Slash Unveils Orgy Of The Damned Blues Album

Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash will release his new album Orgy Of The Damned on 17 May 2024 via Gibson Records. A vibrant homage to the blues, Orgy Of The Damned is a collection of 12 dynamic songs that shakes up and revitalizes blues classics with an organic, stripped-down approach.

The album features guest contributions from Brian Johnson (AC/DC), Chris Stapleton, Beth Hart, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Gary Clark Jr, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Chris Robinson (The Black Crowes), Demi Lovato, Dorothy, and Tash Neal on vocals.

Guns N' Roses guitar legend Slash will release his debut blues album, Orgy Of The Damned, on 17 May 2024 via Gibson Records.
Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash will release his debut blues album, Orgy Of The Damned, on 17 May 2024 via Gibson Records.

The lead single is Oh Well, which features outlaw country star Chris Stapleton on vocals. This is an impressive, electrified, bluesy, folk-infused take on the Fleetwood Mac gem, written by founder Peter Green

“So, this is the original Fleetwood Mac,” Slash told us, “which was founded by Peter Green, one of the greatest singer-songwriter-guitar players. He’s less known in the public but very well known to us guitar players regarding the ’60s British blues. He’s up there with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mick Taylor.

“He sort of had a misadventure with drugs and disappeared early in his career, but he had some great fucking songs, and Oh Well is one of my favourites.”

Chris Stapleton in the studio working on Oh Well with Slash
Chris Stapleton in the studio working on Oh Well with Slash

“I remember hearing the song on the radio when I was probably 13,” Slash says. “They used to play both the older version of Fleetwood Mac and the new version of the band with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham a lot.

“I always loved this song, and it’s a great guitar riff. I jammed it with the Blues Ball back in the ’90s, and I’ve played it live here and there. I knew from the beginning I wanted to do the song on this record.

“It was also one of the songs that I was trying to figure out who would be the right vocalist for it, and one of the ideas I had was Chris Stapleton, who is one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters today.

“He’s also got such a gritty and distinctive voice. So I called him up, and he did an amazing job. I mean, his voice is so cool.”

The first single Killing Floor featured Brian Johnson of AC/DC on vocals and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on harmonica.

SLASH’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival will kick off on 5 July 2024. For tickets and VIP packages, visit www.SerpentFestival.com.

SLASH’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival will kick off on July 5
SLASH’s S.E.R.P.E.N.T. festival will kick off on July 5

S.E.R.P.E.N.T Festival 2024 North American Dates

Warren Haynes Band, Keb’ ‘Mo, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Robert Randolph, Samantha Fish, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward, Jackie Venson, and Larkin Poe

Fri Jul 5 Bonner, Montana KettleHouse Amphitheater*
Sat Jul 6 Airway Heights, Washington Northern Quest Amphitheater*
Mon Jul 8 Redmond, Washington Marymoor Park*
Wed Jul 10 Bend, Oregon Hayden Homes Amphitheater*
Fri Jul 12 Lincoln, California Thunder Valley Casino*
Sat July 13 Los Angeles, California Greek Theatre*
Sun Jul 14 Tucson, Arizona Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre*
Wed Jul 17 Denver, Colorado The Mission Ballroom**
Fri Jul 19 La Vista, Nebraska The Astro Amphitheater #
Sun Jul 21 Terra Haute, Indiana The Mill #
Mon Jul 22 Cincinnati, Ohio PNC Pavilion at Riverbend #
Wed Jul 24 Interlochen, Michigan Interlochen Center for the Arts #
Thu Jul 25 Huber Heights, Ohio Rose Music Center $
Sat Jul 27 Windsor, Ontario The Colosseum at Caesars $
Sun Jul 28 Toronto, Ontario Budweiser Stage $
Tue Jul 30 Lewiston, New York Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater $
Thu Aug 1 Boston, Massachusetts Leader Bank Pavilion $
Sun Aug 4 New York, New York Pier 17 $
Mon Aug 5 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Musikfest ^
Wed Aug 7 Cary, North CarolinaKoka Booth Amphitheatre +
Thu Aug 8 Atlanta, Georgia Cadence Bank Amphitheatre-Chastain Park ^
Sat Aug 10 Clearwater, Florida The Sound-Coachman Park ^
Sun Aug 11 Saint Augustine, Florida Saint Augustine Amphitheatre +
Tue Aug 13 Huntsville, Alabama The Orion Amphitheater +
Wed Aug 14 Franklin, TN FirstBank Amphitheatre +
Fri Aug 16 Bentonville, Arkansas The Momentary ^^
Sat Aug 17 Grand Prairie, Texas Texas Trust CU Theatre ^^

  • Warren Haynes Band, Samantha Fish, and Eric Gales
    ** Keb’ ‘Mo, Samantha Fish, and Jackie Venson

# Keb’ ‘Mo, ZZ Ward ,and Jackie Venson

$ Keb’ ‘Mo, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph
^ZZ Ward and Robert Randolph

+ Larkin Poe, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph
^^Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, ZZ Ward, and Robert Randolph

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