You can listen to the full demo of a rare collaboration between GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash and Chester Bennington, the late singer of LINKIN PARK, on YouTube, thanks to the podcast “Appetite For Distortion.” The song, titled “Crazy,” was originally meant for Slash‘s debut solo album, but he later recorded it with Lemmy Kilmister, the late frontman of MOTÖRHEAD, under the name “Captain Alibi.”
According to Blabbermouth, the demo is set to be officially released to support 320 Changes Direction, the mental health awareness organization established by Chester‘s widow Talinda Bennington.
Slash discussed his Bennington collaboration in a 2018 interview with Variety. He said at the time: “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.”
“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.”