This week, Slash released "World On Fire", his latest solo album with his backing band MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS. He has already put out a pretty intense lyric video for the title track, so VH1 Radio Network's Dave Basner asked him if fans can expect more visuals for songs on the record.
"We have a concept for a song called 'Beneath The Savage Sun', which we're going to partner up with IFAW [International Fund for Animal Welfare], which is an animal conservation organization, and the song is all about poaching, so we're going to compile a lot of footage together about that particular subject — elephant poaching and rhino poaching and all that — and make a really great, informative video and put it to that song which is like seven minutes long so hopefully raise some awareness for what's going on out there."
That's not the only clip Slash has planned though. The former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist, who isn't a fan of appearing in videos, told VH1 Radio Network what else he is considering. "You know, maybe doing a video where the concept is so engaging the band doesn't have to fake it and try to be in it, and just have the music back up the video," he said. "So there's a couple different ideas. Anything but just the standard fare."
Slash released his first self-titled solo effort in 2010. On that album he employed a different vocalist on each track, before settling on ALTER BRIDGE member Kennedy for both touring and eventually recording.
"Apocalyptic Love" earned Slash his two first-ever No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits with "You're A Lie" and "Standing In The Sun".
The former GUNS N' ROSES member and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee just wrapped up a summer tour with AEROSMITH and will play three shows in West Hollywood next week before heading out to Europe.
The shows will take place at three legendary Hollywood music venues: the Troubadour on September 23, the Roxy on September 25 and the Whisky on September 26.