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Live in Houston features a 2005 gig starring the band’s original lineup: Weiland, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum, and guitarist Dave Kushner. Besides Velvet Revolver hits like “Fall to Pieces” and “Slither,” the 78-minute set also includes versions of STP hits “Sex Type Thing” and “Crackerman,” and GNR staples “It’s So Easy” and “Used to Love Her.”

Slash wins album of year award!

Congratulations to Slash for winning the “Album of the Year” at this year’s Classic Rock awards!!!

Former Guns N’Roses guitarist Slash [was] rewarded with album of the year for his solo debut at the Classic Rock awards.

The Stoke-born musician triumphed for his self-titled album, beating releases by artists such as Kiss, Wolfmother, Iron Maiden and Gaslight Anthem.

via UKPA

Slash Interview on backstageaxxess.com

Gus: Going on with the singer auditions with Velvet Revolver… when will we see this band take flight again? Slash: I have no idea. We had a couple of guys in the week before last. We have some more guys coming in next week or the week after. Yeah, the week after. All things considered they are all great guys of everyone we have been trying out so far. For the most part anyways there have been some really good singers. Trying to find the right guy for this thing is a lot more complicated than one would probably think. So we will keep on toiling away it until we hit that magic and when that happens then everything will start rolling.

Check out the full interview

Ronnie Wood about working with Slash

“[There’s] no trouble,” he says about assembling such a cast. “Just natural vibes in the air. People going, ‘Hey, I’m in the studio next door; I’ll come and help you out.’ Or I’d say, ‘Come on, Slash. You know what I want. Get in here! Play!’ And that’s what I’d do, and I’d say, ‘That’s exactly what I wanted. Thank you!’

source: http://www.examiner.com/rolling-stones-in-national/ronnie-wood-talks-about-spreading-his-solo-wings-with-slash-and-stomp

Slash’s WTTJ sound made it to #6 of Guitarist magazine’s list of “greatest guitar tones of all time”. Check out the top ten here:

  1. David Gilmour – Comfortably Numb 
  2. Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
  3. Eddie Van Halen – Sinner’s Swing 
  4. Brian May – Play The Game
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughan – Couldn’t Stand The Weather 
  6. Slash – Welcome To The Jungle 
  7. Hank Marvin – Wonderful Land 
  8. Angus Young – Highway To Hell 
  9. Jack White – Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground 
  10. Eric Clapton – I Feel Free

Slash on Eddie Trunk’s radio show

Slash on Eddie Trunk’s ”Friday Night Rocks” radio show (transcribed and edited for clarity by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):

On AEROSMITH’s Steven Tyler signing on as a judge on “American Idol”

Slash: “It’s really sort of disappointing to me that he’s gone and done that, for whatever reason — a lot of it having to do with [that fact that] I just know the guy and the other guys in the band are bummed out and they’ve had a really rocky road for awhile. And then just because‘American Idol’ is what it is, so it’s hard for me to put the thing together.”

On Duff McKagan joining GUNS N’ ROSES on stage on October 14 at London, England’s O2 arena:

Slash: “It was cool. I got an e-mail from Duff going, ‘I’m checked into a hotel and Axl [RoseGUNS N’ ROSES singer] is in the room next to me.’ And that’s how it all started. And he just sort of kept me posted through the day and at one point he said he was going down to the venue withAxl. And I was, like, ‘Wow!’ ‘Cause a lot of years have gone by. And so then the next one was that he was gonna be going on stage or something. And so he went and they did, like, I think it was five or six songs. So it was cool. And then the next day he told me it was great, everything was very cool, they went out and had dinner, and so they had that sort of, whatever, rekindling kind of thing. All things considered, the only thing I said about it was that… ‘cause I know that they still ended up going on an hour late. And I was, like, ‘Oooh.’ That’s the only part that would have left a bad taste in my mouth, supporting that.”

Source: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=148573