Jon Wiederhorn of the MTV Music Blog recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES). The podcast can now be streamed using the audio player below.
As spreviously reported, Slash was joined by WOLFMOTHER frontman Andrew Stockdale for a performance of Slash's new solo single, "By The Sword", on this past Friday night's (April 9) edition of CBS-TV's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson". Watch video of the appearance below.
According to Billboard.com, Slash's all-star collaborations album, simply titled "Slash", is on track to score the highest new entry on this week's The Billboard 200 chart, with first-week U.S. sales of around 50,000 copies. That should be enough to secure the rock icon a Top 10 debut.
"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 of MAROON 5, 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.
The track listing is as follows (guest vocalists in parenthesis):
01. Ghost (Ian Astbury, feat. Izzy Stradlin) (3:34)
02. Crucify The Dead (Ozzy Osbourne) (4:04)
03. Beautiful Dangerous (Fergie) (4:35)
04. Promise (Chris Cornell) (4:41)
05. By The Sword (Andrew Stockdale) (4:50)
06. Gotten (Adam Levine) (5:05)
07. Doctor Alibi (Lemmy) (3:07)
08. Watch This (Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan) (3:46)
09. I'll Hold On (Kid Rock) (4:10)
10. Nothing To Say (M. Shadows) (5:27)
11. Starlight (Myles Kennedy) (5:35)
12. Saint Is A Sinner Too (Rocco De Luca) (3:28)
13. We're All Gonna Die (Iggy Pop) (4:30)
14. Baby Can't Drive (Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger)
15. Back From Cali (Myles Kennedy)
Slash interviewed by the MTV Music Blog: