Slash: New Album Update

Slash updated fans on the recording progress for his new solo album, due out next spring.

Slash: New Album Update
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When we last heard from Slash a few weeks ago, the guitarist updated fans on the recording progress for his new solo album, due out next spring. "13 songs ready to record", posted Slash. "3 already done. 2 more to finish writing before Dec. 12 on the record, 6 bonus trx, Woohoo!" The guitarist and his touring band - Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns (Sin City Sinners, formerly of Age Of Electric), and drummer Brent Fitz (formerly of Theory Of A Deadman) have been working at Barefoot Studios in LA with producer Eric Valentine getting ideas together and songs down on tape. Now, Slash's bassist Todd Kerns checks in with an update. "I'm back in LA, two weeks or so into the 2nd chapter of the new Slash record", writes Kerns. "The first three songs we did some time ago are recorded, mixed and mastered." "'Bad Rain' is a sexy drop D number with me on 8 string bass and squawking along with Mr Kennedy. 'Standing In The Sun' crept up from behind to be my favorite of the 3 and if you're gonna listen to 'Halo', make sure you have your home insurance paid up cuz it'll rip the roof off. All of these will be out into the public consciousness in the spring of 2012." "Myles is out with Alter Bridge tearing up the UK right now so the 3 Amigos - Slash, Fitz and Dammit are hard at it", Todd continues. "The 3 of us with our producer, the uber talented Eric Valentine, have been chipping away at a whole batch of new songs. We plan to record somewhere in the area of 15 songs and chip it back to about 12 for the CD. The extras will end up as b sides somewhere." Read Todd's full blog here. Slash recently released a live recording - "Slash: Made In Stoke 24/7/11" on DVD and Blu-ray. Slash Back From Cali (Made In Stoke 24/7/11 DVD):
Thanks for the report to HenneMusic.com.

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    WholeLottaIzzy
    Pretty excited about this. Hopefully it'll be heavier than his first record. That was an awesome album though.
    Quik Axe Player
    JAHellraiser wrote: Cool, cool. I wonder how many albums slash will release before the next gnr album even comes out? hehehe
    Or the next VR album
    JAHellraiser
    Cool, cool. I wonder how many albums slash will release before the next gnr album even comes out? hehehe
    D4CE
    nickzippelli wrote: yeah i honestly couldn't care less about this album. The first one was great because of it's variety (and chris cornell, i will admit chris just being there made me get it) but i think this will just end up sound like Alter Bridge 4, which won't exactly be bad. it just wont be worth all the hype. Screw this I'm going to go listen to the new Compulsions record because Richard Fortus is Dominant
    This will sound nothing like Alter Bridge.. Songs like Back from Cali, and Starlight both didn't sound anything like Alter Bridge in my opinion. Myles is a very diverse musician. Before he was in Alter Bridge he was in many blues/jazz bands..
    nickzippelli
    yeah i honestly couldn't care less about this album. The first one was great because of it's variety (and chris cornell, i will admit chris just being there made me get it) but i think this will just end up sound like Alter Bridge 4, which won't exactly be bad. it just wont be worth all the hype. Screw this I'm going to go listen to the new Compulsions record because Richard Fortus is Dominant
    TommySixx
    I had the pleasure of meeting Myles after Slash played Birmingham in England on the same tour as the Stoke tour. You would be hard pressed to meet a more humble, down to Earth, grateful bloke who looked truly happy to mingle with the fans. On one side, there was a queue to meet Slash - no pictures, one autograph per person, no talking to him other than a quick hello (or that was the impression you were given). On the other side, hidden from view was Myles, signing things, talking to the fans, posing for pictures. To me, that's the embodiment of probably the best rock vocalist of this generation. For him to do a whole album with Slash? A. Mazing. I can't wait.
    slashof
    ah times when listening to this I just want to put on a GNR dvd. Myles is nothing to Axl
    uctlaum01
    KaptainKeef wrote: Considering Mark Tremonti is the main songwriter for Alter Bridge I don't see it sounding an awful lot like them..
    Mark and Myles are equal songwriters in Alter Bridge. They write parts of songs separately then when they meet up the piece the parts together like a puzzle. They've talked about their songwriting process in interviews. @TommySixx couldn't agree more. Myles is not only amazingly talented, but also a very genuine guy who loves what he does and appreciates his fans.
    harvMM7x
    If kennedy sings all the songs i wont buy. The first album was brilliant with all the guests like ozzy and shadows
    MrVaentine73
    i purchased live in Stoke and as great as the band is,it drags on... the lack of originality..Miles is a good singer,but he gets thru the songs with a lack of character,Axl Rose is a much better frontmen... Slash plays great but He is just a lead guitarrist.. so new album?with Miles? predictable.. i like Matt Shadows better..the Grunt of Axl.....
    KaptainKeef
    Considering Mark Tremonti is the main songwriter for Alter Bridge I don't see it sounding an awful lot like them..
    slaveskinJACKET
    nickzippelli wrote: yeah i honestly couldn't care less about this album. The first one was great because of it's variety (and chris cornell, i will admit chris just being there made me get it) but i think this will just end up sound like Alter Bridge 4, which won't exactly be bad. it just wont be worth all the hype. Screw this I'm going to go listen to the new Compulsions record because Richard Fortus is Dominant
    I want to know what you're talking about. Who are the Compulsions? I need more Richard Fortus in my earholes.