Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012 Nominees Announced: Beastie Boys, Guns 'N Rose, Joan Jett, & More

By Darrick Thomas on
The latest batch of potential inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame goes well beyond rock, but then again the Hall has never been one for “rock” purity. We can only assume they’ll eventually drop the pretense and call it the Music Hall of Fame. The list of 15 is all over the map, from The Cure to Beastie Boys to Red Hot Chili Peppers to Eric B & Rakim. The list will be narrowed down to five winners during the induction ceremony scheduled for April 14th, 2012, which gives you plenty of...Read Full Story

Slash Calls Off His Divorce

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Rocker Slash has changed his mind about ending his marriage to wife Perla Ferrar, despite filing papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court in August citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason behind the split.The guitarist has now filed a request for dismissal of the divorce, gossip website TMZ reports.Slash and Perla have been married for nine years and have two sons together, London Emilio, eight and six-year-old Cash Anthony.The guitarist, who had listed the date of separation as...Read Full Story

Slash Files for Divorce

By Deena Bustillo on
Slash and his wife of 9 years Perla Ferrar are heading for the Big D, reports The former Guns N' Roses guitarist apparently filed divorce papers in LA County Superior Court today, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple got married in October 2001 and have two sons, London, 8, and Cash, 4. Apparently the rocker is asking for joint physical and legal custody over the boys. His rep is claiming the split is "amicable," though sources tell TMZ the split could get ugly...Read Full Story

Slash Book Review

By Charlotte Brittan on
Slash's book review came out in 2007, and it's still a rock autobiography that's talked about far and wide. It got great reviews, and was said to be a real candid look at the Guns N' Roses band member. It also helps that he had a super interesting life. He was born in 1965, grew up in LA in the '70s, and his mom even dated David Bowie when she and Slash's date split up. He eventually found his way into the music scene, and by 1987's Appetite for Destruction release, Slash was a full...Read Full Story

How Slash Kicked His Smoking Habit

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Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash hasn't smoked for a year now, and he says it was seeing his mother Ola Hudson lose her battle with lung cancer that helped him ditch his habit. He said: "I've been off them for a year. The first time I quit smoking was because me and my wife just had a baby and she claimed the baby smelled like an ashtray. So I thought, 'Well, I'll give it a shot.' So I quit for a year and then I started again."Then this time my mom died of lung cancer, and I got sick with...Read Full Story

Slash Launches MTV Classic in Australia

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Legendary guitarist Slash took a trip Down Under to help launch MTV Classic in Australia on Tuesday. MTV Classic is being launched to replace VH1 Australia. Slash, whose real name is Saul Hudson, has been busy lately promoting his first ever solo album, titled Slash. The album features collaborations with a handful of artists Slash chose for the project, which is a necessity if you're a guitarist putting out a solo album full of pop songs instead of instrumentals.While Slash's work with...Read Full Story

Slash Shows Allegiance to Conan On Leno's Show

By JJ Duncan on
(Getty Images) Former Guns 'N' Roses lead guitarist Slash showed up on the Tonight show Tuesday to lay down a track from his new self-titled solo album, and video from the show is lacking any close-up shots of his high-powered solo. Fortunately the intrepid reporters over at New York's Vulture blog figured out why. Stop the video at just the right moment and look closely and you'll see that Slash is with Team Coco. The top-hatted-one was wearing an "I'm With Coco" button on his guitar...Read Full Story

Slash Was Offered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to Get Guns N' Roses Back Together

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Getty ImagesGuitarist Slash started out with the band Guns N' Roses, but he now performs with Velvet Revolver. In fact, he declined the opportunity to make hundreds of millions of dollars by reforming the old band after it split, mostly due to his “abrasive” relationship with frontman Axl Rose.He said: “I don’t think there’s ever a chance of a reunion. Things were so abrasive by the time I left, I’ve never thought, ‘Oh, wouldn’t it be nice to get back together.’ Because I know it wouldn’t! I...Read Full Story