Slash Talks New Album: 'It's Almost Like It Wrote Itself, It Was Very Effortless'

"It's almost like you're not in control and you just ride that wave," the axeman explains.

Slash Talks New Album: 'It's Almost Like It Wrote Itself, It Was Very Effortless'
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Discussing the writing process of his upcoming album "World on Fire," guitar master Slash described the experience as very organic and easy-flowing, praising the band chemistry along the way.

Chatting with Music Radar, he noted, "The one thing about this record is that it was almost like it wrote itself, it was very effortless.

"And that happens very rarely, when there's a certain energy that carries the creative process and it's almost like you're not in control of it and you just ride that wave. That's how this record was. I can't think of any outside influence other than just going with this creative flow."

Further explaining, Slash added, "It's the way that I learned to work a long, long time ago and it's a tried and true way: just do the work before you get in the studio so when you're in the studio it just happens.

"I could never imagine sitting in the studio - I know a lot of bands who do this and some great records have come out this way - where you just go in with a couple of ideas and then it all just happens in the studio, but that's a cr-p shoot and I just don't have the patience for that."

"World on Fire" is due out on September 15 as Slash's third solo studio effort. The axeman has recently shared full details regarding the record, including the mentioned release date, cover artwork and track listing. More info here.

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    BlackLabel5150
    Does anyone remember when you had no clue what an album was going to sound like until it was actually released? I feel like these days everyone has to pump the hell out of the new material to the point of "and here's the art work", here's 45 second clips of EVERY song... "here is what we ate the night we tracked the drums" there is no mystery or anticipation anymore.
    Karabiner07
    It's made that way for the audience, so that we don't get disappointed. That way people will know what to expect from it. On the other hand it puts a lot of pressure to the album and the artist, they really have to know what the audience will think of when they listen the album, otherwise they'll be promising something which will not meet up with the expectations, kinda like A7X and Hail to the King.
    Izzy-Sweet
    I find it strange when even the well established musicians feel the need to do it. A preview is nice so we know what we're in for, but if the album has Slash's name on it, I'm probably buying it sooner or later because I already know what it's gonna be like!
    BjarnedeGraaf
    tryhard troll right there ^ anyway, Not sure if an effortless album sounds good to me. I will judge after listening to it though. Loved his other albums so it shouldn't be a letdown.
    sibraa5
    SHUT UP ASSHAT
    BjarnedeGraaf
    You are not only boring me, but everyone else on this website.
    sibraa5
    ALL I CAN HEAR IS HEI IM AN ASSHAT HEHEHEHE SHUT UP ASSHOLEHAY
    Zerath
    The autism is strong in this one! ontopic: Looking forward to his new album! more songs in the vain of "Anastasia" would be cool!
    Dynamight
    You should probably have that checked. Hearing voices in your hand is quite concerning.
    Wisthler
    "The one thing about this record is that it was almost like it wrote itself, it was very effortless." Wooooow easy man.
    EdguyRule_22
    So the album comes out in September, I guess we can expect 1000 more articles from one chopped up interview every week until release.
    mtshark
    I'm no Slash fanboy, but I actually liked the first Slash solo album alright and I never heard the second one aside from the singles. Even though Myles has a killer voice that fits really well, it would be cool if this one had some more guest vocalists on it too.
    sklaiss24
    I liked the 2nd album better because it was with one singer. I'm not a Myles Kennedy fan, but the 1st album just sounded like a bunch of random songs, and the 2nd album sounded like an actual band and a more cohesive record. Just personal preferences.
    metallideth88
    The album will be MEH at best. Slash only does amazing things with AXL. There, I said it, bring on the heat
    Tbone69
    As much as I would like to agree with you that Slash "only does amazing things with Axle", Slash is just an amazing guitarist no matter who he's with.
    sibraa5
    GLAD 2 BE FUKN FIRST FUK U KERRY FUKKKKIIINN KIGN!!!!!
    KerryKing01
    Gud day sir U spelt "king" rong
    sibraa5
    ON A SERIES NOTE FUCK SLATCH
    austingbpacke
    if you're going to be a troll, at least learn to spell.
    TJWhonley
    It'd better be good, I got tickets just to see Myles live.
    Pretelethal
    It's totally worth it. I saw Alter Bridge live in 2011 - and even though Myles was burnt out on that tour he still sounded incredible. Additionally, he's gotten even better since due to moving to a different area of the stage (he has tinnitus and cannot hear himself when in the middle of the stage, in front of the drums - so he moved to the side instead) Hope you enjoy the concert - I might be attending the next London gig if I can!
    biff022
    Miles Kennedy is the worst thing to happen to Slash since he forgot who wrote the songs in GnR.
    D4CE
    After having to deal with Axl Rose and Scott Weiland, Myles (with an y) is pretty much the best thing that could happen to Slash.