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
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:
January16 - 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
February1 - 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