According to The Pulse Of Radio , Slash revealed in a new interview with Variety that he recently rediscovered a never-before-heard collaboration between him and late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington . The track was intended for Slash 's first solo album, although he ended up recording it with late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister on vocals.
Slash recalled: "When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn't end up on the record. One was with Chester . We did a song and LINKIN PARK at the time didn't allow it to happen, so I did it with Lemmy . The guy who engineered my demos sent it to me and I sent it to Chester 's family."
The guitarist added that the song, called "Captain Alibi" , could be released at some point, saying: "His family has got it, so it would be totally up to them. It was really good. He was awesome. It would be fine with me if they wanted to [release] it. Musically it's basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant."
The self-titled 2010 project featured a different guest vocalist on each track, including Ozzy Osbourne , Fergie , Chris Cornell , Kid Rock , Myles Kennedy , Iggy Pop , M. Shadows and others. Slash told The Pulse Of Radio at the time how he went about getting all those singers involved: "I compiled, you know, a bunch of songs with a definite idea as to who would sound good on what. Then I had to make a presentable demo, call up the artist and go, 'I've got this song, I'm doing this record with all these different singers on it, and I would love for you to be on it and I have a song I think you would like,' and then send it to them. And then I got positive feedback all the way along the line there."
Slash will release his fourth solo album and third with his band THE CONSPIRATORS , titled "Living The Dream" , on September 21. He and THE CONSPIRATORS will hit the road next month as well, with Slash also touring again with GUNS N' ROSES in November.