Sunday, April 26, 2009

American Idol?

According to Slash's Twitter, American Idol has asked the former Guns N' Roses guitarist to do the mentoring bit for their Rock Week.

Wow! It really is true that you couldn't find two musicians that are more different than Axl Rose and Slash.

I don't have a problem with Slash doing this - if it is true, I'll definitely be watching - but he really is the polar opposite of Axl.

Slash is everywhere these days, and Axl hasn't been photographed in public in almost two years.

It'll be great to watch Slash on TV, and I'm sure he can teach the contestants a thing or two about what makes a great rock song. However, I can't say that he's an expert on vocals. I'm curious to see how he gets along with the vocalists on Idol - he has had his problems with frontmen in the past.

I still think Idol contestant Adam Lambert would do a great job in Velvet Revolver.

Don't forget that Slash did some awesome guitar work on former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry's LP.

The big question: Will Axl be watching and who will he vote for?


Related: What If Rock Week On "American Idol" Turned Into A Velvet Revolver Tryout?

Meanwhile, Chris Daughtry has posted a video blog announcing that his band will debut the first single from their hotly-anticipated upcoming second album on American Idol.


Anonymous said...

slash is behaving like - quoting Green Day - an AMERICAN IDIOT.
He shouldn't be on a programme that is looking for pidgeon hole artists: all pop SHIT. I'm fed up with this...Axl, u're right: don't sell yourself!


Anonymous said...

He said he has been asked, he didn't say that he had accepted...

Mack Arillo said...

It's confirmed.
I'm going to attempt to make "Rock Week" on American Idol exactly that.