"some music was meant to stay underground..."

Slash Begins Recording Debut Solo Album

Photo of Guns N Roses

Band Photo: Guns N Roses (?)

Velvet Revolver/former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash entered the studio last week to record his debut solo album. A message from the guitarist reads as follows: "Hey, how is everybody?

"I start recording my solo CD today (on March 25th), Josh Freese on drums and Chris Chaney on bass, with Eric Valentine producing. I know you're saying 'didn't Josh play with Axl's Guns N' Roses?!' He did in the 90's for a while but left after a couple years, so I don't know if it counts much. Besides, that doesn't undermine that he is an amazing drummer.

"I've been reading your messages and there is a handful of questions that a lot of you have in common. One question that a lot of you want to know is, who is singing on this record, but unfortunately, I can't divulge that info yet, but you'll know soon enough. I will say however, that they are fantastically talented songwriters who its been an honor to work and write with, to say the least.

"In addition, a lot of you have been asking for guitar playing tips. Now, That's a broad subject, much broader than I can handle in this small space. Although, I could use a few tips myself. But, the most important tip I can give is: Patience, focus and unwavering determination to be the player you want to be. Practice, practice, practice! Practice rhythm, lead, intonation, finding your sound & songwriting (if you want to be a song writer) as well. And, listen to everything! learn as much as you can. Hang and jam (if you can) with musicians who have more experience than you and learn what you can from them. That's what I tend do and it is one of THE best learning tools, plus its more fun than sitting in your bedroom practicing alone. I think that's a good, but seemingly vague tip, even though its really not as vague as it seems.

"Lastly, in answer to all your questions as to why I chose not to continue on with Guns N' Roses, the reasons are pretty well documented in my book, I'd rather not revisit that subject anymore, thank you.

"Ok, that's all for this week, I'll be in touch next week with a progress report on the solo record sessions.

"Cheers,

"Slash."

What's Next?

Please share this article if you found it interesting.

You can get related band news and info in the sidebar and on the respective band pages.


9 Comments on "Slash Begins Recording Debut Solo Album"

Post your comments and discuss the article below! (no login required)

Anonymous Reader
1. Joe Holmes writes:

they suck

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 10:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
2. george johnson writes:

joe they dnt there awesome ur a flid :@

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 10:29 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ChassMasterPlus's avatar

Member

3. ChassMasterPlus writes:

.......shouldnt he be dead by now? all of those 80's and 90's rockers. it's amazing how far the limits of the human liver can be pushed. i mean f*** man, like, EVERY headlining story on this website is "so and so passes away", or "blah blah douche bag has fatal heart attack".

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 10:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
4. Caveman1 writes:

The question everyone wonders... will it be better than Slashs Snakepit?? lol

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
LordAssenfroth's avatar

Member

5. LordAssenfroth writes:

damn slash is gay. i do wonder who the singer is, but its just my brain thirsting for more trivial knowledge. i really dont like slash's playing.

# Mar 31, 2009 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Anonymous Reader
6. WIlly writes:

hey Slash ROckER!!!! they joe homes, caveman1, and lordassenfroth is StupiDDDDDDD peopLEE!!!!!! Slash you greats! Keep ROck n ROLL!! Lordassenfroth is f***ing DAMM STUpiDDD PeopLE and his idiot! SLASH ROCKING!!!

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 10:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ChassMasterPlus's avatar

Member

7. ChassMasterPlus writes:

.......who the f*** was that guy? and what in the world is he on

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 2:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
bbristowe's avatar

Member

8. bbristowe writes:

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring. He already did this. And it sounded like Guns and Roses. Who wants to guess what THIS will sound like!!!>;!?!?!?!

# Apr 8, 2009 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
rockerboy11's avatar

Member

9. rockerboy11 writes:

I like Guns N Roses their one of my favorite bands

# Apr 21, 2009 @ 2:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

To minimize comment spam/abuse, you cannot post comments on articles over a month old. Please check the sidebar to the right or the related band pages for recent related news articles.