Slash announces his solo album, Orgy of the Damned, featuring guest vocalists like Chris Stapleton and Brian Johnson, set for release on May 17th via Gibson Records. The album reimagines classic blues tracks with Slash’s signature style. Today (12th), Slash has dropped a visualizer for his new single, “Oh Well,” featuring Chris Stapleton. Alongside the album, Slash introduces the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Festival, a North American tour promoting blues music and charitable causes. Tickets are available at this location.

Slash comments:

“So, this is the original Fleetwood Mac, which was founded by Peter Green, one of the greatest singer-songwriter-guitar players, he’s less known in the public, but very well known to us guitar players re the 60s British blues and he’s up there with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Mick Taylor. He sort of had a misadventure with drugs and disappeared early in his career, but he had some great fucking songs and ‘Oh Well’ is one of my favorites. I remember hearing the song on the radio when I was probably 13, they used to play both the older version of Fleetwood Mac and the new version of the band with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham a lot. I always loved this song, and it’s a great guitar riff. I jammed it with the Blues Ball back in the ‘90s, and I’ve played it live here and there. I knew from the beginning I wanted to do the song on this record. It was also one of the songs that I was trying to figure out who would be the right vocalist for it, and one of the ideas I had was Chris Stapleton, who is one of the most brilliant singer songwriters today. He’s also got such a gritty and distinctive voice, so I called him up and he did an amazing job. I mean, his voice is so cool.”

Watch the visualizer below and pre-order the album here: