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D# G# C# F# A# D#
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                             SHOTS FIRED - Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators
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No tabs up for this yet, so I thought I'd try my hand. It's about 90%, 95% right - not
entirely sure about some of the chords in the right ear during the verse, but this should
be a pretty good tab to go on when combined with a comprehensive solo tab. I'm not going 
to attempt the solo here! Someone else will have to do that.

So, let's get started.

Intro:

eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|---3---------------------3-2h3p2p0--------3-2h3p2p0----------------------|
Gb|-----0---0-----0-----0-------------3p0---------------3p0-----------------|
Db|-------0-----0-----0-----------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-2---------4-----1-------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-3---------------------3---------------3---------------------------------|

Use your little finger to reach the 4 on A, so the clash rings out.

The second time this is played through, this riff comes in:

eb|--------------|
Bb|--------------|
Gb|--------------|
Db|--------------|
Ab|--------------|
Eb|-3-1-3-3-1-1--|
       PM -------|

Palm mute at your discretion. I think it sounds most like the record how I've indicated,
but it's your call. The main riff kicks in at this point, and after a few bars Slash
changes to this:

eb|--------------|
Bb|--------------|
Gb|-----5p3------|
Db|-5-3-----5-3--|
Ab|--------------| x6
Eb|--------------|

eb|--------------|-------------------------|-3-|
Bb|--------------|-------------------------|-3-|
Gb|--------------|-------------------------|-0-|
Db|-5-3--5p3-----|-------------------------|-0-|
Ab|----------5p3-|-5-4-3h4p3s1--3-4-3h4p3s1|---|
Eb|--------------|-------------------------|---|

Both guitars then briefly drop out, and the riff continues on the bass. You then get 
this from Slash:

eb|------------3~-|------------3~-|-6~-------3~-|-----------------|
Bb|-3~-5~-x-6~-3~-|-3~-5~-x-6~-3~-|-6~-3~-6~-3~-|-6~-3~-----------|
Gb|-3~-5~-x-6~----|-3~-5~-x-6~----|-8~-3~-6~----|-7~-3~-----------|
Db|---------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|
Ab|---------------|---------------|-------------|-------x-3b3.5---|
Eb|---------------|---------------|-------------|-----------------|

If you're on a Les Paul, back off some of the volume on your rhythm pickup and you
should be able to get this section sounding pretty baddass. Change back to your original tone
when you hit the C bend at the end of the section, which goes into the bridge:

eb|--------------|
Bb|--------------|
Gb|--------------|
Db|--------------|
Ab|-5-3-5-5-3-3--| x3
Eb|--------------|

eb|--------------|
Bb|--------------|
Gb|--------------|
Db|--------------|
Ab|-5-3-5-5-3----| x1
Eb|-----------1--|

The change between the C and the F is very quick, so you'll have to pay attention to the
change. If you're struggling you can play a 3 on the A and D strings, and you'll hit an
F5 chord which sounds fine too.

Chorus:

eb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|-----------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|----33-3/--88-8/--55-5/------------------------------------|
Db|-5/-33-3/--88-8/--55-5/---3-3-----3-----2-2-----2-2--------|
Ab|-5/-11-1/--66-6/--33-3/---3-3-----3-----3-3-----3-3--------|
Eb|-3/---------------------0-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|

eb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-------------------------5-4-3h4p3s1--3-4-3h4p3s1-----------|
Eb|-3-1-3-3-1-1-3-1-3-3-1-1------------------------------------|

From here you're straight back into the riff, so play the riff/verse/bridge/chorus again.

The chorus is slightly longer the second time round, and with a different pattern -
listen to the track to work out the different rhythm, it's a very basic Dun-dun-Dun-dun rock
rhythm. It also ends differently, like this:

eb|---------------------------------|
bb|---------------------------------|
Gb|---------------------------------|
Db|--3---3---3---3---2---2---2-3-x--|
Ab|--3---3---3---3---3---3---3 3-x--|
Eb|--1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-0-0-0-0-0-1-x--|

This then takes you into the pre-solo:

eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
bb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|-----------------------------------5-5-----5---5-----5-----5---5---|
Db|--8---8-----8---8-----8-----8---8--5-5-----5---5-----5-----5---5---|
Ab|--6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---|
Eb|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Bb|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Gb|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
Db|-8-8-----8---7-7-----7-x-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------------|
Ab|-6-6-6-6-6-x-5-5-5-5-5-x-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
                          PM-----------------------------------------------|

There are lots of numbers here, so reading the rhythm off the tab can be a bit
confusing. Be diligent, the rhythm isn't complicated if you're reading clearly.

Solo Rhythm: D5, F5, C5, D5, F5, C5, A#5, C5, D5.

You end the solo section with this:

eb|-------------------------|
Bb|-------------------------|
Gb|-------------------------|
Db|-------------------------|
Ab|-5-4-3h4p3s1--3-4-3h4p3s1|
Eb|-------------------------|

And then go into the chorus, then into the riff. Over the riff you get this solo:

eb|--------------------------------------------13s15----------------------|
Bb|-15----14----11----8------15-14h15p14----------------------------------|
Gb|-17b19-16b18-13b15-10b12--------------15s12----------------------------|
Db|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Ab|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
Eb|-----------------------------------------------------------------------|

eb|-------18~-------------15~----------------------------------------|
Bb|-15--------14----11--------8----/---------------------------------|
Gb|-17b19-----16b18-13b15-----10b12/---------------------------0~----|
Db|------------------------------------------------------------0~----|
Ab|----------------------------------5-4-3h4p3s1--3-4-3h4p3s1-----5/-|
Eb|------------------------------------------------------------3~-3/-|

I hope this all helped! If you have any requests or advice, post a comment on this tab
or PM me on the forum - my username is Gu1tar K1d, in case you can't spot it. Keep
rockin'. \o/

Structure:
Intro
Riff
Verse
Bridge
Chorus
Riff
Verse
Bridge
Chorus
Pre Solo
Chorus
Riff/Solo

Terminology used:
h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
s = slide
/ = slide out (to very bottom of neck)
b = bend
PM = palm mute
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CinderellaFan14 231 May 29, 2012 01:15 AM

Man, awesome job! I'm loving the entire new Slash album. It sounds like Slash had all the songwriting talent in Guns n Roses, because Apocalyptic Love sounds more like classic Guns n Roses than they do now! Thanks for this awesome tab! 5 STARS!

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Shor-T Zero 70 Jun 04, 2012 06:11 PM

Great tab, I'm pretty sure this accurate. Everything clicks so far, and I don't blame you for not tabbing the solo, haha.

One note, on the chorus when they play a D5 and then B5 (I hope I got that right), it sounds like they add a root note on those two chords on the low e string (6 and 3, respectively). It definitely sounds like it on the B5. Could be wrong though. Other than that, it sounds great, reads great, and an excellent tab.

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