Tuesday, March 2nd 2010
By The Sword, the lead single for Slash‘s upcoming solo album, has been making the rounds since the weekend. While the track may be familiar to people who have seen it performed live a few months ago, the studio version is now available:
The track features Wolfmother frontman Andrew Stockdale on vocals, doing his usual Robert Plant/Ozzy imitation. Much like in Wolfmother songs, the guitars remind you a bit too much of rock anthems from the 70′s. However, probably thanks to Slash, this song sounds better than pretty much anything on Cosmic Egg. But then again, that’s not saying much.
The album, entitled Slash, is slated for an April 6 release on the US, and features guest participations by Lemmy Kilmister, Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, and many others – but none by Jack White, as he famously rejected the request to sing on the record, saying he would “play anything else”.
According to Slash, this album has “been a release for me after the two Velvet records and my past history in bands. It was just nice to go out and steer my own ship for a minute”. Yet we still wonder just what would happen if he and Axl finally made a record good enough to make us forget Chinese Democracy.