Slash Plans Solo Album

Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash recently published his autobiography and now has a solo album in his sights.

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Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash recently published his autobiography and now has a solo album in his sights, reports Blabbermouth.net. Although he doesn't have a timetable for the project, Slash told The Pulse of Radio he already has a lot of ideas for what direction he wants it to take.

"I really want to do a solo record and play with a lot of different people that I've worked with before, maybe some people I haven't worked with, and just do something really, really sort of interesting," he said. "'Cause I've played on so many other people's records, you know, and I want to write material for, like, different individuals to sing on and whatnot. So that's sort of like the main sort of backburner kind of thing going on at the moment."

Meanwhile, Velvet Revolver was forced to cancel a four-city Japanese tour after the band members were denied visas (read story on UG). A spokesperson for concert promoter Creativeman Productions noted in a statement that the group had previously toured Japan in 2005, but now explained, "The increasingly tough Japanese immigration officials are taking exception with the backgrounds of various band members, which have included arrests." Velvet Revolver is appealing the decision, but the process could take months to resolve. "We want to apologize to our fans in Japan that we won't be able to perform our scheduled concerts," the band said in a statement. "We don't understand why the authorities won't give us visas when they granted them for us in 2005 for what was a successful tour and a great experience. We love Japan and look forward to our return there."

Velvet Revolver is still scheduled to tour Australia in early December.

The group wrapped up a North American tour with Alice In Chains last month as it continues promoting its second album, "Libertad". The record has sold 250,000 copies in the United Staes since its release last July, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Slash will appear as a presenter at the 35th annual American Music Awards, which will broadcast live on ABC this Sunday (November 18) from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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    dgme92
    this should be interesting, i love the way wslash solo's, and i'm SURE that if there are one or two tracks without vocals, the guitar will show a side to slash's playing we've never seen. It would be so cool to hear an album from a liberated slash, to just sit and listen to a proper guitar album by him.
    adamjowens
    wonder if it'll be the same rock style as his other stuff or maybe branch out a bit?
    Ibzman
    I'd love a Slash solo album. I'd definitly pay a lot for that if there are good artists that play on it too.
    pfa
    hey he just emailed me asking if i fancied playing on it...sweet!
    SchitzoJoe
    Might be pretty cool. Not a huge fan of Slash, but I have to love him for his talent. Can't wait to hear what he can do.
    MAYNARD
    Hopefully has a little more progressive feel like the UYI albums. Could be cool. I would say there is a decent chance for Axl to sing on a track.
    zosorevolver
    Sounds like it could be good, if done right. I'd love to see what he could do in collaborations with artists who he isn't used to working with
    Sink-the-pink
    awesome apparently hes doing some of it with Alice Cooper and Lemmy Cravits im hoping he will do something with axl but sound good anyway
    thedarkblues06
    pfa wrote: hey he just emailed me asking if i fancied playing on it...sweet!
    It = his manhood. I wonder what it's going to be...love the original tone, maybe somewhere between old GnR and VR...hope it sounds great.
    slashnzakkrule
    Mercyful Fate wrote: he should get zakk wylde and do a ****in song with him
    Yeah that'd be awesome! Check out Zakk Wylde and Slash duet on Youtube, they do Voodo Chile by Hendrix. Its amazing!
    piff665
    yoursweatersux wrote: Am I the only person on ultimate-guitar that thinks Slash is pretty overrated as a musician? He had his glory in the GNR days, but honestly Velvet Revolver bores the hell out of me. He's not very creative, imo. Agree, disagree? I agree somewhat. Slash is pretty overrated and many other guitarists deserve more recognition than him. That being said, he doesn't completely lack creativity. I mean he isn't as creative as guitarists like tom morrello, buckethead, dave navarro in his jane's addiction days, Agata Ichirou,etc. but hes pretty damn good and probably better than everyone who is posting on this page. But what do i know; im just a bass player.
    spunkeymonkey36
    I'd love to see Aersmith have a hand in this album if they could. Besides Steve Tyler and Joe Perry are among Slash's heroes anyway. A duet with Stevie Ray Vaughn wouldnt be far off and i ould also imagine a Zakk Wylde guitar duel like the one thy did at the gibson 100th anniversayry. Anyway this is great news!!!
    JMXW
    So Slash is releasing a 45 minute guitar solo basically?
    GreenSaosiner
    MAYNARD wrote: I would say there is a decent chance for Axl to sing on a track.
    Axl is an *****... so I don't think there is much of a chance of that.
    dutch5367
    I think the album would be great. After reading his book I have a whole new found respect for Slash, even though he was my favorite before. I'm not a huge VR fan, but I thought Snake Pit was really good, and of course GNR was the best. I think a solo album would give him the chance to go back and play like he has in the past.
    CJRocker
    If it is like Slash's Snakepit, lets hope its better. I thought Snakepit was pretty meh.
    cusic
    Jastul wrote: so, this is gonna be Slash's Snakepit v2.0?
    no, v3.0 they released 2 albums =] with a few years between and I don't think anyone from the first was on the second other than slash. Want it to be v3.0 thought. Snakepit wins!
    Jackolas
    Anyone else hoping for some slow blues tracks? It could be a really respectable album.
    swe_fender
    Never really liked slash in GnR, but this could be different. Hope he invites Buckethead to be on one of the songs =D
    M.B.MetalTabber
    pfa wrote: hey he just emailed me asking if i fancied playing on it...sweet!
    YOU WISH Anyway, can't wait, should be pretty awesome.
    Decembero
    [P|E|R|S|O|N] wrote: isnt someone forgetting chinese democracy?
    why should he care about chinese democracy?
    Jimbleton
    MAYNARD wrote: Hopefully has a little more progressive feel like the UYI albums. Could be cool. I would say there is a decent chance for Axl to sing on a track.
    erm since they dont get on and havent talked in years thats why GNR neve got back together so what chance is there that axl sings on it in my opinion none at all
    Quikslayer666
    I thought it would be awesome for Slash to go solo I'm sure it will be 10x better than Velvet Revolver I loved his solo track in Guitar Hero so I was hoping maybe he would do that. So now maybe this will push Scott into writing a 2nd solo album I just hope it isn't the end for VR we have yet to see there full potential.
    Froddy
    Fuc kin mint, I really hope this does happen, and soon. Let's hope it's quicker on the production line than Chinese Democracy, lol. And yoursweatersux, no - just no. I can't even be arsed thinking of a counter argument so I'll just leave it at no.
    yoursweatersux
    Am I the only person on ultimate-guitar that thinks Slash is pretty overrated as a musician? He had his glory in the GNR days, but honestly Velvet Revolver bores the hell out of me. He's not very creative, imo. Agree, disagree?
    Korzack
    MAYNARD wrote: Hopefully has a little more progressive feel like the UYI albums. Could be cool. I would say there is a decent chance for Axl to sing on a track.
    Oh lol to you sir... Honestly, this might well be very intruiging indeed - has a very Probot feel to it (Dave Grohl's solo album with various folk from rock n metal collaberating on it). I know he's done a lot of session stuff for people - should be ace.
    evilgerbil666
    A solo album soundsa great. I really wanna hear him rip through some songs like back in the good ole' days *tear* Haha, but seriously, it'll be good for him to let loose a little. Sucks about what happened in Japan. It's one of the more legitimate reasons I've heard for a band having to cancel shows.
    Jackolas
    If he doesn't have the blues on the solo album it'll be a damn shame.
    TJ1991
    I wonder if this will still have not come out 10 years after it was originally supposed to... Anyway, I'm not sure if I'd like this. Bit predictable that he eventually releases a solo album, but maybe he should stick to what he's best at (lead guitar, obviously)?
    Raven91487
    When I saw solo project I imagined Slash playing like Satriani type music but this is just as good.
    jpast
    I would love to see Slash work with Chris Cornell. I think that would be pretty cool. Hope this is good and also i would like to hear him sing a few too like adamdk said.