Archive for July, 2007
Officials at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas got quite the surprise during a recent ceremony honoring Velvet Revolver (and former Guns ‘N Roses) guitarist Slash. At the event on July 14, Slash presented the Hard Rock with a guitar he had taken from its Florida cafe years ago explaining, “I stole that from the Hard Rock in Orlando. It was in the dressing room. I didn’t know what it was doing there, so I took it. . . So I’ve had it all these years and been playing it.” What prompted him to finally ‘fess up? “I thought what better way to honor the Hard Rock for honoring me than to give it back, sort of,” Slash said. Coming clean didn’t affect why he was being honored in the first place – the permanent memorabilia case of all things Slash still stands at the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas.Photo: Getty
The good news: Libertad, Velvet Revolver’s second CD is so chock-full of the tight ‘n’ crunchy pedigreed hard rock that’s in short supply these days, it feels both comfortingly familiar and vaguely exotic. And, frankly, the closest thing to bad news is that the cover of Electric Light Orchestra’s ”Can’t Get It Out of My Head” isn’t anywhere near as good as VR’s freshly minted originals. Our advice? Stop pining for a new Guns N’ Roses release, break out your air guitars, and bask in the glory of Libertad.
AUSTIN, TX—The unmistakable GoGirls Music tattoo, revered worldwide symbol of chicks who rock, will be the featured attraction on arms, legs and wherever during a four-band show on Saturday, July 21 from 9 pm to 2 am at Trophy’s Bar in Austin.
The show, hosted by Madalyn Sklar, founder and CRC (Chief Rockin’ Chick) of GoGirlsMusic.com, will feature gfire, Bon Terra. 3 Kisses, and Shelly Knight.
“14 GoGirls now proudly sport the tattoo, so I decided it was time to showcase some of their talent,” said Madalyn Sklar, CRC (Chief Rockin’ Chick) of GoGirlsMusic.com. “We also have a dude in a Philly-based GoGirls band—a drummer—who couldn’t resist.”
GoGirlsMusic.com’s mission is to promote, support and empower indie women in music! Madalyn Sklar started the organization in 1996 with a vision of bringing together independent women musicians from around the country. 11 years later, GoGirlsMusic.com has become a welcome destination for women in music through networking and events.
GoGirls Tattoo Tour
July 21, 2007
2008 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
$5 cover, 21+
We Are Listening Ltd., London, England – 28th June 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
We Are Listening launches a new, all-encompassing independent artist campaign today. The blitz promotional initiative, dubbed “Breaking the Band”, is modeled on the company’s success with song, lyric and video contests. The concept ties major US music festival appearances, US radio campaigns, booking and touring support, television and film licensing, and print and web media publicity into one contest prize with an estimated value of $15,000 per artist. Submission details, rules and prizes are available online at:
About We Are Listening
We Are Listening is a London-based artist and content development group with divisions and assets in artist management, music publishing, and online services and destinations for musicians and music fans. http://www.wearelistening.org
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