"We actually haven't started recording, but we've been in pre-production,” said Slash. “We're about nine songs in, as far as that goes. And when I get back from England tomorrow, we'll go in and do another 12 songs. And we start actually recording late October. This is a record with Myles [Kennedy of Alter Bridge] singing in the entire thing. And also Brent Fitz's playing drums and Todd Kerns is playing bass."
Basically, the next album will be done from the ground up with Slash’s touring lineup of the past year and a half: “I was really fortunate,” Slash continued. “When I'd done the [first] record, I thought, 'I've gotta tour on this.' And I had to figure how I was gonna actually pull that off. And I set about auditioning musicians in L.A. and I just happened to meet Brent Fitz, who I'd never played before and who is not from Los Angeles; he was one of the guys I auditioned and he was great. And then he introduced me to Todd Kerns, who fit in perfectly. And it turned out to be a great band from the start — definitely worth going in and making a record with."
While vocals on last year’s self-titled debut were shared by several guests, including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Fergie, The Cult’s Ian Astbury and others, the next album will have a different feel: "This one's definitely a very focused…very hard,” says Slash. “Some of it's very heavy. It's got sort of a more unified sound to it, especially with one vocal all throughout."