Slash: 'Apocalyptic Love' Cracks US Top 5

Slash's second solo album sold around 38,000 copies in the US in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Slash: 'Apocalyptic Love' Cracks US Top 5
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According to Blabbermouth.net, legendary guitarist Slash's (Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses) second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love", sold around 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart. Slash's self-titled debut album scored the highest new entry on The Billboard 200 chart in April 2010, with first-week U.S. sales of around 60,000 copies. The former Guns N' Roses guitarist is now releasing his music through his own label, Dik Hayd Records, and The Pulse Of Radio asked him how that compares to working with major labels in the past. "It's really enabling me to make records and be able to put them out myself so I don't have to do the gamble with the big record companies," he said. "Now as far as like the glory days of the record business, that's something - yeah, I mean, you can miss it, but it's changed so much and most of the companies have turned into such conglomerates, it's pointless to really sort of miss the old days 'cause they're long gone." Unlike Slash's solo debut, which featured different vocalists on each track and a number of guest musicians, Slash has recorded all of the new CD with his touring band, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Kennedy also sang with Slash and other former members of Guns N' Roses when the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last month. Slash and his band will head to Europe in June for a month-long tour before starting a new North American run on July 12 in Portland, Oregon. "Apocalyptic Love" track listing: 01. Apocalyptic Love 02. One Last Thrill 03. Standing In The Sun 04. You're A Lie 05. No More Heroes 06. Halo 07. We Will Roam 08. Anastasia 09. Not For Me 10. Bad Rain 11. Hard & Fast 12. Far And Away 13. Shots Fired "You're A Lie", the new video from Slash, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in early April at Lot 28 at Universal Studios in California with director Anthony Leonardi III. Leonardi is also helming the first feature film produced by Slash, called "Nothing To Fear", which was recently picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The movie is the first of a proposed series of horror films produced by Slash's company, called Slasher Films, which he launched last year in partnership with two other producers. The film began shooting in March in Louisiana, with Anne Heche and others confirmed for the cast. "'You're A Lie' is the second song I brought to the band in 2011 during the last tour," explains Slash. "We worked on it at soundcheck somewhere, I can't remember where. It's gone through some minor changes along the way, mainly the chorus. But for the most part, it's remained true to its original arrangement."

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    iommi600
    napalm890 wrote: I'd just like everyone to know, DONT PUT EGGS INSIDE GREEN REFRIDGERATORS. This is extremely important, make sure you place them inside pencil shavings instead.
    I love LSD, too.
    Minivirus2
    This should have sold way more copies than it did. It's a shame to think that an iconic figure like Slash can't even crack 50K copies in the US. I hope more people catch on and pick this one up over time.
    Camron62\m/
    napalm890 wrote: I'd just like everyone to know, DONT PUT EGGS INSIDE GREEN REFRIDGERATORS. This is extremely important, make sure you place them inside pencil shavings instead.
    wut
    skik08
    The song 'Anastasia' alone makes this album deserve millions sold.
    mandudehey
    i love how the thumbnail or whatever of the vid is one of the very few frames showing frank sidoris
    napalm890
    I'd just like everyone to know, DONT PUT EGGS INSIDE GREEN REFRIDGERATORS. This is extremely important, make sure you place them inside pencil shavings instead.
    Voodoochile711
    I'm glad it's getting noticed, but it deserves more. His first album didn't get enough attention either...
    johnny-exploder
    The guitars are too high in the mix.
    And another thing is - Myles' vocals sound too quiet, and I see no reason in hiding a voice like that, cause Myles is one hell of a singer
    rafey
    I just picked up his self titled album from HMV last week. Haven't hit the eject button on my car stereo yet it's pretty much a collection of singles. absolutely no fillers. every song is incredible, i'm actually a bit shocked at learning how well he writes music =\
    sethkins
    paulohd2 wrote: I think that this new album has some amazing tunes like Anastasia, but, it also has one of Slash's worst songs ever; One Last Thrill is just awful and really generic.
    one last thrill is literally my favorite song off that album!
    Battman1993
    Just bought this record today, ****ing great album. These guys are also really good live
    paulohd2
    I think that this new album has some amazing tunes like Anastasia, but, it also has one of Slash's worst songs ever; One Last Thrill is just awful and really generic.
    aldogia
    Really love the new CD. But does anyone agree with me that it sounds a little badly recorded? Especially compared to his first solo album.
    Soundservant
    aldogia wrote: Really love the new CD. But does anyone agree with me that it sounds a little badly recorded? Especially compared to his first solo album.
    The guitars are too high in the mix.