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Slash’s Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony

Slash Walk of Fame Induction

As all of you guys probably know by now, Slash got a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame just this summer. The ceremony was a bit different from the other ceremonies I’ve been to, one, because there were so many people and majority were wearing black (rock on baby!), and two, because there was a free concert inside the Hard Rock Cafe after the induction (rock on again, baby!).

Being a self confessed Guns N’ Roses addict, this was not just another event to me. This was THE event! Gn’R has played a major part in my life. I looked up to these guys ever since I was a very young boy and I even did a report on my English class about them in college. The Sweet Child O’ Mine intro was one of the very first riffs I tried to play on the guitar (I play it, you hum the bass line!). I have their 1992 Tokyo concert on DVD that I kept watching (have you noticed they kept running and running and didn’t get tired?! Are they athletes or something?!). I tried to emulate Axl Rose‘s moves when we did our gigs (awful, just awful!). I also have all their songs on my iPod and I never get tired listening to them again and again, especially because Gn’R is my workout music. Welcome to The Jungle is ALWAYS the first thing to play as soon as my feet step on the treadmill. I don’t think there’s anybody in this world who would not get pumped up to that song! Then it goes to It’s So Easy to Night Rain to Outta Get Me to Mr. Brownstone  andcso on and ooh yeah I feel it baby I feel it!!! So if there’s anything I could thank them for personally, it will be for providing me my workout enthusiasm!

If you have followed the Gn’R drama then you’re aware about the feud among Axl and Slash and the rest of the band. It’s a long story but to make it simple, wherever there’s a Slash there’s no Axl, and wherever there’s an Axl there’s no Slash. This was a Slash event, so you knew who’s not coming. Somebody with an even bigger ego than Axl was present though, none other than the one with the Adonis DNA, Mr. Tiger Blood himself, Charlie Sheen!

Here’s his hilarious speech:

“You know it’s quite fitting, I think, that Slash is getting a star on the very street that Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on.” -Charlie Sheen

That’s epic. Charlie Sheen rocks!

Slash’s speech was a little more on the emotional side, I think he was trying very hard to keep his tears from flowing the whole time.

Slash

Here’s a clip from EyeBiteTV:

Other guest speakers were producer Robert Evans and DJ Jim Ladd. It was amazing to see my idol on that podium. It was also an amazing moment to see Guns N’ Roses, well, at least part of it, together for the first time in person.

Robert Evans, Slash, Jim Ladd, Charlie Sheen, Steven Adler, Gilby Clarke

From L-R: Robert Evans, Slash, Jim Ladd, Charlie Sheen, Steven Adler, Gilby Clarke

Somebody’s really really excited!!! And it so happens to be Charlie!

Unveiling of Slash's Walk of Fame Star

Unveiling of Slash’s Walk of Fame Star

Slash, Perla Ferrar, Children

Slash with his wife, Perla Ferrar, their children, and the finger

Of course that picture wouldn’t be complete without the finger.

Slash Walk of Fame Induction

The star ceremony might have ended there but the event was in no way finished! Live acoustic concert coming up!

I did not bring my DSLR camera for this event, all photos above were taken by my point and shoot cam. It turned out to be a smart idea because if I have brought it then I wouldn’t have been allowed inside!

Slash performed an acoustic set with the man he’s currently collaborating with, Myles Kennedy. He’s the former vocalist of Alter Bridge (they used to be called, uhm, what’s that again, “Creed“, then he replaced Scott Stapp, remember?). He’s also more known to the wrestling world as the guy who sang Edge’s theme song.

Myles Kennedy & Slash

They performed new songs like “Back to Cali” and old hits such as “Fall To Pieces” (from Slash’s Velvet Revolver days) and the eternal “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Steven Adler even made a special appearance in the middle of a performance asking the crowd to clap altogether to the beat, and the hell we did!

This was yet another day I’ll never forget. To Axl Rose, I don’t know if and when you’ll have a star of your own, but I will see you too someday.  And I will fanboy like crazy. Coz I’m f**king crazy. Crazy! Congratulations to Slash for receiving the 2,473rd Walk of Fame Star!

Slash Walk of Fame Star


Scarlett Johansson Receives a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Scarlett Johansson Receives a Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Photo Courtesy of Coventrytelegraph.net

One of the most exciting days of my life, seeing Scarlett Johansson upclose and personal as she receives the 2,470th Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood Blvd.

I arrived there around 8:00 am and there were already quite a few people waiting. It was drizzling, looked like it wasn’t gonna be the best day for doing a star ceremony. I saw the men working on the star, which was located right in front of Madame Tussauds.

Scarlett Johansson's Star

Thankfully, the drizzle stopped. After the workers finished with the star, they started putting up the stage and the railings for the event. These guys seem to have been doing it for the longest time coz they’re very good at it, finishing in just a few minutes. We were then all allowed to finally pick our spots. It was still pretty early so we spent the time chit chatting with one another, doing whatever things that could put us away from boredom. Scarlett’s a very special lady, and none of us really minded waiting for her even if it took several hours. Even Captain America was willing to stand in there for a long time.

Fat Captain America

He sacrificed the safety of America just to see  Scarlett.  He also ate a little too many cheeseburgers while waiting.

The paparazzi arrived and the tension built. We’re SO ready to finally see our favorite Hollywood girl!

Paparazzi

Uhm guys, don’t you think you’re setting up the camera a little too low? Upskirt shots are supposed to be done discretely, you know.

And after much anticipation, Scarlett arrived,  she was very stunning, Like a goddess walking amongst men!

Scarlett Johansson

The ceremony started at 11:30. The day looked so beautiful, so much different from how it looked just a while ago. It’s the Scarlett Effect. Leron Gubler of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce stepped up on stage to introduce Scarlett.

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson being introduced by Leron Gubler

While he’s doing this, I fainted coz her beauty was way too much for me to handle. The ceremony was halted for a bit as there was a need to call for paramedics. Oops, sorry for the scene. Scarlett approached the mike and said there was no need for one, then she ran towards me, knelt and gave me mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

And then I woke up. Gosh.

Her guest speaker was Jeremy Renner, who co-starred with her in The Avengers, together with Robert Downey, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo. If you still haven’t watched it by now, I feel sorry for you!

Jeremy Renner & Scarlett Johansson

Here’s the full speech recorded by a buddy of mine. He made us laugh!

 

 

It was really cute when they locked eyes…

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

They had a big warm hug after his speech.

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

Then Scarlett got off the stage to hug me too. Not.

A little kiss…

Scarlett Johansson & Jeremy Renner

And then it was the woman of the hour’s time to give her speech…

Scarlett Johansson's Speech

Yep, it’s on an index card. Don’t throw that away Scarlett,  we’re gonna auction that haha!

Scarlett Johansson

And here’s the speech in full:

 

 

She got a bit emotional. I wish I could hug her during that time. I wish I could hug her all the time. Don’t we all?!

Two things that really caught my eye as she was giving her speech:

1. Her wrist tattoo. I thought it was a crucifix from afar but it wasn’t… what is it?!

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo

2. Her lovely red shoes  that matches her beautiful red lips that matches the elegant red carpet.

Scarlett Johansson's Shoes

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

After the speech, she was given this certificate from the city of Los Angeles, declaring this day as Scarlett Johansson Day in Hollywood!

Scarlett Johansson Day in Hollywood

The new walk of fame star is finally revealed!!! Woohoo!  Well, I saw it this morning already, but this time, it’s official! Wohoo!

I saw another tattoo in her forearm, it’s a colorful one, looked to me like a sunrise scene…

Scarlett Johansson's Tattoo

It was a really great day! Congratulations to Scarlett and hoping to see more of you on the big screen!!!