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Nick Krewen of GRAMMY.com recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

GRAMMY.com: Congratulations on venturing into film with your own company, Slasher Films. Has this been a lifelong ambition?

Slash: No. It came out of nowhere, and the only way I can put it is that I had absolutely no aspirations to be a movie producer, but [I’ve loved] horror movies ever since I can remember and I had a very rare conversation [with another producer] where I got to express and vent my passion for horror movies — what I think is wrong with the new ones and what I think is great with the old ones. It was, from the ground up, developing this particular script and getting it to where we wanted it, and then going and casting and getting the director and meeting all these distributors … and announcing Slasher [Films] as an entity. It was really an interesting and tough struggle to get the money [for] an indie kind of thing, and it was fun.

GRAMMY.com: After this first experience, are you hungry to do it again?

Slash: Yeah, I’m looking for scripts now, trying to find that story or script that has the right elements that I can sink my teeth into and say, “This will make a great Slasher film.” A lot of people are sending me stuff now and it’s all roughly predictable. So I’m definitely looking for something different and I want a memorable sort of villain — something you could make a Halloween costume out of — something with a personality. And we have to have good actors. I want to concentrate on spending money on actors as opposed to CGI or any other of the expensive elements of making a movie.

GRAMMY.com: You’ve collaborated with an amazingly diverse group of artists — from Michael Jackson and Carole King to Iggy Pop and Fergie. Has there been anyone who has eluded you?

Slash: Well, Stevie Wonder and I have mentioned playing together a handful of times, and we still have never done it. That’s the only one that comes to mind. The rest of them — there’s not any forethought. It’s something where you meet in the lobby of a hotel or you’re at a function, or something, and maybe you’re introduced. And you naturally get to talking music, and you think you might wanna jam sometime, and that’s how those things really are born. The only time I’ve had to put some forethought into working with other musicians was when I was putting together my [2010] solo record [“Slash”] with all the different singers. That was really the first time where I had to reach out to set musicians to be able to work with them. Other than that, it’s really a spontaneous thing.

Read the entire interview at GRAMMY.com.

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Ask The Artist is back. On this edition we ask Devin Townsend, members of Krallice, Behold The Arctopus, Castevet, Trioscapes, Vattnet Viskar, Katatonia, Hivesmasher, Paradise Lost, Stolen Babies, The Browning and The Casualties about their best Halloween costume ever. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for the coming days.

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Tags: ask the artistDevin Townsend members of Krallice Behold Arctopus Castevet Trioscapes Vattnet Viskar Katatonia Hivesmasher Paradise Lost Stolen Babies Browning Casualties
Date: 2012-10-25



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Huntress: Hallowed ground

Our huge Metal Hammer Hobgoblin Halloween Party – featuring Black Spiders, Huntress, The Defiled and Heaven’s Basement – is less than three weeks away, and we’re launching a competition to find the best fancy dress costume on the night.

The Defiled: probably don't need costumes really

While ten runners up will win an Olympus goody bag (ooooh goody bag!), the person that we deem to have the very best costume of them all will bag an Olympus LS-20 camcorder! You fucking know that’s tight.

Black Spiders: Guaranteed to slay

Don’t forget that you can always check out Metal Halloween Costume Guide if you’re feeling short of inspiration, and with tickets for the show coming in at just £3.50 and drinks of Kraken (with a mixer) and pints of lovely Hobgoblin at recession-slaying prices of just £2.00 and £1.50 respectively, you have no excuse not to come get involved.

The Metal Hammer Hobgoblin Halloween show takes place Monday October 29 at the Islington Academy in London.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE (please note over-18s only)

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The “Hottest Band in the World” is about to set Halloween on fire! KISS and Rubie’s Costume company, the world’s largest manufacturer of Halloween costumes and costume accessories, have announced a worldwide licensing deal to recreate the iconic style of the blazing band that is always Dressed to Kill.

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