Slash (Musician)

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Meet Michael Amott, Slash and the Rest of the Denver Zoo's Rock and Roll Flamingos

    It's not every day you get to brush feathers with rock and roll legends like Ace Frehley and Slash, but in Denver, all it takes is a visit to the zoo. Brittney Weaver started working at the Denver Zoo about six years ago. She also happens to be a big music fan, regularly attending heavy metal and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    The Top 10 Power Ballads of All Time

    If we're being completely honest, power ballads are responsible for some of the most resonant music-listening experiences in the entire world. They're a beautiful blend of sentiment and obviousness, a band willfully becoming emotionally available. Everybody makes fun of the power ballad, because som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Failure's Ken Andrews on the Absurdity of Hair Metal

    Failure is slated to perform at Riot Fest this Friday, September 19th. Though the band enjoyed a great deal of popularity during its first run before splitting in 1997, its influence has loomed large on a good deal of guitar rock that has come along since. If someone writes a book like Our Band Coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    The sixteen stupidest hats worn by musicians

    Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    New to the Denver Concert Calendar: Nickel Creek, Rod Stewart & Santana, Gogol Bordello

    Chris Thile has decided he's bored of not selling thousands of tickets at a time, so Nickel Creek is back, and they're coming to Denver. Rod Stewart and Santana are also into selling thousands of tickets, so they'll be coming through as well. Incidentally, Santana has never meet a collaboration he d ... More >>

  • Music

    November 21, 2013
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    August 22, 2013

    The fifteen best hair metal bands of all time

    Before grunge scrubbed the smeared makeup off of the face of hair metal and trimmed its flowing locks, an endless parade of longhaired dudes did their level best to destroy the ozone layer, fueled by a steady diet of sex, drugs, rock and roll. Oh, and, well, depending on the band, more sex and lots ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Dave Mustaine talks addiction, religion and having a personal relationship with God

    Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine first conceived Gigantour as a platform to showcase acts whose music featured virtuosic guitar playing. In addition to his own band, the festival's inaugural roster in 2005 included prog-rock vets Dream Theater, extreme metal unit Nevermore and skronky math-core heroe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The ten best pioneering metal frontmen

    Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    James "Rooster" Olson on turning pedal board creation into art with Trailer Trash Pedalboards

    After playing with Denver-based bands including G-Force and Autobahn in the '80s, James "Rooster" Olson made a name for himself with his company Trailer Trash Pedal Boards. Olson essentially revolutionized the pedal-board industry with his award-winning designs, which have been used by an array of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    DJ Big Styles shares a few of his favorite memories from So What! The Club

    Tomorrow night at Beauty Bar, So What! The Club celebrates its twentieth year of keeping Denver funky. Earlier this week, we shared some of the fliers from the early days when the night first got going at City Spirit on through its move to various other locales, including 9th Avenue West and Rock Is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Guns N' Roses Appetite for Destruction turns 25

    See Also: - Remembering Randy Rhodes thirty years after his tragic death -The Beatles' Sgt Pepper turns 45 -The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street turns 40 -Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced turns 45 In the early 1980s, a red-haired, Midwestern boy named William Bailey stepped off a bus in New Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Chartbreaker: John Mayer's new album, Born and Raised, takes the top spot this week

    John Mayer knocks Adam Lambert from the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart this week as Mayer's new record, Born And Raised, lands at number one. Lambert's Trespassing, meanwhile, drops all the way to number twelve. Born And Raised is Mayer's third number-one album, joining 2003's Heavier Things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Barry Fey on that time that he held a gun to Axl Rose's head and how the business has changed

    ​For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Guitar Center exec Laura Taylor on the changing attitudes toward women in the music industry

    Laura Taylor, the Los Angeles-based vice president of operations for Guitar Center.​For this week's print feature, we spoke with Laura Taylor, Vice President of Operations for Guitar Center regarding the company's recent initiatives to improve the treatment of female customers in the company' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Review: Willie Nelson at Red Rocks, 6/21/2011

    ​WILLIE NELSON at RED ROCKS | 06.21.11"While Willie Nelson is still a solid player and performer, seeing him these days is about nostalgia for a lot of people. These aren't the best versions of songs like "Crazy" and "Aint It Funny," but seeing Nelson up on stage performing them is as heartwar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Les Paul Google Doodle in honor of what would've been the guitar legend's 96 birthday

    ​No, we don't have our guitar plugged into our Smokey Amp again. Why do you ask? Oh that. Yeah, no, we're just screwing around with our Google Doodle in honor of Les Paul, who would've been 96 today. Easy, tiger. It only sounds dirty -- uh, the Google Doodle, that is, not what we're playing. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Hair metal fashion: The most regrettable decade celebrated last night at Steel Panther

    What is this I don't even​Hate it or love it, like a cockroach covered in leopard-print spandex, '80s arena metal has crawled forth in tact after surviving grunge, boy bands, ringtone rap and now Bieber. Last night, twenty-somethings who looked like they fell out of a time-traveling telephon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Ozzy Osbourne at the Pepsi Center, 2.8.11

    Aaron ThackerayHey, look: It's the Prince of Fucking Darkness, man!​ OZZY OSBOURNE With Slash 02.08.11 | Pepsi Center Ozzy Osbourne layeth the smack down last night at the Pepsi Center with Slash -- he of the shaggy mane, top hat, Velvet Revolver and, of course, Guns N' Roses -- in tow. A c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne, Crystal Castles and Lucero shows announced

    The Ozzman cometh to the Pepsi Center in February​Ozzy Osbourne, who just launched a column in Rolling Stone called Ask Dr. Ozzy, in which he offers health and diet tips (no, really), hits the Pepsi Center with Slash on Tuesday, February 8, as part of an eighteen-month long world tour, which i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, Slash, Matt & Kim shows anounced

    ​Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs, touring this summer and fall as "The Dukes of September Rhythm Revue," visit Red Rocks on Monday, September 27. What will they be playing, you ask? Ah, follow the jump to find out.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Cafe Society: Week in review

    ​ What you may have missed this week on Cafe Society while you were buried in gravy, a slave to stuffing or checking out Sheehan's roundup of Denver's best pub grub, which is exactly what you want after too much tryptophan: Saul Hudson learned that Chipotle Mexican Grill is entering the Lond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Good news, Woody Paige: Les Paul isn't dead yet

    It's always dangerous when sportswriters include music references in their columns. Such citations are typically moldy -- as, for instance, Rocky Mountain News staffer Bernie Lincicome's dopey mention of Loggins and Messina, who hailed from an era "when music was fun," he claimed in a December 7 pie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    Q&A with Rob Barbato of Darker My Love

    Will it go 'round in circles? Bassist/vocalist Rob Barbato of Darker My Love initially seemed reticent to show much of himself during an interview for a September 25 Westword profile of his band. But with a little prodding, he began sharing background about himself and his band in what turned out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    Last Night ... The Cult, Action Action @ Fillmore Auditorium

    The Cult, Action Action December 3, 2007, Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing any band with “Guns,” “Revolver,” “Velvet,” “L.A.” or “Roses” in the name. The show was half-packed with strippers, heshers and goths, none visibly underage. Enough open space lay waiting for a b ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 15, 2007

    Shred Cred

    You wanted the best, you got the best: Guitar Hero III.

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2007

    Q&A With Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat

    Steve Bays, Hot Hot Heat’s frontman, had a lot more to say than we could squeeze into Westword’s September 27 profile, as demonstrated by the attached Q&A. At interview time (on September 12, the day after HHH’s latest CD, Happiness Ltd., was released), the band was heading north to Los Angel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Q&A With Slash From Velvet Revolver/Guns N' Roses

    Had ax-expert Saul Hudson chosen to perform under his given name, he might never have succeeded in the music business, let alone made it to the cover of the forthcoming video game “Guitar Hero III.” Lucky thing he changed his moniker to Slash. During the Q&A below, which formed the basis of the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    Velvet Revolver Seek Libertad

    Slash touts his new band as everyones celebrating the old one.

  • Music

    July 26, 2007

    Velvet Revolver


  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Velvet Revolver

    Tuesday, April 26, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.

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    March 24, 2005

    Best Tribute Band

    Rocket Queen

  • Music

    July 29, 2004


    Steven Adler

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Velvet Revolver

    Sunday, June 20, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-TIXS

  • Music

    December 18, 2003


    With Drug Under, Chris Romero has found a cure for his Sickness.

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Eternal Flame

    After half a century, Burning Spear is still stoking the fire in reggae's soul.

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Critic's Choice


  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    Break Like the Wind

    Spinal Tap tapped, the Folksmen turn it way down from 11.

  • Music

    March 7, 2002

    The Blasters

    Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings (Rhino/Warner Bros./Slash)

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Heavy Mettle

    Harlan Hendrickson wants to prove that '80s rock and roll is not noise pollution.

  • Music

    September 25, 1997

    The Jeers of a Clown

    A major label tried to muzzle Violent J of the Insane Clown Posse. Here's why.

  • Music

    August 28, 1997

    It Was All Eddie's Fault

    Just try to stop Sammy Hagar from telling how Van Halen did him wrong.

  • Music

    July 11, 1996

    Dinosaur Johnson

    On his own, Mike Johnson sounds nothing like his main band, Dinosaur Jr.

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    May 10, 1995



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    March 29, 1995
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    November 9, 1994
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    February 16, 1994