With the Big 3-0 looming, Slash figures that “it’s happy hour somewhere”

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 27, 1995 By Steve Newton When you’re guitar god Slash from Guns N’ Roses and you’re looking for a singer, you get to take your pick. Many hopefuls tried out for the lead-vocalist position in Slash’s Snakepit, including King’s X crooner Doug Pinnick, Spike from the London Quireboys, … Continue reading With the Big 3-0 looming, Slash figures that “it’s happy hour somewhere”

Avenged Sevenfold alloys its punk with heavy metal

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JULY 7, 2005 By Steve Newton "He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man." Huntington Beach hard-rockers Avenged Sevenfold used that quote from Hunter S. Thompson to introduce their upcoming video-single, "Bat Country". Seems the rowdy noisemakers are huge fans of the late … Continue reading Avenged Sevenfold alloys its punk with heavy metal