Weeks after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his fellow band members of Guns N' Roses, iconic guitarist Slash releases his second solo album "Apocalyptic Love" featuring Myles Kennedy.

The rocker sat down with Fox411 and talked about how this collaboration came about, " I had been hearing about Myles Kennedy and all this great stuff about him, so I got in touch with him  and told him what I was doing and he was interested and so I sent him a piece of music, just an instrumental sort of song arrangement and he sent it back to me with a vocal on it a couple weeks later and it was just amazing."

Other artists who are releasing new tunes are John Mayer with "Born and Raised" and "American Idol" season 10 finalist Haley Reinhart with her debut album "Listen up!"

Another new release is also a last, Whitney Houston's duet with Jordin Sparks from their film "Sparkle" called "Celebrate" will be available on August 17th. The late singer was honored at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards where her daughter Bobbi Kristina accepted the Millennium Award on her behalf.

While Billboard celebrated the life of Whitney, music fans were also mourning the loss of disco legend Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees. Just days after the death of the "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer, the 62-year-old also lost his battle to cancer. Along with his brothers Barry and Maurice the Bee Gees are responsible for timeless music including hits that appeared on the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack.

For more music news including more from the Billboard Music Awards and Justin Bieber click play on this week's 411 Playlist.

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