Slash Plans Solo Album

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

Slash Plans Solo Album
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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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    adamjowens
    wonder if it'll be the same rock style as his other stuff or maybe branch out a bit?
    Lauri
    I'm not a fan of G'N'R or Velvet Revolver. But Slash is a very talented musician, so I hope this happens.
    Murderface x3
    OzZY-RuLE5!!!!! wrote: i would kill if slash worked with halford.along with lemmy and a few others
    I have to agree, though, that would be pretty cool.
    Filip413
    Didnt he already do "Slash's snake pit" or was that not a solo project
    yoursweatersux
    meh, maybe I haven't listened to enough velvet revolver, but to me it all sounds really uninspired. There's a list of at least 20 guitarists I'd put over Slash... Not that he's bad, really, but he just doesn't stand out, imo.
    Deek_13
    I think from the album we can expect some funk and bluesy type tracks, different from what he normally plays and i'm sure Izzy will pop up on the album somewhere!
    metal_angel92
    Can't wait to hear the new stuff. I'm sure it'll be good, hopefully it won't be too modernized, though... you gotta keep the old style within the music.
    MAYNARD
    Jimbleton wrote: 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
    I wouldn't say they are buddies, but all the GnR guys made amends earlier this year a AFD 20th anniversary party.
    Fuzzbox91
    adamjowens wrote: wonder if it'll be the same rock style as his other stuff or maybe branch out a bit?
    i think it will be the same rock style that he usually does. he said in interviews he always used to hate th ballads and stuff that GNR had
    SG Man Forever
    Sounds cool. Slash has always had it, no matter who he's dealing with. I'll be looking forward to the album, but to whoever said Axl might sing on a song, that will never happen Slash and Axl hate each other far too much.
    MTVget0FFtheAIR
    god if i hear the "feeling" argument one more time.....keep your justifications to yourself. for example: i love slash. there, that was simple wasn't it? you too can express your gratitude towards an artist without coming off like a menstruating little girl. this news made my day. this is exactly what i've been waiting for. it will reveal more about what is slash's style and what is the style pushed onto him from his bandmates/labels/managers, etc. honestly, i couldn't say that Libertad was slash's style with a straight face. i'm curious to see how it differs from gnr/vr/snakepit.
    Pukka-VCU
    Korzack wrote: 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.
    I was going to bring up the same Probot point.... although I think Probot will be better than this, Grohl's little gem's a beaut
    axejam123
    Skadge_101 wrote: 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? disagree. completely. go home.
    haha, couldnt have said it better myself. slash is a god. or, more recently, a guitar hero
    troyponce
    I'm surprised at how well Slash has managed to stay relevant through the years. Good on him, I'm excited to hear what he does on this album.
    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?
    jerbal
    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
    he he . thanks i havnt laughed like that in a while .
    Guitar_Poet
    this sounds interesting, id like to hear the album, definitely... "So that's sort of like the main sort of backburner kind of thing" LOL.
    -XII-
    [P|E|R|S|O|N] wrote: isnt someone forgetting chinese democracy?
    I think everyones forgotten Chinese Democracy... More Slash is always good and I second the Steve Vai idea lol.
    psychokiller99
    16kramer05 wrote: yoursweatersux wrote: meh, maybe I haven't listened to enough velvet revolver, but to me it all sounds really uninspired. There's a list of at least 20 guitarists I'd put over Slash... Not that he's bad, really, but he just doesn't stand out, imo. Well, he must be doing something right, 'cause he's probably one of or the most well known guitar players out there. Even people who are clueless about most music know who Slash is, and don't give a rats ass about some guy named Paul Gilbert.
    very true, people know who jimi hendrix is, they know his music, same with jimmy page, angus young and slash...on the other hand, when you say steve vai or satriani people are like wat the hell? who the hell is that? not that popularity is huge, but when you're talking about standing out, well there you go