SLASH On OZZY OSBOURNE Tour Setlist - "It Is Basically A Snapshot Of My Entire Career Delivered At Maximum Velocity And Attitude"

January 14, 2011, 10 years ago

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Classic Rock Revisited founder Jeb Wright recently spoke with guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, ex-GUNS N' ROSES) about touring with metal legend OZZY OSBOURNE An excerpt from the interview is available below:

Jeb: Since this will be an Slash/Ozzy show I have to ask, who was more of an influence to you as a young guitarist, TONY IOMMI or RANDY RHOADS?

Slash: "Definitely Tony Iommi. I never signed up for the ‘80s metal guitar thing. EDDIE VAN HALEN came out in 1978 and I started playing in 1979. Everybody who came out after that paled in comparison and I just never picked up on that style. I love Ozzy and I do like a lot of the songs that he did as a solo artist. I don’t want to knock any of that but as far a musician goes, and an influence, I have to say Tony Iommi."

Jeb: This tour will really give a lot of people a great chance to check out the Slash band live and see what you are all about.

Slash: "It is a killer band. Myles Kennedy is an amazing singer. We do a lot of stuff off of my solo album, which is going over really great. I have to say it is very flattering how well this thing has gone over. We also will pull out Guns stuff and we do some Velvet stuff. It is basically a snapshot of my entire career delivered at maximum velocity and attitude."

Jeb: Will you press record during the tour?

Slash: "We have the technology to do that but with this particular tour being only a fifty-minute set with Ozzy then I doubt we will record any of it. After the Ozzy tour we are doing a headlining tour in South America. I might do something then."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

Ozzy Osbourne / Slash live dates are as follows:


16 - Qwest Center - Omaha, NE
18 - Toyota Center - Houston, TX
20 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
21 - Wichita, KS - The Cotillion Ballroom
22 - Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
24 - AT&T; Center - San Antonio, TX
25 - El Paso TX - Speaking Rock Entertainment Center
26 - Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
28 - Mandalay Bay Resort - Las Vegas, NV
29 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot


1 - Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA
3 - HP Pavilion - San Jose, CA
4 - Grand Ronde, OR - Spirit Mountain Casino
5 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, WA
8 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
10 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
12 - The Palace of Auburn Hills - Detroit, MI
13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
14 - i wireless Center - Moline, IL
16 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
17 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
18 - St Pete Times Forum - Tampa, FL
20 - BankAtlantic Center - Fort Lauderdale, FL
22 - Jacksonville Veterans Mem. Arena - Jacksonville, FL

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