Slash Announces Second Studio Album

Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy will provide all lead vocals for Slash's second solo album.

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Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy will provide all lead vocals for Slash's second solo album, which will be out next year, the ex Guns N'Roses guitarist has revealed.

And a track he recorded with Black Eyes Peas singer Fergie will appear on her upcoming solo album.

He tells the Sunday Mercury: Fergie and I are going to work together again. There was another song we cut during the sessions of the album, and she liked it so much she plans to use it on an album of her own.

It's going to be a real rock'n'roll album and I'll be delighted to play on it.

Meanwhile, Slash's solo band are gearing up for another tour in 2011, and the guitarist says a big name is due to audition soon from the currently singerless Velvet Revolver.

Thanks for the report to RockAAA.com.

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    link no1
    so this means he is gonna stop releasing bonus content for his first album and draining the wallets of everybody?
    BTKA
    Slash has tried that one already but Miles says he is too busy with Alterbridge!
    aptyu
    Heres a crazy idea Um..... Why not just hire Myles as the new lead singer of velvet.
    Kyle-Rehm
    nickzippelli wrote: new VR singer - is scott stapp possibly *by the way i have no facts whatsoever to back this up but he would fit perfect
    I thought of that too, i was actually going to post that until i read your post.
    ozzymbs
    Fuckin great man!!! I can hardly wait fot this 2nd album...Slash is the best and anything he does will be a success. I really wish he would come out with just an instrumental album. I bet that would be some really cool shit dude. ( HEY SLASH, THINK ABOUT DOIN THAT WILL YA ).Just in case you guys didn't already know, yeah Slash is my guitar hero...
    hitl
    nickzippelli wrote: new VR singer - is scott stapp possibly *by the way i have no facts whatsoever to back this up but he would fit perfect
    Naaah, the VR guys don't like him at all! In one video Duff said something like "Oh, God this guy sounds like the guy from Creed!.."
    nickzippelli
    new VR singer - is scott stapp possibly *by the way i have no facts whatsoever to back this up but he would fit perfect
    Cookie_Dog
    I vote that we start calling the guy either just Slash, or something like "blues-rock guitar icon Slash," instead of "ex-GN'R guitarist" Slash. Not to discount the work he put in to make himself famous, but it's been over a while, and he's done other high-profile things. Just sayin'
    johann
    quit whining about how this will affect Alter Bridge. Alter Bridge got Creed anyways. fair enough.
    queenslander47
    New solo album with Myles doing all the vocals!? If it hasn't been said before let me say, **** VR! I would much prefer this to continue.
    Ben Baczenas
    KGB117 : i'd like to see some acoustic songs on there....
    "Saint is a Sinner Too" was a pretty sick acoustic song with a stellar use of harmonies!
    JacobL
    Seriously, this is just perfect! Words can't describe my mood right now... way too excited! Rock N' Roll is not dead.
    Mike Mars 1225
    I know he's going to have more guest musicians, but I would like to see some guest guitar players on there too. I mean I know it's Slash's solo album, but I'd like to hear him alongside other guitar players as well.
    Adam124
    TheHawkdaddy wrote: Am I the only one who can't stand Myles Kennedy's voice?
    Yep, just you.
    suicidehummer
    Damn. Myles has a good voice technically speaking but I just can't stand his nasally sound. I want to hear Justin Hawkins do a song with Slash. He has the best voice I've ever heard next to Freddy Mercury. Not to mention he can play a Les Paul almost as good as Slash...
    Thomas Zane
    aeroflyer711 wrote: I haven't seen anyone else say this... I think they should get Ian Astbury. "Ghost" is awesome.
    This! Man 'Ghost' is fuvking awesome. And sorry but I don't like Myles that much when he is live, but the studio work is awesome.
    aeroflyer711
    I haven't seen anyone else say this... I think they should get Ian Astbury. "Ghost" is awesome.
    Synysterwylde22
    im not that happy about the myles part. i love myles hes def the best singer out there but its gunna cut into alter bridge :/
    DrPooh
    KasanDude wrote: As long as Slash is on guitar, the album will kick ass...
    Would it be a foolish assumption to just assume Slash would be on guitar for the album then?
    biff022
    @ MIZZHEAD... Eloquently stated... I completely agree with you. A very capable singer, but still such a boring voice.
    Cosby1
    MIZZHEAD wrote: MYLES KENNEDY HAS ONE OF THE MOST ANNOYING VOICES I EVER HEARD. IT'S SO SOPPY. COMPARE IT WITH SOMEBODY LIKE SCOTT WEILAND, AND IT JUST SOUNDS GENERIC, DULL AND FORCED. ALSO, THE MAN HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CHARISMA OR STAGE PRESENCE. PLEASE, PLEASE SLASH GET A SINGER THAT SUITS YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC. I DON'T THINK I CAN SIT THROUGH ANOTHER GIG, LOOKING AT THAT IDIOT'S FACE, WITHOUT PUNCHING HIM.
    WHY SO SERIOUS?
    MIZZHEAD
    MYLES KENNEDY HAS ONE OF THE MOST ANNOYING VOICES I EVER HEARD. IT'S SO SOPPY. COMPARE IT WITH SOMEBODY LIKE SCOTT WEILAND, AND IT JUST SOUNDS GENERIC, DULL AND FORCED. ALSO, THE MAN HAS ABSOLUTELY NO CHARISMA OR STAGE PRESENCE. PLEASE, PLEASE SLASH GET A SINGER THAT SUITS YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC. I DON'T THINK I CAN SIT THROUGH ANOTHER GIG, LOOKING AT THAT IDIOT'S FACE, WITHOUT PUNCHING HIM.
    Patrijz
    Niiko wrote: slaveskinJACKET wrote: Now, I'm not one of those guys hopping on the bandwagon saying, "Myles Kennedy is one of the greatest singers ever," or even, "Myles Kennedy is the greatest singer of this generation," because that's just not true. I do think that he is a pretty damn good singer, in the studio. Live, though, he's not very impressive at all, and he seems to dumb down his vocal melodies, so that it is as if he's singing lead-backup as opposed to just singing the lead melodies. I realize that some of his vocal melodies are tricky and difficult to duplicate live, but he shouldn't record them that way if he can't reproduce it. What I'm trying to say is, his studio vocal style is fairly demanding, while his live vocal style is fairly lazy. All of that aside, and since this album will be recorded in-studio anyway, Myles Kennedy is a decent choice, in my opinion. He provided vocals for 2 of the best 3-4 songs on Slash's last album, and, in my opinion, those are the two best songs in Myles Kennedy's repertoire, with Rise Today in a tight third, far above anything else I've heard from him (Alter Bridge, Mayfield Four). I wanna turn round and say "Dude have you actually seen them live?!?!" But I really disagree with him not being able to reproduce live what he does in the studio. I saw Alter Bridge live a couple weeks ago and for a set that was, what, almost 2 hours, Myles sounded amazing, he reproduced all the high notes and with added vibrato as well, and in some songs he'll change the melody for a few words but apart from that, to hit all those high notes for each song consecutively, I've gotta disagree with you there man.
    Some songs it was kinda obvious... Especially in the beginning with Slip To The Void. But he does get to the high notes and it made up for the things he does to make his voice last through a 2h concert...
    Beffyyy
    Puddle ofMudd25 wrote: Get rid of Fergie and make another Snakepit album! C'mon Slash!
    SNAKEPIT FTW
    Beffyyy
    Niiko wrote: slaveskinJACKET wrote: Now, I'm not one of those guys hopping on the bandwagon saying, "Myles Kennedy is one of the greatest singers ever," or even, "Myles Kennedy is the greatest singer of this generation," because that's just not true. I do think that he is a pretty damn good singer, in the studio. Live, though, he's not very impressive at all, and he seems to dumb down his vocal melodies, so that it is as if he's singing lead-backup as opposed to just singing the lead melodies. I realize that some of his vocal melodies are tricky and difficult to duplicate live, but he shouldn't record them that way if he can't reproduce it. What I'm trying to say is, his studio vocal style is fairly demanding, while his live vocal style is fairly lazy. All of that aside, and since this album will be recorded in-studio anyway, Myles Kennedy is a decent choice, in my opinion. He provided vocals for 2 of the best 3-4 songs on Slash's last album, and, in my opinion, those are the two best songs in Myles Kennedy's repertoire, with Rise Today in a tight third, far above anything else I've heard from him (Alter Bridge, Mayfield Four). I wanna turn round and say "Dude have you actually seen them live?!?!" But I really disagree with him not being able to reproduce live what he does in the studio. I saw Alter Bridge live a couple weeks ago and for a set that was, what, almost 2 hours, Myles sounded amazing, he reproduced all the high notes and with added vibrato as well, and in some songs he'll change the melody for a few words but apart from that, to hit all those high notes for each song consecutively, I've gotta disagree with you there man.
    Was Brilliant at download festival aswell
    Holoogamooga
    Myles is one of my favorite singers, but I'd love for the vocals to take a back seat and have a Myles-Slash guitar duel for a song.
    Niiko
    slaveskinJACKET wrote: Now, I'm not one of those guys hopping on the bandwagon saying, "Myles Kennedy is one of the greatest singers ever," or even, "Myles Kennedy is the greatest singer of this generation," because that's just not true. I do think that he is a pretty damn good singer, in the studio. Live, though, he's not very impressive at all, and he seems to dumb down his vocal melodies, so that it is as if he's singing lead-backup as opposed to just singing the lead melodies. I realize that some of his vocal melodies are tricky and difficult to duplicate live, but he shouldn't record them that way if he can't reproduce it. What I'm trying to say is, his studio vocal style is fairly demanding, while his live vocal style is fairly lazy. All of that aside, and since this album will be recorded in-studio anyway, Myles Kennedy is a decent choice, in my opinion. He provided vocals for 2 of the best 3-4 songs on Slash's last album, and, in my opinion, those are the two best songs in Myles Kennedy's repertoire, with Rise Today in a tight third, far above anything else I've heard from him (Alter Bridge, Mayfield Four).
    I wanna turn round and say "Dude have you actually seen them live?!?!" But I really disagree with him not being able to reproduce live what he does in the studio. I saw Alter Bridge live a couple weeks ago and for a set that was, what, almost 2 hours, Myles sounded amazing, he reproduced all the high notes and with added vibrato as well, and in some songs he'll change the melody for a few words but apart from that, to hit all those high notes for each song consecutively, I've gotta disagree with you there man.
    Galfadez
    de-fexxx666 wrote: I think the live shows are horrible from what I've seen/heard. Not at all excited about the next album.
    Well obviously you haven't seen or heard much. His live shows with Myles were amazing
    James116
    I hope Myles writes and plays guitar on this. A collaborative record between the two of them would be the most badass thing ever. That said hopefully Slash will continue doing songs with other singers all the same!
    AxleSteele
    for those of you that doubt myles kennedys live voice head over to youtube and watch watch over you from the dvd and in loving memory as well. then try to say his live voice is weaker then his studio voice. on top of that you need to remember that when they record in studio the artists voice is usually well rested and therefore sounds better on top of the minor editing done to make it perfect.
    betterman5
    Myles is a ****ing good singer, so I am hopeful he'll do a good job, just don't like his falsettos (probably spelt wrong but **** it) his lower singing is mean
    SilentTom113
    I bet we will see 5 slash albums and 2 more vr albums before the next GNR album any bets? Awesome news but I wish he'd work with more singers but I am not complaining if so does this mean Myles is coming out with a solo album next year hes gonna be a busy guy in 2011
    EdguyRule_22
    acoustielectric wrote: Not a big Slash fan, but I'm not a huge fan of most hard rock type stuff anyway so meh...
    What was the point of this comment?