Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N’ ROSES) has announced that he and his band will play two private shows “in Los Angeles to stretch their legs with the new stuff” before they resume recording Slash’s second solo album. More details will be made available soon.
Slash recently revealed that he has finished the first phase of recording for his new CD and announced three of the songtitles before an appearance on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”. The three tunes he named are “Halo”, “Standing In The Sun” and “Bad Rain”, although he did not play any of them on the program. Slash’s new disc, which will follow up last year’s acclaimed solo debut, will tentatively arrive next April.
Slash and his band have been working on the new record at Barefoot Recording in Hollywood, California.
While Slash’s self-titled debut featured a different guest vocalist on each track, as well as various other musicians, the new record is being laid down with his touring band.
The Pulse Of Radio asked the ex-GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist how he knows when he’s got the right “chemistry” in whatever band he’s playing with. “I think the most important thing about chemistry is just connecting people together,” he said. “You can have great musicians and not be able to get a spark very easily. It’s really about people connecting and music being the conduit, and I think that’s probably what it is about chemistry that makes it work for some people and not for others.”
The lineup includes singer Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE, guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns and ex-THEORY OF A DEADMAN drummer Brent Fitz.
In a recent interview, Slash stated about the musicians in his band, “I was really fortunate. When I’d done the [first solo] record, I thought, ‘I’ve gotta tour on this.’ And I had to figure how I was gonna actually pull that off. And I set about auditioning musicians in L.A. and I just happened to meet Brent Fitz, who I’d never played before and who is not from Los Angeles; he was one of the guys I auditioned and he was great. And then he introduced me to Todd Kerns, who fit in perfectly. And it turned out to be a great band from the start definitely worth going in and making a record with.”
Regarding the musicial direction of his new material and how it compares to last year’s self-titled effort, Slash said, “This one’s definitely a very focused… Very hard. Some of it’s very heavy. It’s got sort of a more unified sound to it, especially with one vocal all throughout.”
Slash’s first solo effort featured guest appearances from Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam Levine of MAROON 5, Duff McKagan, Ozzy Osbourne and others.