Slash (album) – Wikipedia

2010 studio apartment album by Slash
Slash is the debut album by american english rock and roll musician Saul “ Slash ” Hudson, well known as the lead guitarist of Guns N ‘ Roses. Released in 2010, the album was produced by Eric Valentine and features multiple musicians, including four of the five members of the Appetite for Destruction -era Guns N ‘ Roses lineup : cut himself, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler .

history and commemorate [edit ]

In his 2007 autobiography, Slash mentioned he was planning a alone album, and listed some of the vocalists with whom he would like to work. He stated that the album would be called Slash & Friends ( although & Friends was late dropped from the title ). Slash ‘s wife Perla mentioned in a 2008 interview that the album would include “ everyone from Ozzy Osbourne to Fergie “. [ 1 ]

The song “ crazy ” featuring Chester Bennington was recorded for the album but was blocked to avoid battle with a pending release by Bennington ‘s group Linkin Park ; [ 2 ] A Thousand Suns was released a few months subsequently after Slash ‘s album was issued. Slash re-rerecorded the sung with Lemmy on vocals as “ Doctor Alibi ”. [ 2 ] Slash reported rights to “ Crazy ” were owned by Bennington ‘s class after his 2017 suicide, with any potential acquittance of the song needing their approval. [ 2 ] On November 11, 2009, preceding the release of the album, Slash released the Japan-only individual “ Sahara “, featuring japanese singer Koshi Inaba ( from B ‘ omega ) who contributed Japanese and english lyrics. [ 3 ] It charted at numeral four on the Oricon Singles Chart, [ 4 ] deoxyadenosine monophosphate well number six on the Billboard Japan Hot 100 and number four on the top Singles Sales graph. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] It has been awarded westerly “ Single of the year ” award at the 24th Japan Gold Disc Award by RIAJ. [ 7 ] On January 16, Slash made an appearance at the NAMM ( National Association of Music Merchants ) indicate. On January 19, 2010, Slash teamed up with Linkin Park ‘s Music for Relief, along with Alanis Morissette, The All-American Rejects and others, and donated a previously unreleased track, “ Mother Maria ” featuring Beth Hart, to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The song was late featured as an iTunes bonus track for the record, and appeared on a Platinum Deluxe Edition. [ 8 ] good prior to release, the song “ back from Cali ” featuring singer Myles Kennedy was added to the album ‘s track listing, [ 9 ] make Kennedy the merely person to be featured on more than one song on the album ‘s standard racetrack list. Slash besides announced that Izzy Stradlin is the only other person who played guitar on the read, [ 10 ] performing rhythm method of birth control guitar on the song “ Ghost ”, featuring singer Ian Astbury. “ I Hold On ” was featured on the season one episode of Hawaii Five-0, “ Malama Ka Aina ”, which aired on October 4, 2010 ; it was featured as characters Steve and Danny drive to a pizza shop. [ 11 ] The album was made available in the United States via EMI, and in the U.K. via Roadrunner. The cover art was produced from a painting by Ron English, a big Pop Surrealist artist and acquaintance of Slash. [ 12 ] Best bribe released an single interpretation including the album and a Slash T-shirt. Best Buy besides sells an exclusive digital version of the album that includes two bonus tracks : “ Baby Ca n’t Drive ” ( featuring Alice Cooper/Nicole Scherzinger/Steven Adler/Flea ) and a cover of Guns N ‘ Roses ‘ “ Paradise City ” ( featuring Fergie/ Cypress Hill ). [ 13 ] In an interview following the handout of the record, Slash revealed that he would have wanted Thom Yorke to sing “ Saint Is a Sinner Too ” but that he was excessively nervous to call the Radiohead singer. [ 14 ] In a subsequently interview with the Finnish Soundi magazine, Slash stated that he would have wanted the phonograph record to feature his acquaintance, former- Hanoi Rocks lead singer Michael Monroe, but there was not a birdcall that Slash thought meet him. As of April 18, 2010, the album has gone gold in Australia. A music video for the remix translation of “ Gotten ” featuring Adam Levine, released in March 2012. The video was part of the contribution for the Los Angeles Youth Network. [ 15 ]

2010 World Tour [edit ]

Slash during a concert in Rome on July 29, 2011

On February 4, 2010, Slash announced via a MySpace web log that “ Myles Kennedy is going to be fronting the band for the approaching enlistment. Something I ‘m very stoked about. Myles sang a cause of death track on the criminal record and I think he is by far one of the best rock and roll singers out there today. I ‘m actually honored and proud to be working with him. ” Prior to the enlistment, Slash confirmed that his own solo material and songs from Guns N ‘ Roses ( “ Civil War “, “ Sweet Child O ‘ Mine “, and “ Nightrain “ among others [ 16 ] ), Velvet Revolver, and Slash ‘s Snakepit, american samoa well as Alter Bridge corporeal ( “ Rise Today “ ) would be played. The touring line-up for the initial tour, besides Slash and Myles Kennedy included Bobby Schneck ( Slash ‘s Blues Ball ) on rhythm guitar, Brent Fitz ( Alice Cooper ) on drums and, initially, Dave Henning ( Big Wreck ) on freshwater bass, though anterior to the start of the enlistment Todd Kerns ( Age of Electric, Static in Stereo, Sin City Sinners ) took over sea bass duties rather of Dave Henning. [ 17 ] Slash performed “ By the Sword ” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on April 6, and on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on April 9. While performing the song on Jay Leno ‘s appearance, Slash was wearing an “ I ‘m With Coco ” pin, to show support for early Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien. There are very few close-ups of Slash during the song, but TMZ caught one irregular where the bowling pin was displayed on camera. Slash besides played “ By the Sword ” on Lopez Tonight on April 9, 2010, and performed “ back from Cali ” on the display on April 12. Slash and Adam Levine performed “ Gotten ” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 11 .

Release and reception [edit ]

Upon passing, Slash entered the Billboard 200 charts at act 3 ( besides at number one on the Rock, Hard Rock, Digital and the Independent Albums Chart ) with 61,000 copies sold during the first gear week. [ 29 ] [ 30 ] The album besides debuted at number one in Canada, Austria, New Zealand and Sweden while it besides broke into the top 20 in Germany, Finland, Australia, France, Norway, Poland and Switzerland. [ 31 ] The album ‘s foremost single, “ By the Sword “ featuring Andrew Stockdale, peaked at number 41 on the Rock Songs Chart and act 78 on the Canadian Hot 100. [ 32 ] “ Beautiful Dangerous “, featuring Fergie, charted at number 11 and number 58 on the Heatseekers Songs and Canadian Hot 100. [ 32 ] The cover of “ Paradise City “ featuring Fergie and Cypress Hill besides charted on the Canadian Hot 100 at act 75. [ 32 ] [ 33 ] The album has received generally mixed-to-positive reviews, scoring a 56 out of 100 ( “ blend or average reviews ” ) on Metacritic. [ 18 ] MTV News writer Kyle Anderson called the album “ a fantastic solicitation of arduous rock songs that center around the ax man ‘s signature chunky, swirling riffs …. On balance, it ‘s an excellent album, and it feels good to have that classic Slash healthy back. ” [ 34 ] [ 35 ] Writer Shelby Powell took note of Slash ‘s preciseness on guitar, evaluation the album 3.5/5 thumbs, but took off points for “ a little excessively a lot fear paid to the 90s and some of the feature selections may have honest-to-god head purists poking their bottom lips out and putting their lighters down, ” but concludes that “ the categorization of genres blends well. “ [ citation needed ]

chase list [edit ]

Japanese edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Sahara” (feat. Koshi Inaba) Slash, Koshi Inaba 4:00
Japanese deluxe edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Sahara” (feat. Koshi Inaba) Slash, Koshi Inaba 4:00
16. (Bonus DVD) Making of the Album    
Australian iTunes edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Paradise City” (feat. Cypress Hill & Fergie) Rose, Slash, McKagan, Stradlin, Adler[38][39] 5:14
16. “Chains and Shackles**” (feat. Nick Oliveri) (pre-order only) Slash, Nick Oliveri 4:28
Monster Energy Drink edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Chains and Shackles**” (feat. Nick Oliveri) Slash, Nick Oliveri 4:28
Best Buy/Napster & Latin America editions[42][43]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Paradise City” (feat. Cypress Hill & Fergie) Rose, Slash, McKagan, Stradlin, Adler[38][39] 5:14
16. “Baby Can’t Drive” (feat. Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger, Steven Adler, & Flea) Slash, Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger 3:20
iTunes edition[44]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Mother Maria” (feat. Beth Hart) Slash, Hart 5:27
16. “Sahara (English version)” (feat. Koshi Inaba) (pre-order only) Slash, Koshi Inaba 3:58
Canadian deluxe edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Sahara (English version)” (feat. Koshi Inaba) Slash, Koshi Inaba 3:58
16. “Baby Can’t Drive” (feat. Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger, Steven Adler, & Flea) Slash, Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger 3:20
17. “Paradise City” (feat. Cypress Hill & Fergie) Rose, Slash, McKagan, Stradlin, Adler[38][39] 5:14
Classic Rock Slashpack edition[45][46]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Baby Can’t Drive” (feat. Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger, Steven Adler, & Flea) Slash, Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger 3:20
Vinyl edition
No. Title Writer(s) Length
15. “Sahara” (feat. Koshi Inaba) Slash, Koshi Inaba 4:00
16. “Baby Can’t Drive” (feat. Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger, Steven Adler, & Flea) Slash, Alice Cooper, Nicole Scherzinger 3:20

* Different countries list the traverse title as “ Watch This Dave ”.
* * ” nothing to Say ” and “ Chains and Shackles ” are two versions of the same song with different lyrics and production .

Personnel [edit ]

Release history [edit ]

Region Release date Format Label Catalogue
Japan March 31, 2010 CD, Digital download Universal Music UICE1156
Malaysia April 1, 2010
Australia Sony Music 88697675922
Spain April 5, 2010 Roadrunner Records
United States April 6, 2010 EMI 31433
United Kingdom April 7, 2010 Classic Rock Slashpack Roadrunner Records
April 2, 2010[47] CD, Digital download RR77952
Germany April 9, 2010
Brazil[43] April 30, 2010 Music Brokers 7798141333530

assorted [edit ]

  • Slash worked on a song with Steven Tyler which has not been released.
  • Ozzy Osbourne said he wrote “Crucify The Dead” lyrics about what he would tell Axl Rose if he was in Slash’s shoes.
  • “I Hold On” was recorded in Kid Rock’s personal studio.[48]
  • Slash originally composed “Saint is a Sinner Too” to figure on the film This is Not a Movie.
  • “We’re All Gonna Die”, featuring Iggy Pop, was the first song Slash recorded.
  • “Mother Maria” was first used for Download to Donate for Haiti, a compilation album to earthquake victims in Haiti.

Charts [edit ]

Certifications and sales [edit ]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[56] Platinum 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[57] Gold 100,000^
^ Shipments figures based on certificate alone .

References [edit ]

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