Izzy, Adler and Flea Record with Slash
Steven Adler played on the first of the last three tracks yesterday, along with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on bass. The song kicks ass and the drums and bass sound so recognizable and sound so f***ing good.
Steven is staying clean, which is great, Flea is just amazing, period. Steven, Flea and I all lived and met in the same neighborhood in West Hollywood back in the day. Yesterday, we had a great time reminiscing about when we all first started playing rock & roll and how school didn't fit into the plan, we were like 15. Flea was the first one to join an "established" band called Anthem, I remember being envious. I had a band called Tidus Sloan but we didn't have a singer. Sound familiar? Steven and I didn't really have a band together until a few years later when we joined Nikki Sixx's old band London after Izzy (Stradlin, ex-Guns N' Roses) left. Which, incidentally, was very short lived.
Izzy came down and played on a track a couple weeks ago, that sounds great too. It was good to see him, it's been awhile. Our guitars together really do have a sound all their own.
Besides having some friends of Eric Valentine's come down from Northern California and play cello and violin on a track, I haven't had any other guest musicians so far. Having Flea, Steven and Izzy play has been a real gas. There might be a couple more surprise musicians on this record I think.
The movie I scored while I was writing songs for my record last summer, This Is Not A Movie, is in it's final production stage and being shopped for distribution. I went to a closed screening of it at Warner Bros a couple weeks ago, its a really dark but funny movie, very indie and very raw. It really surprised me to hear/see it all put together. The score is awesome and almost entirely comprised of electric guitar. It gives the picture a distinct musical personality, which has many moods. Edward Furlong and Peter Coyote star in it, by the way and are phenomenal. Its funny, Edward Furlong was teenage delinquent John Conner being chased by the Terminator in Terminator 2. His key scene was when he was escaping on his motorcycle to the tune of GN'R's 'You Could Be Mine'. Now he is starring in a movie that I did all the music for, 18 years later.
The Norway gig happened and was a f***ing blast. The band (Jason Bonham, John 5, Ted Andreadis and Franky Perez) was amazing and Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and RONNIE WOOD were stellar to say the least. But, what really made the gig great was the crowd, they were pretty f***ing fantastic. There is some talk of doing some more shows like that in the not too distant future, its too good of a time.
There's a lot of stuff coming up actually, all good. As it happens I will keep you up to date in as timely a fashion as I am capable.
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