Slash (album)

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Studio album by Slash


March 31, 2010


March 4th - November 4th 2009

Label (s) EMI (USA), Roadrunner Records (Europe)

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Hard rock , blues rock , heavy metal

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  • Percussion: Lenny Castro except for pieces 2, 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13


Eric Valentine

- Slash Apocalyptic Love

Slash is the first solo album by British-American guitarist Slash , lead guitarist for the Guns N 'Roses bands . It was released on March 31, 2010 in Europe on Roadrunner Records . Numerous musicians from metal , rock and pop made guest contributions. Eric Valentine took care of the production.


In his autobiography , published at the end of 2007, Slash reported on a project called Slash & Friends , which he intends to realize with some guest musicians. The addition to the name was later deleted. In late 2008, Slash's wife Perla said in an interview that the planned album would include contributions from Ozzy Osbourne and Fergie . Initially, Mark Ronson was planned as a producer, but he had no time. Slash chose him as a producer based on the sound of Songs for the Deaf by Queens of the Stone Age and The All-American Rejects , both of which Eric Valentine had produced. Josh Freese dropped out of the Nine Inch Nails tour shortly before the recordings , otherwise he would not have been able to record the record.

"I owe the ease with which my album came about to Eric, Josh and Chris, who were even able to do something with my demos , which are mostly utter rubbish."

- Slash

The demo recordings were made in a garage of a friend. As a guest musician, Slash chose both those he “grew up with” and young artists he liked. He had played the song Paradise City with Cypress Hill for ten years . He had brought Fergie on stage before, she had also sung Sweet Child o 'Mine once . Slash said she had "a rock 'n' roll background". Even David Bowie was asked, but did not participate. White Stripes singer Jack White canceled because, according to Slash, he did not want to sing on musically "unfamiliar terrain". Each guest singer wrote their own lyrics. Myles Kennedy was confirmed as singer for the tour .


Chart positions
Explanation of the data
  DE 4th 04/23/2010 (13 weeks)
  AT 1Template: Infobox chart placements / maintenance / NR1 link 04/23/2010 (19 weeks)
  CH 3 04/18/2010 (13 weeks)
  UK 17th 04/17/2010 (12 weeks)
  US 3 04/24/2010 (14 weeks)

In Rock Hard , Andreas Himmelstein called the album "just as varied as one could expect from the long and illustrious guests and the different guest singers". The album develops “a high-class compilation atmosphere” through which Slash's guitar work is a “common thread”. He awarded nine out of ten points.

Track list

  1. Ghost (feat. Ian Astbury & Izzy Stradlin ) (Slash, Ian Astbury) - 3:34
  2. Crucify the Dead ( feat.Ozzy Osbourne ) (Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Kevin Churko) 4:04
  3. Beautiful Dangerous ( feat.Fergie ) (Slash, Fergie) 4:35
  4. Back from Cali (feat. Myles Kennedy ) (Slash, Myles Kennedy) 3:35
  5. Promise (feat. Chris Cornell ) (Slash, Chris Cornell) 4:41
  6. By the Sword ( feat.Andrew Stockdale ) (Slash, Andrew Stockdale) 4:50
  7. Gotten (feat. Adam Levine ) (Slash, Adam Levine) 5:05
  8. Doctor Alibi ( feat.Lemmy Kilmister ) (Slash, Lemmy Kilmister) 3:07
  9. Watch This / Watch This Dave (feat. Dave Grohl & Duff McKagan ) (Slash) 3:46
  10. I Hold On (feat. Kid Rock ) (Slash, Kid Rock, Marlon Young) 4:10
  11. Nothing to Say (feat. M. Shadows ) (Slash, M. Shadows) 5:27
  12. Starlight (feat. Myles Kennedy ) (Slash, Myles Kennedy) 5:35
  13. Saint Is a Sinner Too ( feat.Rocco DeLuca ) (Slash, Rocco DeLuca) 3:28
  14. We're All Gonna Die ( feat.Iggy Pop ) (Slash, Iggy Pop) 4:30

Bonus tracks from various special editions

  1. Baby Can't Drive (feat.Alice Cooper & Nicole Scherzinger ) - 3:24
  2. Paradise City ( feat.Cypress Hill & Fergie ) - 5:16
  3. Back from Cali (Acoustic) ( feat.Myles Kennedy ) - 3:44
  4. Fall to Pieces (Acoustic) (feat. Myles Kennedy ) - 4:29
  5. Sweet Child o 'Mine (Acoustic) ( feat.Myles Kennedy ) - 6:02
  6. Sahara ( feat.Kōshi Inaba ) - 4:00
  7. Mother Maria ( feat.Beth Hart ) - 5:20
  8. Chains & Shackles (feat. Nick Oliveri ) - 5:20

Individual evidence

  1. Slash Solo Album To Feature Ozzy Osbourne , accessed May 2, 2010
  2. a b c d Jenny Rönnebeck: Slash - Back to Life , in: Rock Hard, No. 275, April 2010, pp. 21–24
  3. Charts DE Charts AT Charts CH Charts UK Charts US
  4. Andreas Himmelstein: Slash Review , in: Rock Hard, No. 275, April 2010, p. 96f.