Posts Tagged “Stevie Wonder”

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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Following in the footsteps of Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo and Buckingham/Nicks but with a decidedly more funky and progressive edge, the new project from former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young and Las Vegas-bred vocalist/dancer Sherri Klein is poised to release its very first single, a re-imagined rendition of THE ROLLING STONES“Wild Horses”. This epic re-rendering of a rock and roll classic also features the considerable talents of Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE, FOREIGNER, BILLY IDOL) on drums and Ric Fierabracci (STEVIE WONDER, BILLY COBHAM, SHAKIRA) on fretless bass. The track was produced by Young and recorded and mixed at the plush new Vegas View Recording by Bobby Ferrari.

Video footage of Young and Klein performing an acoustic cover version of VAN HALEN‘s classic track “Little Dreamer” as part of their first Stageit show can be seen below.

Jeff‘s entire career with MEGADETH was spent recording and touring in support of the band’s 1988 platinum-selling album “So Far, So Good…So What!”

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, rocker Ted Nugent has never been one to bite his tongue and during a recent interview on Nick Cannon’s podcast he really cut loose with his opinions on racial profiling, George Zimmerman verdict backlash and several other topics.

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Dimebag Darrell is a legendary, influential guitarist, there is no doubt about it. But why, oh why, would he need a wax statue? Why not, I guess, right? The Rock Legend Wax Museum in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, which also features creepy statues of James Hetfield, Marilyn Manson, Kurt Cobain, Stevie Wonder and others just …

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Much to the excitement of hard rock fans around the globe, FIREHOUSE guitarist Bill Leverty has released “Drive”, a new CD of classic rock covers — guaranteed to thrill even the hardest of rockers! Covers include songs from bands and artists such as CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL, LITTLE FEAT, THE OHIO PLAYERS, THREE DOG NIGHT, ERIC CLAPTON, EDGAR WINTER, THE GUESS WHO, STEVIE WONDER, STEELY DAN and

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Wonder calls for tighter gun control after shooting.

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Slash — the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter — joined Stevie Wonder, Sean Combs, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, Common, Snoop Dogg, former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, actors Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini and more this on February 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a 70th birthday celebration to honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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Slash joined Stevie Wonder, Sean Combs, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz, and more for a 70th birthday celebration to honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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Slash — the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter — joined Stevie Wonder, Sean Combs, Chris Cornell, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, Common, Snoop Dogg, former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, actors Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini and more this past Saturday, February 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for a 70th birthday celebration to honor boxing legend Muhammad Ali

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Stevie Wonder took the stage during last night’s episode of “American Idol” to sing a special “Happy Birthday” tribute to AEROSMITH frontman and “Idol” judge Steven Tyler.

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