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Demi Lovato, Iggy Pop join Slash's sixth solo album

Slash is releasing his sixth solo album. Photo by Gene Kirkland courtesy of Gibson Records
Slash is releasing his sixth solo album. Photo by Gene Kirkland courtesy of Gibson Records

March 8 (UPI) -- Guitarist Slash announced his sixth solo album on Friday. Orgy of the Damned is out May 17 and available for pre-order now.

Slash welcomes singers Demi Lovato, Brian Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Beth Hart, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Gary Clark Jr., Billy F. Gibbons, Chris Robinson, Dorothy and Tash Neal.

Slash released the first track, a cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor," on his YouTube channel. AC/DC's Johnson sings the lyrics and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler plays harmonica for it.

"'Killing Floor' is one of my favorite Howlin' Wolf songs, but also one of the iconic blues riffs that turned me on as a young guitar player," Slash said in a statement. "I've always wanted to cover it in some capacity and this record was the perfect vehicle."

He covers 11 more blues classics on Orgy of the Dead. Lovato joins him for "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" and Pop for "Awful Dream."

Slash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Slash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Slash assembled a blues band for this album with Johnny Griparic on bass, Teddy Andreadis on keyboard, Michael Jerome on drums and Neal on guitar as well as vocals.

Slash was part of the original lineup of Guns N' Roses. After that band, he formed bands Slash's Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. His first solo album came out in 2010.

Demi Lovato covers "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" on Slash's album "Orgy of the Dead." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Demi Lovato covers "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" on Slash's album "Orgy of the Dead." File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI