Former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has released his first solo album. However, he didn’t do it alone. He made his new album, simply titled Slash, with some of his best friends in music. The album also has all the members of the classic line-up of Guns N Roses, minus Axl Rose. The idea for the album was first brought up in Slash’s 2007 autobiography and now in 2010, it’s out for people to buy.
The album starts with “Ghost”, which features Cult singer Ian Astbury. The song has a fittingly haunted feel to it. Ozzy Osbourne sings the Black Sabbath-like “Crucify the Dead”. Slash’s album also features current artists. Examples would include “Beautiful Dangerous” with Fergie on lead vocals and Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) sings on “Back from Cali” and “Starlight”. “By the Sword” is the blusey single off the album that features Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother. Lemmy (Motorhead) sings on the rocker “Doctor Alibi” while Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan rock out with Slash on the instrumental “Watch This”. The album also features songs from Chris Cornell, Adam Levine, Kid Rock, M. Shadows, Rocco DeLuca, and Iggy Pop.
Slash can be bought from any music store, as well as iTunes. Slash will be on a summer tour promoting his new album. Tour dates have yet to be announced but Slash will have Myles Kennedy as his lead singer. Slash’s backing band will play songs by Guns N Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit (Slash’s super-group), along with other material.