Guitarist SLASH (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) has issued the following update:
"Hey, what's happening? I had planned on posting this sooner, but the holiday came and I got sidetracked. Anyway, I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving regardless.
The fundraiser at the Avalon was a complete success, the concert raised 170k for LA Youth Network and made it possible for them to keep open their doors. If you were there thank you so much for your support.
The gig itself was awesome, all the guests that appeared brought their A-game, made a tremendous effort and really made it a special event. There were some fantastic moments up there that night for sure. I want to thank Ozzy, Perry Farrell, Billy Idol, Chester Bennington, Andrew Stockdale, Travis Barker, Dave Navarro, Steve Adler, Duff McKagan, Franky Perez, Chris Chaney and George Lopez for their selfless contributions. I want to thank the amazing crew who made the whole thing come off without a hitch and did it for little to nothing. And, everybody who donated generously to the cause. I also want to thank KLOS, The Huffington Post, the LA Times, the LA Weekly and Fox Sports News for their time and effort in helping to advertise and help make this a sellout rock & roll show, the likes of which could never be duplicated.
My solo record is about to go into mastering, it sounds really good already, but that's the final step in the recording process and then it is finished. There is a lot of really cool plans being made for the release of this album, its going to be a blast.
I have a new "Slash Model" Les Paul in the works, I just saw and played the first prototype, it's killer. There is also a Marshall 100w amp being developed that I'm helping design that shouldn't be too far off as well. More news on both those items as it develops.
I'm also playing a few songs at the KLOS Christmas Party December 16th at the Nokia Theater along with Steve Lukather, Jason Bonham and a host of others which promises to be a good time I'm sure.
That's about it, talk to you soon."
Slash will be released in Europe via Roadrunner Records. A release date for other territories will be announced soon.
As previously reported, the first single from Slash's upcoming solo album will feature OZZY OSBOURNE on vocals. Other guests who will appear on Slash include ALICE COOPER, Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), former Guns N' Roses men Duff McKagan (LOADED), Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin, Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS), Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS), IGGY POP, KID ROCK, CHRIS CORNELL, Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE), Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson (BLACK EYED PEAS), MAROON 5 singer Adam Levine and WOLFMOTHER's Andrew Stockdale.