Gibson Publishing Launches In Partnership with Slash, Debut Book Release ‘The Collection: Slash’ Available for Pre-Order Today; Gibson TV Series “The Collection” Ft. Slash Streaming Now

GIBSON BRANDS LAUNCHES GIBSON PUBLISHING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SLASH

‘THE COLLECTION: SLASH’ MARKS GIBSON PUBLISHING’S DEBUT RELEASE

‘THE COLLECTION: SLASH’ DOCUMENTS THE GUITARS ONSTAGE AND IN THE STUDIO FROM THE ROCK ICON IN A PREMIUM, LIMITED-EDITION

BOOK AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER ON GIBSON.COM

 

BOOK FEATURES A DEEP DIVE INTO THE STORIES BEHIND THE GUITARS WITH INTERVIEWS FROM MARK AGNESI AND CHRIS VINNICOMBE AND PHOTOGRAPHY FROM LEGENDARY MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER ROSS HALFIN

WATCH THE NEW EPISODE OF THE GIBSON TV SERIES 

“THE COLLECTION”

STREAMING NOW WITH: SLASH

Above: THE COLLECTION: SLASH book will be released in Custom and Deluxe limited-edition versions via Gibson Publishing, HERE.

Gibson Brands is proud to announce the launch of Gibson Publishing in partnership with rock icon SLASH. Gibson Publishing’s first release, THE COLLECTION: SLASH, is a stunning, premium coffee-table book that explores in unprecedented detail the instruments SLASH has used on countless hit records and on stages worldwide in front of millions of fans. THE COLLECTION: SLASH will be published in hardcover in two editions, Custom and Deluxe via Gibson Publishing and is available for pre-order now via www.Gibson.com

Gibson Publishing marks the next major step in the evolution of Gibson Brands’ media platform  and promoting music experiences to fans worldwide. As with the recently launched music label Gibson Records–which released Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ acclaimed new album titled, 4 this year–the first project for Gibson Publishing is a premium book with Gibson Global Brand Ambassador and rock legend, SLASH. 

“It’s been a blast working with Gibson to create a platform for me to talk about my favorite thing, guitars” says SLASH. “This book is a great exposé of all the great guitars I’ve collected over many years.”

Launching simultaneously today, is the SLASH episode of Gibson TV’s popular interview series of the same name, titled “The Collection”–which takes viewers on a deep dive into the extraordinary, personal guitar collections of music’s biggest artists. SLASH and Mark Agnesi (Gibson TV Host and Director of Brand Experience) sit down to discuss the never-before-told stories behind his holy grail vintage pieces, to prototype Gibson signature models, drool-worthy Gibson Les Paul’s, Flying V’s, and more. Watch as SLASH and Mark cover a wide-range of SLASH’s staggering collection of around 400 instruments.

Watch and share the Gibson TV series “The Collection” featuring SLASH, streaming now: HERE. All Gibson TV original shows are streamed via Gibson.com HERE; subscribe to Gibson TV and watch it on demand HERE.

Click to play the Gibson TV series “The Collection” featuring SLASH, HERE.

Over 300 pages in length, THE COLLECTION: SLASH is a lavishly illustrated, rare and collectible book with numerous photos of the guitarist and his impressive guitar collection, shot by the Gibsonteam and legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, whose relationship with SLASH extends back to an early Guns N’ Roses portrait session from 1986. Accompanying the imagery are insights drawn from the new, exclusive interviews with SLASH himself. Written and edited by Gibson editor-in-chief Chris Vinnicombe, THE COLLECTION: SLASH is a must-have for both SLASH fans and those who admire fine and rare guitars. 

“Launching Gibson Publishing in partnership with Slash for our debut book The Collection: Slash marks an important milestone for all of us at Gibson Brands,” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands. “We continue to leverage our iconic past and lean into the future creating more opportunities for music fans around the world to experience original storytelling. With Gibson TV, Gibson Records, and now Gibson Publishing, we are organically growing our own media platform that continues to create compelling original content. I am proud of what our media team led by Beth Heidt, Mark Agnesi, Todd Harapiak, Lee Bartram, and Chris Vinnicombe have accomplished together with the extended team. And I am grateful to Slash and his team’s partnership for our debut publication.” 

THE COLLECTION: SLASH Custom editionmeasures 297 x 420 mm (11.69 x 16.54”) and comes in a deluxe clamshell box with premium case candy. The Custom edition includes an Axe Heaven® Appetite Les Paul miniature, an exclusive SLASHbandana, a guitar pick tin with Dunlop® guitar picks, a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity. The Custom Edition is hand-signed by SLASH and is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Explore THE COLLECTION: SLASH Custom andDeluxe editions.

Click to play the Gibson TV series “The Collection” featuring SLASH, HERE.

Over 300 pages in length, THE COLLECTION: SLASH is a lavishly illustrated, rare and collectible book with numerous photos of the guitarist and his impressive guitar collection, shot by the Gibson team and legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin, whose relationship with SLASH extends back to an early Guns N’ Roses portrait session from 1986. Accompanying the imagery are insights drawn from the new, exclusive interviews with SLASH himself. Written and edited by Gibson editor-in-chief Chris Vinnicombe, THE COLLECTION: SLASH is a must-have for both SLASH fans and those who admire fine and rare guitars. 

“Launching Gibson Publishing in partnership with Slash for our debut book The Collection: Slash marks an important milestone for all of us at Gibson Brands,” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President of Gibson Brands. “We continue to leverage our iconic past and lean into the future creating more opportunities for music fans around the world to experience original storytelling. With Gibson TV, Gibson Records, and now Gibson Publishing, we are organically growing our own media platform that continues to create compelling original content. I am proud of what our media team led by Beth Heidt, Mark Agnesi, Todd Harapiak, Lee Bartram, and Chris Vinnicombe have accomplished together with the extended team. And I am grateful to Slash and his team’s partnership for our debut publication.” 

THE COLLECTION: SLASH Custom edition measures 297 x 420 mm (11.69 x 16.54”) and comes in a deluxe clamshell box with premium case candy. The Custom edition includes an Axe Heaven® Appetite Les Paul miniature, an exclusive SLASHbandana, a guitar pick tin with Dunlop®guitar picks, a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity. The Custom Edition is hand-signed by SLASHand is limited to 500 copies worldwide.

Explore THE COLLECTION: SLASHCustom and Deluxe editions.

Above: THE COLLECTION: SLASH full Custom edition package.

THE COLLECTION: SLASH Deluxe edition is presented in a Les Paul slipcase and measures 240 x 340 mm (9.45 x 13.39”). It includes a cover poster, four guitar art prints, and a certificate of authenticity. The initial print run of the Deluxe edition is hand-signed by SLASH and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. 

Above: THE COLLECTION: SLASH full Deluxe edition package.

Explore a selection of excerpts from THE COLLECTION: SLASH below:

Gibson Publishing is committed to sustainable and environmentally conscious publishing and uses FSC-certified and recycled materials wherever possible. Stay tuned for additional exciting releases from Gibson Publishing in the coming months, including print publications celebrating music milestones, brand stories, artist collaborations, and more.

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About SLASH: SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Awardand seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time magazine placed SLASH at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedyand more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz(drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC) released their debut album, Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1Top Rock album, and spawned SLASH andthe band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.”The band’s second album, World On Fire(2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire”ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboardmagazine ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS released their third album Living The Dream(2018) which Rolling Stone declared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Timesadded is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globe fueled by the Top 5 song “Driving Rain.” The group’s first new music in four years, SMKC released their vibrant new album 4 via Gibson Records–the iconic American guitar brands’ newly established record label—which debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album on February 11, 2022 and has earned the group the best critical acclaim of their career. The band’s strongest collective statement to date, 4, was co-produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Rival Sons), and recorded at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville, revealing a stunning, vital, sound and style, all captured live. The first single off 4 “The River Is Rising” marked SMKC’s 8th,consecutive Top 10 hit single at radio.Rolling Stone hailed the song as “raucous,” and Billboard called it “euphoric” with “a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus, and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl.” Watch and share the official video for “The River Is Rising” HERE and view SMKC perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HERE. 4 is SLASH’s fifth solo album overall, and his fourth with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos, interviews, and making of the album clips HERE. For more information, visit: www.slashonline.com.

About Gibson: Gibson, the leading iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 128 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, and KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at Gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Gibson TV, and Instagram.

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