Ghost

Songfacts®:

  • This nod to former Guns N' Roses and current Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash's early days is the opening track from his self-titled solo album. Most of songs on the record were tracked with former Nine Inch Nails drummer Josh Freese and ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Chris Chaney and they feature a select list of vocalists that Slash wanted to work with.
  • This song features The Cult singer Ian Astbury on vocals. Slash told Musicradar.com: "It was actually pretty smooth sailing, and pretty easy to get it all together. I was amazed. Ian and I have a long history. Guns N' Roses' first tour of Canada and the US was with The Cult. Those guys had been around, and we were this crazy upstart band that they took out with them.
    I always thought Ian was great and when I finished the music to 'Ghost,' he came to mind instantly, probably because of the chord changes. But I hadn't talked to him in a while and I felt sort of embarrassed to send it to him. One of the things I had to get over making this record was getting the nerve up to go after these people. But he's an amazing singer. To be in the studio and watch him work was definitely a very cool experience."
  • Slash re-united with Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin on this track. He said: "The only other person who played guitar on the record was Izzy, who came in and put some guitars on 'Ghost.' It's really cool because me and Izzy have a very recognisable dual guitar sound and I hadn't heard it in a while. It was just great fun. I love Izzy."
  • Ron English, a prominent Pop Surrealist artist and friend of Slash, produced the CD's cover art from a painting.

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  • Ian from Sydney, AustraliaThis is one of few Slash songs that sound like Axl should be singing!
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