Slash Reveals Song Titles For Sophomore Album
Slash has revealed the names of three songs that are expected to turn up on his next solo album, an as-yet-untitled platter that's tentatively due to drop next April. Slash previewed the trio of tunes -- titled 'Halo,' 'Standing in the Sun' and 'Bad Rain' -- for VH1 Classic 'That Metal Show' co-host Eddie Trunk, although none of the songs were actually played on the show.
Slash recently hit Barefoot Recording in Hollywood, Calif., with producer Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, The All-American Rejects) and the members of his touring band for the first recording session for the follow-up to his long-awaited 2010 deubt solo album, which featured an all-star cast of vocalists and backing musicians. 'Slash' also included guest appearances from three of his four 'Appetite for Destruction' -- era former Guns N' Roses bandmates, with singer Axl Rose the lone holdout.
Slash's current touring band includes Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy, guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns and ex-Theory of a Deadman drummer Brent Fitz. "I was really fortunate," Slash says of putting together his backing band, which he assembled when it was time for him to take 'Slash' on the road. "It turned out to be a great band from the start -- definitely worth going in and making a record with."
'Metal Show''s Trunk took to his Twitter account with a rave review after hearing the new material, saying the tracks "are heavy with killer riffs and vocals." He continued: "It's the same band that he has been touring with last couple years on the album, and it sounds more cohesive because of it. Really strong!"