Sleaze Roxx recently conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Sleaze Roxx: You are actually going to be recording a solo album soon. Where in the process are you with that?
Michael Wilton: That just got started. That was just introduced and offered to me. I'm doing demos. I'll probably be writing most of it on the road.
Sleaze Roxx: Will you be doing the vocals?
Michael Wilton: No I have a couple people that are very interested in doing some songs. I'd rather just splatter my guitar experience into this.
Sleaze Roxx: You're going to be working with Rat Pak Records on this. You have a history with them.
Michael Wilton: Yeah, Rat Pak came about through MySpace. I was introduced and offered to put some of the tunes from my side band SOULBENDER onto their promotional compilation CDs which they distribute to many different locations on the east coast. There was a very good promotional skill and a tool that I saw. Because even though the SOULBENDER disc was released back in 2004, many people started experiencing it and downloading it and "iTuning" and getting it on CD Baby. So that's how it started. Then the next chapter was that I did a few guest guitar spots on Ronny Monroe of METAL CHURCH's solo album. Basically, what I will be doing is patterned after Ronny Monroe's solo album. It's nice because Rat Pak is independent and maybe will be doing distribution through Century Media, which will be good.
Sleaze Roxx: Do you anticipate playing any shows in support of the release?
Michael Wilton: It depends. Right now, with the change in the air of the music industry, you spend a lot more time on the road touring. So it's like I really have to count my minutes wisely if I am to do that. I've got plenty of amazing friends and musicians that live locally in the Seattle area that I've talked to that said they will be ready. It's just a matter of getting a fragment in mind all organized and prepared.
Read the entire interview from Sleaze Roxx.