You can listen to a one-minute sample of a previously unreleased collaboration between GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash and late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington just below this article. The song, called ‘Crazy’, was initially intended for Slash’s first solo album , yet he ended up recording it as “Captain Alibi” with late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister.
The song sample was made available by music producer ‘Big’ Chris Flores, who worked on said Slash album more than a decade ago. Flores would go back into the studio in 2019 and reprogram the drums as well as lay down bass tracks to complete the version of the tune.
‘Crazy’ will reportedly be released at some point in the days ahead to benefit 320 Changes Direction, the mental health awareness organization launched by Chester’s widow Talinda Bennington.
Slash spoke about his collaboration with Bennington in a 2018 interview with Variety, saying: “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.”
He added that the song 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.”
Slash released his fourth solo album and third with his band THE CONSPIRATORS, titled “Living The Dream”, in September 2018.