Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) was interviewed on the November 30, 2010 episode of Conan O'Brien's new nighttime talk show on TBS, "Conan". You can now watch his appearance below.According to The Pulse Of Radio, ALTER BRIDGE frontman and Slash touring singer Myles Kennedy told Music Radar in a new interview that contrary to rumor, he was not offered the lead vocalist spot in VELVET REVOLVER following the departure of Scott Weiland. Kennedy explained, "There was talk of that, but no, I was never officially given that offer. I think it was floated around, it was mentioned, and it would be a huge honor because I think the guys in VELVET REVOLVER are tremendous. But I'm very happy with what I'm doing in ALTER BRIDGE and Slash."
Kennedy added that he was approached by VELVET REVOLVER about singing when the band was first forming, before Weiland came on board. He recalled, "They had reached out to me in 2002 when they were just getting together. They had sent me a demo tape, and I kind of sat on it for a month, and I didn't really follow up on it."
When asked why he didn't follow up, Kennedy replied, "I was going through a very strange time in my life back then. I had grown very disillusioned with music and the music business and everything. My mind just wasn't in the right place."
Kennedy contributed some vocals to Slash's debut solo album and has been his touring vocalist since the spring. Kennedy confirmed that Slash wants him to sing all the songs on his next album: "That's the plan. I know he's working on some ideas now. I love playing with Slash, and the chemistry I have with the rest of the guys in his band is fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for the next record."
Meanwhile, Kennedy's other band, ALTER BRIDGE, released its new album "AB III" last month and will begin a U.S. tour on December 10 in Michigan. Kennedy will rejoin Slash's band on January 16, when Slash begins an opening stint for OZZY OSBOURNE. Monologue featuring Slash: