Professionally recorded audio of legendary guitarist Slash's (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) July 3, 2010 performance at Manchester Academy in Manchester, England is available for streaming on YouTube at this location. Abbey Road Live was there to capture the performance and have it mixed and mastered on-the-fly, specifically for delivery to CD — not to be confused with a "board" mix, which usually just involves plugging into the house sound console and taking their mix.
Each collectible disc set was offered for $30 (£20) online or at the show in Manchester.
In addition to Slash and singer Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE),other bandmembers that are featured on the CD set include Bobby Schneck on guitar; Todd Kerns on bass and backing vocals; and Brent Fitz on drums.
As previously reported, Slash received the "Hard Rock Ambassador of Rock" award at this past Friday night's (July 2) annual O2 Silver Clef Awards which took place at the Hilton on Park Lane in London, England. Slash was presented the award by friend and fellow rocker Ronnie Wood.
Slash has tentatively set the first batch of North American tour dates in support of his self-titled solo album, which arrived earlier this spring. The trek will kick off on August 29 in San Francisco, with dates confirmed so far through October 2 in Seattle.
Even before recruiting ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy for his solo project, Slash had heard about Kennedy for another gig. "It's interesting at this point to come full circle, you know, because I think Matt Sorum from VELVET REVOLVER had gone to him to audition him or, you know, try him out for VELVET REVOLVER, and because he was in ALTER BRIDGE he turned it down," he told The Pulse of Radio. "But apparently he auditioned, or he sent a demo in to VELVET REVOLVER before Scott Weiland, which I had no idea about. So it's an interesting story."
Slash's solo album features guest vocals from a variety of artists, including Chris Cornell, Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Iggy Pop and AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. Shadows, as well as instrumental contributions from Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan.