SLASH s/t (Universal)

It’s a measure of Slash’s stature as a rock guitarist that he has managed to rope in the services of legendary vocalists like Ian Astbury (Cult), Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Lemmy (Motorhead) for this, his debut solo album.

Three years in the making, the album reflects everything that Slash stands for – hard rock, glam and old school punk (and big FAT guitars) – and fans of these genres will find much to boogie to here. And Slash (and his management team) has ensured that all bases are covered by also inviting the likes of Fergie (Black-Eyed Peas), Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother), M Shadows (Avanged Sevenfold) and Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) for that modern pop-rock appeal.

By all accounts, this is a feisty listening experience, with the highlights being Promise (with Cornell), Back From Cali (with Myles (Alter Bridge) Kennedy), Doctor Alibi (with Lemmy) and We’re All Gonna Die (with Iggy Pop). Good ol’ fashioned rock music which traverses generations of rock music lovers, every home should have a little dash of Slash…

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