Slash Finds Solo Album Cathartic

The Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver rocker has taken time out from the bands to head into the studio alone and says he is loving the experience.

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Slash found recording his solo album "cathartic".

The Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver rocker has taken time out from the bands to head into the studio alone and says he is loving the experience.

He said: "I'm totally on my own. A buddy of mine has got a mini-studio in his house and we stay until two or three in the morning just recording the basic demos.

"I'm used to a band situation where I'm one fifth of the input no matter who brought the song or whatever it is. Every band I've ever been in we all just sort of tear it apart, put it back together, and it comes out however it comes out.

"This is interesting for me because I'm just doing my thing and I have no one to answer to."

Although he is currently working alone, the guitarist eventually plans to bring in a different singer for each song - but refuses to say who he wants to guest on the record.

He added to America's Rolling Stone website: "There's a wish list and so far I've managed to get pretty much everybody on that wish list to commit.

"At the pace the Velvet singer search is going I'll probably get this done before then."

Velvet Revolver are currently looking for a new frontman following the departure of Scott Weiland.

Thanks for the report to Stv.tv.

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    Axl_Tyler
    Sounds awesome. If Sebastian Bach isn't joining VR then hopefully he'll get a chance on Slash's solo project.
    raj_j_i
    Said this before and I'll say it again. Sammy Hagar for VR. Even Duff wants Sammy to sing for them.
    slayer666z
    this is going to be cool. Slash is a great guitarist, and he going to get the greatest rock singers to work with him. I cant wait.
    Izzy_Bryce
    To be honest, I couldn't stand the old singer for VR. I hope this new singer makes me love this band, cuz right now I don't like it much at all. And I hear Slash play his licks for these songs and I just think "okay he can do better, come on". I wanna see people like Slash finally do somethin awesome.
    pootoob
    billweiser wrote: Rumours are that Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin and Steven Adler are set to assist in the project!
    Rumours also have me and Hannah Montana working on a few tracks with Slash!
    Tulkas
    guilty wrote: I am sure that Axl will be a guest on his solo album
    I am sure you are a moron.
    Empathica1928
    _GoingBlind_ wrote: last 2? huh? am I missing something?
    I'm assuming he's referring to Slash's Snakepit.
    Dreaming-V
    SaulGoodeA7X wrote: Whats the odds Axl is a geust vocalist, oh lawl
    i would rofl until i lmao
    Luc1feR
    Hope its good but i doubt it. Guest albums rarely are any good. Besides, Slash really havent done anything that good since GnR.
    _GoingBlind_
    SynySter SlaSh wrote: slash' snakepit was a band not, slash solo. and it was brilliant.
    +1
    motorbreath_445 wrote: and about slashes solo album, im sure its gonna be ****ing fantastic, like the last 2 he put out
    last 2? huh? am I missing something?
    Goin' Mobile
    This should be cool. He's probably going to have some tasteful guitar playing on there, and it will be good for those who who appreciate his guitar playing. Slash's Snakepit was a band, but it was Slash's solo project. I mean, if you're going to make a solo album it usually includes drums, bass, and singer, duh! Yeah, Alice Cooper and Kravitz might be on there. As well as Paul Rodgers, because Paul Rodgers, Slash, and the Band of Gypsys recorded a cover of "I Don't Live Today" for the Hendrix tribute album "Stone Free."
    Tulkas
    I hope he does some acoustic stuff. He says he plays a lot of acoustic at home, hopefully some acoustic stuff will make the album. Would love to see a vocal appearance by Steven Tyler, maybe some guest guitar by Joe Perry..... but they are working on Aerosmith's new album. Would also like to see perhaps some lesser known singers from lesser known bands....help some scroungers out Slash. It's funny, when you start thinking about it.... there are very few great vocalist since the 80's hair bands died. How many truly dynamic vocalists have come along. Is it even a handful?
    Serjem
    i USED to love slash... however.. he turned guitar hero and i started to hate him. i love his music, but i hate the guy (that's what i'm trying to say)
    Bunyip
    check 123p wrote: i hope cris cornel is on the album. or even the new VR singer.
    chris cornell always seems to come up in this shit lol
    BigPapi34
    im so sick of slash because of guitar hero fans stating that hes the best guitarist ever
    Ironpriest
    Vince Neil - Motley Crue used to tour with Guns N' Roses. - Slash says in his book that he's good friends with him and Tommy Lee.
    sorry to rain on your parade, but slash said in his book he has hardly met vince and mick. he is good friends with nikki and tommy though. all your choices are good. i mean, imagine an album with Sebastian Bach, Alice Cooper, Izzy, Duff, etc. it would be the most rockin' album ever. Just throw in Rob Halford and Bruce Dickinson!
    joshua029
    i love slash but i was hoping for all instrumentals. so i'm already let down but will def check this big bag of awesomeness out...
    iksero
    That and he mentioned in his autobiography that he did drugs/jammed with Dave Mustaine. so that means he has the potential to make an appearance.
    iksero
    He has done a lot of work with Daughtry (SP?) so i wouldn't be suprised if he makes an appearance on the CD.
    verona_bassist
    Zeppelin Addict wrote: Ricky4635 wrote: It will probably have Axl Rose. NOT! haha Borat! Here is the singers I think he will get and reasons why. Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper Just Came out with a new album and Slash did a song on that. - Alice Cooper and Guns N' Roses use to tour all the time together. - In Slash's book he says he is good friends with Alice Cooper - One time I was listening to the Alice Cooper's radio show and Alice was talking about the rummor of a new Van Halen album and he said that Van Halen should get a different singer for each song and said that he would do a song for them if asked. Lenny Kravitz - Him and Slash went to High School together. - Back in the 90's Slash did "Always on the Run" with Lenny. - There was rummors of him joining Velvet Revolver. - In his book he says he is good friends with him. Vince Neil - Motley Crue used to tour with Guns N' Roses. - Slash says in his book that he's good friends with him and Tommy Lee. Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan - He used to play with them in Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver. - He still friends with them. - They can both surprisingly sing. +1 some good names on that list very good possibilities imagine alice cooper fronting a project with slash duff and izzy... beautiful
    niiiiice +1
    Zeppelin Addict
    Ricky4635 wrote: It will probably have Axl Rose. NOT! haha Borat! Here is the singers I think he will get and reasons why. Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper Just Came out with a new album and Slash did a song on that. - Alice Cooper and Guns N' Roses use to tour all the time together. - In Slash's book he says he is good friends with Alice Cooper - One time I was listening to the Alice Cooper's radio show and Alice was talking about the rummor of a new Van Halen album and he said that Van Halen should get a different singer for each song and said that he would do a song for them if asked. Lenny Kravitz - Him and Slash went to High School together. - Back in the 90's Slash did "Always on the Run" with Lenny. - There was rummors of him joining Velvet Revolver. - In his book he says he is good friends with him. Vince Neil - Motley Crue used to tour with Guns N' Roses. - Slash says in his book that he's good friends with him and Tommy Lee. Izzy Stradlin and Duff McKagan - He used to play with them in Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver. - He still friends with them. - They can both surprisingly sing.
    +1 some good names on that list very good possibilities imagine alice cooper fronting a project with slash duff and izzy... beautiful
    shadow__666
    Tulkas wrote: It's funny, when you start thinking about it.... there are very few great vocalist since the 80's hair bands died. How many truly dynamic vocalists have come along. Is it even a handful?
    Chris Cornell, Mike Patton are just two. BTW, everyone seems to be saying VR have a new singer. What have I missed?
    JudasTheGuide
    SaulGoodeA7X wrote: Whats the odds Axl is a geust vocalist, oh lawl
    Just suppose that is the case... We'd never actually get to hear any of the songs because the project would be shelved when they all died of old age... I want it to be finished before they die.
    Volatum
    Talk about a good album, guest vocalists on all the tracks, I'm looking forward to it.
    ChucklesMginty
    travlnmn41 wrote: Sebastian Bach won't be the VR singer because he's friends with Axl and doesn't want to piss Axl off. As for Axl being a "guest singer" on Slash's album, I don't even know if he and Slash are on speaking terms, even though Slash said some nice things about "Chinese Democracy." The soap opera continues.
    That's not really it, they actually auditioned him originally before Scott joined, but they said it didn't work, I think Slash described it as 'Skid Roses.'
    Ali-b912
    ferretmanmulti wrote: can i just be the first to say, hooray. for once a UG news update which doesn't feature metallica
    slash toured as part of the guns and roses/metallica co headline tour. this article is now about metallica.
    Veroth
    man i really hope his solo project will be alittle more creative, because honestly slash hasnt really created anythin lately that has inspired me to pick up my guitar and say "ok im going to get this shi*t".
    ferretmanmulti
    can i just be the first to say, hooray. for once a UG news update which doesn't feature metallica
    theotherguy7145
    I really want to see what this albums like. Slash solo should be worth listening to! he's always been part of a band, so really very very few people, if any, will have heard what slash is capeable of on his own! Should be good tho
    travlnmn41
    Sebastian Bach won't be the VR singer because he's friends with Axl and doesn't want to piss Axl off. As for Axl being a "guest singer" on Slash's album, I don't even know if he and Slash are on speaking terms, even though Slash said some nice things about "Chinese Democracy." The soap opera continues.