SLASH - S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival

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Wednesday, July 10, 5:30 pm
Hayden Homes Amphitheater Southern Crossing (Portland)
This is an in-person event
All Ages

The following description comes from the event organizer.

Slash, the GRAMMY-winning, world-renowned rock guitarist who has played in Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver, as well as his own groups Slash’s Snakepit and Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, has released five solo albums overall, and now six with "Orgy of The Damned". After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, "Slash"-- which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell, Fergie, Myles Kennedy, Iggy Pop, Beth Hart, and more on vocals -- he formed the solo band Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade.

A great cover takes something old and makes it new again. This is the philosophy behind Slash’s new album, "Orgy of the Damned", a collection of 12 dynamic songs that shakes up and revitalizes blues classics with a stripped down, instinctive approach. Working in a similar way to his 2010 self-titled solo LP "Slash", which featured multiple guest vocalists, the acclaimed guitarist teamed up with numerous musicians and singers to create a singular expression that pays homage to the blues. By celebrating both well-known and largely undiscovered songs, Slash offers a nostalgic nod to the past while reinvigorating the songs with his inimitable guitar playing and the spirit of collaboration.

"Orgy of the Damned" showcases a lesser-heard aspect of Slash’s musical prowess. While he has always embraced a broad range of styles and genres, the album offers a glimpse into his early inspirations and ongoing obsessions. Instead of recording with his signature stack of amps, he kept things basic with a small combo amp and a few old guitars, taking advantage of an opportunity to explore a unique side of his playing.

“With any of the hard rock bands I’m in the music is usually delivered at a frenetic pace with a certain amount of aggression,” he adds. “This album is still in my style, and it still has its own sort of aggression to it because that’s the way I play. But at the same time it has a simple, stripped down sound that is transparent and stark. It was a different approach. I don’t often do these kinds of records and you don’t always hear recordings of me in this context. But I loved what we captured in the moment.”

On Sale Friday, March 15, 2024 at 10 am.


Event Location

Hayden Homes Amphitheater

344 SW Shevlin-Hixon Dr. Bend, OR 97702 Venue website

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