Sahara (Slash song)

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Single by Slash featuring Koshi Inaba
from the album Slash (Japanese Edition)
B-side "Paradise City" (featuring Cypress Hill and Fergie)
Released November 11, 2009
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, 12" picture disc, CD
Recorded March 4–August 17, 2009
Genre Hard rock
Length 4:00
Label Universal Music
Writer(s) Slash and Koshi Inaba
Producer(s) Eric Valentine
Slash singles chronology
"What I Want"
"By the Sword"
Slash track listing
"We're All Gonna Die"

"Sahara" is the first single from Slash's self titled album. It was released as the first single of the album in Japan only. It has been awarded "Single of the Year" by the Japanese recording industry.[1]


"Sahara" features Koshi Inaba (from B'z) on vocals. It was released on November 11, 2009 in Japan as Slash's first solo single.[2]

The B-side to the single is a cover version of Guns N' Roses' "Paradise City" with Cypress Hill and Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas on vocals.

"Sahara" is only available as a bonus track on the Japanese version of the album Slash.[3] The song has been re-recorded with lyrics in English. The English version is available on the iTunes version of the album, as a bonus track. It's also available as a bonus track on the Canadian Deluxe edition of the album (with English vocals).

The website Ultimate Guitar rated the single 9/10.[4]

"Sahara" has been awarded "Single of the Year" by the Japanese recording industry. It is the first time in 20 years that an international artist has won this award.



  • Single of the Year in Japan

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  1. ^ "Sahara" awarded "Single Of The Year",, April 23, 2010
  2. ^ Slash releases his first single in Japan,, October 8th 2009
  3. ^ Slash's Myspace blog, Nov. 9, 2009
  4. ^ Sahara EP review,, March 31, 2010