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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Richard Fortus to Hold Master Class at University of Central Oklahoma

Ethan Miller, Getty Images While Guns N’ Roses are off the road, guitarist Richard Fortus will help other aspiring musicians learn his chosen trade. The axeman has agreed to host a master class this coming week at the University of Central Oklahoma that will give him a chance to share his skill. Fortus is the latest musician to visit the campus’ [email protected] Performance Lab, following in the footsteps of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Roger Daltrey and Jackson Browne , Black Country Communion ‘s Joe Bonamassa, Flaming Lips instrumentalist Steven Drodz and singer-songwriter Ben Folds among others. The guitarist joined Guns N’ Roses in 2001 and can be heard on the ‘Chinese Democracy’ album. He’s also performed or recorded with Thin Lizzy , the Psychedelic Furs, Fiona Apple and Jesse Malin among others. His master class will take place this Thursday (Feb. 21) at the Academy of Contemporary Music lab at the University of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district (329 E. Sheridan) at 7PM local time. For more information, visit the UCO website here . Fortus will take his place onstage with Guns N’ Roses this spring when the band headlines the Governors Ball and Rocklahoma festivals. [button href=”” title=”Next: Guns N’ Roses Offer Peek at 3D Concert Film” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Trent Reznor, Within Temptation + More

Michael Buckner, Getty Images – Trent Reznor ‘s How to Destroy Angels band have unveiled the track listing, artwork and the new video ‘How Long?’ from their upcoming ‘Welcome Oblivion’ album. [ Loudwire ] – Within Temptation have revealed their plans for a 2013 studio album. [ Loudwire ] – Rob Zombie is covering the Grand Funk Railroad classic ‘We’re an American Band’ on his upcoming album. [ Loudwire ] – Pearl Jam ‘s Eddie Vedder is writing a song for the upcoming Christian Bale film, ‘Out of the Furnace.’ [ Loudwire ] – Former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi discusses his broken relationship with his ex bandmates. [ Loudwire ] – The Rolling Stones ‘ ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ will be part of a Super Bowl commercial. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – The Who and Elvis Costello will team up for a New York benefit concert. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Muse aren’t quite ready to think about a new album as of yet. [ ] – The Flaming Lips discuss being part of a Super Bowl commercial. [ ]

Daily Reload: Megadeth, The Mars Volta + More

Mary Ouellette, – According to Megadeth ‘s Dave Mustaine , the band is almost done with their next album. [ Loudwire ] – The Mars Volta ‘s Cedric Bixler-Zavala revealed in an online posting that he has left the band, which presumably means the group has broken up. [ Loudwire ] – What is the best hard rocking football anthem? You get to choose as round one of the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl gets under way. Vote here: [ Loudwire ] – After last year’s bus accident, it’s great to see Baroness performing again. Watch our exclusive video of John Baizley and Pete Adams playing ‘Foolsong’ live here: [ Loudwire ] – Dave Grohl wants to bring the Sound City Players to stages around the world. [ Loudwire ] – Van Halen ‘s former director of security dishes about the band’s “insane round the world ride” in a new interview. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Fleetwood Mac ‘s reunion is now complete with the announcement of their 2013 tour dates. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Ween ‘s Dean Ween and Primus ‘ Les Claypool are collaborating on a fishing reality series. [ ] – It’s no joke! The Flaming Lips are releasing ‘The Terror’ album on April Fool’s Day. [ ]

The Black Keys Sign on for Grammy Performance, Announce New Album Start Date

Theo Wargo, Getty Images The Black Keys were one of the top nominees when the Grammy Award nominations were announced last month and the band has confirmed they will take the stage to perform  at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. The group is among the first confirmed performers for music’s biggest night. They’ll join alterna-rockers fun. and Mumford & Sons , pop star Rihanna and country favorite Taylor Swift in playing this year’s ceremony. The band received five nominations — Album of the Year and Best Rock Album for ‘El Camino’ and Record of the Year, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for ‘Lonely Boy.’ In addition, singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach also earned a solo nod as Producer of the Year. While ‘El Camino’ has been a stellar record for the band and the group still has plans to promote it on tour, the duo are also trying to stay ahead of the game and have set aside some time to record for their next studio album this month. Speaking with Uncut magazine (excerpted by NME ), Auerbach stated, “We’re going to start making the new album in the second week of January and we’re hoping to have it done by some time in March. Then we have a couple of weeks of touring, then we’re going to take the summer off, which we haven’t done in a while.” Although there is studio time blocked out, the vocalist admits, “The record isn’t written yet. We’ll do it when we get in the studio. This is when we both work best, when we’re dying to make an album. All of our records take place in the studio, in that we make stuff up while we’re there.” As for the touring that Auerbach spoke of, he’s referring to the handful of shows they have scheduled for the spring with the Flaming Lips . The short, four-date run consists of performances in Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and the Black Keys’ home base of Nashville. The Black Keys / Flaming Lips 2013 Tour: 4/28 — Kansas City, Mo. — Sprint Center 4/30 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — Consol Energy Center 5/2 — Atlanta, Ga. — Aaron’s Amphitheatre 5/3 — Nashville, Tenn. — Bridgestone Arena [button href=”” title=”Next: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney Gets Married” align=”center”]

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