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Nick Krewen of GRAMMY.com recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

GRAMMY.com: Congratulations on venturing into film with your own company, Slasher Films. Has this been a lifelong ambition?

Slash: No. It came out of nowhere, and the only way I can put it is that I had absolutely no aspirations to be a movie producer, but [I've loved] horror movies ever since I can remember and I had a very rare conversation [with another producer] where I got to express and vent my passion for horror movies — what I think is wrong with the new ones and what I think is great with the old ones. It was, from the ground up, developing this particular script and getting it to where we wanted it, and then going and casting and getting the director and meeting all these distributors … and announcing Slasher [Films] as an entity. It was really an interesting and tough struggle to get the money [for] an indie kind of thing, and it was fun.

GRAMMY.com: After this first experience, are you hungry to do it again?

Slash: Yeah, I’m looking for scripts now, trying to find that story or script that has the right elements that I can sink my teeth into and say, “This will make a great Slasher film.” A lot of people are sending me stuff now and it’s all roughly predictable. So I’m definitely looking for something different and I want a memorable sort of villain — something you could make a Halloween costume out of — something with a personality. And we have to have good actors. I want to concentrate on spending money on actors as opposed to CGI or any other of the expensive elements of making a movie.

GRAMMY.com: You’ve collaborated with an amazingly diverse group of artists — from Michael Jackson and Carole King to Iggy Pop and Fergie. Has there been anyone who has eluded you?

Slash: Well, Stevie Wonder and I have mentioned playing together a handful of times, and we still have never done it. That’s the only one that comes to mind. The rest of them — there’s not any forethought. It’s something where you meet in the lobby of a hotel or you’re at a function, or something, and maybe you’re introduced. And you naturally get to talking music, and you think you might wanna jam sometime, and that’s how those things really are born. The only time I’ve had to put some forethought into working with other musicians was when I was putting together my [2010] solo record [“Slash”] with all the different singers. That was really the first time where I had to reach out to set musicians to be able to work with them. Other than that, it’s really a spontaneous thing.

Read the entire interview at GRAMMY.com.

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Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) was recently interviewed on Canada’s Global News. You can now the chat 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 PledgeMusic.com, 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.

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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 PledgeMusic.com, 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.”

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, singer Myles Kennedy performs alongside not one, but two of the most respected guitar players on the current rock scene. In ALTER BRIDGE, Kennedy plays alongside Mark Tremonti, and when not working with ALTER BRIDGE, he is the singer for legendary guitarist Slash‘s solo act. The Pulse Of Radio asked Kennedy if the two guitarists are similar in any way. “You want to know a funny similarity? No one’s ever asked me this,” he said. “Neither one of them like fish. [laughs] It’s fascinating. They both — Mark Tremonti and Slash — cannot stand fish. But as far as people and as guitar players, they both are extremely hard workers, and there’s a reason that they have both gotten to the position and have acquired the amount of respect from their peers, because they have great work ethics, and they’re both riffmasters.”

Kennedy sang one track on Slash‘s 2010 solo debut and became the vocalist for his touring band. He then joined Slash for recording purposes as well, doing all the vocals on Slash‘s second solo outing, 2012′s “Apocalyptic Love”.

ALTER BRIDGE will release its fourth studio album, titled “Fortress”, on October 8. The first single from the new album is called “Addicted To Pain”.

The arrival of the album will be accompanied by a single U.S. live date, on October 4 in Orlando, Florida, before the band jets off to Europe for a month of shows starting on October 16.

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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 Umami.com.

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On September 18, Brian West of the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada radio station Y108 (CJXY FM) conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below.

Slash will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, “Nothing Left To Fear”, on October 4, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The “Nothing Left To Fear” original motion picture soundtrack was written and produced by Slash and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing Left To Fear”, which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull”.

The album will be released exclusively at PledgeMusic.com, giving fans access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with Slash, as well as merchandise for the film.

Due in select theaters Friday, October 4 and 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,” relates 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.”

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Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) will guest on the Thursday, September 26 episode of Conan O’Brien‘s nighttime talk show on TBS, “Conan”.

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Students at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy in Sioux Falls, South Dakota will get a huge treat on Saturday, September 28 when Slash comes to visit and jam with them. The school provides music education for kids from Boys & Girls Clubs and focuses on playing rock music. Academy founder and Dollar Loan Center CEO Chuck Brennan first met Slash at Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin. The two hit it off and started discussing the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy and the fact that it’s the first-ever free music program for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Brennan said, “Slash was so impressed that he immediately wanted to get involved and show his support to the academy and the kids. Slash will be the first celebrity rock star to watch the kids perform and see their concert.”

When Slash found out that one of the student bands intends to perform the GUNS N’ ROSES version of Bob Dylan‘s “Knocking On Heaven’s Door”, he insisted that he get up and jam with the kids.

Brennan remarked, “Can you even begin to comprehend how cool it’s going to be for these kids who just learned how to play and are performing their first little concert in front of their peers to play with Slash?” The legendary guitarist will meet with the students after the show to offer advice and encouragement.

The concert at the Academy will feature three student bands who have been learning their instruments since the school opened in April.

“Nothing Left To Fear”, the first horror film produced by Slash under his Slasher Films banner, opens in limited theatrical release on October 4, and hits VOD and DVD on October 8.

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Legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and director Anthony Leonardi III, who helmed the first-ever motion picture Slash has co-produced, “Nothing Left To Fear”, stopped by NewsTalk 1010 last week to chat with Richard Crouse about the film. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.

Slash will release the soundtrack album for “Nothing Left To Fear” on October 4, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The “Nothing Left To Fear” original motion picture soundtrack was written and produced by Slash and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing Left To Fear”, which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull”.

The album will be released exclusively at PledgeMusic.com, giving fans access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with Slash, as well as merchandise for the film.

Due in select theaters Friday, October 4 and 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,” relates 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.”

Following is the full track listing for the soundtrack for the new film “Nothing Left To Fear”:

01. The Road To Stull
02. Cold Welcome
03. Lamb’s Blood
04. One Choice, Two Fates
05. A Prayer
06. Dark Dreams
07. Sermon
08. The Tooth
09. Retrieval
10. Silent Secrets
11. Pain And Premonition Part 1
12. Pain And Premonition Part 2
13. Observations
14. The Secret Tower
15. Do Your Part
16. Don’t Forget
17. A Flash And A Feeling
18. Abduction
19. Bleeding In
20. Urgency
21. Have Faith
22. The Decline
23. Trauma
24. The Blood Lust
25. Our Broken Home
26. Revelations
27. No Safety In Numbers
28. Childhood’s End
29. The Fear
30. The Perfect Circle
31. Nothing Left To Fear (featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy)
32. Welcome To Stull

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Last week, Toronto, Ontario, Canada’s CP24 conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and director Anthony Leonardi III, who helmed the first-ever motion picture Slash has co-produced, “Nothing Left To Fear”. You can watch the chat at this location.

Slash will release the soundtrack album for “Nothing Left To Fear” on October 4, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The “Nothing Left To Fear” original motion picture soundtrack was written and produced by Slash and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing Left To Fear”, which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull”.

The album will be released exclusively at PledgeMusic.com, giving fans access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with Slash, as well as merchandise for the film.

Due in select theaters Friday, October 4 and 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,” relates 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.”

Following is the full track listing for the soundtrack for the new film “Nothing Left To Fear”:

01. The Road To Stull
02. Cold Welcome
03. Lamb’s Blood
04. One Choice, Two Fates
05. A Prayer
06. Dark Dreams
07. Sermon
08. The Tooth
09. Retrieval
10. Silent Secrets
11. Pain And Premonition Part 1
12. Pain And Premonition Part 2
13. Observations
14. The Secret Tower
15. Do Your Part
16. Don’t Forget
17. A Flash And A Feeling
18. Abduction
19. Bleeding In
20. Urgency
21. Have Faith
22. The Decline
23. Trauma
24. The Blood Lust
25. Our Broken Home
26. Revelations
27. No Safety In Numbers
28. Childhood’s End
29. The Fear
30. The Perfect Circle
31. Nothing Left To Fear (featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy)
32. Welcome To Stull

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Earlier this week, Damnit Maurie of the “Roz & Mocha Show” on the Toronto, Ontario, Canada radio station KiSS 92.5 conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER). You can now watch headcam footage of the chat below.

Slash will release the soundtrack album for the first-ever motion picture he has co-produced, “Nothing Left To Fear”, on October 4, the same day the film opens in select theaters. The “Nothing Left To Fear” original motion picture soundtrack was written and produced by Slash and Nick O’Toole. It includes the film score plus two original songs: “Nothing Left To Fear”, which features vocalist Myles Kennedy and the instrumental “Welcome To Stull”.

The album will be released exclusively at PledgeMusic.com, giving fans access to interviews, song streams, first looks at film art, clips and more. When fans pledge and pre-order the album, they will gain access to one-of-a-kind experiences with Slash, as well as merchandise for the film.

Due in select theaters Friday, October 4 and 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,” relates 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.”

Following is the full track listing for the soundtrack for the new film “Nothing Left To Fear”:

01. The Road To Stull
02. Cold Welcome
03. Lamb’s Blood
04. One Choice, Two Fates
05. A Prayer
06. Dark Dreams
07. Sermon
08. The Tooth
09. Retrieval
10. Silent Secrets
11. Pain And Premonition Part 1
12. Pain And Premonition Part 2
13. Observations
14. The Secret Tower
15. Do Your Part
16. Don’t Forget
17. A Flash And A Feeling
18. Abduction
19. Bleeding In
20. Urgency
21. Have Faith
22. The Decline
23. Trauma
24. The Blood Lust
25. Our Broken Home
26. Revelations
27. No Safety In Numbers
28. Childhood’s End
29. The Fear
30. The Perfect Circle
31. Nothing Left To Fear (featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy)
32. Welcome To Stull

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