Rock supergroup Kings of Chaos is set to electrify Cape Town with a two hour Rock n Roll Master Class at the Grand Arena on Friday and Saturday June 7 and 8.
Originally formed in 2012 as Matt Sorum’s Rock n Roll All Stars, the group’s name was recently changed to Kings of Chaos. While the band has a core group of members such as Matt Sorum, Gilby Clarke and Duff McKagan, all originally from Guns n Roses, and Joe Elliott from Def Leppard, they are regularly joined by guest musicians from other rock bands.
Eight original musicians from bands such as Guns n Roses, Def Leppard, Velvet Revolver, The Cult, Deep Purple, Collective Soul and Alter Bridge will perform together as Kings of Chaos in South Africa, with renowned guitarist Slash performing with the group for the very first time.
Slash is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and his mastery of the guitar is evidenced in his signature riffs on Guns n Roses’ rock anthems like ‘Sweet Child of Mine’ and ‘Welcome to the Jungle’. In addition to being an original member of Guns n Roses, he also successfully formed and performed in super group Velvet Revolver, and currently tours the world with his hugely successful solo project.
Slash has amassed album sales in excess of 100-million copies, a Grammy award, seven Grammy nominations and countless other accolades. He has his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame directly in front of the Hard Rock Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard.
Other members of this rock royalty outfit include Deep Purple lead singer, Glenn “The Voice of Rock” Hughes, whose distinctive vocals once led Stevie Wonder to proclaim Hughes to be his “favourite white singer”; Ed Roland, the founding member of rock band Collective Soul, which has sold over 10-million albums in its two-decade history; and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, regarded for the longest time as music’s best kept secret. Kennedy was also the lead vocalist in Slash’s solo project, ‘Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators’.
Collectively, these artists have sold in excess of 300 million albums worldwide and together, they have penned many of the most defining rock anthems of all time.
* Tickets are between R375 and R700 and can be booked at Computicket.