Songs Streaming From Upcoming Slash Album


    It’s not Guns N’ Roses, but at least Slash is putting himself out there and being productive. As a matter of fact, the above tracks aren’t that bad. On “By the Sword,” Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother builds on a creepy riff and delivers an Axl-worthy screech. The second song, featuring Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan, sounds like something from a Lord of the Rings concept album. Though both songs feature Slash’s signature virtuosity and therefore force one’s hand into the horned position, the main problem with the album, which drops on April 6, might be that there’s not a clear point of view guiding it. Paging Mr. Rose. []