Legendary guitarist Slash‘s (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) was the featured guest on the May 21 edition of “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” (formerly “The Hour”). The program, which airs at 11:00 p.m. on CBC in Canada, is hosted by Canadian television and radio personality George Stroumboulopoulos and is taped at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in front of a live studio audience.
You can now watch the entire 18-minute Slash segment from the May 21 episode of “George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight” below.
Slash‘s second solo album, “Apocalyptic Love”, sold around 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Slash‘s self-titled debut album scored the highest new entry on The Billboard 200 chart in April 2010, with first-week U.S. sales of around 60,000 copies.
The former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist is now releasing his music through his own label, Dik Hayd Records, and The Pulse Of Radio asked him how that compares to working with major labels in the past. “It’s really enabling me to make records and be able to put them out myself so I don’t have to do the gamble with the big record companies,” he said. “Now as far as like the glory days of the record business, that’s something — yeah, I mean, you can miss it, but it’s changed so much and most of the companies have turned into such conglomerates, it’s pointless to really sort of miss the old days ’cause they’re long gone.”
Unlike Slash‘s solo debut, which featured different vocalists on each track and a number of guest musicians, Slash has recorded all of the new CD with his touring band, MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.
Kennedy also sang with Slash and other former members of GUNS N’ ROSES when the band was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last month.
Slash and his band will head to Europe in June for a month-long tour before starting a new North American run on July 12 in Portland, Oregon.