Paul Anthony of Rock Radio conducted an interview with legendary VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below.
Slash is incorporating songs from his entire career into his solo tour, including material from GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER, SLASH'S SNAKEPIT and his new solo album. The guitarist told The Pulse of Radio he can do that thanks to ALTER BRIDGE's Myles Kennedy, who's handling lead vocals on the trek. "The tour's gonna be comprised of some GUNS stuff and some VELVET stuff and some SNAKEPIT, and then also songs off the record," Slash said. "He's such an amazing vocalist, so he can cover all that, he can handle all that 'cause he's got a great range. So I'm really excited, 'cause before I talked to him, I was sort of auditioning singers for this tour and I figured I'd get it together, but he's just, he's so perfect."
Slash's all-star collaborations album, simply titled "Slash", scored the highest new entry on The Billboard 200 chart in early April, 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.
Slash interviewed by Rock Radio (click on player below to launch audio):