Six complete tracks from legendary guitarist Slash's (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) first true solo album, simply entitled "Slash", have been posted online ahead of the CD's release. Two of the songs — "Watch This" and "By The Sword" can be heard using the audio player below. Three other cuts — "Ghost", "Starlight" and "I'll Hold On" — have been posted at the following sites:
* "Ghost": Audio via Amazon.com
* "Crucify The Dead": Audio via Amazon.com
* "Starlight": Audio via ESPN.com
* "I'll Hold On": Audio via ESPN.com
12 minutes' worth of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Slash" can be viewed in two parts below. The clips contain footage from the recording sessions for the CD, including appearances by Fergie, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam Levine of MAROON 5, M. Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of WOLFMOTHER.
"By The Sword", the first single from "Slash", will be released as a digital single on March 28. The track was co-written by and features a guest appearance by Andrew Stockdale of the Australian retro-rock combo WOLFMOTHER.
"Slash" will be released in North America on April 6 via EMI Label Services and in the U.K. on May 10 through Roadrunner Records. 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 Stockdale.
"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.
The track listing is as follows (guest vocalists in parenthesis):
01. Ghost (Ian Astbury, feat. Izzy Stradlin) (3:34)
02. Crucify The Dead (Ozzy Osbourne) (4:04)
03. Beautiful Dangerous (Fergie) (4:35)
04. Promise (Chris Cornell) (4:41)
05. By The Sword (Andrew Stockdale) (4:50)
06. Gotten (Adam Levine) (5:05)
07. Doctor Alibi (Lemmy) (3:07)
08. Watch This (Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan) (3:46)
09. I'll Hold On (Kid Rock) (4:10)
10. Nothing To Say (M. Shadows) (5:27)
11. Starlight (Myles Kennedy) (5:35)
12. Saint Is A Sinner Too (Rocco De Luca) (3:28)
13. We're All Gonna Die (Iggy Pop) (4:30)
14. Baby Can't Drive (Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger)
15. Back From Cali (Myles Kennedy)