Slash, “Slash & Friends” (Label TBD)
Release Date: March/April 2010
With Velvet Revolver on hiatus, the top-hatted guitar hero worked with several of his friends for his first true solo album, which he recorded mostly at Barefoot Studios in Hollywood with co-producer Eric Valentine. Confirmed guests include Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock, Iggy Pop, Wolfmother‘s Andrew Stockdale, Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine and Chris Cornell, while Slash has also mentioned working with Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan, Alice Cooper, Meat Loaf and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger during the sessions. “It was a massive undertaking, but the initial concept was very innocent,” Slash says. “I spent the better part of a year writing and demo-ing music, and with every tune I wrote I would imagine who would be a good vocalist for it. It was a total honor to be in the studio with all of the people who are on this album. Many of them are heroes of mine from when I was younger-Ozzy and Iggy specifically.” “Slash & Friends” is expected to feature about 13 songs.