Slash writes rock song for Fergie
Published 14/04/2010 | 14:57
Slash has turned Black Eyed Peas star Fergie into a rock chick by writing a song especially for her.
The former Guns N' Roses rocker told The Daily Star he was inspired by Fergie's incredible voice to ask her to sing a track on his first solo album.
Slash revealed: "I hadn't heard a female rock singer like that in a long time, I thought she would sound great on my song so I turned her on to it and she came back with these killer lyrics and melody."
The guitar legend, 44, was blown away by Fergie's vocals when he went to a gig and saw the 35-year-old performing a rock mash-up with Snoop Dogg, 38, and Teddy Riley, 42, from Blackstreet.
He explained: "I thought she was some Puerto Rican chick because of how she sounds in the Black Eyed Peas, but it turns out she's this white chick from Orange County.
"Anyway, there's a fundraiser they do every year called the Peapod where they get a bunch of people to come up and guest with them in LA. I played it a few years ago.
"(They performed) Black Dog by Led Zeppelin, Barracuda by Heart and Wings' Live And Let Die. Fergie started belting out this rock stuff and I thought 'f***'."
Beautiful Dangerous, the Slash track which features Fergie, is released on May 10.