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Old 04-06-10, 11:43 PM
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Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Just came out. I've only heard a couple songs thus far but they sounded decent.


http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/...ry?id=10304216

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He's been a name in rock that has stood alone for decades, but on Tuesday guitarist Slash only just released his first solo album.

Simply called "Slash," the album features 13 original songs with a host of guest singers including rockers such as Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and Chris Cornell to more pop-orientated acts including singer Fergie and Adam Levine from Maroon 5. The first single, "By The Sword," features singer Andrew Stockdale from the band Wolfmother.

"I just got to that point where I actually needed to do something on my own," he told Reuters this week. "It's one of the few things that I hadn't done in my musical career."
The 44-year-old, who made his name as the former lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses and parlayed that success to co-found Velvet Revolver, said he felt inspired to make the album to master his own destiny rather than relying on any particular group of musicians.

"I thought 'You know, that would be a fun thing to do, where I get a bunch of different people to guest on my record as opposed to me appearing on everybody else's records,'" he said.


Both the guitarist and fans were surprised by the crossover talent of pop singers such as Fergie, with whom Slash made a surprise appearance at a recent Black Eyed Peas concert singing a version of the Guns N' Roses song "Sweet Child O' Mine."

"She has this amazing rock 'n' roll voice and she's sort of a closet rock 'n' roll singer," he said, adding that before now he had never performed the hit 1988 song with anyone but his old band. "She's got a lot of balls. For a female rock singer she's one of the best women I've ever heard."

Even though the British-born, Los-Angeles-based guitarist, whose real name is Saul Hudson, handled most of the songwriting duties and music arranging for his album, he did not single out any one song as his favorite.

"It's all pretty much in the spirit of rock 'n' roll, even the slower songs, even the ballads," Slash said.
Regarding his other projects, Slash said Velvet Revolver would return to auditioning for a new singer and "reconvene" after he spends six months on a worldwide tour.

And as for his legacy, he downplayed his own reputation as one of the best guitarists of all time.


"I never think of the word 'legend' you know, unless somebody else says it," he said. "And then at that point it is almost laughable."

(Reporting by Reuters TV bureaus in Los Angeles and London, writing by Christine Kearney, editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

Copyright 2010 Reuters News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

The album's surprisingly good
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

So Slash was 20-21 when Appetite.. was released?
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

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So Slash was 20-21 when Appetite.. was released?
It was released 2 days shy of his 22nd birthday if Wikipedia is to be trusted here.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Yeah I bought this yesterday with low expectations but have listened to it a couple times and its surprisingly good.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Wasn't that Slash's Snakepit his chance to do something "alone"/on his own?
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I see he's taken the Santana guest vocalist route.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Slash performed on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show last night wearing an "I'm with Coco" button; NBC tries their best to edit around it:



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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Originally Posted by Adam Tyner View Post
It was released 2 days shy of his 22nd birthday if Wikipedia is to be trusted here.
wow, i did not know that, i would have assumed he was in his late or early 30s in this vid

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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Too many slow songs on this album...
Old 04-08-10, 11:53 AM
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Originally Posted by Ropes Pierre View Post
Wasn't that Slash's Snakepit his chance to do something "alone"/on his own?
Well, maybe he's trying to forget that one.
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Originally Posted by MWB View Post
Slash performed on Jay Leno's The Tonight Show last night wearing an "I'm with Coco" button; NBC tries their best to edit around it:



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Hopefully most of the songs on the album aren't like that. It's generic boring and crap.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Originally Posted by Idioteque... View Post
Hopefully most of the songs on the album aren't like that. It's generic boring and crap.
He seems to do better in the context of a band, his solo stuff continues to be feh. I would prefer Velvet Revolver to this.
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Slash - Slash (2CD/1DVD) (09-28-10)

Disc: 1
1. Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury)
2. Crucify The Dead (feat. Ozzy Osbourne)
3. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
4. Back From Cali
5. Promise (feat. Chris Cornell)
6. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
7. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine)
8. Doctor Alibi (feat. Lemmy Kilmister)
9. Watch This (feat. Dave Grohl & Duff McKagan)
10. I Hold On (feat. Kid Rock)
11. Nothing To Say (feat. M. Shadows)
12. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Saint Is A Sinner Too (feat. Rocco DeLuca)
14. We're All Gonna Die (feat. Iggy Pop)
Disc: 2
1. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
2. Paradise City (feat. Fergie & Cypress Hill)
3. Mother Maria (feat. Beth Hart)
4. Baby Can't Drive (feat. Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger)
5. Sahara (feat. Koshi Inaba)
6. Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)
7. Demo #4
8. Demo #16
9. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
10. Fall To Pieces (feat. Myles Kennedy)
11. Sweet Child O' Mine (feat. Myles Kennedy)
12. Watch This (feat. Myles Kennedy)
13. Nightrain (feat. Myles Kennedy)
DVD
1. Making Of The Album Documentary
2. Back From Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy)
3. By The Sword (feat. Andrew Stockdale)
4. By The Sword - Behind the Scenes
5. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. Mean Bone (feat. Myles Kennedy)
7. Track By Track Interview with Slash (DVD)
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

If I could just buy that 2nd disc I would, not sure I want to rebuy the entire album again.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

I went to Slash's Show with Miles Kennedy on Sept 2nd here in KC, ordered the show on cd from this website.
http://www.abbeyroadliveus.com/

Has anyone had experience buying from this website, I placed my order more than 10 days ago and it still hasn't shipped.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
I went to Slash's Show with Miles Kennedy on Sept 2nd here in KC, ordered the show on cd from this website.
http://www.abbeyroadliveus.com/

Has anyone had experience buying from this website, I placed my order more than 10 days ago and it still hasn't shipped.
I actually ordered one of the Australian shows last month. Took about 10-14 days after the show date to ship out. Pretty good setlist and the mastering is on par with a good live recording. I think there was a FAQ section from Abbey Road stating that the extra time is taken to properly mix and master each live show of the tour. Hope that helps.
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Re: Slash - Slash (4-6-10)

Lem,

Stevens is one of my favorite players. Had the chance to see him do a covers set this past January as part of the NAMM show. Freddy Perez on vocals did a fantastic job. Setlist included Cream, Robin Trower, Jeff Beck, Hendrix, Crimson, and a few other tunes I can' recall at the moment. He was incredible as you would expect.

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