Guns N’ Roses have proven without a doubt that they are still one of the biggest bands in the universe, selling a whopping 353,000 tickets during their recent tour of Australia and New Zealand. The band were also the first international act to sell out the MCG, with more than 74,000 tickets sold in Melbourne …
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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus has suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash.The rocker was hospitalized after a frightening accident on September 17, which left him with injuries including broken bones, a lacerated liver and concussion.The 48-year old is expected to make a full recovery, but he has pulled out of an upcoming tour with his other band The Dead Daisies.Fortus says in a statement, “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… (But) I am healing quickly and getting stronger by the day.”
Richard Fortus discusses Guns N’ Roses future, playing with Izzy Stradlin, The Dead Daisies Revolución and more! | Legendary Rock Interviews
There is a saying in the music industry, “Have Guitar, Will Travel!” Elvis’ guitarist Scotty Moore recorded an instrumental of that name in 1958 and Bo Diddley titled an album by that name in 1960. The saying definitely fits Guns N’ Roses and The Dead Daisies guitarist Richard Fortus. His resume of session work and bands is a rather vast & impressive list, from Love Spit Love, Puff Daddy, The Psychedelic Furs, ‘N Sync, Ben Folds, The Crystal Method up through his tenure with Guns N’ Roses & The Dead Daisies.There is no doubting Richard Fortus’ talent. I discovered through our seventy-five minute long conversation that not only is he insanely talented but he is also a very funny, down-to-earth and humble person. Traits that have no doubt helped him enjoy the career he has had. I found our conversation to be very informative and even learned a thing or two that wasn’t known until now. Richard will take readers on a very in-depth journey through the writing and recording of The Dead Daisies new album, “Revolución”, due in stores on July 31st.