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INTERVIEW: SLASH

slashWhat could I possibly say about Slash that hasn’t already been said. He’s a legend without a doubt. From his early days as the lead axeman in Guns N’ Roses to his own work in Slash’s Snakepit plus Velvet Revolver and his latest project with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. He’s not just metal, he’s the epitome of the guitar in hard rock. It’s Slash discussing all his latest happenings and some old stuff as well on the latest Hangar 19 Podcast edition.

 

FRANK BELLO OF ANTHRAX JOINS US IN THE HANGAR

anthraxwmfrank2Believe it or not no member of Anthrax has joined us in the Hangar since we launched, well this weekend that changes as bassist Frank Bello steps up fresh off the Motorboat cruise with Motorhead. Anthrax have also just released their live concert film Chili on Hell. Frank has stories to tell and we have Anthrax music to crank up.

(Picture of Frank Bello from Anthrax.com)

cover_cliffemallSpeaking of amazing metal bass players it was 28 years ago that the world lost Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. Cliff is widely regarded as one of the greatest metal bassists to ever live. We will revisit Cliff ‘em All for this week’s In the Vault.

(Cliff ‘em All artwork courtesy of Metallica.com.)

MalAlso if you missed the news recently AC/DC founding member and rhythm guitarist plus songwriter Malcolm Young has dementia so bad that he is no longer playing with the band and has sat out recording their new album plus will not be joining them on tour. So we’ll dedicate a Power Set of some of the best Malcolm Young songs to the man and of course we wish him and his family the best.

(Image of Malcolm Young from AC/DC’s website)

machine-head-now-we-die-single-cover-art-2014Machine Head recently had a new song leaked entitled “Now We Die” but before it got out of hand the band decided to release upon the world themselves, and we’re happy they did. We will debut the tune as part of a Machine Head Then & Now that will also feature a classic from their debut Burn My Eyes.

(Now We Die artwork courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records)

Finally our soundtrack recommendation this week goes back to the video game world. It’s only fitting that when the makers of Splatterhouse, one of the original horror themed video games, remade the game in 2010 that it included a soundtrack featuring metal heavy weights like Lamb of God, Mastodon and the Cavalera brothers.

All this and yes another three hours of old school metal served exactly the way you want it….LOUD!

 

CLIFF ‘EM ALL

On September 27, 1986 Metallica’s tour bus hit a patch of black ice while on tour in Europe and in an instance the metal world lost one if it’s greatest heroes, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. To remember him here is the full tribute documentary Cliff ‘em All.

 

 

SLASH IS HERE

slashYes the immortal, top hat wearing guitar god Slash is joining us in the Hangar to discuss his new album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators World on Fire. Of course we’ll talk some old school Guns N’ Roses as well plus play some live tracks featuring his current band playing the old Guns stuff.

Then do you know how Black Sabbath got their name? It was this movie Black Sabbath from Boris Karloff that put the thought in Tony Iommi’s head as we go In The Vault with the trailer from this horror classic.

MI0001614682In 2000 a new tour concept that put heavy metal bands with tattoo artists came to fruition. On paper this tour looked incredible featuring Slayer, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Sevendust and more alongside some of the best tattoo artists in the business. Unfortunately due to health laws the artists weren’t able to tattoo the concert goers and instead had to relate to booths that showed off their work while someone else did henna. Therefore the tour never happened again but it did spawn a pretty killer live compilation called Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade. This week’s Power Set will feature the aforementioned bands from this live album.

downloadA few months ago Prong put out their latest record Ruining Lives and now have put out a 7″ single for the song “Remove, Separate Self” Yes a 7 inch record. So in honor that will be the subject of this week’s Then & Now.

Finally our heavy metal soundtrack recommendation once again comes from Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight. With so much great metal on one soundtrack it’s hard not to spotlight this one a couple of times.

Slash and three more hours of old school metal on the one and only Hangar 19.

 

INTERVIEW: JOHN GARCIA

He w10610674_467273366748849_5211889566923275352_nas the lead singer of one of the most influential “stoner” metal bands to ever exist. We’re talking about a band that is credited with starting an entire movement. It’s not often you can say that about a band. John Garcia is just a laid back fan of music and when he’s not moonlighting as a Vetenarian he is now fronting his own solo band. His self titled debut solo album is out now. It’s John Garcia on the latest Hangar 19 Podcast edition.