Hollywood was the place to be if you were a rocker looking to make it in the mid '80s. But not long before we were all welcomed to the jungle, Slash auditioned for the Bret Michaels-led Poison. In a 2010 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Slash revealed that he had decided to quit the pre-Guns N' Roses band Hollywood Rose and was referred to Poison by their exiting guitarist at the time.
Rock supergroup Velvet Revolver has been struggling with lineup issues for quite some time now since parting with vocalist Scott Weiland. Conflicting stories on Weiland's place in the band have been prevalent for a year now, but Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash just made it public that the band is "very quietly" looking for a new singer.
For those wondering about the future of Stone Temple Pilots without Scott Weiland, the first clue will come later this month when the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz perform at the MusiCares MAP Fund benefit in Los Angeles. The trio is being advertised as 'Members of Stone Temple Pilots,' lending credence to the notion that they'll be able to continue utilizing the band name without worry.
Guitar great Slash has a bit of a respite from his work with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, but he's never one to rest for too long. During his "downtime," Slash has been working on demos for his next album, putting the final touches on the upcoming horror film 'Nothing Left to Fear' and giving props to a little girl who mastered 'Sweet Child O' Mine' on YouTube. Slash appears on Loudwire Radio's Top 20 Countdown this weekend, and we've got a preview of his interview with host Mike "Sandman" Sanders below:
Slash may be at the top of his game when it comes to rock guitar, but even the top-hatted one himself has a special place of admiration for young shredder Zoe Thomson. The guitar great was recently shown a news report on the 10-year-old prodigy by another legendary player, Mountain's Leslie West, and has hopped on board the Internet sensation's fan club.
Who doesn't love a good fist-pumping metal anthem? Anthrax have been enjoying rocking out to AC/DC's 'T.N.T.' while on tour, promoting their recently released version from the new 'Anthems' covers EP. But Wednesday (March 27) in Los Angeles, the veteran metallers offered a warm welcome to special guest Slash for their performance.