Slash Recruits Chris Stapleton For Feisty Fleetwood Mac Cover

The track appears on Slash’s upcoming guest-filled album, Orgy Of The Damned.

By Andy Kahn Apr 12, 2024 9:01 am PDT

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash recorded a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” with the help of country singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton. The track comes from Slash’s upcoming guest-filled album, Orgy Of The Damned, which will be released on May 17.

Produced by Mike Clink, Orgy Of The Damned features Slash’s takes on 12 songs, some well-known and others deep cuts. Along with Stapleton, among the other guests include Gary Clark Jr, Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top, Dorothy, Iggy Pop, Paul Rodgers, Demi Lovato, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, Tash Neal and Beth Hart.


Slash provided the statement below regarding the Peter Green-written “Oh Well”:

“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.”

Listen to Slash and Chris Stapleton cover Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well”:

Slash recently announced an all-star traveling blues festival featuring Warren Haynes Band, Robert Randolph, Keb’ Mo’, Larkin Poe and more on select dates. The S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Tour kicks off in July and runs into August. Additional artists joining the S.E.R.P.E.N.T. Tour at select shows include Samantha Fish, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Eric Gales, ZZ Ward and Jackie Venson.


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