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Rock Legends Get Ready For American Idol This Week

by Unknown // Monday, May 4, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments
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Keri Kelli (Alice Cooper, Vince Neil, Slash's Snakepit, Skid Row, Warrant, Ratt) will join Velvet Revolver/ex-Guns N Roses guitarist Slash for this week's "mentor" appearance on "Rock Week" on "American Idol" the annual reality show and singing competition. Keri says, "The show will air rehearsal footage with all four remaining contestants Tuesday, May 5 and we will perform live on Wednesday night! Joining us will be Cooper alumni, drummer Tommy Clufetos [also of Rob Zombie] and bass legend Chris Chaney [Jane's Addiction]."

Slash last week stated about his "American Idol" appearance, "I was reluctant [to take part] at first, but they offered me the freedom to do it however I wanted. More importantly, there are a few singers this year who are really impressive. It's the first time any 'American Idol' lineup has really caught my attention."

Slash added, "The approach I'm taking is different than usual on the show and I'm going to make this as rock and roll an 'American Idol' as possible."

Previous stars who have mentored hopefuls on the show include Mariah Carey and Neil Diamond, while Jon Bon Jovi has mentored "Rock Week."

Slash is in the process of recording a solo album with various guest vocalists appearing on different tracks.

Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows are two of the vocalists confirmed to appear on Slash's record.

The guitarist said there are several songs still to record, and also posted some working song titles, including "We're All Gonna Die", "These Last Words", "Crucify The Dead" and "Beautiful, Dangerous".

Slash has recruited ex-NINE INCH NAILS drummer Josh Freese and Chris Chaney to play on the record.

[via Blabbermouth]