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It still remains to be seen whether Guns N' Roses' incredibly successful Not in This Lifetime tour will lead to new music from the partially reunited classic lineup. In the meantime, however, guitarist Slash is already scouting the horizon for his next round of solo activity.
As GNR fans are aware, it will take a little while before Slash is ready to head out on his own again. The band has booked for a summer European tour that picks up June 3 in Berlin and is scheduled to run through at least July 21 — and given the unflagging demand for tickets, there would seem to be every chance that another leg remains a future possibility. But Slash will be unavailable on at least a couple of weekends — he's booked a pair of solo festival dates for later this year.
The first show is set for Kaaboo, held at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds north of San Diego over the weekend of Sept. 14-16. Insisting it isn't a festival, organizers promise "an adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art and personal indulgences." Slash, appearing with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, will be part of a roster that also includes Robert Plant, Foo Fighters, Billy Idol, Stone Temple Pilots and many others.
A month later, Slash — with Kennedy and the Conspirators once again in tow — will deliver a set at the Monster Energy Aftershock festival, scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 13-14 at Discovery Park in Sacramento. Unlike the more eclectic Kaaboo, the Aftershock lineup is focused on the harder side of the musical spectrum; in addition to Slash, attendees can expect to see System of a Down, Deftones and Alice in Chains, along with a long list of others.
While GNR fans wait for word on the band's next move, Slash is also keeping busy in the studio: As previously reported, he's at work on his next solo release, which is expected to arrive in the fall of 2018.
#5 Guns N' Roses » Fall Out Boy: Guns N' Roses Should Record Their New Album With Skrille » 305 weeks ago
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As a massive Guns N' Roses fan, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz was asked by Music Feeds for his take on how the band should approach a hypothetical new album, to which he replied:
"What I think 100% is that I don't believe Guns N' Roses can do another 'Appetite for Destruction,' just like Fall Out Boy cannot do another [2003's] 'Take This to Your Grave.' Once your life is changed and you have kids... I think it would be really hard to re-box that...
"What I think would be really cool - I think it would be really cool to see one of the bigger heavy bands do something with like, Skrillex or Knife Party. 'Cause they're clearly influenced by it and it seems like something that would work really, really well together."
After the interviewer said that Skrillex opened one of the shows during GN'R's ongoing tour, Pete added:
"Oh they did, didn't they? Hey, so it could organically happen. It just seems that's the way... 'Cause there are two dangers - the danger that you stay the same forever and your thing gets smaller and more quaint. But there's also the danger of jumping the shark and just latching onto whatever's popular. But I think if you work with somebody that you organically have a relationship with, maybe you'll just come up with something that's kind cool and different."