SLASH will premiere the new video for “You’re A Lie" today, Tuesday May 15. The hard-charging song–already #1 most-added at Active Rock Radio in its first week of single release–marks the first single off the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter’s forthcoming second studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE and is also available to buy everywhere and on iTunes now: www.itunes.com/slash.
You can Pre-order the fan pack here: http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/slash-fan-pack/
Pre-order the album on iTunes at: http://bit.ly/J7YqWU
APOCALYPTIC LOVE features SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators–Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass)– and will be released May 21 (UK) on SLASH’s own label DikHayd International and distributed through Roadrunner Records in Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
In the UK, the album will be released on May 21 in exclusive Classic Rock Fan Pack form – providing a unique collectable package containing the studio album with bonus tracks alongside a specially created magazine with unseen behind-the-scenes content put together by Classic Rock. The Fan Pack format will also come with free gifts including a pin badge & artwork poster and will be available to buy via more than 2000 retail outlets on newsstands nationally as well as the traditional high street and online music retailer. The Fan Pack is available for pre-order now at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/slash-fan-pack. Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally. The standard physical release of the Slash album will follow through Roadrunner Records on June 18 2012.
The group will launch a headlining U.S. tour May 3 in Baltimore, tickets for which are available now on www.slashonline.com. See the full itinerary, with more dates to be added here: http://www.msopr.com/n/client-roster/slash/?cmd=tours
The full track listing for APOCALYPTIC LOVE is below. All the songs were written together by SLASH and Myles Kennedy.
1) Apocalyptic Love
2) One Last Thrill
3) Standing in the Sun
4) You’re a Lie
5) No More Heroes
7) We Will Roam
9) Not for Me
10) Bad Rain
11) Hard & Fast
12) Far and Away
13) Shots Fired
In the UK the Classic Rock Fan Pack release will also feature two extra exclusive bonus tracks
15) Crazy Life
SLASH is also now confirmed for the UK’s Download festival, which takes place on the weekend of the 8th to 10th June 2012. For more information and tickets please go to www.downloadfestival.co.uk
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He has received countless accolades and awards including his forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame set for April 2012. In 2007, Slash was inducted into Hollywood’s Rock Walk (located in front of Guitar Center in Hollywood) alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N’ Roses, the Grammy-winning Slash helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” The band dominated the 1980’s and 90’s music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushered in a decade of hard-charging rock music. After leaving the band, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash’s Snakepit, and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. He has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles. Slash recently landed on the top of the charts with his first true solo album, Slash (Also released in Fan Pack format and which has now sold over 100,000 copies in the UK alone). In addition, Slash was honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce who named him as an official selection for 2011 to receive a star on Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame. In February 2011, he performed at the Super Bowl XLV half time show, seen by more than 106 million people, becoming the most-watched program in U.S. television history (Nielsen Co.). In November 2011, Slash released his first ever live solo album, Made In Stoke 24/7/11, a double-disc CD, with a special-edition 2CD+DVD package (featuring five bonus tracks and an exclusive interview with Slash). Slash is currently in the studio with his band putting the finishing touches on his second solo album Apocalyptic Love which is due for release on May 22 of 2012.
About Roadrunner Records:
Originally founded in 1980 in the Netherlands, Roadrunner Records earned its place as one of the most prominent international independent record labels. Established primarily as a hard rock label, Roadrunner, a member of the Warner Music Group family of labels, now boasts depth and variety in its artists. The label has experienced unprecedented success with multi-platinum artists Nickelback and Slipknot, platinum Theory of a Deadman, gold-certified Stone Sour and Killswitch Engage, as well as modern heavy hitters Korn, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Trivium, Gojira and the legendary Rush. Roadrunner’s current roster also includes Lenny Kravitz (via a partnership with Atlantic Records), plus such diverse acts such as up and comers The Parlor Mob, Black Stone Cherry and Airbourne. Loud & Proud Records, a label joint-venture with Roadrunner, is home to established rock acts including Rob Zombie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and KISS (Europe and select territories). Roadrunner catalog includes now-classic albums from seminal artists such as Type O Negative, Sepultura and King Diamond. For more information about Roadrunner, visit: www.roadrunnerrecords.co.uk
About Classic Rock
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Band photo: LASH and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: L-R: Todd Kearns, Myles Kennedy, SLASH and Brent Fitz.
Cover artwork for APOCALYPTIC LOVE.
SLASH. All photos: Travis Shinn.