Ain't Life Grand (Slash's Snakepit album)

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Ain't Life Grand
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 2000
  • Ocean Way, Hollywood
  • Snakepit Studios, Los Angeles
GenreHard rock, blues rock
LabelKoch International
ProducerJack Douglas
Slash's Snakepit chronology
It's Five O'Clock Somewhere
Ain't Life Grand
Singles from Ain't Life Grand
  1. "Been There Lately"
    Released: October 2000[1] (October 2000[1])
  2. "Mean Bone"
    Released: February 2001[2] (February 2001[2])
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rolling Stone[4]

Ain't Life Grand is the second and final studio album by American hard rock band Slash's Snakepit, released on October 10, 2000. The songs "Been There Lately" and "Mean Bone" were released as singles, and along with "Shine", had promo videos created for them.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Slash's Snakepit; additional writers noted.

1."Been There Lately"4:28
2."Just Like Anything"4:23
4."Mean Bone"4:40
5."Back to the Moment"5:33
6."Life's Sweet Drug"3:53
7."Serial Killer"6:19
8."The Truth"5:17
10."Ain't Life Grand"4:54
11."Speed Parade"3:52
12."The Alien"4:27
Japanese edition
13."Rusted Heroes"4:51
14."Something About Your Love"2:53


  • Tracks 1, 3, 6, 10, 11, 13, and 14 written by Slash, Johnny Griparic, Rod Jackson, Matt Laug, and Ryan Roxie.
  • Tracks 2, 4, 7–9, and 12 written by Slash, Griparic, Jackson, Laug, Roxie, and Jack Douglas.
  • Track 5 written by Slash, Griparic, Jackson, Laug, Roxie, and Jeff Paris.



  • The album cover artwork has been released by ConArt, a graphic company owned by Slash's brother.
  • The cassette promo version KOC-PRO-1062 entitled Snippet's From: Slash's Snakepit Ain't Life Grand contains 3 unreleased tracks that contain a "personal message from Slash".
  • There is an early version of Ain't Life Grand released in very limited quantity by Interscope before Slash left the company in 2000 that was meant for the company's staff only. Two unreleased songs are on it: "Bleed" and "What Kind Of Life". Also included is the rare song "Something About Your Love". This versions tracklist is as follows: 1. Been There Lately 2. Anything (Just Like Anything) 3. Shine 4. One Mean Bone (Mean Bone) 5. Break You (Back to the Moment) 6. The Truth 7. Landslide 8. Ain't Life Grand 9. Speed Parade 10. Serial Killer 11. Something About Your Love 12. The Alien 13. Breed 14. What Kind of Life? [6][7]


Chart performance for Ain't Life Grand
Chart (2000) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 58
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 96


  1. ^ "Slash's Snakepit Discography | Music, albums and songs".
  2. ^ "Slash's Snakepit Discography | Music, albums and songs".
  3. ^ Huey, S. (2011). "Ain't Life Grand – Slash's Snakepit | AllMusic". allmusic. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  4. ^ Sheffield, R. (2011). "Slash's Snakepit: Ain't Life Grand : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on March 30, 2009. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  5. ^ "Ain't Life Grand | Slash's Snakepit album".
  6. ^ "Ain't Life Grand on SlashParadise". November 10, 2012.
  7. ^ "Ain't Life Grand on RattusTheRat".
  8. ^ Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia's Music Charts 1988–2010 (PDF ed.). Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 256.
  9. ^ " – Slash's Snakepit – Ain't Life Grand" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved October 15, 2022.
  10. ^ " – Slash's Snakepit – Ain't Life Grand". Hung Medien. Retrieved October 15, 2022.

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