Slash, Zakk Wylde + More honor Leslie West on new tribute album
Slash, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Marty Friedman and several other guitar heroes will appear on the next album Legacy: Tribute to Leslie West, in honor of the late Mountain guitarist. The first single – Wylde’s cover of Mountain’s “Blood of the Sun” – is out now.
The album, which will be available through Mascot Label Group, was originally scheduled to feature West performing some of his favorite songs from his career with a variety of guests, along with new tracks. However, the rocker passed away in December 2020, just weeks before the recording process began, but a group of musicians who were his fans nonetheless banded together to help create the album anyway.
Slash’s contribution to the record is a cover of Mountain’s “Mississippi Queen”, with Dirty Honey frontman Marc LaBelle. Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Rudy Sarzo and Mike Portnoy addressed West’s “Theme for an Imaginary Western”. See the album art and full track list below.
Legacy: a tribute to Leslie West will be available on March 25, 2022. It is available in various editions, including CD and vinyl, and may be pre-ordered here now.
Wylde shares a montage of clips of West from his death on Instagram, captioning “God Bless Pontiff Leslie West”. Listen to his rendition of “Blood of the Sun” under album details.
Legacy: a tribute to Leslie West Album cover + track list
01. Blood of the Sun (feat. Zakk Wylde)
02. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin) (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Marty Friedman)
03. Theme for an imaginary western (feat. Dee Snider, Eddie Ojeda, Rudy Sarzo, Mike Portnoy)
04. For Yasgur’s Farm (feat. Joe Lynn Turner & Martin Barre)
05. Why Dontcha (feat. Steve Morse & Ronnie Romero)
06. Sitting on a Rainbow (feat. Elliot Easton & Ronnie Romero)
07. Never in my life (feat. Dee Snider & George Lynch)
08. The Doctor (feat. Robby Krieger & Ronnie Romero)
09. Silver Paper (feat. Charlie Starr)
10. Money (Whatcha Gonna Do) / By The River medley (feat. Bachman & Bachman)
11. Long Red (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Teddy Rondinelli)
12. Mississippi Queen (feat. Slash & Marc LaBelle)
Zakk Wylde – ‘Blood of the Sun’ (Tribute to Leslie West)
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