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Video: STEVEN ADLER Joins DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED To Perform GUNS N’ ROSES Classics

DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED, the band led by VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N’ ROSES bassist Duff McKagan, and ADLER, which features in its ranks GUNS N’ ROSES drummer Steven Adler, joined forces for two shows in Japan on March 7-8 at Duo Music Exchange in Shibuya.

Video footage of Adler performing two GUNS N’ ROSES classics — –“It’s So Easy” and –“Sweet Child O’ Mine” — with DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED during the March 7 concert can be seen below.

DUFF MCKAGAN’S LOADED‘s latest album, “The Taking”, was released in April 2011 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The CD landed at position No. 12 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

ADLER‘s debut album, “Back From The Dead”, was released in North America on November 26 via New Ocean Media. The CD was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN) and was mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STONE SOUR).

ADLER is comprised of Adler, Bunton, guitarist Lonny Paul (ADLER’S APPETITE), and bassist Johnny Martin (CHELSEA SMILES).

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Video: MICHAEL MONROE Joins SLASH On Stage In Helsinki

Former HANOI ROCKS frontman Michael Monroe joined Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) on stage this past Tuesday (February 19) at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland to perform the songs “We’re All Gonna Die” and “Magic Carpet Ride”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below.

Monroe, whose solo band opened the show, stated after the concert: “We had an absolute blast with Slash on Tuesday at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki! A big thank you to Slash for inviting us to open the show. And for having me come up to jam on ‘We’re All Gonna Die’ and ‘Magic Carpet Ride’. It was truly magical. Good times and then some!”

Monroe has completed recording his new solo album in Stockholm, Sweden for an early 2013 release. He states, “We laid down 12 killer tracks! We’re all really excited about it!”

Michael‘s latest CD, “Sensory Overdrive”, was released in the U.S. and Canada in August 2011 via Spinefarm/Universal. The CD, which was made available in Europe in March 2011 via Universal Music subsidiary Spinefarm Records, featured guest appearances by MOTÖRHEAD‘s Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister and three-time Grammy-winning country/folk singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams.

“Sensory Overdrive” was recorded in Los Angeles with legendary producer Jack Douglas, who has previously worked with AEROSMITH, JOHN LENNON, CLUTCH, SLASH’S SNAKEPIT and NEW YORK DOLLS, among many others.

Monroe in June 2011 recruited Dregen (real name: Andreas Tyrone Svensson) of Swedish sleaze rockers BACKYARD BABIES to be the guitarist of Monroe‘s solo band following the departure of Ginger (THE WILDHEARTS).

Photo by Ville Juurikkala (courtesy of Michael Monroe‘s Facebook page)