In a new interview with Variety, GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash revealed that he recently rediscovered a never-before-heard collaboration between him and late LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington. The track was intended for Slash‘s first solo album, although he ended up recording it with late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister on vocals.
Slash said: “When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn’t end up on the record. One was with Chester. We did a song and LINKIN PARK at the time didn’t allow it to happen, so I did it with Lemmy. The guy who engineered my demos sent it to me and I sent it to Chester‘s family.”
The guitarist added that the song, called “Captain Alibi”, could be released at some point, saying: “His family has got it, so it would be totally up to them. It was really good. He was awesome. It would be fine with me if they wanted to [release] it. Musically it’s basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant.”