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Slash Releases His Cover Of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”, Chris Stapleton Guests


Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has put out another piece of his upcoming blues tribute album, “Orgy Of The Damned“. That opus will receive a May 17th release through Gibson Records and boasts an abundance of guest appearances.

Multi-platinum country star Chris Stapleton lends his talent to this latest track: a cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Oh Well“. Slash commented:

“So, this is the original Fleetwood Mac, which was founded by Peter Green, one of the greatest singer-songwriter-guitar players, he’s less known in the public, but very well known to us guitar players re the 60s British blues and he’s up there with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mick Taylor.

He sort of had a misadventure with drugs and disappeared early in his career, but he had some great fucking songs and ‘Oh Well’ is one of my favorites. I remember hearing the song on the radio when I was probably 13, they used to play both the older version of Fleetwood Mac and the new version of the band with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham a lot.

I always loved this song, and it’s a great guitar riff. I jammed it with the Blues Ball back in the ‘90s, and I’ve played it live here and there. I knew from the beginning I wanted to do the song on this record. It was also one of the songs that I was trying to figure out who would be the right vocalist for it, and one of the ideas I had was Chris Stapleton, who is one of the most brilliant singer songwriters today. He’s also got such a gritty and distinctive voice, so I called him up and he did an amazing job. I mean, his voice is so cool.”

Slash will be taking his blues extravaganza on the road as part of the ‘S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival‘. Opening sets on select dates will come from Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ Mo’, Larkin Poe, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Samantha Fish, ZZ Ward, Robert Randolph, Eric Gales & Jackie Venson.

07/05 Bonner, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater
07/06 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Amphitheater
07/08 Redmond, WA – Marymoor Park
07/10 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
07/12 Lincoln, CA – Thunder Valley Casino
07/13 Los Angeles, California – Greek Theatre
07/14 Tucson, AZ – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheater
07/17 Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
07/19 La Vista, NE – The Astro Amphitheater
07/21 Terre Haute, Indiana – The Mill
07/22 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
07/24 Interlochen, MI – Interlochen Center for the Arts
07/25 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center
07/27 Windsor, ON, Canada – The Colosseum at Caesars
07/28 Toronto, ON, Canada – Budweiser Stage
07/30 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater
08/01 Boston, MA – Leader Bank Pavilion
08/04 New York, NY – Pier 17
08/05 Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest
08/07 Cary, NC – Koka Booth Amphitheatre
08/08 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
08/10 Clearwater, FL – The Sound at Coachman Park
08/11 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
08/13 Huntsville, AL – The Orion Amphitheater
08/14 Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater
08/16 Bentonville, AR – The Momentary
08/17 Grand Prairie, TX – Texas Trust CU Theatre

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