‘THE COLLECTION: SLASH’ DOCUMENTS THE GUITARS ONSTAGE AND IN THE STUDIO FROM THE ROCK ICON IN A PREMIUM, LIMITED-EDITION
BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON GIBSON.COM
BOOK FEATURES A DEEP DIVE INTO THE STORIES BEHIND THE GUITARS WITH INTERVIEWS FROM MARK AGNESI AND CHRIS VINNICOMBE AND PHOTOGRAPHY FROM LEGENDARY MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER ROSS HALFIN
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STREAMING NOW WITH: SLASH
NASHVILLE, TN (August 25, 2022) Gibson Brands is proud to announce the launch of Gibson Publishing in partnership with rock icon SLASH. Gibson Publishing’s first release, THE COLLECTION: SLASH, is a stunning, premium coffee-table book that explores in unprecedented detail the instruments SLASH has used on countless hit records and on stages worldwide in front of millions of fans. THE COLLECTION: SLASH will be published in hardcover in two editions, Custom and Deluxe via Gibson Publishing and is available for pre-order now via www.Gibson.com.
Gibson Publishing marks the next major step in the evolution of Gibson Brands’ media platform and promoting music experiences to fans worldwide. As with the recently launched music label Gibson Records–which released Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ acclaimed new album titled, 4 this year–the first project for Gibson Publishing is a premium book with Gibson Global Brand Ambassador and rock legend, SLASH.
“It’s been a blast working with Gibson to create a platform for me to talk about my favorite thing, guitars” says SLASH. “This book is a great exposé of all the great guitars I’ve collected over many years.”
Launching simultaneously today, is the SLASH episode of Gibson TV’s popular interview series of the same name, titled “The Collection”–which takes viewers on a deep dive into the extraordinary, personal guitar collections of music’s biggest artists. SLASH and Mark Agnesi (Gibson TV Host and Director of Brand Experience) sit down to discuss the never-before-told stories behind his holy grail vintage pieces, to prototype Gibson signature models, drool-worthy Gibson Les Paul’s, Flying V’s, and more. Watch as SLASH and Mark cover a wide-range of SLASH’s staggering collection of around 400 instruments.
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Over 300 pages in length, THE COLLECTION: SLASH is a lavishly illustrated, rare and collectible book with numerous photos of the guitarist and his impressive guitar collection, shot by the Gibson team and legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, whose relationship with SLASH extends back to an early Guns N’ Roses portrait session from 1986. Accompanying the imagery are insights drawn from the new, exclusive interviews with SLASH himself. Written and edited by Gibson editor-in-chief Chris Vinnicombe, THE COLLECTION: SLASH is a must-have for both SLASH fans and those who admire fine and rare guitars.
“Launching Gibson Publishing in partnership with Slash for our debut book The Collection: Slash marks an important milestone for all of us at Gibson Brands,” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands. “We continue to leverage our iconic past and lean into the future creating more opportunities for music fans around the world to experience original storytelling. With Gibson TV, Gibson Records, and now Gibson Publishing, we are organically growing our own media platform that continues to create compelling original content. I am proud of what our media team led by Beth Heidt, Mark Agnesi, Todd Harapiak, Lee Bartram, and Chris Vinnicombe have accomplished together with the extended team. And I am grateful to Slash and his team’s partnership for our debut publication.”
THE COLLECTION: SLASH Custom edition measures 297 x 420 mm (11.69 x 16.54”) and comes in a deluxe clamshell box with premium case candy. The Custom edition includes an Axe Heaven® Appetite Les Paul miniature, an exclusive SLASH bandana, a guitar pick tin with Dunlop® guitar picks, a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity. The Custom Edition is hand-signed by SLASH and is limited to 500 copies worldwide.
THE COLLECTION: SLASH Deluxe edition is presented in a Les Paul slipcase and measures 240 x 340 mm (9.45 x 13.39”). It includes a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity. The initial print run of the Deluxe edition is hand-signed by SLASH and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.
Gibson Publishing is committed to sustainable and environmentally conscious publishing and uses FSC-certified and recycled materials wherever possible. Stay tuned for additional exciting releases from Gibson Publishing in the coming months, including print publications celebrating music milestones, brand stories, artist collaborations, and more.
About SLASH: SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time magazine placed SLASH at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC) released their debut album, Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1 Top Rock album, and spawned SLASH and the band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS released their third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone