Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) was the musical guest on last night’s (Tuesday, April 10) episode of ABC-TV‘s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Slash and his band performed his new single, “You’re A Lie”, from the upcoming “Apocalyptic Love” album, as well as “Back to Cali” from Slash‘s eponymous debut on the show’s outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Video footage of the performance can be seen below.
“Apocalyptic Love” will be released on May 22 via Slash‘s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI. In the U.K., the album will be made available 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 and 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 retailers. Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally. The standard physical release of the Slash album will follow through Roadrunner Records on June 18.
For the new album, Slash — along with and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass) — teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced the “Slash” disc. All the songs were written together by Slash and Kennedy, and cameras have been rolling throughout the entire making of the album.
On Saturday, April 7, Slash shot a “dark” video for the song “You’re A Lie” with director Anthony Leonardi III. Leonardi is also helming the first feature film produced by Slash, called “Nothing To Fear”, which was recently picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay Entertainment. The movie is the first of a proposed series of horror films produced by Slash‘s company, called Slasher Films, which he launched last year in partnership with two other producers. The film began shooting last month in Louisiana, with Anne Heche and others confirmed for the cast.