Posts tagged "Slash"
Reconfigured: Guns n' Roses, Use Your Illusion

Reconfigured: Guns n’ Roses, Use Your Illusion

In “Reconfigured,” we take liberties with revisionism by reediting, reimagining, and resequencing a particular album or albums in an effort to reconfigure the work into a stronger whole. In 1991, Guns n’ Roses finally reemerged with the first full length album’s worth of material since their multiplatinum 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction. The four year gap proved to be a fruitful one, as the band simultaneously released two full length LPs, totaling 30 tracks spread between them. Although well received […]

New Release Report 5/22/12: John Mayer Finally Pulls His Foot From His Mouth

New Release Report 5/22/12: John Mayer Finally Pulls His Foot From His Mouth

John Mayer’s highly anticipated new album, “Born & Raised,” is at the top of this week’s release schedule. Find out what else is finding it’s way into stores by checking out our New Release Report.

Blerd Briefs: Kanye, NKOTB & “Glee”

Y’all know how much I love Kanye West, but I fear he might be burning the candle at both ends and trying to put out too much product at once. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has barely been out for two months, and there’s the Watch the Throne project with Jay-Z coming out. Now, reports are saying that Kanye’s got yet another album almost in the can that he plans to have out in the summer? Maybe it’s just because […]

Award Show Sundays: Starring Slash & Duff in “What the Bleep?”

Ah, the old days. When something as innocuous as profanity on a televised award show was enough to get people up in arms. In the days of award show publicity stunts, someone dropping an “F” bomb during an acceptance speech isn’t particularly jaw-dropping (especially with tape delays), but when Slash and Duff McKagan from Guns ‘n Roses let a few choice words slip while accepting their two¬† at the 1989 American Music Awards, tongues wagged. Fortunately, the censor was around […]

Chartstalker 4/15/10: Filing Taxes Would Be More Exciting

After all the Justin Bieber and Usher-related excitement of the past two weeks, things on the Billboard album charts have slowed back down to a crawl. Thanks in part to his performance on “SNL” this past weekend, Mr. Bieber jumps back into the #1 slot with “My World 2.0”. It scans 102,000 copies this week, giving Justin a three-week total of 675,000. Not too shabby. Meanwhile, his mentor slides into the runner-up spot with “Raymond vs. Raymond”, which drops a […]

New Release Report 4/6/10: Does Sharon Jones Deserve Some Dap From You?

I, and I imagine lots of other people, found out about Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings after the DKs performed backup band duties on much of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black”. I was totally willing to give them love for successfully recreating the sound of soul music circa 1965, but then I bought “100 Days, 100 Nights”, which pulled Winehouse (as well as Mark Ronson) out of the equation and I was quite unimpressed. Not to say Jones isn’t […]