SLASH has partnered with Guitar World in search of the ultimate cover artist. Starting today, Wednesday, March 13th, musicians can upload a YouTube video of themselves performing Slash’s new single, ‘Anastasia’, using the interactive guitar tab feature found here, and email the link to SlashSignedGuitar@gmail.com.
The live video and interactive guitar tabs for the song were created by RealNetworks/Invu and enable fans to watch Slash perform ‘Anastasia’ live for inspiration. Guitar World magazine editors will choose the Top 5 contestants and the winner will be selected by Slash. The winning video will receive a guitar from Epiphone/Gibson signed by Slash.
For more details, visit Guitar World online here.
For videos to be eligible, the following contest guidelines must be followed:
– Video must be titled: “Slash – Anastasia (Cover Contest)”.
– All entries must perform Slash’s new single ‘Anastasia’ only, upload their performance using the interactive guitar tab and email the link.
– All entries must be a minimum of at least 30 seconds, but it is not necessary to perform the entire song.
– All entries must be uploaded from March 13th through March 20th. The winner will be contacted through a direct YouTube message and the signed guitar will be delivered by April 30th.
Once in a while an authentic and organic collaboration between artists and brands comes along. After introducing his first two music apps last year, Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Slash got a call from Rovio, the creator of the popular mobile game Angry Birds.
A longtime fan of the game since it debuted, Slash and Angry Birds Space have partnered to create the SlashBird character, a theme song performed by Slash and a ringtone.
Click here to experience Slashbird, the exclusive ringtone and t-shirt (see photo below).
Watch the Slashbird trailer below:
Check out Slash’s exclusive Q&A with Mashable, regarding artists and music/tech partnerships, at this location.
“We’re huge Slash fans, and Slash is a huge Angry Birds fan, so this was just an ideal match,” explains Philip Hickey Vice President, Marketing at Rovio. “It all happened very organically and was just a lot of fun on both sides. Our fans will love the track! Slash rocked the Angry Birds Space theme like only he could!”
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently embarked on their world tour in support of their studio album, Apocalyptic Love. It spawned Slash two first-ever #1 rock radio hits with ‘You’re A Lie’ and ‘Standing In The Sun’. Meanwhile, the album’s third single ‘Anastasia”’is on track to break the Top 25 at Active Rock next week. The album was produced by Eric Valentine, who did the same honors for his first solo disc Slash, and all the songs on Apocalyptic Love were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy.