Friday, September 16, 2011

Slash starts recording new album next month

Slash launched his new wah-wah pedal with an in-store appearance at the new GuitarGuitar store in Epsom, U.K.

While chatting with Music Radar about the new gear (check out the video here), Slash was also asked about his plans for his next solo album.

"We actually haven't started recording, but we've been in pre-production,” said Slash. “We're about nine songs in, as far as that goes. And when I get back from England tomorrow, we'll go in and do another 12 songs. And we start actually recording late October. This is a record with Myles [Kennedy of Alter Bridge] singing in the entire thing. And also Brent Fitz's playing drums and Todd Kerns is playing bass."

Basically, the next album will be done from the ground up with Slash’s touring lineup of the past year and a half.

“I was really fortunate,” Slash continued. “When I'd done the [first] record, I thought, 'I've gotta tour on this.' And I had to figure how I was gonna actually pull that off. And I set about auditioning musicians in L.A. and I just happened to meet Brent Fitz, who I'd never played before and who is not from Los Angeles; he was one of the guys I auditioned and he was great. And then he introduced me to Todd Kerns, who fit in perfectly. And it turned out to be a great band from the start — definitely worth going in and making a record with."

While vocals on last year’s self-titled debut were shared by several guests, including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Fergie, The Cult’s Ian Astbury and others, the next album will have a different feel.

"This one's definitely a very focused…very hard,”
says Slash. “Some of it's very heavy. It's got sort of a more unified sound to it, especially with one vocal all throughout."

This past Tuesday, most the Guns N’ Roses lineup from 1992 had a mini-reunion as they regrouped to pay tribute to Slash, this year’s honoree at the 2011 Road Recovery Benefit show in New York City.

Slash performed with former GNR members Matt Sorum, Duff McKagan and Gilby Clarke, as well as Wayne Kramer and more, to support the charity.

Check out the live videos here.

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Slash w/Fergie – Beautiful Dangerous (2010)

See also:

VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses 1992 lineup salutes Slash
Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Use Your Illusion on its 20th anniversary
VIDEO: Slash rocks Charlie Sheen Roast
Slash: Live DVD due in November
Slash renews wedding vows for 10th Anniversary
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Slash records with Mary J. Blige
Former Guns N’ Roses members to honor Slash at Road Recovery benefit
Slash selling California mansion
Slash continues work on next solo album
Slash: UK homecoming gig filmed for DVD release
VIDEO: Slash rocks Disney with Phineas and Ferb
VIDEO: Slash rocks with Phineas & Ferb
Slash rocks Phineas and Ferb movie soundtrack
VIDEO: Slash and Fergie rock Ireland
Slash begins work on second solo album next week
Slash tops the hennemusic Hot 10
VIDEO: Slash featured on South Park
Van Halen mixing new album, says Slash