There is little doubt that Slash has a pretty strong work ethic. Since leaving Guns N’ Roses in the mid-1990s, the iconic guitarist has collaborated with countless artists, founded (and dismantled) two bands, Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver, before happily going solo.
Now that he has found an ideal creative team in singer Myles Kennedy and supporting band The Conspirators, the top-hatted guitar hero has set up a routine that seems to fit him perfectly. This includes recording an album, touring to promote it while working on new songs, going back to the studio right after to arrange and record the new material, then hitting the road again.
Despite being busy bringing his latest studio effort Apocalyptic Love to the world, Slash has already announced that he’s working on its follow-up. In the meantime he has recently released the new DVD/CD Live At The Roxy and teamed up with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to protect elephants and end the ivory trade. With such a schedule, it’s hard to believe that he could find the time to consider any other creative outlet.
Yet The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer perfectly fits my series of posts on creativity and the music business, as he is not only one of the best musicians of his generation, but also a long-time avid fan of classic horror films who started a production company himself. Focused on the genre he loves most and aptly named Slasher Films, his venture released the supernatural horror film Nothing Left to Fear in 2013 and is now developing a new project titled The Hell Within.
With production scheduled to begin in January 2016, what we know so far is that Slash has been mobilising his fans for the chance to win three signed Epiphone guitars and an autographed AFD Les Paul Performance Pack. The hashtags #TheHellWithin and #WhatHappenedToTeresa have been launched, while social media profiles related to the film have already been flooded by fan artwork.