This April, Slash will unveil his widely distributed self-titled solo debut. Since we last talked, the legendary guitarist has furthered detailed the studio effort, unveiling both its guest-heavy tracklist and graffiti-ized artwork. As expected, the former includes a slew of high-profile guest contributors, including Dave Grohl, Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Chris Cornell, Wolfmother’s Andrew Stockdale, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, and Maroon 5’s Adam Levine.
“The idea was really simple in the beginning,” explained Slash. “These are all artists I wanted to work with that I thought it would be amazing to do something creative and collaborative. And I was so impressed with what everyone brought to the table. They were all so committed to doing a good job. And we had a lot of fun making these songs.”
Other contributors include Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age), who served as producer, bassist Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), and drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails).
In other news, Guitar Center has announced a first-of-its-kind, unsigned band competition that provides emerging artists the chance to win the “ultimate career-altering opportunity”: record a 3-song EP with legendary producer, Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, Megadeth) and have Slash write, record and perform on the winning artists’ single. Interested parties can click here for more information.
01. Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury)
02. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
03. Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
04. Crucify The Dead (feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
05. Promise (feat. Chris Cornell)
06. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale of WOLFMOTHER)
07. Doctor Alibi (feat. Lemmy Kilmeister)
08. Saint Is A Sinner Too (feat. Rocco De Luca)
09. Watch This (feat. Dave Grohl/Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (feat. Kid Rock)
11. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine)
12. We’re All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop)
13. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)