Slash – By The Sword Video

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More Bands Announced For Download

30 more bands have been announced for the UK Download Festival:

As I Lay Dying, Atreyu, Breed 77, Cancer Bats, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, The Damned Things, Enuff Z’nuff, Flyleaf, Glamour Of The Kill, Halestorm, Holy Grail, Michael Monroe, No Americana, Nonpoint, Panic Cell, Porcupine Tree, Revoker, Rock Sugar, Senser, Slash, Straight Lines, Sweethead, Sybreed, Tiger Please, Tyketto, The Used, White Wizzard, Year Long Disaster, Young Guns & Zebrahead

Slash Review

Slash Solo Album Cover

Slash

When a legend like Slash decides to make a solo album, he doesn’t do it by half, enlisting his friends to help him out, Slash has created what will surely go down as one of the greatest and most diverse rock albums of all time.

The album starts with a bang with Ghosts featuring The Cult lead singer Ian Astbury. This is a fantastic way to begin the album, the chorus seems to sum this whole project up with the line: “Kill the ghost, that hides in your soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll.” As expected the guitar work on this album is stellar, then again, Slash very rarely disappoints.

Up next is Crucify The Dead, with the legendary Ozzy Osbourne on vocals, on first listen this song seemed to be an anti Black Sabbath song, but after reading into it, it is Ozzy’s view on the demise of Guns n’ Roses. This is a great track with haunting lyrics and one of the best vocal performances from Ozzy in a long time.

Surprising, one of my favourite tracks on this album is Beautiful Dangerous, featuring Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas. This song shows Fergie has really versatile voice, she really can sing!

The two tracks on the album featuring the amazing voice of Myles Kennedy, Back From Cali and Starlight are also great. Myles is, in my opinion, one of the greatest singers in all of rock music, it’s no wonder he was considered for the job in Led Zeppelin.

Doctor Alibi, featuring Lemmy, is a rocked up Motorhead song, and you can’t go wrong with that. Lemmy isn’t the best singer in the world, but his voice suits the music and his lyrics are amazing!

Watch This, an instrumental jam, featuring Slash’s bandmate in Velvet Revolver Duff McKagan and Foo Fighterds main man Dave Grohl, is possibly the weakest track on the album, musically it is great, but it doesn’t offer much to the album as a whole, and at some points, it sounds exactly like (Velvet Revolver track) Slither.

Nothing To Say, featuring M Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold is possibly the most “metal” track on the album. It has a sinister intro and the main riff is very Metallica-esque. M Shadows, as usual, offers a great vocal performance and the chorus is brilliant.

The final track on the album, We’re All Gonna Die, Featuring the legend that is Iggy Pop, is superb. It’s a fun, catchy and hillarious rock song. Iggy’s lyrics are brilliant: “I wanna, I wanna, I wanna whip it out and pee on the ground!” for example. This is a great way to end the album, it just shows how much fun it must have been for Slash to make this album.

I haven’t written about every track, but in all the album is definitely a must buy. If you call yourself a rock fan, then this album should be in your collection!

9.5/10

Highlights: Truthfully, the whole album.

Myles Kennedy… Next VR Singer??

So, lately Slash and (Alter bridge Frontman) Myles Kennedy have worked together a lot. Kennedy sings on the Slash album and Slash will play on Kennedy’s solo album. Slash has just announced that Kennedy will be singing on the Slash tour as well:

“I want to announce that Myles Kennedy is going to be fronting the band for the upcoming tour. Something I’m really stoked about.”

All I can think when I hear this news is, Velvet Revolver still don’t have a singer… Myles Kennedy is a fantastic singer… maybe I’m adding one and one together and getting a million, but my theory is that this is a try out for Velvet Revolver. Once the tour is over, give it a few months and my money is on Kennedy being announced as new VR frontman.


Slash To Appear On Myles Kennedy Solo Album

Slash posted on his Twitter:

“Laying down a guitar solo for Myles Kennedy’s new solo record. Song is fn’ great.”

So it looks like slashes returning the favour, Myles is on the Slash Album, Slash will be on Myles’s album.

Slash New Album Information

The track listing and album cover for the slash solo album have been released.

Slash Solo Album Cover

Slash

the track listing is:

01. Ghost – Ian Astbury (The Cult) & Izzy Stradlin (Gn’R)
02. Beautiful Dangerous – Fergie (Black Eyed Peas)
03. Nothing To Say – M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
04. Crucify The Dead – Ozzy Osbourne
05. Promise – Chris Cornell
06. By The Sword – Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother)
07. Doctor Alibi – Lemmy Kilmeister (Motorhead)
08. Saint Is A Sinner Too – Rocco De Luca (Rocco De Luca and The Burden)
09. Watch This – Dave Grohl & Duff McKagan
10. I Hold On – Kid Rock
11. Gotten – Adam Levine (Maroon 5)
12. We’re All Gonna Die – Iggy Pop
13. Starlight – Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge)

New Slash Tracks

Two Slash tracks have been posted online, taken from his new single.