The iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter SLASH has released his first-ever live solo album MADE IN STOKE 24/7/11. This summer, near the end of his 2010-2011 tour in support of his globally chart topping and critically acclaimed self-titled solo debut, SLASH returned to Stoke on Trent, England, where he was raised to record MADE IN STOKE 24/7/11. The double-disc CD, and a special-edition 2 CD+DVD package (featuring five bonus tracks and an exclusive interview with SLASH) is out now via Eagle Rock Entertainment.
Fans can catch SLASH on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on Saturday, November 19. Tune-in to watch SLASH, host Eddie Trunk with co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson discuss the live album, his forthcoming second studio album (due in 2012, date TBA) and various topics on air this Saturday, November 19 at 11:00pm PT/ET 10:00pm CT on VH1 Classic: http://www.vh1classic.com/browse/video/109196/That_Metal_Show/index.jhtml.
For over 20 years, SLASH has perfected the science of the six-string as an integral component of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver and as a hugely successful solo artist. Captured live at Victoria Hall on July, 24 2011 (24/7/11), MADE IN STOKE 24/7/11 is a stunning 21- song concert celebration of a legendary career. Joined by Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge on vocals, SLASH ripped through cuts culled from his Guns N’ Roses days, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit, and his solo album, including the single “By The Sword.” His band line-up included bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and guitarist Bobby Schneck. With favorites like “Back From Cali,” “Slither,” “Sweet Child ‘O Mine” and many more reverberating the crowd-filled rafters, this proved to be one rockin’ homecoming.
Here’s a Q&A with SLASH about the creation of live album and what is on tap next for him from Revolver magazine.