In a recent interview with Stomp & Stroll Radio, Alter Bridge and Slash’s singer Myles Kennedy has shared the phone call he got from Slash.

He said that ‘I was surprised that he called me’. Here’s the statement:

“It was really cool, he called just over nine years ago. He was working on his solo record, and he had all these amazing singers – Ozzy and Lemmy, Chris Cornell…

And he called me and he said, ‘Hey, would you be interested in singing the song on my solo record?’. To say that I was surprised that he called me would be an understatement of the decade because I was like, ‘Are you sure you want me on this record?’.

And he was really cool. He sent me this music that didn’t have any vocals on it and he said, ‘Hey man, just spend a weekend, and then send it back to me.’

So I sent him back the lyrics to what will become ‘Starlight’ and he liked it, and then we started this entire process. We’re still making music nine years later.”

Interviewer asked:

“Do you find it kind of a challenging working with Slash since the set is like three different bands worth of music?”

Myles responded:

“Yeah, it was really really challenging in the beginning, and I think that it really helped me evolve as a vocalist. I kind of cringe when I see a lot of the footage early on.

I just wasn’t ready at that point, I hadn’t developed certain parts of my range yet, but you know, it was kind of a trial by fire, and now it’s interesting because we are actually focused on a lot more of the material we’ve written together, so we play like one Guns N’ Roses song, we do one Velvet Revolver song, and other than that everything is off the last 3-4 records we’ve done together as a full band, so that’s been nice because obviously, those tracks are easy to pull off.”

Listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement via Ultimate-Guitar.