Slash and Chris Cornell Almost Formed a Band According to Rod Jackson!

Slash and Chris Cornell Almost Formed Band

According to Slash’s Snakepit Singer Rod Jackson, Chris Cornell and Slash reportedly jammed with one another when Slash was looking for a singer for his band Snakepit during the late 90’s. Rod Jackson made these claims in a new interview with Appetite for Distortion podcast. For those who don’t remember, Cornell and Slash did collaborate on his 2010 solo album where Cornell sang vocals on the song “Promise”.

“So Johnny [Griparic] and I had played together, and in passing he said: ‘Hey Rod, how would you like to come down and demo some songs for Snakepit?’ I’m thinking Slash, Snakepit, putting two and two together, I said, ‘Sure.’ I went down there and they’d tried out like 300 singers, Chris Cornell was one, God bless.”

He also discussed auditioning himself and joining the band.

“You’re in Slash’s world, it’s a big [thing] brother. I realized that when I got there, [they] gave me this cassette, back then you gave each other cassettes. I went home, [listened] to the songs, got in the corner. I remember saying to myself, hey man, ain’t no one two swing, you better knock this son of a b right the f out on the first swing. You better bust on it!”

“I think they went through a lot of singers, so I knew if I didn’t bust this out man they were going to pass me up. I knew this was real.”

“That was a lot of work. It was a lot of work, I disappeared when I got in that band. I learned a lot from those guys, I became a student. They had already done it and been there. I went to one of the best colleges in the world, it was the university of Slash. You learn good things, and you learn bad things.”

If you guys haven’t seen it, I did a true story episode on the history between Chris Cornell and Guns N’ Roses! Check it out below!