Sunday, May 30, 2010

Slash Chats with CNN

Recently, Slash (Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver) talked to CNN's Shanon Cook about his new solo album, his family, and (of course) his guitar obsession. (The interview can be streamed below.)

Slash explained that he wants to use material from his entire career in his furture solo tour. The veteran guitarist told The Pulse of Radio that such a feat will be possible thanks to Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), who will be handling the vocals on the prespective tour. On the subject of Kennedy, Slash said: "The tour's gonna be comprised of some Guns stuff and some Velvet stuff and some Snakepit, and then also songs off the record. He's such an amazing vocalist, so he can cover all that, he can handle all that 'cause he's got a great range. So I'm really excited, 'cause before I talked to him, I was sort of auditioning singers for this tour and I figured I'd get it together, but he's just, he's so perfect."

Last weekend, Slash made at appearance in Columbus, Ohio where he played the Rock on the Range festival. However, he has yet to make an official announcement concerning a full tour.

In early April, Slash's all-star collaboration album, simply titled Slash, appeared as the highest new entry on the Billboard 200 chart. In the U.S., the album sold roughly 60,000 copies. The album, which was released in North America on April 6 via EMI Label Services, featured an all-star lineup which included: Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop, Adam Levine, Ian Astbury, Fergie, Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan, Kid Rock, Rocco DeLuca, Myles Kennedy, Lemmy Kilmister, Ozzy Osbourne, M. Shadows, and Andrew Stockdale.

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