This cover is the first one since I so skillfully managed to break my right wrist “skateboarding”, feels good to be back! I promised to cover this song on a Facebook post when someone asked “Could you cover Slash’s World on Fire?” And I said: “if 1,000 ppl like this comment I will”. Little did I know, it reached 1,000 in about 1 minute. So there you have it!
Album: World on Fire
Released: September 16, 2014
Labels: Dik Hayd International • Roadrunner
Saul Hudson (born July 23, 1965), better known by his stage name Slash, is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is best known as the lead guitarist of the American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, with whom he achieved worldwide success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. During his later years with Guns N’ Roses, Slash formed the side project Slash’s Snakepit. After leaving Guns N’ Roses in 1996, he co-founded the supergroup Velvet Revolver, which re-established him as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000s. Slash has since released three solo albums: Slash (2010), featuring an array of famous guest musicians, and Apocalyptic Love (2012) and World on Fire (2014), recorded with his band, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. He returned to Guns N’ Roses in 2016, nearly 20 years after he had left.
In September 2008, Slash began production on his debut solo album. He described the process of recording by himself as “cathartic”. He also mentioned working on the album gave him a chance to “…take a little bit of a break from all the politics and the democracy that is a band and just sort of do my own thing for a little bit”. The album, simply titled Slash, featured an all-star roster of guest musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell and Iggy Pop. To promote the album, Slash embarked on his first solo world tour with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge — who also appeared on the album on vocals, Bobby Schneck on rhythm guitar, Todd Kerns on bass, and Brent Fitz on drums.
Slash began working on his second solo album in June 2011. He collaborated with his touring bandmates Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns, and Brent Fitz, with the resulting album billed to “Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators”. The album, titled Apocalyptic Love, was released on May 22, 2012, debuting at #2 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
Asked about the song’s meaning, Slash replied: “To be literal about it, we have the global warming thing. But that’s not the catalyst for the title. ‘World On Fire’ is more of a tongue-in-cheek, positive, fun thing — it has a lot of sexual connotations in the actual song itself. It’s a euphemism for going a little bit crazy and pulling out all the stops!”
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