SLASH Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with guitar icon Slash. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer all of Slash's future material, alongside most of his catalog dating back to 1985, including his work with SLASH'S SNAKEPIT and VELVET REVOLVER, as well as all of his solo material. Slash said, "Warner/Chappell is great at what they do, and I know that many of my friends and colleagues rely on them for their ability to navigate the world of publishing. I'm very happy about this partnership and look forward to exploring new avenues with them." "For the past quarter century, Slash's signature sound has been a commanding presence across the rock landscape, and he stands among the most innovative and influential artists of our generation," said Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music. "As both a musician's musician and a great songwriter, his expansive talent is remarkable in its creativity and impact. We are thrilled to welcome Slash into the Warner/Chappell family, and we look forward to working together to find new commercial and creative opportunities for his exceptional body of work." Born in England and raised in Los Angeles, Slash was lead guitarist for legendary hard rock band GUNS N' ROSES from 1985 through 1996. His extraordinary guitar work and songwriting prowess helped propel the band to worldwide sales of more than 100 million with such classic songs as "Welcome To The Jungle", "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City". In 1995, the year before he departed GUNS N' ROSES, Slash released the first album by his new band,SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, entitled "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere". He then formed SLASH'S BLUES BALL before putting together a new lineup of SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, which released"Ain't Life Grand" in 2000. In 2003, Slash co-founded VELVET REVOLVER, whose first album, "Contraband" (2004), debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and earned three Grammy nominations, including recognition for two songs co-written by Slash: "Best Hard Rock Performance" winner "Slither", and "Fall To Pieces", which earned a nod for "Best Rock Song." The band's acclaimed second album, "Libertad", was released in 2007. In 2010, Slash released his self-titled debut solo album, which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3 and topped charts around the world. It featured guest performances by Ozzy Osbourne, Kid Rock, Fergie, Adam Levine, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell, Iggy Pop, and others. 2012 saw the release of his second solo outing, "Apocalyptic Love", which debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart. That same year, he was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of GUNS N' ROSES, and was also given his own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Acknowledged as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, Slash has performed with artists as diverse as Michael Jackson, Carole King, Lenny Kravitz, Alice Cooper, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Rihanna. He has contributed to a number of soundtracks, including Quentin Tarantino's"Jackie Brown", Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler", and the Disney Channel's "Phineas And Ferb: The Movie – Across The 2nd Dimension". Most recently, he composed the score for the just-released horror film "Nothing Left To Fear", for which he also served as producer.

SLASH Reveals His Top 5 Horror Films (Video)

Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) revealed his "Top 5 Horror Pix That Scared The Slash Outta Me" during an appearance on "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight", the Canadian television talk show broadcast on CBC television and hosted by George Stroumboulopoulos. You can watch the segment below. As previously reported, Slash and Myles Kennedy are set to perform a new song, "Nothing Left To Fear", tonight, Thursday, September 26 on "Conan", airing at 11:00 p.m./10:00 p.m. CT on TBS. On October 4, Slash will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, "Nothing Left To Fear", via his company Slasher Films. "Nothing Left To Fear The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" will be released on October 4, exclusively at, the same day the film opens in select theaters. Written and produced by Slash and Nick O'Toole, the "Nothing Left To Fear" soundtrack includes the film score plus two original songs: "Nothing Left To Fear", which features vocalist Myles Kennedy, and the instrumental "Welcome To Stull". Available on Blu-ray Combo-pack, DVD and On Demand starting Tuesday, October 8, "Nothing Left To Fear" is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by Internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell. Wendy (Anne Heche), her husband Dan (James Tupper of "Revenge") and their kids have just moved to the small town of Stull, Kansas, where Dan is the new pastor. But in this sleepy community of friendly neighbors, a horrific series of occurrences awaits them: Their teenage daughter (Rebekah Brandes of "Bellflower") is being tormented by grisly visions. Her younger sister (Jennifer Stone of "Wizards Of Waverly Place") has been marked for a depraved ritual. And deep within the heartland darkness, one of The Seven Gates Of Hell demands the blood of the innocent to unleash the creatures of the damned. Ethan Peck ("10 Things I Hate About You") and Clancy Brown ("The Shawshank Redemption") co-star in this demonic shocker featuring original music by producer Slash and inspired by the real-life paranormal legacy of Stull. "Nothing Left To Fear" is the first film from Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Slash's production company Slasher Films, and was written by Jonathon W.C. Mills and directed by Anthony Leonardi III. "As a longtime fan of the horror genre, I want to produce films that are in an older tradition of the genre," said Slash. "That is to say, films that leave more to one's imagination, that are psychologically scary and character-driven, and what scares you is more cerebral than superficial. Slasher Films is my vehicle to realize that aim, and 'Nothing Left To Fear' is the first film with more to come."

SLASH Gets His Own Burger

Umami Burger, with locations in Oakland, San Francisco, Miami and New York City, has collaborated with legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) to create his own hamburger. Tattooed with a big "U" on the bun, the Slash Burger contains shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, American cheese, avocado spread, and wasabi aioli, served with a Parmesan cheese crisp. The Slash Burger costs $15, with one dollar going to Los Angeles Youth Network. It is available at 20 Umami locations now until November 27. For more information, visit

SLASH To Broadcast Last Summer Concert Live From Las Vegas

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will broadcast their last summer concert live from the House Of Blues in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 25 at 9:00 p.m. PT/midnight ET via EVNTLIVE.EVNTLIVE is the online concert venue that captures the excitement and shared experiences of live concert viewing with a global audience. Fans who can't make it to Las Vegas and want to experience the evolution of live, online concerts can log on directly to starting at 9:00 p.m. PT/midnight EST on Thursday, July 25 to take part in this extraordinary social viewing event. "We are thrilled to offer online access to one of the greatest musicians of all time, Slash, while giving fans from around the world an up close, personal and completely immersive experience," said David Carrico, co-founder and chief marketing officer, EVNTLIVE. "EVNTLIVE is transforming how we experience concerts individually and with others, while getting right into the act wherever you are."


MEGADETH was joined by a number of musicians, including Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY,OZZY OSBOURNE), Jason Newsted (NEWSTED, METALLICA, VOIVOD),David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) and Vinnie Paul Abbott(HELLYEAH, PANTERA) on stage at last night's (Friday, July 12) 97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD 2013 concert at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas to perform a cover version of the THIN LIZZY classic "Cold Sweat". A couple of short video clips of the performance can be seen below. Also available are a couple of photos of the jam. The 97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD 2013 concert included all the bands that are taking part in this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY,DEVICE, the new band fronted by DISTURBED singer David Draiman;HELLYEAH, featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN),Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell(NOTHINGFACE) and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN); NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted; and DEATH DIVISION, the heavy, technically aggressive and melodic band founded by bassist Jerry Montano (HELLYEAH, DANZIG, NOTHINGFACE), drummer Tim Yeung(MORBID ANGEL, DIVINE HERESY, HATE ETERNAL, NILE), vocalist/guitarist Sean De La Tour and lead guitarist Rick Di Marco.

SLASH Talks Solo Band, Possibility Of Classic GUNS N’ ROSES Lineup Reunion

In a brand new interview with John J. Moser of The Morning Call, legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) spoke about the current lineup of his solo band, dubbed SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, which features Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar). Slash: "I only called [Myles to sing on my self-titled 2010 solo debut album] because I'd heard a lot about him… I was really curious to see what he sang like. And since I was doing this record with all these different singers, I asked him to come in. And he was just phenomenal, and … I really liked him as a person. You know, his whole personality and his attitude and everything really jelled with mine. "The longer we knew each other, the more I really just liked working with him. I thought we had a really great chemistry and we started writing on the road." "I put together what I thought was, you know, a quick pickup band [to tour in support of the first record]. But it turned out to be, like, the perfect bunch of guys. And I just thought that, after we'd been on the road for awhile, we should just go in the studio and make a record with these guys."

OZZY, DIO, BON SCOTT, LEMMY, SLASH, DIMEBAG Featured In ‘Cemetary Gates’ Book

Set for release this month via Plexus Publishing is the book "Cemetary Gates: Saints & Survivors Of The Heavy-Metal Scene" by Mick O'Shea. A description of the illustrated paperback reads as follows: "Between genius and madness, this world and the next, there's nothing but the faintest flicker of a pulse and the cemetery gates. "Packed with as many egos as one book can hold, 'Cemetery Gates' is the read that takes you inside the minds of the most twisted icons of heavy metal." Featured artists: * Ronnie James Dio (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL, RAINBOW) * Bon Scott (AC/DC)