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Slash Jams With Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan for Solo Album

September 23, 2009 1:48 PM ET

Slash spent yesterday jamming in the studio with Dave Grohl and Duff McKagan on a track for his upcoming solo album, the Velvet Revolver guitarist posted on his Twitter. "Doing a track for my record with Dave Grohl on drums & Duff on bass tonight, it promises to be killer," Slash tweeted about the studio session before returning the 140-character Website to report "Great jamming w/Duff & Grohl tonight, the track is a killer instrumental, very heavy." Between helping out Slash and serving up beats with Them Crooked Vultures, it's almost like Grohl is a drummer again.

Slash, who's been working on his solo album for the better part of the year while Velvet Revolver continues their slow search for a new lead singer, has enlisted a pretty impressive cast of vocalists to help him out on his solo disc. According to reports, Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Chris Cornell and Iggy Pop will all take the microphone, while the Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea, Guns N' Roses' Steven Adler and drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese also contribute.

As Rolling Stone reported last week, Slash and his Friends will host a concert October 2nd in Las Vegas to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Among those Friends who will appear include Aerosmith's Joe Perry, drummer Jason Bonham, Tommy Lee, the Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger, Cheap Trick's Rick Neilsen and Matt Sorum. And that's just scratching the surface: "Oct 2nd at the Mirage is turning into quite the event. A lot of people jamming, details to follow," Slash tweeted yesterday.

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