Slash has posted a fourth video documenting the recording of the new ‘Apocalyptic Love” album, due May 22nd. Check out the latest offering and find out all about the ‘Slash Box,’ the isolated room where Slash does his thing.
Australian hard rock station Triple M has previewed a snippet of a track from the new album called ‘You’re a Lie,’ with the entire track expected to be available this Monday (Feb. 27).
The new album will be available a full four weeks before the regular album release, as the UK magazine Classic Rock presents the Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) – Apocalyptic Love Fanpack edition. It includes the new album in full (13 tracks + 2 bonus tracks), plus a 132-page magazine dedicated to every aspect of how this unique album was written and recorded.
The Slash Fan Pack will also give the exclusive low down on all the tracks, the band members, including Myles Kennedy, the Alter Bridge vocalist who has co-authored all the tracks with Slash, as well as the background on Slash’s plans for the future.
The Fan Pack magazine is 100% Slash-approved and contains major exclusive new interviews with Slash, Myles and every member of the band, plus producer Eric Valentine and album sleeve designer, Frank Maddox.
The magazine is also packed with a wealth of rare shots of Slash and his band in action and also includes an official die-cast metal Slash pin badge and a giant poster. You can pre-order now here.
Slash has announced he will be playing live with Ozzy Osbourne as part of the ‘Ozzy And Friends’ European tour which has replaced all but one of Black Sabbath’s summer live shows. The shows have had to be reworked because of Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi continued battle with lymphoma. Slash begins a brief US tour on May 3 in Baltimore, with dates booked throughout the month.
It was also confirmed earlier this week that the classic line up of Guns N’ Roses will reunite to attend their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April. However, they are not confirmed to play live together on the night as yet. Dizzy Reed of GnR told Billboard recently “I know that all the original band is going to be there, I don’t know exactly what’s going to go down. It’s one of those things I’m sure will all come together and be really cool. I’m just going to go in with a good attitude and a clear head and a grateful heart.”
Slash doesn’t deny Dizzy Reed’s claim that the band is getting back together for one night in Cleveland, but he hasn’t confirmed it. “I know that there’s a lot of rumor about it, as always when it comes to GNR, out there on the Internet and stuff, but as it stands right this second, I have no idea what’s going on,” the guitarist said in an interview with Mike Jones of Washington D.C. rock radio station DC101 a few days ago. Let’s hope the guys hit the stage together, as it will surely be the big story at this years induction ceremony.
Slash joined his buddy Lenny Kravitz onstage for a rendition of ‘Always on the Run’ at the 70th birthday celebration for boxing legend Muhammad Ali on Feb. . The 16th annual Power Of Love Gala in honor of Ali at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, celebrates the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali and his contribution to the world and raises awareness for Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s, the disease Ali has been battling since 1984.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s work toward enhanced treatments and research of neurocognitive disorders and the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
The tribute to the legend that is Ali will air tomorrow afternoon (Feb. 25) on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes, as they will vary. The tribute also includes performances by Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Cee Lo Green, LL Cool J, John Legend, Kelly Rowland, Dave Koz and Hailey Reinhart. Look for appearances by former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, David Beckham, Sean Combs, Terrance Howard, Common, Ne-Yo, Ken Jeong and more.
Here’s an Artisan News Report documenting the occasion with Sammy Hagar showing his respect for the champ as well: