Rock legends Guns N' Roses featuring our old pal Slash have announced more U.S. and European dates on their current and seemingly never-ending Not In This Lifetime Tour
. The recently reformed Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will be in Europe most of the spring and summer and will kick off their American tour July 27 in St. Louis with additional dates in Minneapolis, Denver, Miami, Winston-Salem, and Buffalo as well as a short tour of Canada. As of now, the tour will close in San Antonio, Texas at the Alamodome. There are rumors of new music but so far, there's nothing official.
Slash fans looking to try their hand at learning his legendary riffs should check out the Slash-designed Epiphone Slash AFD Les Paul Performance Pack
which includes a Slash Les Paul Special II, Slash picks, an Epiphone strap, a Snakepit-15 watt amp, and free online lessons from eMedia. Check it out and read our classic interview
"The Snake Pit amp is basically modeled after what I would consider a good sounding practice and or live amp for small venues and recording," Slash told Epiphone.com I tried to model it after the sounds that I get out of my bigger amps. "I just think that the most important instrument you ever get is the first one you get, the one that you learn to play on. That guitar should be something that should be good quality and you should be able to play from your beginning until you learn how to play really well and start going beyond that in a professional sense. Doing a guitar that's affordable with a great company like Epiphone is something that I think should happen more often."