Legendary VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash performed the U.S. national anthem before last night's (Friday, April 16) opener of a three-game series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the first-place San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Watch video footage of his appearance below.
Slash's all-star collaborations album, simply titled "Slash", has registered the following first-week chart positions:
United Kingdom: #30
"Slash" scored the highest new entry on this week's The Billboard 200 chart, 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 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.