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Slash Fanpack charts at No.7

The exclusive Classic Rock Fanpack edition of Slash’s third album World On Fire has propelled it to number 7 in the UK official chart.

The bundle – which includes the full record, 132-page magazine with exclusive features, plus poster and metal pin badge – went on sale last week, a month ahead of the standard album launch date.

Slash’s previous release, 2012’s Apocalyptic Love, made number 12 in the UK chart, while his self-titled solo debut in 2010 reached number 17.

The Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver icon appears on The Classic Rock Magazine Show on TeamRock Radio tonight to discuss the release, alongside vocalist Myles Kennedy.

Together with his revelation that he gets guitar lessons from Kennedy, Slash also admits he goes through periods of self-doubt. He says: “I have this thing where, if I don’t perform for any extended period of time, I always think that, whatever point I was at when I put the guitar down, I’ll never get back there again. I’ll have to start all over again. I don’t know why that is.

“You have your moments when everything clicks. I do have those moments where it flows from somewhere on high. That’s great – but the rest of the time you’re struggling to be as good as you want to be in your head.”

The full interview will be aired on tonight’s edition of The Classic Rock Magazine Show, which starts at 6pm. Classic Rock Presents Slash: World On Fire Fanpack is on sale now, with many branches of WH Smith offering a discount price.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.