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  30th March 2010



Slash has made a change to hhis touring band; Todd Kerns (Sin City Sinners, Static In Stereo, Age Of Electric) replaces Dave Henning on bass.

The rest of the band is made up of rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck (Weezer, Green Day), drummer Brent Fitz (Alice Cooper, Vince Neil) and vocalist Myles Kennedy from Alter Bridge.

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Slash told The Pulse of Radio;

"He was one of these sort of youngish rock singers that I wasn't real familiar with, who is probably one of the best, you know, young new rock 'n' roll singers around. There's actually two songs on the record that he did, and he can basically perform any other songs on the record, plus he knows how to do all the Guns 'n' Roses stuff. So it's worked out nicely."

Slash's solo album is due out on 6th April. To kick off the release, Slash will be the featured performer at Revolver Golden Gods Awards, with several of his album collaborators making special guest appearances.

Slash will also make a series of late-night performances with talk show hosts Jay Leno, George Lopez and Craig Ferguson.

Slash scheduled TV dates (check local listings):

* Tuesday, April 6 - "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" (NBC)
* Thursday, April 8 - "Lopez Tonight" with George Lopez (TBS)
* Thursday, April 8 - Revolver Golden Gods Awards ceremony from Hollywood (airs May 22 on VH1)
* Friday, April 8 - "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (CBS)

The first single from the set, called 'By The Sword' features vocals from Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale.

The guitarist uses a different guest vocalist on each track, including Fergie, M. Shadows, Kid Rock, Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl, Lemmy Kilmister, Iggy Pop and others.


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