Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Slash too shy to approach singers

Slash was scared to call up singers such as Iggy Pop and Ozzy Osbourne to ask them to guest on his solo record.
Great deals on musical instruments

Slash was scared to call up stars and ask them to guest on his solo record.

The former Guns 'N' Roses guitarist is set to release his debut solo album - which features a range of singers including Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne and Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas - but said he was uncomfortable when it came to calling up people to ask if they'd appear.

He said: "The motivation was there but also it took all these years to collect enough credibility to call up a guy like drummer Steve Ferrone and say, 'Hey, would you come down and play on a track?' It was nerve wracking just to make the phone calls and see whether they would do it or not."

Slash also told how he knew the time was right to make a solo record after the singer from his band, Velvet Revolver, Scott Weiland, was fired because of disputes with other members.

He added: "It was a perfect time to do it because Velvet, at least with Scott, had run its course. I couldn't go through that process of auditioning singers and get that all back together to do another Velvet record. I really needed a break from the band vibe."

He also said this leant him a freedom to experiment musically, and try out styles he hasn't been able to at other points in his career.

Slash said: "I had this one idea that was this fast metal riff, and that's something I've always wanted to do. I'm a huge Megadeth and Metallica fan and I can't do it in Velvet and it definitely wasn't gonna happen in Guns 'N' Roses. I was like, 'Let's give it a shot and see what happens'."

'Slash' is released worldwide from April.

Posted on 22 Mar 2010 16:30 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22
thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Native Instrument's Maschine Studio Production Workstation complete with software, offers a versatile production experience for the modern day producer

1 Mar 2017 10:40
thumbnail

With a comprehensive selection of pedals and an amp that promises premium tone, Darkglass Electronics are the answer to all of your bass related prayers.

28 Feb 2017 16:37
thumbnail

Monitored the brain's activity when exposed to certain tones, scientists have discovered that people are able to identify more rhythmically with bass guitars.

27 Feb 2017 16:49
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

With a stunning finish and one of a kind tone, the Natal Cafe Racer shell packs are an exciting foundation for professional drummers of almost any genre.

23 Feb 2017 15:03
thumbnail

Old Blood Noise Endeavors EQ and Buffer, Headphone Amp and AB/Y Switcher have landed. Rugged and road ready, this trio promise get the most out of your guitar.

23 Feb 2017 12:46