If he had his way, Thal’s vision for the band’s next album will be to factor the pureness of rock ’n’ roll, where listeners can point out what each member of the band is playing and the music will be injected with each member’s distinctive personality. “It (the album) would be very imperfect, very real, natural and not edited to give it a live, raw, organic sound. I think that’s what people want from GN’R. And when they think about GN’R, they think about rock ’n’ roll, and that’s what I like to be … the best rock ’n’ roll band we can be,” he enthused.
Duff fortæller en vits…
November 2, 2013 at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, NV. –
On any given night there are numerous musical choices to celebrate the weekend. One surefire hit is to take in a concert at Las Vegas premier concert venue Vamp’d. On Nov. 2 the club featured Hookers ‘N’ Blow featuring Guns ‘n’ Roses keyboard player Dizzy Reed. Over the past ten years I haven’t seen Hookers ‘N’ Blow perform on the East Coast. Tonight it was the first time the band performed in Las Vegas. So needless to say, it was going to be a full Hookers ‘N’ Blow extravaganza.
Hookers ‘N’ Blow features an All-Star line-up including Dizzy Reed of GNR on keyboards and vocals, Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot on guitar, Matt Starr on drums of Ace Frehley and Burning Rain and on bass Mike Duda from Wasp. The night included many Guns ‘n’ Roses hits including “It’s So Easy,” “Used To Love Her” and “Don’t Cry.” The show also included favorite cover tunes including “Ziggy Stardust.”
If anyone has ever seen Guns ‘n’ Roses, then you are familiar with the dynamic caliber of keyboard player Dizzy Reed. Dizzy who is heavily influenced by The Rolling Stones brought his bluesy rock style here to Vamp’d tonight and shined. Guitarist Alex Grossi is one of the top guitarists in the business. Alex has a special flair of showcasing his talent of the freeboard with much passion. His style is reminiscent of a young Randy Rhoads. Tonight’s show was filled with many special guest stars including Jizzy Pearl. Jizzy performed two songs with the band. The night hit a special climax as GNR guitarist DJ Ashba took the stage to a riveting response of “Tush.” Also Jeff Duncan of Armored Saint performed “Sin City.”
It was a night filled with many great moments. The band jammed until the wee hours of the morning, as this party was just getting started. Highlight of the set was “Patience” and bluesy encore “Sympathy For The Devil.” Hopefully the band will return to Vamp’d real soon! Check out the links below. The band has new merchandise. Be the first on the block to sport a new Hookers ‘N’ Blow shirt. Special Thanks to Alex Grossi for making this review possible.
Pretty Tied Up
Dust ‘n’ Bones
It’s So Easy
Used To Love Her
*Last In Line (DIO)w/ Jizzy Pearl
*Blackout in the Red Room w/ Jizzy Pearl
*Tush w/ DJ Ashba
*Sin City w/ Jeff Duncan
Sweet Child O Mine
Sat. Nights Alright
Sympathy For The Devil
HOOKERS & BLOW Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HNBMerch?ref=hl
Alex Grossi: https://www.facebook.com/alex.grossi.10 / http://www.alexgrossimusic.com/
Merchandise Available at FORGOTTEN SAINTS in Hollywood:
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT — Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05pm EDT
Caiprinha Jazz Bar, London. Thursday October 17th 2013. (m/Guns 2 Roses)
Flere videoer fra London:
Ron Thal known as Bumblefoot is lead guitarist in Guns’n’Roses.
He held a clinic at the Copenhagen Guitar Show on the 6. of October 2013.
A finer combination of craftmanship, showmanship, charming personality, kindness and down to earth presence is hard to find!
Please check out the split mind demonstration, it’s a killer.
Leif Barbré Knudsen
Vi giver et forsinket tillykke til Matt Sorum, der giftede sig i går (12. oktober på Colony Palms Hotel i Palm Springs, CA) med sin forlovede gennem to år, Adriene “Ace” Harper – parret havde kendt hinanden i 7 år forinden og i den forbindelse spillede Matt og nogle af hans gæster bestående af bla. Gilby Clarke, Duff McKagan, Slash, Dave Kushner, Steve Stevens, Glenn Hughes, Steven Tyler, Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, John Varvatos, Jane Lynch, John Stamos, Dave Navarro og Lemmy Kilmister, en minikoncert som du kan se sætlisten på herunder.