Slash ‘& Friends’ to play only European gig of 2009 in Norway
Slash will play his only European solo concert of 2009 at Norway’s The Quart festival, set to take place June 30 – July 4 in Kristiansand, Norway. Performing as Slash & Friends, he will headline the event on the festival’s opening day, joined by a number of as-yet-undisclosed guests playing mostly covers.
ined by a number of as-yet-undisclosed guests playing mostly covers.
“I’ve done a few gigs where I’ve very casually got a few friends together and played a few gigs,” Slash told Classic Rock after the Classic Rock Roll Of Honour on Monday. “I do it few and far between. But we got this offer to do it at a festival in Norway and I thought, ‘Yeah, that’d be sorta cool’. I’m not sure who’ll be on the bill yet, but I’ve got some ideas, so now I’ve just got to pull it all together and just play.”
Who has he played with in the past? “Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell, Fergie [of Black Eyed Peas], Jason Bonham, Chris Chaney [Jane’s Addiction], Billy Gibbons – everyone doing one or two songs, whatever.”
Like a one-man Camp Freddy? “Well, Tommy Clufetos [Alice Cooper] is an amazing drummer – so the backline sorta remains the same, with him and Jason trading drums.”
And what have Slash & Friends played in the past? “Anything from Whole Lotta Love to Use Me to Fleetwood Mac’s Oh Well or The Thrill Is Gone – depends on who’s singing. I did Sweet Child O’Mine with Fergie – she’s got a great fucking rock’n’roll voice that girl. It’s a casual thing but at the same time now that you’re talking about it it’ll sound more serious than it is…”
The 2009 bill of The Quart is being put together by A&R legend (and the guy who signed Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue), Tom Zutaut who is promising some of the biggest and most exciting names in rock and metal.
For more (er, in Norwegian) visit www.quart.no.