Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) was interviewed on the red carpet at the sixth annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert, which was held this past Friday, May 7 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. Two separate chats — with Rockerrazzi.com and Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon — can be viewed below.
As previously reported, Slash was among the musicians who performed at the event, which celebrated Women In Recovery and saluted former first lady Betty Ford and the Betty Ford Center. The evening paid tribute to Mrs. Ford, a woman who inspired so many through her courage and strength by publicly revealing her personal struggles with addiction, and her incredible work in establishing the Betty Ford Center.
Slash's all-star collaborations album, simply titled "Slash", scored the highest new entry on The Billboard 200 chart early last month, with first-week U.S. sales of around 60,000 copies.
"Slash" was released in North America on April 6 via EMI Label Services. The album features an all-star roster of guest musicians, including Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam Levine, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of WOLFMOTHER.
"Slash" was produced by Eric Valentine (QUEENS OF STONE AGE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS) and was completed with the rhythm section of bassist Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION) and drummer Josh Freese (NINE INCH NAILS). Slash handled the majority of arranging and songwriting duties and hand-picked each guest artist. The album's guests worked collaboratively with Slash to round out the song.