Sunday, November 21, 2010

Slash: Myles Kennedy will handle all vocals on next solo album

Slash plans to use Myles Kennedy on his next solo album, but – unlike the list of stars on the current self-titled project – Kennedy will handle all the vocals, according to a report by

Slash was interviewed after receiving “Album Of The Year” honors at the 2010 Classic Rock “Roll Of Honour” Awards in London on November 10.

Kennedy appeared on some of the album, but has responsibilities with Alter Bridge, who have just released a new record of their own, “Alter Bridge III.” Kennedy will continue to tour with Slash in 2011, juggling both projects.

The conversation also got around the Slash’s latest single, “Beautiful Dangerous,” a collaboration with Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.

“To many people, Fergie wasn’t an obvious choice for me to work with,” Slash says. “But, you see, I just knew she had a dynamite rock and roll voice. I’d heard her doing a rock medley at a Black Eyed Peas gig, and she was belting out the lyrics. I thought: Hell, yeah! After that I did a bunch of gigs with Black Eyed Peas. They were including 'Sweet Child O’ Mine' in the set, and you should have heard her sing that. I think she’s the best woman rock and roll singer I’ve heard in the last 20 years.”

“So when I came up with a song that required a woman’s touch, it was natural I should call,” he added.

And call again, he will.

“We’re going to work together again,” continued Slash. “There was another song we cut during the sessions for the album, and she liked it so much that she plans to use it on a solo album of her own. It’s going to be a real rock and roll album, and I’ll be delighted to play on it.”

In the session, Slash talks about growing up in the U.K., before moving to the States.

For the full interview, visit the here.

Slash Slash

Slash featuring Fergie – Beautiful Dangerous (2010)