The rock star ego is a fragile, complex and deeply complicated thing. Many a superstar has endured an almighty crash to earth after putting out an underwhelming solo record (Gene Simmons’ Asshole, anyone?).
Slash has encountered no such problems. His first solo album saw a who’s who of the rock world assemble in an all-star collaboration that featured the likes of Ozzy, Iggy Pop, Lemmy and Chris Cornell.
Two years on Slash returned with his second record, this time backed by his touring band with Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy out front. As his thoughts begin to turn to putting together material for album three, we chatted with Slash and got his take on solo success, finding frontmen and working with A-grade legends.