Video footage of Slash's June 17 press conference at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France can be seen below.
Slash's second solo album, "Apocalyptic Love", sold approximately 38,000 copies to debut at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The disc, released through Slash's own label, Dik Hayd (Decayed) Records, follows up 2010's self-titled solo debut, which moved 60,000 copies in its first week of release.
Although he plays material from his previous bands, GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER, in his live show, Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that fans have no problem listening to the new songs as well. "I'd say probably about 50 percent of my set makes up of new material and the other 50 percent is old stuff, and so they take the new stuff with the old stuff pretty well — fortunately, you know," he said. "The new stuff is as inspired as any material I've ever done, so I just go out and do it, and I think probably 'cause I have the balls to just go out and do it and not care, people sort of go, 'Oh, okay.'"
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.
Slash and his band have embarked to Europe for a month-long tour before starting a new North American run on July 12 in Portland, Oregon.
The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce has announced that Slash will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, July 10 in front of Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd.
"Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremonies, "We are proud to place his name among the stars on our fabled Hollywood Walk Of Fame."
In celebration of the star dedication, Slash will perform at a private acoustic performance and exclusive question-and-answer session with Slash and Myles Kennedy at Hard Rock Café Hollywood Blvd. after the ceremony. Fans will have the opportunity to win tickets to the exclusive show by listening to KLOS 95.5 starting June 25.
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