Slash has almost 20 songs ready for next album.
The guitarist has been working on songs for his second solo album for some time, and now we’re hearing he has a wealth of material to choose from for the upcoming recording sessions.
On his blog this week, bassist Todd Kerns shares some details on Slash’s project.
“Back when I was originally asked to support him on his first solo tour,” writes Kerns, “I wasn’t sure if it would be a month, or maybe fly outs on weekends, or what. Now here we are, a year and a half later, and we’re getting ready to record a new cd as a band. Did not see that coming.”
“We have been working on riffs for a while…since we were on the road even,” continues Todd. “Those riffs have ballooned to almost 20 songs and growing. We have been hard at it in several writing sessions and are now in the midst of 2 weeks rehearsal. We’ll be entering Barefoot Studios with Eric Valentine in a few days to start work on the first few songs. We’ll finish up the record before the end of the year.”
“Eric has produced a lot of amazing stuff including Slash’s last record,” adds the bassist. “We’ll be in the very studio where one of my favorite albums ever was recorded-Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age (produced by Eric Valentine). It promises to be very exciting. I’m stoked!”
Along with Slash and Kerns, the group includes Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) on vocals, rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck, and drummer Brent Fitz.