Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) was interviewed this past Friday (April 16) by syndicated morning show personalities, Mark Thompson and Brian Phelps of the Los Angeles-based "Mark And Brian Show". The chat is now available for streaming using the audio player below.
As previously reported, Todd Kerns (SIN CITY SINNERS, STATIC IN STEREO, AGE OF ELECTIC) has replaced Dave Henning (BIG WRECK) on bass in Slash's touring band. The rest of the group consists of rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck (WEEZER, GREEN DAY),drummer Brent Fitz (ALICE COOPER, VINCE NEIL) and vocalist Myles Kennedy from ALTER BRIDGE.
Upcoming Slash shows:
May 07 - Club Nokia - MusiCares MAP Fund Benefit Concert - Los Angeles, CA
May 13 - Paradiso - Amsterdam, Holland
May 21 - Northern Lights Casino - Walker, MN
May 22 - Borgata Hotel and Casino - Atlantic City, NJ
May 23 - Crew Stadium - Rock On The Range - Columbus, OH
May 30 - Pinkpop - Landgraaf, The Netherlands
Jun. 02 - Copenhagen Live - 10-øren - Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun. 04 - Rock Am Ring - Nürburgring - Nürburg, Germany
Jun. 05 - Rock Im Park - Zeppelinfeld Nürnberg - Nürnberg, Germany
Jun. 08 - Tesla Arena - Prague, Czech Republic
Jun. 10 - Palalido - Milan, Italy
Jun. 12 - Novarock - Pannonia Fields II - Nickelsdorf, Austria
Jun. 13 - Download Festival - Donington Park - Castle Donington, UK
Jun. 19 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
Jun. 27 - Glastonbury Festival - Glastonbury, UK
Jul. 08 - Norway Rocks - Kvinesdal, Norway
Jul. 10 - Getaway Rock Festival - Gävle, Sweden
Slash celebrated the release of his first true solo album, "Slash", with a signing session on Saturday, April 17 at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, California.
"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.