Author: Bailey Graham

SLASH Named Gibson’s First-Ever Global Brand Ambassador!

Gibson Brands, the world’s leading music lifestyle company, announces it has appointed guitar superstar Slash as Global Brand Ambassador, the first such designation in the company’s history. As part of the new role with Gibson, Slash is developing new products with three of its celebrated guitar brands, Gibson Custom, Gibson and Epiphone. Details of new products and exclusive content will be announced beginning later this month. Throughout his career, Slash has embodied Gibson‘s values of quality, prestige and innovation and has brought the indelible sound and style of Gibson guitars to new heights of popularity and recognition over the last thirty years. “We are thrilled to recognize Slash as Gibson‘s first Global Brand Ambassador,” said Henry Juszkiewicz,...

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New Preview Clip of METALLICA Doing ‘Carpool Karaoke’

A new preview clip from the episode of “Carpool Karaoke” featuring METALLICA can be seen below. The Apple Music series is the spinoff based on the “Late Late Show” segment, featuring “Late Late Show” host James Corden. The newly released “Carpool Karaoke” clip shows Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, alongside comedian Billy Eichner, belting out a Disney soundtrack number, one of Rihanna‘s biggest hits and revisiting pages from their own songbook. “A few of you who watched the Grammys back in February may have noticed during one of the commercial breaks that we took a spin around the Los Angeles area with comedian and actor Billy Eichner,” reads a post at METALLICA‘s official web site. “With James behind the wheel, we did a...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ Flea Blasts Politicians Who Want Arts Funding Cut

According to The Pulse Of Radio, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea slammed politicians who want to cut music education in public schools, calling the idea “child abuse” and “just wrong.” In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Flea recalled giving a talk at his alma mater, Fairfax Senior High School in Los Angeles, and discovering that the music room had no instruments. Flea explained: “I was so disheartened. I was like, ‘Where’s the orchestra? Where’s the band?’ And I was told they cut out all the funding for that stuff. They didn’t have instruments for the teachers anymore. It really shocked me.” Flea said he was concerned about the Trump administration’s...

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‘We’re Always Trying To Embrace The Musical Frontier’, Says METALLICA’s Lars Ulrich

Bob Buchmann of San Diego’s classic rock radio station 101 KGB conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich before the band’s August 6 performance at Petco Park in San Diego, California. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On METALLICA‘s “out-of-the-box” approach to new projects: Lars: “We’re always trying to challenge ourselves and we’re always trying to embrace the musical frontiers. We’re very curious people by nature — we like to turn over stones and see what’s underneath ’em. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. But, to me, that’s the journey forward. There are some people in the...

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METALLICA’s Former Producer Apologizes For How Bad ‘…And Justice For All’ Sounds

Ah yes, the nearly 30-year-old question of “what the fuck happened to all the bass on Metallica‘s …And Justice For All?” Back in 2015, drummer Lars Ulrich took the blame for turning Jason Newsted’s bass tracks all the way down, and even James Hetfield admits that the album could use some, or any, low end. Now Flemming Rasmussen, the producer for Metallica’s first four albums, tells Alphabetallica that the mix wasn’t his fault. Rasmussen says there was an initial mix of the album with tons of bass on it, but once he got the final mixes, all the bass had been sucked out. He also...

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