Slash Teams Up With Canadians

Guitarist recruits two Canucks for next album.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

Considered by many to be one of the world's great guitarists, Slash of Guns N' Roses fame has brought on two Canadian musicians for his next album, which comes out on Tuesday.

His second solo album "Apocalyptic Love" includes Todd Kerns (who hails from Saskatchewan), Brent Fitz (from Winnipeg), along with Boston-based singer Myles Kennedy. The two former musicians have distinguished reputations north of the border – Kerns belonged to the band Age of Electric, and Fitz is a former member of Theory of a Deadman.

"This is basically what turned out to be a 'throw together,' or what you call a pickup band, which I put together in order to support the last record," explained Slash during a recent interview in Toronto, where he kicked off his world tour for "Apocalyptic Love" (according to The Canadian Press). "So it was a surprise to me to develop this relationship and this sort of collaborative chemistry. Fitz turned out to be the drummer I was looking for. And then he introduced me to Todd who was, I mean, there was no better bass player that I could have found."

For his first solo and self-titled project, released in April 2010, Slash worked with such musician big-hitters as Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilmister, Adam Levine of MAROON 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, and Andrew Stockdale of WOLFMOTHER.


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