Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) will celebrate the release of his first true solo album, "Slash", with a signing session on Saturday, April 17 at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California.Starting on April 6 (release day) at Amoeba Hollywood, the first 300 people to purchase Slash's new self-titled album will get to come back for a special "Record Store Day" signing. Fans will get a laminate/pass to bring back on April 17 for admission to the signing. Signing is limited to one item per person. When: Tuesday, April 17, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Where: Amoeba Music
6400 Sunset Blvd (@ Cahuenga)
Hollywood, CA 90028 "Record Store Day" celebrates the continued existence of independent record stores, mostly through live in-store appearances, performances and special limited-edition releases that will only be sold through participating stores on the day itself, which is April 17 this year. For a list of participating stores, go to this location. Slash will be honored at the third annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, scheduled to take place from Thursday, August 26 through Saturday, August 28 on the legendary Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The event will pay tribute to the guitarist with a special ceremony at the House of Blues on August 26, which will also be declared "Slash Day" by the city of West Hollywood. Slash said in a statement, "I am sincerely overwhelmed to be the recipient of the Sunset Strip Music Festival honors! The Strip and West Hollywood have been my stomping grounds since I was a little kid . . . It is where I got my start in the music business and where I still feel most at home." Last year's honoree at the festival was Ozzy Osbourne, who played his first U.S. gig with BLACK SABBATH at the Strip's iconic Whisky-A-Go-Go. Despite all the attention being paid to him as a solo artist right now, Slash told The Pulse of Radio he's always felt comfortable just being part of a band. "I'm a band guy," he said. "That's why it's taken me so long to get to the point of doing sort of a solo thing. I've been in a band since I was 16 years old, I guess. So I like being in a band, I think that a group of musicians working, interacting together can come up with amazing material, and so on and so forth. But I did enjoy just doing this one thing sort of on my own." Slash broke out on the Sunset Strip scene in the mid-'80s with GUNS N' ROSES, and has also played with Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, Les Paul, Stevie Wonder and many other musical legends. After touring behind his new solo album, he plans to regroup with his last band, VELVET REVOLVER, to find a new singer and make their third record.