After spending the better part of 5 years working with Slash, and hearing so much of his catalog performed live night after night, the first time I heard the track “Anastasia” I was blown away. Slash began working on the bits and pieces of this song in his solos during the Slash Tour of 2010 and 2011. By the end of the tour the band was ready to go in and start work on the Apocalyptic Love album. Slash had constructed the intro and song structure for Anastasia, and all that was left was for Myles to go in and add an incredible melody and vocal. The song became a staple of the live shows from the very start of the albums tour, and was clearly a fan favorite from the first time it was played. Here is a great video of “Anastasia” performed live in Sydney during the 2012 sold out Australian tour.