Slash Scores His First No 1 Hit

Slash has achieved his first-ever No. 1 hit at rock radio as "You're A Lie" vaults to the number one spot this week at Active Rock.

Slash Scores His First No 1 Hit
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Slash has achieved his first-ever No. 1 hit at rock radio as "You're A Lie" vaults to the number one spot this week at Active Rock. The explosive song is the first track from Slash's second solo album Apocalyptic Love, which was released May 22 and entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at No. 4, marking the top rock debut that week. Watch the video for "You're A Lie" below. This news comes as Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) - are coming off a successful European trek and getting ready to launch a summer headlining tour July 12 in Portland, OR. Meanwhile, on July 10, the iconic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Blvd Walk of Fame. Apocalyptic Love also entered the Top 5 in seven countries outside the US: Canada (#2), Australia (#2), New Zealand (#1), Germany (#5), France (#7), Japan (#2), Sweden (#4) and Switzerland (#3). All the songs on Apocalyptic Love were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy. Slash and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolver magazine noting: "Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums" (July 2012). Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times said: "Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album's 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of You're a Lie' and the heavy metal grind of Halo' to the extended instrumental passages on Anastasia'" (May 24, 2012).

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    Nice, but I don't get why he gets a number 1 position with this (in my honest opinion kinda mediocre) track and not with some of his other, imo more awesome work.
    Superperfex
    cbabb7 wrote: Still like the diversity of his previous album. Ghost is still better than any song on AL i think. This new album seems a bit streamlined at time, almost to the point where i could guess where Kennedy was gonna jump in and even the lyrics coming. Slash does a lil run and the SLAM in comes Kennedy with his highs. Just got a lil redundant and too "Rock n roll"ish.
    You're complaining about something being too Rock n Rollish? I don't see the issue in that, sir.
    dewitt
    It's kind of ironic that the worst single of his career so far gets him the first #1 of his career. Also, it's not really the same as a typical #1 hit. Active Rock is a chart that is measured by monitored airplay of select radio stations that feature the Active Rock format. Active Rock stations play classic rock songs mixed with contemporary rock music. If the Active Rock chart/format had been around/more popular when GNR was in their prime, they surely would have topped it a time or two.
    Kriggs
    Well deserved.. To the most humble guitar legend around today!!!
    matt360
    people hating on slash simply due to the fact that he's gained fame are ridiculous. if you took the time to hear the music, you would realize that its actually great music. the whole new album is brilliant, i don't see why there is any reason to for anyone to speak negatively to the point that its hateful, ESPECIALLY if you haven't listened to the album.
    Vauxite
    Wow, this really took its time coming. Not many people out there who deserve it more.
    KasanDude
    slash is cool, good for him. shame that axl rose doesnt work half as hard as slash does...
    UniformRecon
    Just heard this song on the radio yesterday and thought that it kicks ass! Big congrats to Slash! He deserves the #1 slot more than a lot of new artists.
    PlayMeSomeFloyd
    HeavyMetalSonic wrote: Radio rock isn't anything to be proud of.
    Right. It's much better and more noble to make music that no one will ever get to hear.
    Nirvana_RATM2
    matt360 wrote: people hating on slash simply due to the fact that he's gained fame are ridiculous. if you took the time to hear the music, you would realize that its actually great music. the whole new album is brilliant, i don't see why there is any reason to for anyone to speak negatively to the point that its hateful, ESPECIALLY if you haven't listened to the album.
    Not every day you see something logical on this site...
    Firehawk2410
    Eh...it's an okay song, except for the fact that these guys sound like absolutely every rock band in the past few years. I guess I'm that guy who always likes the older sound better, and I would still like to see a Guns N' Roses reunion rather than this. It just sounds too much of the same old song and dance.
    MidniteHaze
    Anytime good music can be on any top music chart these days is awesome. \m/ Great for Slash!
    VASELINE GUY
    i didnt really like this song, the guitar riffs were really not catchy at all, however as a whole band it sounded ok.
    PsiGuy60
    He deserved it, I have the album and it's great. In fact, I daresay it's his magnum opus.
    Demon Wolf
    Myles is a great singer but not a fan of his tone on the high notes. He lacks the power and rasp of, dare I say it, Axl Rose.
    cbabb7
    Still like the diversity of his previous album. Ghost is still better than any song on AL i think. This new album seems a bit streamlined at time, almost to the point where i could guess where Kennedy was gonna jump in and even the lyrics coming. Slash does a lil run and the SLAM in comes Kennedy with his highs. Just got a lil redundant and too "Rock n roll"ish.
    jsantos15
    cbabb7 wrote: Still like the diversity of his previous album. Ghost is still better than any song on AL i think. This new album seems a bit streamlined at time, almost to the point where i could guess where Kennedy was gonna jump in and even the lyrics coming. Slash does a lil run and the SLAM in comes Kennedy with his highs. Just got a lil redundant and too "Rock n roll"ish.
    You're being Fuck'n foolish
    danielkeeling
    I love both AL and his last album but I agree with Maiden95, Anastasia is also my favourite track, followed by Starlight from his last album.
    razor888razor88
    Awesome job I like the whole album Myles is a great singer I dont know why people have a problem with him? he is not Axel he is Myles.
    ZWH
    Kriggs wrote: Well deserved.. To the most humble guitar legend around today!!!
    No, that is Paul Gilbert. OT: Finally!
    JustPhil
    I'm happy for him, especially considering Axl Rose is a complete arse (and his name an anagram of "Oral Sex"). I'm not particularly impressed with the album though, it's a case of awesome musicianship layered upon mediocre song writing.
    dennis.1960
    PlayMeSomeFloyd wrote: HeavyMetalSonic wrote: Radio rock isn't anything to be proud of. Right. It's much better and more noble to make music that no one will ever get to hear.
    You make the music that's in your head/heart/soul and if others like it then that's great. If your goal is to be on radio then you just become a cover band for all the other radio friendly rock.
    RycheRulz
    If you listen to Chinese Democracy, then listen to either one of Slash's solo albums, you get the same thought...."Yep, that's what's missing" Slash was the soul of GnR.
    33SLASH33
    You're a Lie is one of the most amazing songs from Apocalyptic Love album! Great composition - solo, bass, everything... Slash is God
    miahdoll
    HeavyMetalSonic wrote: Radio rock isn't anything to be proud of.
    Says the guy sittin behind his computer trolling on anything cuz he hates his own life so much ;