Gibson Guitar and Monster Energy partner to launch Slash's first solo album and the Slash Appetite Les Paul 30-Mar-10
Here's the Gibson press release...
On Thursday, April 1st, 2010, Gibson Guitar will partner with Monster Energy Drink in launching the energy drink manufacturer's global Slash promotion where fans can enter to win a money can't buy experience to be a guest at a private concert with Slash and one of his limited Edition Gibson Appetite Les Paul guitars and more.
Fans can visit www.monsterenergy.com on April 1st to learn how they can attend the private concert with Slash and be part of the exclusive backstage meet and greet. Additional winners will also receive a Limited Edition Gibson Appetite Les Paul guitar, as well as other exclusive prizes.
In the USA and Canada, fans are also encouraged to check their local retailers beginning on April 1st, for the Limited Edition Slash/Monster Energy multi-packs. The multi-pack will offer fans a bonus track not included on the album, plus additional music, downloads, and other exclusive content. For details, please visit: www.monsterenergy.com .
In Australia, New Zealand and Europe, fans can enter to win a grand prize that consists of a trip to attend the private concert and exclusive backstage meet and greet with Slash along with the Limited Edition Gibson Appetite Les Paul, as well as other exclusive prizes.
The Guns n Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist will release his first solo effort eponymously titled "Slash" on April 6 in the U.S. and May 10th in the UK. Recently, Slash revealed the complete all-star lineup of guest artists featured on his forthcoming solo album. The self-titled disc, scheduled for release in April, will feature Ian Astbury, Chris Cornell, Rocco DeLuca, Fergie, Dave Grohl, Myles Kennedy, Kid Rock, Lemmy Kilminster, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Duff McKagan, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop and Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother.
Slash is widely considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time. He has received countless accolades and awards including a 2007 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N' Roses, Slash helped the band create signature sounds like the guitar riff of number 1 hit "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome To The Jungle." The band dominated the 1980's and 90's music scene selling more than 100 million albums worldwide and ushered in a decade of hard charging rock music. After the band's break-up, Slash went on to critical acclaim in his personal project Slash's Snakepit, and global success with super group Velvet Revolver. He has been widely sought after by the biggest musicians of all time, performing with everyone from Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Ray Charles. Slash is an official Gibson and Epiphone signature artist with several signature guitars produced including the most recent Gibson USA Appetite Les Paul. In the Fall of 2010, Epiphone will release a Slash Appetite Epiphone Les Paul. Slash has also authored his own top-selling biography Slash in 2007. More information: