Former GUNS ‘N’ ROSES guitarist Slash admits he sometimes cringes when he hears new cover version of classic track ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ – so it’ll be interesting to hear what he makes the of the take below.
It’s delivered in the style of 1920s New Orleans jazz by an outfit called POSTMODERN JUKEBOX, who just released an album of back-in-time contemporary songs.
The performance is helmed by guest vocalist Mich Braden. Bandleader Scott Bradlee says: “She returned to help us show what it would have sounded like if Bessie Smith had recorded it back in the 20s. That note at 3.58 was so powerful that the room shook!”
Asked which is the most lucrative song he’s ever written, Slash tells Metro.co.uk: “It was always about albums rather than singles, but I’d guess Sweet Child O’Mine because it’s the most covered.
“There are some really good instrumental versions for the piano or violin – but I’ve been horrified by some muzak versions. I’ve been sitting in a doctor’s office thinking, ‘That sounds familiar,’ and then realising it’s someone’s interpretation of what I’ve written. That can be a creepy feeling.”
In the same interview the axeman – who’s working on his third solo album – talks about his worst-ever gig, his passion for horror movies and the public misconceptions he has to live with. Meanwhile, Axl Rose’s GnR are gearing up for a second residency in Las Vegas.
According to Blabbermouth.net, Slash and Myles Kennedy played an acoustic version of the GUNS N’ ROSES classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine” during the after-party for the first-ever motion picture Slash has co-produced, “Nothing Left To Fear”, on Wednesday, September 25 in Hollywood, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below.
Italian rock noir band BELLADONNA have just released as FREE DOWNLOAD a very noir version of Guns N’ Roses’ classic love song “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. The band has also published on their YouTube a video of the track, featuring the luscious singer Luana Caraffa at her very noir-est.
BELLADONNA’s “Sweet Child O’ Mine” is on iTunes, but it is also available as FREE DOWNLOAD on the band’s SoundCloud page.
Watch the video below.
BELLADONNA have just announced a string of dates to support the April release of their 4th album. These are the shows lined up so far, more to be added soon.
13 apr – Roma ITALY
26 apr – Milano ITALY
3 may – Perugia ITALY
4 may – Pisa ITALY
10 may – Matera ITALY
17 may – Beroun CZECH REPUBLIC
18 may – Sokolov CZECH REPUBLIC
31 may – Rho ITALY
1 june – Varese ITALY
27 jun – Zamberk CZECH REPUBLIC
3 aug – Kraslice CZECH REPUBLIC
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According to Nick Jedrzejewski from Dailyrecord.co.uk, a UK sheriff was left red-faced yesterday when his mobile phone started playing GUNS N’ ROSES in court.
Sheriff Craig McSherry, 63, was dealing with a drugs case when ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ started blaring out.
As a uniformed court officer looked around to work out where the song was coming from, the sheriff fumbled and pulled his phone out his pocket.
He managed to turn the rock classic off a few seconds into the introduction, before the rest of the band kicked in.
Muted sniggers could be heard from the public benches as lawyers in the Dunfermline court exchanged smiles.
After silencing his phone, the sheriff looked up and said “sorry” before nodding to a lawyer to continue with proceedings.
Mobiles are banned in all Scotland’s courts while they are in session.
Signs are placed on all doors as people enter court warning them to switch them off.
Read more at Dailyrecord.co.uk