Slash and Chris Stapleton Team Up For “Oh Well” Fleetwood Mac Cover

Slash and Chris Stapleton Team Up For “Oh Well” Fleetwood Mac Cover | Society Of Rock Videos

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Guitarist Slash, founding member of Guns N' Roses perform onstage at Hollywood Palladium on October 16, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has released a scorching cover of Fleetwood Mac’s classic song “Oh Well,” which features the incredible Chris Stapleton. Slash’s highly anticipated blues covers album, Orgy of the Damned, features this blistering song as its second single.

“Oh Well” was originally written by Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green. It was released as a single in 1969 and was subsequently included on the US version of the album Then Play On. Over the years, the song has been interpreted in a variety of ways. Notable performances include those by Deep Purple, Rick Springfield, and Billy Gibbons. Since performing it with his group, Slash’s Blues Ball, in the 1990s, “Oh Well” has been a mainstay in Slash’s repertoire.

Reflecting on the collaboration, Slash expressed his initial vision for the song, stating, “I knew from the beginning I wanted to do [‘Oh Well’] on this record.” He highlighted the quest for the right vocalist, ultimately landing on Chris Stapleton. Slash remarked:

“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.”

In addition to the thrilling performance of “Oh Well,” Slash’s next album, Orgy of the Damned, is expected to transport listeners to his early influences through improved collaborations with prominent artists. Slash’s interpretations of popular songs, including “Cross Road Blues” by Robert Johnson, “Hoochie Coochie Man” by Willie Dixon, and “Stormy Monday” by T-Bone Walker, will be featured on the album, which is scheduled for release on May 17.

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Slash offered fans a taste of what was to come with his rendition of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor,” which featured harmonica by Steven Tyler and vocals by Brian Johnson, before the album was ever officially released. Orgy of the Damned is guaranteed to wow, with an incredible lineup of guest vocalists that includes Chris Robinson, Billy Gibbons, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, and many more.

Discussing the album’s creation, Slash emphasized the importance of enjoying the process. He shared:

“The most important thing about it was just having fun with it.
“You want to make sure that you’re respecting the original to some extent.”

With Orgy of the Damned ready to excite audiences with its broad assortment of blues classics and Slash and Chris Stapleton’s collaboration giving new life to “Oh Well,” fans are anxiously awaiting the album’s release to experience the magic of these famous artists.

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