some guitar strings, to put some Top Ramen on the table and, if they were lucky, to have a temporary roof over the head.

Cathouse_Block_SwagShe’s all grown up now, just like Axl Rose, Slash and the rest, and the story of why Hamilton and Guns N’ Roses went their separate ways once the band singed with Geffen Records is now being told without any details being left out, as Hamilton has completed her autobiography expected to be released in 2015.

Hamilton celebrated by hosting a star-studded party on Saturday, Dec. 13 in a stately mansion atop the Hollywood Hills, as a packed gathering of VIPs and industry insiders enjoyed a little taste supplied by Miss Hamilton, who stood at a podium and read snippets of the upcoming book to everyone.

The memoir is called “Appetite For Dysfunction.” A publishing deal is still being ironed out, but judging by Hamilton’s samples and the ecstatic reactions of everyone in the room, this tell-all is going to really be something special.

“I have some good memories, but it’s a little bittersweet,” said Hamilton, who never made millions of dollars like Guns N’ Roses did. “When I kind of went back and looked at the shit that went down, I gained 14 pounds while writing the book. It’s hard to look at the past and to keep moving forward. …. I don’t know. Axl will probably sue me. He sues everyone else.”

Hamilton readily admits the book is going to “hurt some feelings.”

“Some of it will,” Hamilton said. “No one wants to look at their humble beginnings, but there it is.”

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Guns N’ Roses’ Bumblefoot To Focus On His Solo Career: ‘I’ve Tried To Do Both, And It’s Been Really Difficult’ – Blabbermouth.net

GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal says that he is focusing on his solo career after spending eight years playing in the Axl Rose-fronted band.

Thal, who is putting the finishing touches on his next solo album, held a press event on Friday, December 12 at The Good Room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York, where he gave attendees a taste of the upcoming CD.

Speaking to Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! at the listening party, Thal stated about his future with GUNS N’ ROSES (see video below): “I’m focusing on my stuff.”

He added: “I’m sure it’s gonna be an exciting, interesting year for everybody — for GUNS, for me, for everybody. A lot of stokes in the fire… for them, for me. We’ll see what happens in 2015.”

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Axl Rose Is Not Dead, Just Victim Of Latest Internet Hoax – Blabbermouth.net

GUNS N’ ROSES lead singer Axl Rose was the victim of a new death hoax.

An article designed to look like an MSNBC report surfaced on the Internet on Wednesday with a headline reading, “Sources: Guns N’ Roses Frontman Axl Rose Found Dead in West Hollywood Home at Age 52.”

The false report suggested the singer was found dead on Tuesday afternoon in his West Hollywood home, and used a fabricated quote from a from a non-existent police spokesperson.

The same web site pulled a similar trick in November with a death hoax about actor Macaulay Culkin.

Rose has since joked about the hoax, tweeting earlier tonight: “If I’m dead, do I still have to pay taxes?” In addition, the official GUNS N’ ROSES Facebook page shared a photo of Axl from the ParadiseCity.com page containing the caption: “Ha! They say I’m dead — again… Wait, what? WTF? It’s a hoax. Guys. Get a life at ParadiseCity.com.”

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