One of Cherrybombed.com’s favorite artists of all time, Ron English, has collaborated with Slash and Hong Kong based sculpture house, Garage Works to create a limited-edition bust of the former GN’R guitarist. For the inspiration, English brought the album cover art he did for Slash’s fist solo record, to life. Limited to a run of 100, the very metal busts will list for a cool $7,5000 once they are released.
Via: Ron English’s official website and store, Popaganda.
I’m excited to be curating part of the Movies About Girls podcast this weekend as the gang takes on the short-lived TV music-variety show, Pink Lady and Jeff. Every so often, a MAG cast member gets to highlight some of their favorite, girl-centric vintage TV memories. This week, it was my turn. And since it seems that I don’t actually like any of my MAGmates, I made them all watch the first episode of the ill-fated 1980 “musical” variety show. We’ll play some clips, and get the MAG cast’s opinion of what can only be described as a “disasterpiece” (thanks for that, Ken). But that’s all I’m going to say about that. As usual, we’ll also run down our Top 5 and Bottom 5 DVD picks, let you know all the places in Florida you should avoid, as well as all the laffs you can handle!
Like so many of us, I’m sending good vibes along to my very metal east coast friends, that are in the unfortunate path of winter storm “Nemo”. I was a kid growing up in Boston during the Blizard of ’78. My father built us a snow ramp that ran from our back yard to the street. It was super fast, and so high that you could almost see in the second floor windows while whizzing over what used to be the chain-link fence, and finally over the cars buried in the streets in front of our house. It was an awesome time to be 8 years old. But not so awesome for pretty much everyone else.
So since you’re going to be inside for a few hundred days, cursing about how that stupid groundhog was wrong AGAIN, have fun clicking the links below, reading all about the most metal things that happened this week, according to yours truly. Snowmageddon AHOY!
Do you really, really, love someone, who really, really loves Joey Ramone? Well, Joey Ramone’s record collection, and other personal items like Ramone’s t-shirts, and one of his famous leather jackets, will be put up for auction on February 14th.
Stream the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds record, “Push Away the Sky”, RIGHT NOW.
A new cover record from Swedish band CNK called “Révisionnisme”, pays tribute to bands like GNR, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Slayer. The band describes their music as a mix of French martial industrial/electronic black metal. So, listen at your own risk my very metal friends. Track listing follows…
1. Gadd Ist Godd (GARY GLITTER medley)
2. Sabotage (BEASTIE BOYS)
3. You Could Be Mine (GNFR)
4. Everybody Knows (LEONARD COHEN)
5. Blood Is Thicker Than Water (IMPALED NAZARENE)
6. Seasons In The Abyss (SLAYER)
7. Too Fast For Love (MÖTLEY CRÜE)
8. Weisses Fleisch (RAMMSTEIN)
9. Where The Wild Roses Grow (NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS)
10. I Am The Black Wizards (EMPEROR)
11. Blood Is Thicker Than Snow (IMPALED NAZARENE – alternate version)
According to Classic Rock Magazine, not much is known about this Mark Lanegan/Slash collaboration “So Long Sin City”. What we do know is that the track was recorded back in 2011 for yet to be released apocalyptic flick, This Is Not A Movie. Check it out below…
In other very metal Mark Lanegan news, in a recent interview with Jpost.com, Lanegan said he’s not into the thought of a Screaming Trees reunion:
To get me involved, it has to be something that I’m a fan of without my involvement.” And while he’s worked with several members of the Screaming Trees since their 2000 split, he sees no chance of a reunion. “There have been offers,” he reports. “I’m not against the idea of reunions in general, but getting together as Screaming Trees is something I’m not interested in – and I don’t think the others are either.
Who the hell is Phil Lynott? The Thin Lizzy shirt by Bailey 44. Really?
Clothing line Bailey 44 has somehow gotten away with naming one of their shirts after the band Thin Lizzy. But while I was still scratching my very metal hair over this revelation, the site I was browsing told me “I might also like” Bailey’s bondage style Suicidal Tendencies shirt. Please, before my head explodes, can someone please get a hold of Mike Muir? Because I’m pretty sure he’s going to be pissed. Speaking of being pissed, Axl is going to blow a gasket when he hears about Bailey’s “Appetite For Destruction” top.
To be fair, I don’t know if Bailey pulled a smash and grab here, or if they got the okay to name a top after one of the greatest bands to ever be a fucking band. Either way, it’s a pretty unsettling sign of the times.
It’s looking like Guns ‘n’ Roses induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame on Saturday, April 14th isn’t going to include the original G’N'R lineup as previously reported. Slash and Matt Sorum both confirmed that former G’N'R rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin said he wasn’t planning on attending the ceremony. Izzy’s always been my favorite G’N'R member so this news catches me disappointed.
Slash’s leather pants. Comes with authentic groupie DNA! Maybe…
The last time I checked the current bid on these leather pants, previously owned by Slash, it was up to $500. Now before you start searching the TV listings for the “Save SLASH” fund raising marathon on SPIKE, don’t worry. Slash isn’t hurting for cash. In fact, he’s even donating most of the proceeds to Los Angeles Youth Network (LAYN). The organization provides assistance and support to abused, neglected and homeless youth. Now that’s metal.
You can view all of the auction items, like Slash’s 1966 Corvette Stingray which is expected to sell for over 1K, here.