A Japanese TV interview with VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash conducted this past summer can be viewed below. During the chat, Slash talks about VELVET REVOLVER's split with singer Scott Weiland, GN'R's "Chinese Democracy" album and his upcoming solo record.
Slash has one final track left to record for his forthcoming solo album, which will be released in February/March under the "Slash & Friends" banner. "This song is really cool and the singer is amazing," Slash wrote on his Twitter profile.
Slash has already recorded 18 songs for his upcoming solo LP, including "Sahara" (featuring singer Koshi Inaba of the Japanese hard rock duo B'Z), which will be released as a two-track CD single in Japan on November 11, also containing a version of the GN'R classic "Paradise City" (featuring CYPRESS HILL and Fergie [a.k.a. Stacy Ann Ferguson] of the BLACK EYED PEAS).
Slash tracked most of the album with former NINE INCH NAILS drummer Josh Freese and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION bassist Chris Chaney. Other confirmed guest singers so far include Ozzy Osbourne, AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. Shadows and Chris Cornell (SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE). The CD was produced by Eric Valentine (GOOD CHARLOTTE, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) and features additional appearances by ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea and former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl.
Slash left GUNS N' ROSES in the mid-'90s, forming SLASH'S SNAKEPIT before later assembling VELVET REVOLVER with several other ex-members of GUNS N' ROSES and STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland (who was dismissed in April 2008).