Former GUNS N' ROSES axeman Slash will be attending the AEROSMITH/CHEAP TRICK concert at the Sports Arena in San Diego, California this Thursday, January 17th, and a possibility exists that he will be joining the openers TRICK onstage for a quick jam. In other news, plans exist for Slash to embark on a Japanese tour with ROLLING STONES guitarist Ronnie Wood in March. Exact dates and venues will be announced shortly. Also on the Slash front, the guitarist has been asked by the Los Angeles Lakers to play "The Star Spangled Banner" at this Wednesday's game (January 16th) versus the Miami Heat at Staples Center in L.A. Lastly, Slash has started work on his upcoming solo record, and has indicated that he will have different musicians performing on different tracks. Although some of the cuts will feature the hard rock style that most people associate the guitarist with, other genres will be prevalent on the CD as well, including the blues. No title or tentative release date for the effort has yet been announced.