Monday, November 30, 2015

VIDEO: Slash performs national anthem with USC marching band

Slash performed the National Anthem with the University Of Southern California’s (USC) marching band prior to their namesake school’s football game against the University Of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) on November 28.

The guitarist recently wrapped up a fall tour of North America in support of his latest album, “World On Fire.”

The project spawned the package “Live At The Roxy 25.9.14.”, which captures Slash and his band in concert at the famed Los Angeles venue as part of the Guitar Center’s 50th anniversary celebrations and the launch of his third record.

The Roxy event was one of three shows Slash played in Hollywood’s most legendary clubs to kickstart “World On Fire”; he also rocked The Troubadour and The Whisky in the same week.

Slash plans to record a new album in 2016.

“We're working on new material for the next record," Slash tells Billboard. "When this tour's over we'll start going in and doing some pre-production and probably go into the studio some time in mid to late spring and record.”

The guitarist is already pleased with the vibe of the new music.

"They sound very rhythmic and that's definitely something that, for me personally, I'm going for," he adds. "We'll see what that turns into. It changes. It sort of evolves; you start out with one idea and that sort of morphs into another idea. At this point it sounds like it's going to be really awesome, so I'm excited about it."

See also:

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx confirms Guns N’ Roses reunion
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Slash announces fall North American tour
Slash planning to record new album in 2016
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