A rock band
formed in 1995 by Slash (ex Guns N' Roses
lead guitarist) and a number of his friends. Their first album, "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" mainly featured songs written for GNR but never included on any of their albums
. The lyrics for the first album were mostly made up on the spot by Slash
and Eric Dover
, the lead singer
. Good tracks from that album include "Be The Ball", "Back and Forth Again" and "Neither Can I". The band was silent until late 1999 - early 2000, when a whole-new line up
Obviously with Slash
still playing lead and rhythm guitar, the new line up saw Rod Jackson becoming the lead singer
, Keri Kelli playing rhythm guitar
, Johnny Blackout (also known as Johnny G) handling the bass
duties, Matt Laug on the drums and Teddy "Zigzag" Andreadis (toured with GNR on their Illusions tour
'91-92) playing the keyboards
and whatever else was needed.
The new album, released in September
) - October
2000 is titled "Ain't Life Grand", and includes the outstanding tracks "Shine", "Been There Lately" and "Landslide". Slash's Snakepit have opened for AC/DC on their North American tour in August-September 2000
, and have since started off on a world tour
promoting their new album.
More information about Slash's Snakepit can be found at the official
Snakepit fan site www.snakepit.org.