Slash reveals all about solo album
Slash has issued the following update (15 July) on his solo projects via his official Myspace page. Just read what he has to say.
The spelling and punctuation is all Slash‘s own:
all, what’s happening? Everything’s good on this end. It has been a
pretty productive summer so far. My record should be done next month
& the recording has gone smoothly & sounds fucking great.
“Steven Adler played on the 1st of the last 3 tracks yesterday, along
with Flea on bass. The song kicks ass & the drums & bass sound
so recognizable & sound so fucking good. Steven is staying clean,
which is great, flea is just amazing, period.
& I all lived & met in the same neighborhood in West Hollywood
back in the day. Yesterday, we had a great time reminiscing about when
we all 1st started playing Rock & Roll & how school didn’t fit
into the plan, we were like 15.
“Steven Adler is staying clean, which is great, Flea is just amazing, period”
was the 1st one to join an “established” band called “Anthem,” I
remember being envious. I had a band called “Tidus Sloan” but we didn’t
have a singer. Sound familiar? Steven & I didn’t really have a band
together until a few years later when we joined Nikki Sixx’s old band
“London” after Izzy left. Which, incidentally, was very short lived.
“Izzy came down & played on a track a
couple weeks ago, that sounds great too. It was good to see him, it’s
been awhile. Our guitars together really do have a sound all their own.
having some friends of Eric Valentine’s come down from Northern
California & play cello & violin on a track, I haven’t had any
other guest musicians so far. Having Flea, Steven & Izzy play has
been a real gas. There might be a couple more surprise musicians on
this record I think.
“The movie I scored while I was writing
songs for my record last summer, “This is not a movie,” is in it’s
final production stage & being shopped for distribution. I went to
a closed screening of it at Warner Bros a couple weeks ago, its a
really dark but funny movie, very indie & very raw. It really
surprised me to hear/see it all put together. The score is awesome
& almost entirely comprised of electric guitar. It gives the
picture a distinct musical personality, which has many moods.
“Edward Furlong & Peter Coyote star in it, by the way & are
phenomenal. Its funny, Edward Furlong was teenage delinquent “John
Conner” being chased by the Terminator in “Terminator 2.” His key scene
was when he was escaping on his motorcycle to the tune of GnR’s “You
could be mine.” Now he is staring in a movie that I did all the music
for 18 years later.
Norway gig happened & was a fucking blast. The band (Jason Bonham,
John 5, Ted Andreadis & Franky Perez) was amazing & Ozzy,
Fergie & Ronnie Wood were stellar to say the least. But, what
really made the gig great was the crowd, they were pretty fucking
fantastic. There is some talk of doing some more shows like that in the
not too distant future, its too good of a time.
“There’s a lot of stuff coming up actually, all good. As it happens
I will keep you up to date in as timely a fashion as I am capable.
“Ok, that’s all folks, for now anyway, talk to you again soon.”
And the future of Velvet Revolver?
has also Tweeted on VR, saying that the band have had a summit 15 July.
“VR meeting went great. Still Haven’t found a singer, but the dream is
alive & well,” says Slash.
So he’s certainly been busy. From
what MusicRadar has previously reported, Ozzy Osbourne, Black Eyed
Peas’ Fergie, Jane’s Addiction’s Chris Chaney and Avenged Sevenfold’s M
Shadows all appear.
Josh Freese recently told MusicRadar
that Iggy Pop and Chris Cornell are also on Slash’s solo album. Working
songtitles include We’re All Gonna Die, These Last Words, Crucify The
Dead and Beautiful, Dangerous.