State Line Empire are out with their new single ‘Drive Me’, which features Slash on guitar. As the winners of Guitar Center’s Your Next Record with Slash, the groundbreaking unsigned artist discovery program, the San Mateo outfit recorded a 4-song EP with iconic producer Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Megadeth) with Slash performing on the lead single ‘Drive Me’. Recorded at The Village and East West Studios in Hollywood, the single will be featured in the iTunes rock section and distributed by TuneCore. Watch a preview of the track via YouTube below.
After sifting through more than 12,000 entries, Slash and Mike Clink handpicked State Line Empire to receive the career-altering opportunity that included a management development deal with ‘The Collective’; a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree; new gear; endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man; an opening slot on Slash’s Monster Energy Bash; as well an editorial feature in Guitar World Magazine and promotion from iTunes.
“Guitar Center and I were looking for a great new rock band that hasn’t been able to get a foot in the door otherwise. With State Line Empire, we found that, and this song is very representative of the band,” said Slash “It’s got a great hook. It’s catchy, simple, and not too long – and it just rocks.”
“I thought this was a great opportunity to give someone a leg up in the business,” said Clink. “For this band to be managed by a great company, to have the support of Guitar Center, to have Slash play on the record, and to have my involvement as well – It’s as if you’re getting a major label deal.”