2015

2015:

Januar

28 – Ved det 6. årlige International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society Awards, der fandt sted i Warner Bros. Studios i Burbank Californien, vandt GnR’s “Appetite For Democracy 3D” i kategorien “best 3D music entertainment feature.”

Februar

16 – Richard Fortus blev interviewet på One on One with Mitch Lafon. Han taler om GnR’s nuværende aktiviteter. Lyt til interviewet der starter omkring 31:37 inde i udsendelsen her.

Fortus: “I don’t think there’s gonna be any touring soon. We have been working on material. And that sort of starts and stops, but we’re still plugging away at it.”

Marts

03 – Interview med Del James, der endnu engang fortæller at Axl ikke er så svær at have med at gøre som medierne gør ham til. (Kilde)

Del James: “I’ve been down with [Rose] since 1985. If the guy was as difficult as people say he is, no one could have stuck it out that long. There’s no amount of money worth that big of a headache. And the reality is, the truth of the matter is, whenever my kids needed something and I couldn’t afford it — whatever it was; a medical bill or whatever — he was the first one [to say] ‘Yeah, I got it. And don’t worry about it.’ He is the guy who you call if you make a mistake and need to be bailed out at 4 o’clock in the morning. He makes sure you’re taken care of, and he looks after his better than anyone else I can think of.”

CEk_T2-UIAA3qGD27 – Chris Pitman og Frank Ferrer har oprettet et nyt projekt kaldet Beatrazr. Projektets første show finder sted ved Spazio Club i Miami, FL d. 28. Beatrazr hører under kategorien EDM (Electronic dance music) og du kan følge dem på Twitter her.

April

25 – Beatrazr udgiver deres første single på Soundcloud. Du kan lytte til det her.

27 – Axl skriver et offentligt brev til den Indonesiske præsident i forbindelse med den forestående henrettelse af Andrew Chan og Myuran Sukumaran fra gruppen Bali Nine og Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso. Apellen havde dog ingen effekt, da de blev skudt den 29. april. Læs hans brev her. Veloso, der også var dødsdømt, gik dog fri i 11. time, efter nye informationer om hendes sag kom frem. Axl skrev følgende kommentarer på sin twitterprofil (kilde):

Axl: “It’s deeply troubling President Widodo ignoring International outcry went thru w/8 of the executions (sic). Let’s pray Miss Veloso’s reprieve is permanent. Widodo’s refusal 2 postpone the executions until all legal challenges n’ investigations of corruption r resolved is inexcusable.4 Widodo 2 b out of the country during his big statement refusing 2 take calls or read any last minute pleas 4 the condemned is cowardice.The People of Indonesia deserve better.”

Maj

Juni

Juli

27 – DJ Ashba meddeler, at han har forladt bandet for at fokusere på hans familie og hans andet band, Sixx: AM.

A LETTER FROM ME TO ALL OF YOU….
http://www.djashba.com/

ENGLISH
To Each and Every One Of You,

6 years ago I received a call that changed my life forever. The call was from a dear friend of mine (Katie McNeil-Diamond) who was working with Guns N’ Roses. It was an offer to audition for Axl Rose and earn a role in arguably the biggest rock band of my time. While I thought it was a complete long-shot, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Much to my shock and surprise, I got the gig. And so began the most incredible journey I could have possibly imagined. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only work with one of the most talented bands but also to share the stage with a living legend and a truly gifted human being, Axl Rose. The amount of confidence and trust that Axl placed in me was genuinely heartwarming and truly career-defining. In the years that followed I traveled the world many times over and played these incredible songs night after night to the most enthusiastic and loving crowds. As you can imagine, the friendships that were forged during that time were deep and long lasting. But the most beautiful surprise of all was YOU… the fans. You welcomed me into your lives with open arms and showed me love and support that I could only have dreamed of. From the very first time I stepped on stage and started playing “Welcome To The Jungle,” and felt the crowd erupt, I knew my life would never be the same. I’m not gonna lie…I was terrified!! But you were so accepting. You immediately turned my fear into pride. For that, I am truly grateful.

So now it is with a very heavy heart and yet great pride that I announce that I’ve decided to close this chapter of my life and encapsulate the wonderful times that I’ve shared with Guns N’ Roses into fond memories. I have reached a point in my life where I feel its time to dedicate myself to my band Sixx:A.M., my adoring wife and family, and to the many new adventures that the future holds for me. I have always been driven by my passion for creating music and Sixx:A.M. has always been a place where I can express myself honestly and share that passion with my two brothers and bandmates, Nikki Sixx and James Michael. As you know I have also been blessed with the love and support of my incredible wife, Naty, who has been at my side for much of this amazing journey.

As I sit here writing this letter, I want to take a moment to thank Axl from the bottom of my heart for not only the most incredible experience of my life, but for truly believing in me. You are a true friend and a champion of mine and I am forever grateful. And even as I move on to pursue other endeavors, I will always remain one of your biggest fans. I also would like to thank each and every one of you fans for your love and support throughout the years. Without you, I am nothing. Please know that I do not take one minute of this amazing life for granted.

I hope that you all join me as I forge ahead. Let’s conquer the world together!

With love and respect,
Dj Ashba

31 – Journalisten Gary Graff meddeler at en “bekræftet kilde i bandet” fortalte ham, at Bumblefoot heller ikke var med i GnR, og at han havde forladt bandet efter sidste show i 2014, selvom det ikke er officielt bekræftet endnu fra Thal eller bandet selv.

August

03 – Axl udnævnes som nummer 1 ud af de fem bedste stemmer i rockhistorien. Læs mere her.

26 – Dizzy Reed interview med Loudwire. Han spørges om indholdet er sandt eller falsk på hans wikipedia-side. Se her.

September

10 – Dizzy Reed interview med Loudwire. Han taler om fortid, nutid og fremtid. Se her.

17 – Richard Fortus var involveret i et motorcykeluheld, hvor han brækkede sit skulderblad, kraveben, seks ribben og en tå. Han fik også et slag i lungen og en revnet lever samt en hjernerystelse. (Kilde)

“Since the Dead Daisies have now announced that I am not going to be able to do the Australian tour, I’d like to share my statement here-On September 17, 2015, I was involved in a motorcycle accident. As a result, I broke my shoulder blade, collar bone, six ribs, a toe, I have a bruised lung, lacerated liver and a concussion.Amazingly, my doctors have assured me that I will make a full recovery. I have never missed a show in my entire career and unfortunately, I will have to miss the entire Australian and New Zealand leg of this tour. I am devastated that I will not be able to play for the Australian and New Zealand fans, who have been so supportive and loyal.I am healing quickly and getting stronger by the day. I’m looking forward to rejoining the Daisies for the KISS Kruise as well as the Whitesnake tour and our own tour of the UK and France.
I’d like to thank everyone for their well-wishes and can’t wait to be back in Australia very soon. Rf”

Oktober

November

12065798_909778159099919_3566374182497660367_n19 – Dizzy Reed meddeler en 14 dages Hookers & Blow vinterturne, der starter i december på Whisky A Go-Go i Los Angeles, og fortsætter i Januar og februar i USA (26. dec. 2015-14. feb. 2016). Se spillestederne her. Se Facebooksiden her.

25 – Guns N’ Roses Video spillemaskine kommer den 21. januar, 2016. Herunder er et demoklip. (Kilde)

 

December

25 – GnR’s forside på gunsnroses.com er blevet ændret til det klassiske look, hvad angår logoet, og et par menuer er blevet fjernet, såsom bandmedlemmerne, osv…(Kilde)

26 – Guns N’ Roses fans der var i biografen denne weekend og se den nye Star Wars film, og andre film, fik sig noget af en overraskelse – ifølge adskilligeøjenvidner, kom der tre små klip fra “Welcome To The Jungle“, spillet over noget sort-hvidt publikumsoptagelse – helt uden yderligere forklaring! Se klippet her.

hnbDen samme dag spillede Hookers & BlowWhisky A Go-Go. Se dem spille “Pretty Tied Upher.

coachellla_2016early_640x32030 – Gaffa skriver om rygterne i den senere tid, samt at det nu står klart, at Guns N’ Roses (Axl, Slash & Duff) skal genforenes og er hovednavn på den store amerikanske festival Coachella i 2016. Det er blevet bekræftet via Consequence Of Sound, som havde fået nyheden at vide fra forskellige kilder fra bandet. Ifølge dem, vil bandet komme med en officiel udmelding inden kort tid. Billboard skriver, at der muligvis planlægges (udmeldingen skulle ske sidst i januar 2016) en større stadionturné på ca. 25 koncerter i USA efter Coachella koncerten, der finder sted over to weekender, 15-17.og 22-24. april. (Kilde)

Samme dag bekræftes det af journalisten Mitch Lafon, at GnR vil annoncere deres genforening på Jimmy Kimmel Live den 6. januar, 2016. Det vides ikke, om de vil optræde, men det vil unægteligt blive en aften der ikke skal misses – Axl, Duff og Slash er indtil videre de eneste bekræftede originale medlemmer i genforeningen. (Kilde)

Axl med en fan angiveligt taget i sidste uge (dec. 2015) Photo credit: MSL forum & The Garden