Camstas conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) on June 26 before the OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS show in Vienna, Austria. Slash talks about his new album, "Apocalyptic Love"; giving up longtime habits like smoking and drinking and how he finally got rid of cigarettes; his amps, guitars and how he evolved his playing on the road over the years; the collaboration with Myles Kennedy and how sometimes things fall together in a natural way; the OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS tour and how he was asked to join in; his tattoos and how he got the snakepit tattoo from Bernie Luther back in 1996. You can now watch the chat below.
Slash and his band MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS — Myles Kennedy (vocals),Brent Fitz (drums),Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar) — have announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, California and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, California. The exclusive presale for Citi card members starts Tuesday, July 3. Citi card members will also have special access to tickets as well as VIP experiences at www.citiprivatepass.com. A limited amount of VIP packages — including a chance to meet Slash and get an autographed guitar — will also be available for fans during the pre sale which begins Tuesday, July 10. General public on-sales will begin Friday, July 13.
Slash has scored his first-ever No. 1 hit at rock radio as a solo artist with "You're A Lie", the first single from his second solo effort, "Apocalyptic Love". The record came out on May 22 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart a week later, selling 38,000 copies in its first week of release.
Unlike Slash's solo debut, which featured different vocalists on each track and a number of guest musicians, Slash has recorded all of the new CD with his touring band, MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.
Slash co-wrote all the material with ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy and told The Pulse Of Radio that they never struggled to find a groove together. "There was never any kind of like, 'OK, we need to sit down and focus on writing,'" he said. "Just whenever ideas happened, I would just lay them down, and if I thought it was good enough to send to him, then I'd send it to him. And he miraculously would come up with melodies for everything I came up with, and it just happened like that."
Slash and his band recently completed a month-long tour of Europe.
On July 10, Slash will be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.