Wednesday, April 4, 2012

VIDEO: Slash auditions guitarists for touring band

Slash’s sophomore solo set, “Apocalyptic Love,” isn’t out until May 22, but the guitarist has been working hard to get the word out about his upcoming release.

Slash recently performed in Toronto, has been doing tons of press interviews for the project, audio samples of the disc are online, and the guitarist’s team has been documenting the album’s progress on video.

Two new webisodes have been posted online, each showing parts of the audition process surrounding Slash’s need to add a touring rhythm guitarist to his lineup.

“To put together this next record, I never planned on using a second guitar player, but as far as going out and doing the tour was concerned, I needed to find somebody local,” explains Slash. “We had a whole auditioning process where I think 20 people showed up, and [drummer] Brent [Fitz] and [bassist] Todd [Kerns] picked out who, more or less, was going to be a call-back, and then I went in the next day and played with those 5 guitar players.”

Slash and the band will be performing at the Revolver Golden God Awards in Los Angeles on April 11 before heading out for a series of shows next month to support the launch of the new record.

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