Back From Cali

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  • This collaboration with Alter Bridge singer Myles Kennedy, with whom Slash had already collaborated with on "Starlight," was a late addition to the guitar legend's self-titled debut album. Slash explained to Musicradar.com: "When we were thinking about getting a single I was thinking of writing another song and getting Myles to sing it. Then it dawned on me that I had another killer piece or music that I had demoed up for this record but couldn't think of anybody to sing it so I'd been resigned to the idea of not doing it. So I put an arrangement together and sent it to him and he wrote this killer part for it. We flew him out to LA, recorded the song and squeezed it onto the record at the very last minute. Before we even recorded the song we had to get the album artwork done and had to put the name of the song in there before it was recorded. I knew it was going to be a good song, but it was by the seat of our pants. It's different to anything else on the record. It's a heavy, slow AC/DC kind of deal with really, really great vocals."
  • Kennedy is the only vocalist to be featured on more than one song on the album's standard track listing.

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