LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 10: Bassist Nikki Sixx of Sixx:A.M. performs at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 10, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Listen at 5:50p every weekday afternoon when Sara recaps the latest in rock news!

FLEA Addresses RED HOT CHILI PEPPER Retirement Rumors:

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith recently stirred up some concern amongst fans when he broached the topic of retirement in an interview, saying: “I still love making records,” said Smith. “But the touring part… I don’t know if we can continue.”

However, bassist FLEA tells TMZ: “That’s just silly talk. We never really look past the immediate future. We’re on tour right now, we’re rocking out and we’re feeling the spirit and letting the music move us.” So fear not, Peppers fans!

NIKKI SIXX Announces Graphic Novel: Loudwire

Nikki Sixx is teaming up with the HEAVY METAL brand to release a graphic novel adaptation of his autobiography, The Heroin Diaries. Of the comic, Nikki Sixx says “I grew up reading the Heavy Metal magazine as a kid. This is a passion project and I’ve been involved in every step along the way, from the storyline to the look and feel of the art. I think we came up with a unique spin on The Heroin Diaries that tells the story from a different angle.” The graphic novel will see its first release this week at San Diego Comic Con. Check out a preview here.

GUNS N ROSES Ads Popping Up In NYC’s Times Square:

Guns N’ Roses’ debut album Appetite For Destruction turns 30 years old this Friday. The band is booked to play an intimate show at the Apollo Theater in New York to celebrate, this week, various ads featuring the album cover and the hashtag #Appetite30th have been popping up in New York City’s Times Square. We have no idea what this could mean, but no one buys ad space in Times Square and creates a hashtag for no reason, so we’ll keep you posted when we find out more.

Instagram post by Del James * Jul 18, 2017 at 12:40am UTC

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