With Guns N’ Roses’ road work sidelined due to the coronavirus, Slash has been busy making music on his own. Blabbermouth quoted the guitarist as explaining, “I’ve just been recording and writing, and doing other assorted odds and ends. But for the most part just writing and recording. It’s been a good creative period, I can say that much. I’m pretty much a workaholic and a busybody, so (the pandemic) put me in a situation where I’ve had to be patient and sit and just create without deadlines and stuff.”

Slash shed light on some of the projects that’ve taken up his time: “I’ve been producing horror movies, so I’ve been busy with that. But mostly just writing new stuff and recording demos. And I’ve done some session work with different people. I just did a version of ‘Love Story’ in honor of (legendary producer) Robert Evans, who’s a friend of mine who passed away last year. And so we’re probably gonna release that online. So I’ve just been working with different people doing different stuff, on top of the original music for Guns N’ Roses and for the Conspirators, which is my band. So I’ve kept pretty busy.”

SIDE NOTES

  • Just released on vinyl for the first time is Guns N’ Roses’ 2004 Greatest Hits collection. The set is available on 180-gram audiophile black vinyl, a two-LP set on silver colored vinyl with red and white splatter, plus a two-LP picture disc available exclusively through the band’s official store at gunsnroses.com.
  • The vinyl edition of Greatest Hits also features the band’s recent archival release, “Shadow Of Your Love.”
  • Originally recorded in December 1986, “Shadow Of Your Love” made its debut on the 2018 box set for Appetite For Destruction.

CHECK IT OUT: Slash in the studio last month recording the theme to “Love Story”: