Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist SLASH will release 'By The Sword', the first single from his forthcoming self-titled solo album digitally on March 28th. Here is an image of the single artwork.
'By The Sword' - featuring guest vocals from WOLFMOTHER's Andrew Stockdale - is currently streaming on AOL and a video preview of the album can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
Slash will be released in North America on April 6th via EMI and in the UK on May 10th through Roadrunner Records. The album will be released on March 31st in Japan via Universal with an exclusive bonus DVD.
A major undertaking for Slash, he enlisted services of producing partner Eric Valentine (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS) and compiled a rhythm section of bassist Chris Chaney (JANE'S ADDICTION) and drummer Josh Freese (NINE INCH NAILS). Slash handled the majority of arranging and songwriting duties and hand-picked each guest artist. The album's guests worked collaboratively with Slash to round out the songs.
"The idea was really simple in the beginning," said Slash. "These are all artists I wanted to work with – that I thought it would be amazing to do something creative and collaborative. And I was so impressed with what everyone brought to the table. They were all so committed to doing a good job. And we had a lot of fun making these songs."
Slash tracklisting with guest vocalists:
'Ghost' (Ian Astbury of THE CULT)
'Beautiful Dangerous' (Fergie of THE BLACK EYED PEAS)
'Nothing To Say' (M Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
'Crucify The Dead' (OZZY OSBOURNE)
'Promise' (Chris Cornell of SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE)
'By The Sword' (Andrew Stockdale of WOLFMOTHER)
'Doctor Alibi' (Lemmy of MOTÖRHEAD)
'Saint Is A Sinner Too' (Rocco De Luca)
'Watch This' (Dave Grohl/Duff McKagan of FOO FIGHTERS/VELVET REVOLVER )
'I Hold On' (KID ROCK)
'Gotten' (Adam Levine)
'We're All Gonna Die' (IGGY POP)
'Starlight' (Myles Kennedy of ALTER BRIDGE)