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Slash to Receive Star on Walk of Fame
As if being inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame and being the de facto guitarist on everyone’s guest list wasn’t enough, former Guns N’ Roses member Slash will soon be the recipient of the 2,473rd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame when his name will be unveiled next month.
"Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time," said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremonies, "We are proud to place his name among the stars on our fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame."
As part of the celebration, Slash will be performing a private acoustic performances as well as an exclusive Q&A along with Myles Kennedy and the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd. after the ceremony. Those looking to win tickets can do so by listening in to radio station KLOS 95.5 here in the greater Los Angeles area starting June 25.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sent out these details:
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Leron Gubler
Guest speakers: Robert Evans and Charlie Sheen
6901 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Blvd on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 11:30 a.m [AM]
The Who to Rock Olympics
After the slight snafu involving the London Olympics Committee asking The Who manager Bill Curbishley whether (the late) Keith Moon would be available to appear at their closing ceremony, the band has been as one of the four acts that will be representing British music at this year’s Olympic Games.
The committee described the band as “an inspired throwback to the swinging sixties” and added that The Who would be joined by George Michael, Take That and Emile Sande at the show on August 12. [CR]
New album Clockwork Angles out now
Rush Releases New Album
And finally, speaking of classic rock, Canadian power trio Rush are showing that they still have plenty of what it takes as their much anticipated new album Clockwork Angles has been released today (6/12/2012) and has already managed to top the best seller list at Amazon.com on both of their American and Canadian sites.
Last night, bassist and singer Geddy Lee appeared on CBC Canada’s national evening newscast, “The National,” where he spoke about the new album.
Sitting down with host Peter Mansbride, Lee was asked if he still feels pressure in releasing new material to fans.
"It's nothing you can ever take for granted, really," explained Geddy. "To me, every time and album is finished and mixed, there's an incredible sense of pride, an incredible sense of relief because they always seem like impossible tasks, in one way or another. You want to know what people think of your work; you put a lot into it. We've always dedicated ourselves to working hard and hoping to improve every time out. And ya, the new one's coming out and we're excited to see if people like it."
Those looking to catch Rush perform their new material live can do so when they kick off their Clockwork Angles North American Tour on September 7th in Manchester, NH. [HM]