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Zakk Wylde, Slash Featured on Upcoming Leslie West Album, 'Unusual Suspects'

Guitarist Leslie West of Mountain will be releasing a new solo album, Unusual Suspects, in Europe on Sept. 19 via Provogue Records.

The album, the follow-up to 2006's Blue Me, features several guest appearances by big-name guitarists, including Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Billy Gibbons and Steve Lukather. One track, "Turn Out The Lights," features both Slash and Wylde.

The full track listing is below.

As we previously reported, West, a long-time sufferer of type 2 Diabetes, underwent leg-amputation surgery last month while he was in Mississippi. He was on a flight when his leg began to swell, but upon landing, he was rushed to the emergency room. The decision to proceed with the operation was made by his wife, Jenni.

Unusual Suspects track listing:

  • 01. One More Drink For The Road (ft. Steve Lukather)
  • 02. Mudflap Mama (ft. Slash)
  • 03. To The Moon
  • 04. Standing On A Higher Ground (ft. Billy F. Gibbons)
  • 05. Third Degree (ft. Joe Bonamassa)
  • 06. Legend
  • 07. Nothing's Changed (ft. Zakk Wylde)
  • 08. I Feel Fine
  • 09. Love You Forever
  • 10. You & Me
  • 11. Turn Out The Lights (ft. Slash & Zakk Wylde)
  • 12. Beetle "I Don't Know" (bonus track)

Here's a video of an interesting conversation between West and Wylde:

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.