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Posted on May 25, 2012

Guitar master extraordinaire SLASH teamed up with the US store Walmart for a special ‘Walmart Soundcheck Session‘ recently to perform 6 tracks, including some tunes from his brand new album ‘Apocalyptic Love‘. The setlist consisted on Ghost, Mean Bones, Back From Cali, Standing In The Sun, Starlight and You’re A Lie. Click here to watch the full set!

SLASH also discussed the secret behind the recording of his new album:

When it comes to rock ‘n’ roll delivery, the best way to do it is the same way that you would do it live, which is as spontaneous and in the moment as possible. That’s how the record was done.

He went on to summarise a few other essential points about the album and his career in music:

On His Advice To Rockers:

“It’s hard for me to give advice except for just to be focused and smart and completely dedicated. You have to be very committed and stay on top.”

On His New Album’s Title:

“I didn’t want to call it ‘Slash Two.’ ‘Apocalyptic Love’ was sort of this tongue-in-cheek subject that Myles [Kennedy] had come up with about love on the eve of the apocalypse, basically. I thought that would make a good title.”

On The Magic Of Playing Live:

“Making a rock ‘n’ roll record where you’re really depending on the dynamics between the musicians and the chemistry and the interaction is an integral part of what rock ‘n’ roll actually is.”

On Embracing Technology:

“I never want to be seen as one of those guys that sounds like they’re knocking the evolution of where technology is going. It’s all great. You just can’t lean on it; you can’t make it a crutch. We take advantage of everything that’s out there – but we use it sparingly and we use it in places where it doesn’t affect the integrity of your band’s performance.”

The Classic Rock fanpack came out on Monday and the standard physical CD will be released on the 18th of June in the UK (Roadrunner Records). You can buy ‘Apocalyptic Love’ from iTunes NOW by clicking here.


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