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OBITUARY Guitarist Launches BBQ Sauce
There's something about rock guitarists and BBQ/hot sauces. First, there was Joe Perry's Rock Your World Boneyard Brew BBQ/hot sauce, which I've had and is fabulous. Then Zakk Wylde teamed with Blair to release his Original Berserker line of insanely hot sauces (I've had those as well, and they are indeed HOT). Now, Trevor Peres, guitarist of long-running Florida death metal legends Obituary, has launched his own Bar-B-Que sauce line.
Branded as T-Bone's Famous, Trevor's Original Rib'Licous Bar-B-Que Sauce has, according to the press release, "a sweet and tangy flavor with a blend of mild spices and a hint of hickory smoke." Peres will be releasing additional flavors—Spicy Rib Rub, Sweet Chicken Rub, and Spicy Hot Bar-B-Que—in the coming weeks. I look forward to trying these as well. Meanwhile, here's the story behind it all:
"My nickname [T-Bone] came from the band Agnostic Front on our tour together back in 1992. Ever since then everyone has called me T-Bone," Peres elaborates. "The passion for cookin' began when I was a child in Jacksonville, Florida, with my grandpa John Landregan, who was a cook in the U.S. Navy. He was always cookin' up somethin' good in the kitchen. Naturally, this gave me the desire to learn. After a few years in the kitchen, I turned to the great outdoors and started to bar-b-que. In Florida, we bar-b-que all year round from sun up to sun down. After perfectin' the art of smokin' ribs and pork shoulder, I decided that I needed to come up with my own dippin' sauces and dry rubs. In this bottle you will taste the passion for cookin' that started with my papa John many years ago. I hope you enjoy T-Bone's Famous 'Original Rib'Licious Bar-B-Que Sauce.'"
For more info, visit Trevor's new website, where you'll find sauce, merch, recipes and more!
Steven Tyler Says He Is NOT Leaving Aerosmith
After much speculation as to whether or not singer Steven Tyler was indeed quitting Aerosmith (guitar tab), including a Twitter post from Joe Perry stating that they "were positively looking for a new singer to work with," Tyler showed up at the Fillmore at Irving Plaza in New York City last night where Perry was performing in support of his solo album Have Guitar, Will Travel and announced to Perry and the audience that he is not leaving the band.
"I just want New York to know that I am not leaving Aerosmith," said Tyler to huge cheers from the capacity crowd. (See video below)
He then turned to Perry and said, "Joe Perry, you are a man of many colors. But I, motherf***er, am the rainbow!"
With a cue from Tyler, the drummer then launched into the unmistakable intro to the Aerosmith classic "Walk This Way," and the Toxic Twins once again did what they do best—rock the house! Still, it makes you wonder: Was it all just a misunderstanding, or a brilliantly executed PR stunt?
New StageTrix Pedal Fasteners
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Has Steven Tyler Quit AEROSMITH?
Rumors abound on the interwebs today regarding singer Steven Tyler's status in Aerosmith (guitar tab). Tyler himself ignited the firestorm when he recently told Classic Rock magazine that he might pursue a solo career.
"I don't know what I'm doing yet," he said. "But it's definitely going to be something Steven Tyler: working on the brand of myself - Brand Tyler."
Things only got worse when guitarist Joe Perry returned home to Boston from what may have been Aerosmith's final gig, in Abu Dhabi, and learned of Tyler's stunning announcement on the Internet. As you can imagine, he was not happy. On Friday (11/6), Perry, who is currently pushing his rockin'—and now aptly titled—new solo album, Have Guitar, Will Travel, told the Las Vegas Sun that, as far as he knows, Tyler is history.
"Steven quit as far as I can tell," said the guitarist. "I don't know any more than you do about it."
2009 was a year fraught with peril for the Beantown rockers. First, plans to record a new Aerosmith album prior to the tour were put on hold as Perry recovered from knee surgery. Then, just days before the tour kicked off, the band announced that guitarist Brad Whitford would miss several dates while recovering from surgery. Finally, Tyler fell from the stage while performing in Sturgis, S.D. and broke his shoulder, which resulted in the band having to cancel most of the remaining dates on the tour.
Perry also told the Sun that he has not heard from Tyler, but whatever comes of this, he hopes to keep Aerosmith together—with or without Tyler.
"Right now I'm adjusting to how we're going to go on," Perry told the paper. " ... You just can't disregard 40 years of four guys who play together as well as they do. We're just trying to—at least I am—trying to figure out what direction the band should take."
First Peak at New Chris Broderick Ibanez Guitar
Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick is working with Ibanez on a new custom guitar, and he gave fans in the Megadeth online forum (registration required) a sneak peak at the body's artwork. Here's what he had to say:
I will hopefully have a new Ibanez guitar to play by the start of the U.S tour, but I thought I would give you guys a sneak peak before it's even finished. It still needs a clear coat but the artwork was all hand painted and came out great. Let me know what you guys think.
Meanwhile, we just posted the official Megadeth guitar tab to "Head Crusher," the first single from the band's brilliant new album, Endgame.
HAGSTROM Guitars Now Available at Amazon.com
PRESS RELEASE: Hagstrom Guitars has announced that its full line of electric guitars and basses is now available on Amazon.com for online purchase. Amazon will feature the full Hagstrom line, including the popular Viking, Swede, and Super Swede models.
Hagstrom guitars and basses have an avid following among musicians and collectors, who admire them for their classic styling, versatile sound, and great playability. Current artists who play Hagstrom include Pat Smear (Foo Fighters, the Germs); Dweezil Zappa (Zappa Plays Zappa), Ryland Blackinton (Cobra Starship), Disashi Lumumba-Kasongo (Gym Class Heroes), Forrest Klein (Hellogoodbye), Robert Morris (The Hush Sound) and more.
For more information, please visit www.hagstromguitars.com
Slash Snags Alter Bridge Singer for New Album
As reported by Classic Rock magazine, guitar legend Slash's eponymous solo album is set for European release in February 2010, in a special promotion with Classic Rock. This will be followed by a wider release in Spring 2010.
The album features Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese and former Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney, with additional performances by Dave Grohl and Steven Adler on drums and Flea on bass. But for months now, the greater speculation has centered on who would get the vocal spotlight. Turns out, many of the rumors were right, as Slash got guest vocal appearances Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows, Chris Cornell, and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
Slash's most recent addition to the album is Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy, who's had time to kill while the other three members of Alter Bridge are out doing the Creed reunion tour and record.
For more info, visit Slashonline.com.