- Dec 8, 2009
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Slash is arguably the most famous guitarist alive in the world today (I believe he has Guitar Hero to thank for that) and has had such a resurgence in popularity in the last couple years that he has been brought in to work with mainstream artists such as Daughtry, Rihanna, and even to help with American Idol contestants (the latter making no sense to me since it's a singing competition and he's a guitarist).
It's this popularity that has allowed Slash to bring in dozens of different musicians to play on his upcoming solo album entitled "Slash & Friends" which is set to be released next year.
Now Slash is no stranger to working with a large number of different artists. Along with his three bands Guns N' Roses, Velvet Revolver, and Slash's Snakepit he has also collaborated with such artists as Ray Charles, Alice Cooper (on multiple occasions), Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood former bandmates' solo albums, and even the late Michael Jackson on each of his final three albums just to name a few.
With a resume like that to go along with Slash's talent as a very skilled hard rock guitarist it's no surprise that the man was able to bring in some of the biggest names of yesteryear as well as today to appear on his debut.
There is very little known about the content of "Slash & Friends" other the extensive list of guest musicians that appear on it, but with Slash having ultimate creative control over it and with how happy he is with how the album is coming along I must say that it should be a healthy dose of rock n' roll nostalgia in a time that needs it. The list of guest musicians is as follows:
* Ozzy Osbourne
* Iggy Pop
* Meat Loaf
* Nicole Scherzinger (of The Pussycat Dolls)
* M. Shadows (of Avenged Sevenfold)
* Alice Cooper
* Chris Cornell (of Soundgarden and Audioslave)
* Cypress Hill
* Fergie (of The Black Eyed Peas)
* Myles Kennedy (of Alter Bridge)
* Adam Levine (of Maroon 5)
* Andrew Stockdale (of Wolfmother)
* Kid Rock
* Koshi Inaba (of B'z)
* Steven Adler (of Guns N' Roses)
* Travis Barker (of blink-182)
* Lenny Castro
* Dave Grohl (of The Foo Fighters)
Guest Guitar, Bass, and Other
* Teddy Andreadis
* Flea (Bassist of The Red Hot Chili Peppers)
* Judgement Day (Strings)
* Duff McKagan (Bassist of Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses)
* Nick Oliveri (bass)
* Izzy Stradlin (Rhythm guitarist of Guns N' Roses and solo)
* Ronnie Wood
Along with Slash himself his core band consists of Josh Freese (who's resume includes Devo, Nine Inch Nails, and even the new incarnation of Guns N' Roses) on bass guitar and Chris Chaney (of Jane's Addiction fame) on drums.
I think that Slash is going to be the junction where new artists and old legends meet. If I may be so bold to say this I'm placing quite a bit my faith in the future of rock music in popular culture on this album's shoulders.
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