Slash told The Pulse of Radio that ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy will still tour with the legendary VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist next year, after ALTER BRIDGE's new album has been released. "We have it set up so that he does ALTER BRIDGE from October 'til January," he said. "And then we start up January through May or April. And then he does ALTER BRIDGE from May through — into July, and then we do July through August, September. And so we're just juggling. And then during those periods that we're off, I'm doing VELVET REVOLVER and hopefully we'll find a singer and get that together."
A short audio clip of Slash talking to The Pulse of Radio about juggling his touring schedule can be heard at this location (Real Media).
Slash told Philadelphia radio station WMMR last Friday (September 17) that he will likely be playing a gig with Ozzy Osbourne in the city in January, apparently as part of a tour together. The guitarist did not elaborate further. Slash will end his current U.S. tour on October 6 in Los Angeles, while Ozzy begins a month-long North American run in early November. Neither has announced plans for 2011 yet.
Slash will release a deluxe edition of his self-titled debut solo album on September 28. In addition to the original CD, the three-disc set will feature a second CD containing five previously unreleased tracks, demos and live cuts, plus a 52-minute DVD featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the album, concert footage from Australia and Los Angeles, video clips and more.
Slash and his touring band play on Wednesday night (September 22) in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
After Slash's tour ends, singer Myles Kennedy will hit the road with ALTER BRIDGE in Europe. The band's new effort, "Alter Bridge III", comes out there next month but has yet to secure a U.S. release date or label.
Professionally filmed video footage of Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) performance at this year's Summer Sonic festival — which was held August 7-8, 2010 in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan — can be viewed below.