by Marc Pinter-Krainer
Legendary guitarist and song writer Slash performs for exclusive audience at the Houses of Parliament
LONDON -- Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister and Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, welcomed legendary guitar player Slash to Parliament last night. Slash was accompanied by Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators.
Slash and Myles Kennedy played an acoustic set to a very exclusive audience of around 200 people. The gig was held in the esteemed Terrace Pavilion in the Houses of Parliament, and was attended by music industry aficionados, politicians, celebrities and fans of Slash and Myles. After the gig, Mike took the rock stars on an exclusive tour of the Houses of Parliament.
Slash Rocks the House with Mike Weatherley MP (photo courtesy Mike Weatherley MP)
The event was part of Rock the House (rockthehousehoc.com), a competition that was founded by Mike Weatherley MP in 2011 as a parliamentary initiative, with backing from industry and a host of celebrity patrons. The event champions British creative industries and protects and promotes artists' Intellectual Property Rights. The event was also the launch of Slash and Myles Kennedy's new album, World on Fire, which comes out later in the year.
Commenting, Mike said: "It was a privilege to welcome such rock icons to Parliament and I am grateful for Slash and Myles' support for my Rock the House competition. The gig was absolutely fantastic and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of the launch of Slash’s new album, World on Fire. It was an honour to be in the first ever audience to hear their new record played live, along with the classics such as 'Sweet Child O' Mine', which certainly got the audience in fine spirits."
Born in 1965, Slash is best known for his role has former lead guitarist of the American rock band Guns N' Roses. More recently, his solo career has seen the release of two albums, "Slash" in 2010 and "Apocalyptic Love" in 2012. A third album, "World on Fire" is expected to be released on 16 September this year.
Rock the House competition
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