Slash Confirms Release Date For New Live CD/DVD
A release date has been confirmed for Slash's very first live album as a solo artist. 'Made In Stoke 24/7/11' will be released on both CD and DVD on Nov. 15 by Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Recorded in late July at a special hometown gig in Stoke on Trent, England, where the guitarist spent his early years as a kid, it was surprisingly his first-ever show hometown gig. Much of that probably can be attributed to his quick rise to stadium sized gigs, which made it difficult to schedule shows in certain locations.
As he told Blabbermouth.net, “Stoke was something that was high on my list and I told them just make it happen.”
Not only was Slash excited to finally play his hometown, the local fans were equally revved up about the gig, snapping up all 1,500 of the available seats in less than two hours.
'Made In Stoke' preserves every moment of the sweaty hit-loaded gig for posterity. It will be available in two different configurations: a double CD and a deluxe edition package featuring the CDs plus a DVD of the concert that adds five bonus tracks and an interview with Slash.
Career-wise, every aspect of Slash's career is here: Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses, Slash's Snakepit and tracks from his solo debut, all ably driven by the powerhouse vocals of Myles Kennedy, the versatile Alter Bridge vocalist who has proven to be a more than capable match for Slash's legendary songs and riffs.
Kennedy, Slash and band are currently immersed in the studio working on album No. 2 under the Slash banner, which is tentatively slated for an April 2012 release.
The guitar legend also provided the apropos soundtrack of excess for this past weekend's no holds barred roast of actor Charlie Sheen, set to air this Monday Sept. 19 on Comedy Central. He called the evening an "f'n great time" and said he was "stoked to be a part of it."