“If you were to listen to anything I do, you can see how big the blues influence is”: Slash is getting ready to unveil his blues solo album – one of the most anticipated guitar records of the year

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It can sometimes be anti-climactic when artists make announcements of announcements, but in the case of electric guitar icon Slash, it's different: an upcoming announcement due Friday will reveal the full details of his hotly anticipated blues solo album. 

As per reports from last summer, we already knew the “blues-oriented” sequel to his debut solo album will feature numerous guest vocalists. Now, we're ready for our interests to be piqued further when we find out who exactly he's enlisted for what sounds like something of a bucket list album for the guitarist. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.