Slash Reveals Solo Albums Details


September 30, 2008

Velvet Revolver and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has revealed that he has demoed 14 songs for his forthcoming solo album.

He told NME Radio that he has recruited a slew of singers to appear on the album, but would not reveal who he has enlisted yet.

He added that he wasn’t sure whether the album would be released before the next Velvet Revolver album. The band are currently in the process of recruiting a new singer, following the departure of Scott Weiland earlier this year.

“I’ve been carrying a tape recorder with me on the Velvet Revolver tour and putting down ideas,” Slash explained. “When I got back from the UK at the beginning of the summer listened to what was cool on them, then elaborated and came up with new stuff.”

The guitarist is set to release a series of new guitars, the Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul Goldtop range, on October 7.

Slash also stated his support for Democrat US Presidential candidate Barack Obama, slamming incumbent President George W Bush.

Slash told NME Radio that he thought that Obama was the best candidate for the Presidency, with the election just a few weeks away (November 4).

“I think Obama’s great,” he said. “It’s the first time in eight years [since George W Bush came into power] I’ve heard somebody speak English.

“I think it’s refreshing to see someone who’s reasonably intelligent come in.

“I agree with a lot of his [Obama’s] stuff. There are a couple of things I’m concerned with, but all things considered I think he’s the best candidate for the job.”

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