Slash has released "You're A Lie" to radio today, a hard-hitting rocker in the dramatic, slick-production style of his old band Guns n' Roses. The song is the first single off the Grammy-winning guitar icon's forthcoming second studio album Apocalyptic Love.
"'You're A Lie' is the second song I brought to the band in 2011 during the last tour,” explains Slash. “We worked on it at soundcheck somewhere, I can't remember where. It's gone through some minor changes along the way, mainly the chorus. But for the most part, it's remained true to its original arrangement. I can't wait to play this live."
We can't wait to hear it live, either. Check out the mean little arena rocker below, featuring Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge on vocals:
Apocalyptic Love will be released on May 22 on Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI. In the U.K., the album will be released on May 21 in exclusive Classic Rock Fan Pack form, with bonus tracks alongside a specially created magazine with unseen behind-the-scenes content put together by Classic Rock. Roadrunner Records will simultaneously release the record digitally. The standard physical release of the Slash album will follow through Roadrunner Records on June 18.
Along with Kennedy on vocals, Slash's band also includes Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass). The group teamed with producer Eric Valentine, who also produced Slash's first solo disc. All the songs were written together by Slash and Kennedy.