Thursday, May 16, 2024

Slash to launch new album with Jimmy Kimmel Live residency

Slash will celebrate the May 17 release of his new album, “Orgy Of The Damned”, with a multi-night residency on ABC-TV’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The guitarist will perform a selection of songs from the project with Cleto & The Cletones during appearances on the late night program on Monday, May 20, Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22.

Slash’s sixth solo record is a star-studded blues album that saw him working with producer Mike Clink and a host of diverse guest vocalists, including Gary Clark Jr, Billy F. Gibbons, Chris Stapleton, Dorothy, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Demi Lovato, Brian Johnson, Tash Neal, Chris Robinson, and Beth Hart.

Rounding out his blues band in the studio and on the road, Slash reunited with two of his bandmates from his Blues Ball outfit in the 90s – bassist Johnny Griparic and keyboardist Teddy ‘ZigZag’ Andreadis – and brought on drummer Michael Jerome and singer/guitarist Tash Neal.

Slash launched “Orgy Of The Damned” with a cover of the 1964 Howlin’ Wolf classic, “Killing Floor”, where he was joined by Brian Johnson of AC/DC on vocals and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on harmonica; the tune was followed by a version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” that featured outlaw country star Chris Stapleton on vocals.

“Orgy Of The Damned” encompasses a broad range of styles within the blues genre, veering from an upbeat, rowdy take on Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads” to a plaintive, twanging rendition of T. Bone Walker’s “Stormy Monday.” Some of the songs, like Steppenwolf’s “The Pusher,” Charlie Segar’s “Key to the Highway” and Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign,” had been performed by Slash’s Blues Ball while others, like Stevie Wonder’s “Living for the City,” were long-time favorites for Slash.

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