Slash Reveals ‘Intense’ Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington Collaboration


Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash discussed recording with late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and late Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington in a new SeznamzPravy. Keep in mind the quote is translated so it isn’t precise:

An unforgettable American guitar player Slash, known primarily as a co-founder of the Guns N ‘Roses, will perform at the O2 arena in Prague today. He arrived in the Czech Republic after four years with his solo project Slash featuring MySpace and The Conspirators as part of a tour to support his fourth solo album Living The Dream. Dan Sywala talked with him and among other things, he also sang Slash’s first solo album from 2010 where he invited many star guests. You will find the whole conversation next Sunday at Magazine Famous.

“When I get back to it, it was fun, but it was also a big challenge. I am confronted with complex logistics and the fact that I barely knew what it would mean to finally put the record together. I did not involve any publishers or teams of managers in the process. We recorded the record and then we solved the formalities,” Slash says. Among his guests, Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Iggy Pop, and Chester Bennington from Linkin Park recorded for his eponymous debut.

“He did not get on the record, but we got it recorded. Unfortunately, we could not release it because it did not allow band management. He wrote a really beautiful piece that detailed the state of his mind at that time. I had no idea what was going on in his head and what he was suffering. Just recently, somebody reminded me that Chester had a recording demo. I also like to recall Chris Cornel, because it was the most intense collaboration we’ve ever had before to leave us.”