Tag: bass

Heart of Rock interview. Ashley Purdy. Bassist. Black Veil Brides

Fleur the Kiwi Ashley Purdy is the bass player for Black Veil Brides. In true glam metal tradition (Nikki Sixx, anyone?), he regularly puts himself flamboyantly front and center on stage and genuinely enjoys engaging with the audience. He also channels [...] Read more »

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BAM! An interview with Brad Lang — part 2

Fleur the Kiwi Three years ago, Brad Lang  was getting his ass kicked by the house he was remodeling, when his phone rang. It was legendary Norcal band Y&T, mid-tour, asking if he were available to stand in for Phil Kennemore, the original [...] Read more »

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BAM! An interview with Brad Lang of Y&T — part 1

Fleur the Kiwi Three years ago, Brad Lang  was getting his ass kicked by the house he was remodeling, when his phone rang. It was legendary Norcal band Y&T, mid-tour, asking if he were available to stand in for Phil Kennemore, the [...] Read more »

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Power bass: An interview with Steve Slaughter of Octane Mob

Fleur the Kiwi Best known as the bass player for heavy metal band Octane Mob, Steve Slaughter is quickly making his mark on the LA/OC music scene. Although it is not his first band, Steve considers joining Octane Mob the first [...] Read more »

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Review: This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography and Life through the Distorted Lens of Nikki Sixx

Nikki Sixx’s second book, This Is Gonna Hurt, comes out in paperback today; it first appeared in hardcover in 2011. We thought this would be a good time to revisit Fleur’s review of the book from last summer (first published on [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Steve Slaughter. Bassist. Octane Mob.

Fleur the Kiwi Best known as the bass player for heavy metal band Octane Mob, Steve Slaughter is quickly making his mark on the LA/OC music scene. Although it is not his first band, Steve considers joining Octane Mob the first [...] Read more »

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Heart of Rock interview: Duff McKagan. Bassist, vocalist. Loaded, The Walking Papers (Guns N’ Roses).

Fleur the Kiwi One early December Thursday, DGT&G got word that Duff McKagan would be in town that Sunday, playing a gig at The Independent with Seattle-based band The Walking Papers. For the past year or so, we’ve been on a mission to [...] Read more »

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Bass God: I met my idol … and it was wonderful

A guest post by Cheriqui Someone once said, “Never meet your idol unless you are prepared for disappointment.” Whoever said that apparently did not have as brilliant an experience as I did. Since I was about 12 years old I [...] Read more »

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Walking Papers – Live at the Independent in San Francisco on 12/9/12

hazelzworld On a Thursday afternoon back in December, I sent Fleur a text telling her that Tesla guitarist Dave Rude was going to play at the Independent on the following Sunday.  At the time, we were only going to see Dave [...] Read more »

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Review of It’s So Easy and Other Lies

hazelzworld I just finished reading Duff McKagan’s autobiography, It’s So Easy and Other Lies.  If a book doesn’t capture me within the first chapter, I never finish it.  After reading the prologue — I was hooked! (Pun intended.)  I found myself smiling [...] Read more »

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