Slash just completed the first recording session for his second solo record with producer Eric Valentine. Joining Slash in the studio are the members of his touring band: vocalist Myles Kennedy (AlterBridge), rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck, bassist Todd Kerns (ex-Age of Electric) and drummer Brent Fitz (formerly of Theory of a Deadman). The record is tentatively scheduled to be released April 2012.
On November 21st, Canada’s legendary powerhouse trio Rush will release three separate six-disc box sets which together spans their entire historic Anthem Records recording career. Each "Sector" contains 5 of their 15 Anthem albums in chronological order. In addition, each volume includes an exclusive booklet packed with unpublished photos, original album lyrics and credits, and features one album from each set specially remixed on DVD in high resolution 96kHz/24-bit, 5.1 surround sound and stereo. Each record is packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all three box sets forming a Rush CD road case.