Published November 25 2023 at 17:46
A long fabled demo-track titled "Crazy" featuring SLASH and the late LINKIN PARK frontman CHESTER BENNINGTON has finally come to light.
The demo was recorded by Slash, Chester Bennington, drummer Matt Starr (of MR. BIG) and bassist Doug Pinnick (of KING'S X).
Slash has previously discussed this unreleased Bennington collaboration in a 2018 interview with Variety magazine. He said at the time:
"When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn't end up on the record. One was with Chester. We did a song and LINKIN PARK at the time didn't allow it to happen, so I did it with Lemmy. The guy who engineered my demos sent it to me and I sent it to Chester's family."
"His family has got it, so it would be totally up to them. It was really good. He was awesome. It would be fine with me if they wanted to [release] it. Musically, it's basically the same as the Lemmy song, but the lyrics are really poignant."
The Lemmy song Slash is referring to is the track "Doctor Alibi", which was included on his debut solo-album in 2010.
The unreleased original demo is now finally officially released, 13 years after being recorded.
All proceeds benefit the nonprofit organization 'Rock to Recovery'. The organization uses playing music and songwriting to help transform the lives of those suffering from mental health, addiction, wounded warriors, and more. Find out more at rocktorecovery.org.
You can listen to the demo (and thus supporting the benefit) at the 01:11:12 mark in this episode of the 'An Appetite For Distortion' podcast: