Alice Cooper is among the nominees up for induction into The Songwriters Hall Of Fame. Joining Alice on the list are John Mellencamp, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Tom Waits, The Isley Brothers and Mariah Carey, among others. A songwriter must be a published writer for a minimum of 20 years with a notable catalog of hit songs to qualify for induction into the Hall.
Black Sabbath are streaming video of their 1970 classic, “N.I.B.”, as a preview to the November 17 release their farewell concert film “The End.” The project will be available on Blu-ray/CD, DVD/CD, 2CD and 3LP sets. The film presents the last concert by Black Sabbath, shot in their hometown of Birmingham, England this past February.
Guns N’ Roses’ lead guitarist Slash had been named Gibson guitars’ first-ever Global Brand Ambassador. Slash says that when he got back together with Guns N’ Roses for their reunion tour, one of the thrills was to get out the Gibson Les Paul Standard that Gibson gave him back in 1988 and play it again. Watch the video made in honour of the occasion here: