PODCAST: The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show Live 6-14-24


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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-17-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: Slash – Orgy Of The Damned


Slash’s much-anticipated blues cover album is studded with fine performances – Chris Stapleton singing on “Oh Well”, Iggy Pop on “Awful Dream”, Brian Johnson loving it on “Killing Floor”.Continue reading


Warren Haynes Books Red Rocks Show with Colorado Symphony – On Tour Soon



Guitar legend, producer, and Gov’t Mule front man Warren Haynes has added a special show date at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre to his upcoming Now Is The Time Tour. The Warren Haynes Band and The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience will perform Tuesday, September 10th, with the Colorado Symphony, led by conductor Christopher Dragon. Artist and venue pre-sale tickets for Red Rocks will be available Thursday, May 16th from 10am-10pm MT with the public onsale commencing Friday, May 17th at 10am MT. Keep reading for more details.
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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 5-17-24


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Gibson Custom Introduce “Slash 1963 ES-335” Limited Collectors Edition Guitar



Continuing to celebrate 130 years, and its decades long partnership with guitarist Slash, iconic global instrument brand, Gibson, has announced the release of a very limited collector’s edition 1963 ES-335 from Gibson Custom. Only 50 of these collector’s edition, hand-signed guitars will be available, exclusively via the Gibson Garage Nashville.
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Slash Adds Salt Lake City Date to S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival Tour – New Album Out Soon



In celebration of his forthcoming new album, Orgy of the Damned, out May 17 on Gibson Records, Slash has curated an all-star Blues lineup for the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival touring North America this summer. The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Blues Festival has now added a new date on Tuesday, July 16 in Salt Lake City, UT at the Red Butte Garden. Keep reading below for the full listings and more.
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Slash Shares His Single “Oh Well” Ft. Chris Stapleton – New Album “Orgy Of The Damned” Out Soon



Slash is coming up on the release of his star-studded debut blues album – the sixth solo album of his career – Orgy of the Damned. It is due out on May 17 via Gibson Records. The iconic guitarist has just released the latest track from the full-length, a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well,” featuring vocals from outlaw country star Chris Stapleton. Listen to the song and find out more below.
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Gibson Reveal The “Slash Jessica Les Paul Standard” Guitar



As it celebrates 130 years of music history, Gibson, with Slash (a partnership of over three decades), have recreated one of the iconic guitarist’s favorite stage guitars for 30 years. They are now introducing the Slash “Jessica” Les Paul Standard. Made in close collaboration – and with significant input from – Slash, the guitar is available via authorized Gibson dealers and the Gibson website. Keep reading below for more information.
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INTERVIEW: Courtney Gains on His Music Career, Working with Slash – and “Children of the Corn” at 40


Ghost Cult Keefy caught up with musician and actor Courtney Gaines to discuss his debut EP “Safe Haven,” out now via Fake Fangs Records! Most people know Courtney from his acting career where he made a splash as the teenage cult leader Malachi in the original “Children of The Corn” – released on March 9th, 1984! These days, in addition to acting and directing, Courtney is a solo music artist, releasing music and performing live! “Safe Haven” was written, recorded, and produced by Courtney Gains. We had a great conversation about his music, his inspirations, working with Slash, his acting career, and especially his relationship with horror fans at conventions and the community after helping kick off such an iconic property! Continue reading