Slash

Thu
30
Oct

Guitar Center And Directv Feature SLASH In Original 2-Part Documentary And Concert

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GUITAR CENTER AND DIRECTV FEATURE ICONIC GUITARIST SLASH IN ORIGINAL 2-PART DOCUMENTARY AND LIVE CONCERT EVENT
ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURES INTERVIEWS WITH DAVE GROHL, ALICE COOPER, JOE PERRY, DUFF MCKAGAN, NIKKI SIXX, DAVE MUSTAINE AND MORE
 
ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Concert special ‘SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip’ will debut on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Nov 7th at 9pm
  • Filmed at Hollywood’s iconic venue The Roxy, the concert special features songs spanning SLASH’s storied career
  • Directed by Martyn Atkins, ‘SLASH Raised On the Sunset Strip’ documentary will debut on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) Nov 13 at 10pm
Los Angeles, CA (October 29, 2014): Guitar Center and DIRECTV announced a two-part documentary and live concert event examining the life and music of GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist SLASH. With a world tour on the horizon and his new album World On Fire debuting in the top ten and garnering worldwide critical acclaim, the iconic guitarist remains one of the leading influences in music.
 
In a 90-minute live concert event – SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip –viewers get a front row seat to Slash’s recent show at one of Hollywood’s most iconic venues, The Roxy, as part of Guitar Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound, the special features songs from SLASH’s recently released album World on Fire as well as classic Guns’N’Roses and Velvet Revolver hits. The concert brings a rock legend back to the stages where his career began: The Sunset Strip.
The concert special leads into a 90-minute documentary directed by Martyn Atkins that takes viewers into the studio with the rock legend, combining new and archival footage with interviews from the artists and colleagues that influenced his incredible career. Tracing the rock icon’s incredible journey, SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip covers his childhood in both England and California’s Laurel Canyon, his discovery of the guitar and arrival on the Sunset Strip, his meteoric rise with Guns’N’Roses, the evolution of Velvet Revolver, SLASH’s solo career and his current band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
SLASH speaks in intricate detail about his drive and approach to the craft, successes, challenges, influences and collaborations with multiple artists. Interviews with rock legends including Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki Six, Duff McKagan, Steven Alder, Matt Sorum, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy, Dave Mustaine, Marc Canter, Alan Niven, SLASH’s wife Perla Hudson and more reveal the stories of how it all came to be and, more importantly, where he's heading.
 
Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/TS5h5NHc1XY
 
Air Date Schedule
November 7, 2014 at 9pm          SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip
November 13, 2014 at 10pm      SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip
 
“Our incredible partnership with DIRECTV has allowed us to produce nearly 100 episodes of award-winning television, present cinematic musical experiences and now, venture into documentary filmmaking. We are honored to feature Slash, an artist of such incredible character and talent and someone with whom we share a 30-year relationship. This project not only celebrates the songs of one of rock’s most iconic figures, but the story behind the man that made them a reality and is another step in the evolution of our mission to develop engaging, inspirational story driven films and broadcast content. We plan on continuing this foray into documentary production by telling the stories of other influential and iconic musicians in order to inspire our viewers and perpetuate a culture that celebrates musicians.”
-Dustin Hinz, Vice President of Brand Experience and Entertainment Marketing, Guitar Center
 
“DIRECTV is thrilled to present a film that captures the history of an extraordinary music icon,” said Bart Peters, Vice President Production and Development, DIRECTV. “Slash embodies not just prolific talent, but, more so, the spirit of rock and roll. This film allows fans can hear to his compelling in his own words and through is iconic his music. Slash’s distinctive sound has made him an international superstar, and we’re proud to take this ride with him back to the Sunset Strip.”
- Bart Peters, Vice President of Production and Development, DIRECTV
 
Guitar Center and SLASH have a long-standing history of working together. Past partnerships include Your Next Record with Slash, Guitar Center Onstage with Slash, Guitar Center Masterclass with Slash, Guitar Center Sessions and more. Slash Live from the Sunsent Strip is presented by Gibson and Epiphone along with proud partners Dunlop and MXR.
 
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Fri
15
Aug

SLASH Composing Score for Theme Park’s “Halloween Horror Nights” Maze “Clowns 3D Music”

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Grammy Award Winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist
SLASH
Strikes a Chord at Universal Studios Hollywood, Composing First-Ever Original Score
for Theme Park's Gripping New 'Halloween Horror Nights' Maze
'Clowns 3D Music by SLASH'
 
Universal City, CA, August 14, 2014 ' Celebrated Grammy' Award-winning musician, SLASH, hailed as one of the 10 best electric guitar players of all time by Time magazine, is joining forces with Universal Studios Hollywood to compose an original score for the theme park's hypnotizing new 3D maze, 'Clowns 3D Music by SLASH' at 'Halloween Horror Nights,' beginning Friday, September 19, 2014.
 
While partnering with top recording artists has become a signature of 'Halloween Horror Nights,' this collaboration with prolific guitarist, SLASH, marks the first time a musician has created an original maze score for the popular event.  This inspired effort comes at a demanding time for SLASH, whose new album 'World on Fire' debuts on September 16, 2014, on the heels of his 'Let Rock Rule' World Tour performing with Aerosmith.
 
Infused with the rocker's hell-raising electric guitar riffs, the ominous new 'Clowns 3D Music by SLASH' haunted attraction is no laughing matter as it unmasks the psychological disorder known as Coulrophobia, a disturbing condition affecting those with an extreme and irrational fear of clowns. 
The psychedelic 3D maze will horrify guests, taunting and tempting them with terror and treats as they parade through 'Sweet Licks Frozen Clown Pops Family Amusement Center,' a dilapidated roadside attraction and one-time thriving ice cream factory run by deranged siblings and their mad clown father, Sweet Licks. As this demented trio schemes to restore the family business by luring visitors with free ice cream, guests will soon find themselves on the menu as the key ingredient of a sick new high-protein ice cream concoction.
'I'm a HUGE fan of 'Halloween Horror Nights' and was inspired to partner with Universal Studios Hollywood because they are the founders of creating extreme horror,' said SLASH.  'I've been composing music for as long as I can remember and jumped at the chance to be an integral part of this year's event and create the original score for this creepy clown maze.  I can't wait to see the fans' reactions and will be first in line to experience the maze myself.'
 
'It's an honor to collaborate with one of the most iconic rock legends around,' said John Murdy, Creative Director at Universal Studios Hollywood and Executive Producer of 'Halloween Horror Nights.'  'From the moment I heard SLASH's original composition for the maze, I immediately knew he got it, as the vibe and feel of his score are so right on. He captured the exact tone we were looking to convey to our guests, and it's great having SLASH be a part of this incredible event.'
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its 'The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time' list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses 'Sweet Child o' Mine' and 'Welcome To The Jungle.' After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH's Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH's self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: 'You're A Lie' and 'Standing In The Sun.' SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014www.slashonline.com.
 
'Halloween Horror Nights' 2014 at Universal Studios Hollywood will be 'More Dead Than Ever,' as it brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in the living, breathing, three-dimensional world of the most notorious and terrifying creatures in existence. This year's event will feature a slate of all-new unrivaled film production quality mazes, terror-filled scare zones and a fully re-imagined 'Terror Tram' experience, uniquely themed to today's most definitive horror properties, including, 'The Walking Dead:  The End of the Line,' based on AMC's critically-acclaimed, Golden Globe'-nominated and Emmy' Award-winning television series; 'From Dusk Till Dawn,' inspired by Robert Rodriguez's cult film and El Rey network's TV series; 'Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood,' based on Universal Pictures' upcoming epic action-adventure; 'AVP:  Alien vs. Predator,' based on the Twentieth Century Fox film franchise; 'An American Werewolf in London,' based Universal Pictures' Academy Award'-winning and genre-defining film, written and directed by John Landis; 'Face Off:  In the Flesh,' based on Syfy's hit TV series, and 'The Purge: Anarchy,' a new scare zone inspired by Universal Pictures' blockbuster thriller.
 
To learn more about this all-new 'Halloween Horror Nights' maze, click here:  'Clowns 3D Music by SLASH.'
Updates on 'Halloween Horror Nights' at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: 'Halloween Horror Nights ' Hollywood,' on Instagram at @HorrorNights and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror Nights YouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.
 
Universal Studios HollywoodSM, The Entertainment Capital of L.A.SM includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the '5 Towers' state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.  World-class rides and attractions include the popular 'Despicable Me Minion Mayhem' family adventure ride, the intense, award-winning ride, 'King Kong 360 3-D' on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, 'Transformers':  The Ride-3D,' 'The Simpsons Ride',' 'Revenge of the MummySM'The Ride' and 'Jurassic Park' 'The Ride.'
Universal Studios Hollywood is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
 
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Fri
01
Aug

SLASH To Take Over Famous Hollywood Club Trilogy in September

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TAKEOVER OF ICONIC HOLLYWOOD CLUBS
THE TROUBADOUR (9/23),  THE ROXY (9/25)  AND THE WHISKY A GO GO (9/26)
BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘WORLD ON FIRE’ OUT SEPT. 16 
FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK “World On Fire”
MARKS SLASH’s FASTEST RISING SONG AT RADIO EVER
LIVE FROM THE ROXY
FULL CONCERT FILM TO BROADCAST NATIONAL TELEVISION VIA
DIRECTV NOVEMBER 9th AT 8pm (ET/PT)
 
 
Slash at The Forum 7.30.2014 by Scott Uchida
 
Although it’s said you can never go home again, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have today (July 31) announced they’ll celebrate the release of their new album WORLD ON FIRE by returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three one-night-only club shows: September 23 (The Troubadour) and then, moving up the hill to the world-famous Sunset Strip, September 25 (The Roxy) and September 26 (The Whisky A Go Go).
These gigs will amp up the excitement around WORLD ON FIRE--out September 16 SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline--and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. Tickets for all shows go on-sale August 1 at www.SlashOnline.com.
 
“We’re excited to unleash ‘World On Fire’ in a big way and be a part of Guitar Center’s 50th celebration,” says SLASH. "They’ve been really supportive of me since the very beginning on the Sunset Strip.”
 
Fans can be a part of history as Guitar Center will present SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators “Live From the Roxy,” to be broadcast on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (Ch 239) November 9th at 8pm. The 90-minute full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound. Fans can enter to win a VIP trip for two to see The Roxy show and take home an Epiphone Les Paul signed by the legendary guitarist, visit guitarcenter.com/slash to win.
“World On Fire” marks SLASH’s fastest-climbing song at radio ever; the album’s hell-raising first single hit the Top 10 this week. Listen to the song “World On Fire” HERE and watch the fun NSFW video HERE.
 
The WORLD ON FIRE disc marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.
 
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are currently on their summer tour with Aerosmith in addition to select solo dates, see full itinerary below. The group rocked a packed house at The Forum in Los Angeles last night (July 30). For all dates and tour ticket packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour. Check out the set list from The Forum show below:
 
SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Set List from The Forum in Los Angeles
7.30.14 
 “You're a Lie”
“Nighttrain”
 “Standing In The Sun”
“Back From Cali”
“You Could Be Mine”
“World On Fire”
“Anastasia”
“By The Sword”
“Sweet Child Of Mine”
“Slither”
“Paradise City”
 
Catch SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators on the road through the fall:
 
 
DATE
 
CITY
VENUE
*
Fri
8/1
Scottsdale, AZ
Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom
 
Sat
8/2
Las Vegas, NV
MGM Grand Garden Arena
 
Fri
8/8
Stateline, NV
Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s
 
Wed
8/13
Concord, CA
Sleep Train Pavilion
*
Fri
8/15
Coquitlam, BC, Canada
Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver
 
Sat
8/16
George, WA
The Gorge Amphitheatre
 
Tue
8/19
Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
 
Fri
8/22
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
 
Mon
8/25
The Woodlands, TX
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
 
Thu
8/28
Atlanta, GA
Phillips Arena
*
Fri
8/29
Hollywood, FL
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
 
Sun
8/31
Atlantic City, NJ
Boardwalk Hall
 
Wed
9/3
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
 
Sat
9/6
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live
 
Tue
9/9
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
 
Fri
9/12
Sydney, NS, Canada
Open Hearth Park
Guitar Center Presents: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip
*
Tue
9/23
Hollywood, CA
The Troubadour 
*
Thu
9/25
Hollywood, CA
The Roxy 
*
Fri
9/26
Hollywood, CA
The Whisky A Go Go 
* Indicates Headlining Shows.
 
About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet RevolverSLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014www.slashonline.com.
 
 

 
 

Link for WORLD ON FIRE cover artwork painted by American contemporary artist Ron English
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Wed
18
Jun

SLASH PREMIERES NSFW LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'WORLD ON FIRE'

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
PREMIERE NSFW LYRIC VIDEO FOR
FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK

'WORLD ON FIRE'
TODAY

NEW ALBUM
'WORLD ON FIRE'
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 16


 

 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have premiered the lyric video for 'World On Fire' the first single and title track off their new album due out September 16.

'Check out the 'World on Fire' video,' says SLASH. 'It sums up the song and it rocks pretty damn hard, especially the girl."

Watch the NSFW clip for 'World On Fire' here:
 

The hell-raising song 'World On Fire' hit radio last Friday and can be streamed online at Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, go here: http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.

On September 16, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE via SLASH's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group recently revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English (see below). The WORLD ON FIRE disc marks SLASH's third solo album and second one with his band The Conspirators featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012's Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with 'You're A Lie' and 'Standing In The Sun.' SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek launching off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store.

For all dates and tour ticket packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

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Mon
16
Jun

NEW SLASH TRACK PREMIERS ONLINE

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
UNLEASH FIRST SINGLE AND TITLE TRACK
WORLD ON FIRE
 

SONG AVAILABLE ON iTUNES TODAY HERE

NEW ALBUM
WORLD ON FIRE
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 16

 


 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have released “WORLD ON FIRE” the first single and title track off their new album today, Friday the 13th at radio. Listen to the hell-raising “World On Fire” on Revolver HERE and Slashonline.com HERE. To download the song on iTunes, http://smarturl.it/slashworldonfire.

On September 16, SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group have revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English (see below). The disc marks SLASH’s third solo album and second one with his band The Conspirators featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek which kicks off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary SLASH’s “Real To Reel” at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series documented the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last; the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record WORLD ON FIRE from start to finish.

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

*

Wed

7/9

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

 

Thu

7/10

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

 

Fri

7/11

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa Bluesfest (non-headlining)

 

Sun

7/13

Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park

 

Wed

7/16

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

*

Sun

7/20

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

 

Tue

7/22

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

 

Fri

7/25

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

*

Sat

7/26

N. Kansas City, MO

Harrah's N. Kansas City - Voodoo Lounge

 

Wed

7/30

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

*

Fri

8/1

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom

 

Sat

8/2

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Fri

8/8

Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s

 

Wed

8/13

Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion

*

Fri

8/15

Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver

 

Sat

8/16

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

 

Tue

8/19

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

 

Fri

8/22

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

 

Mon

8/25

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

Thu

8/28

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

*

Fri

8/29

Hollywood, FL

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Sun

8/31

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

 

Wed

9/3

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

 

Sat

9/6

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

 

Tue

9/9

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

Fri

9/12

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining Shows.

 

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16 2014www.slashonline.com.

 

SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators: 

http://slashonline.com
https://twitter.com/#!/slash
https://www.facebook.com/Slash
http://www.youtube.com/slash 

MSO Press Releases & Photos:
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Wed
28
May

SLASH TO UNLEASH WORLD ON FIRE IN SEPTEMBER

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
ANNOUNCE
‘WORLD ON FIRE’
NEW ALBUM AND SECOND WITH CURRENT LINE-UP TO BE RELEASED
SEPTEMBER 16

TITLE TRACK WILL ARRIVE AT RADIO FRIDAY, JUNE 13TH

COVER ARTWORK DESIGNED BY RON ENGLISH 

GROUP ANNOUNCE HEADLINING SUMMER 2014 TOUR DATES
ALONGSIDE “LET ROCK RULE” TOUR WITH AEROSMITH
TOUR STARTS JULY 10 IN NEW YORK

SLASH AND MYLES KENNEDY TALK ABOUT
WORLD ON FIRE
IN Q&A

 


Link for WORLD ON FIRE cover artwork painted by American contemporary artist Ron English: http://msopr.com/files/world_on_fire_cover_art_med_res.jpg

 

SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE on September 16 via SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. The group revealed the cover artwork for WORLD ON FIRE designed by American contemporary artist Ron English today. Featuring the blazing title track as the first single—arriving at radio Friday, June 13th—the disc marks SLASH’s third solo album and second one with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). **See a Q&A with SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY below.

For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and his band tapped Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to produce. Among the 17 songs is an instrumental--a powerful new turn for the band. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits--his first-ever solo--with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album which employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and Myles Kennedy among others.

Following are song titles for WORLD ON FIRE:

“World on Fire”
“Shadow Life”
“Automatic Overdrive”
“Wicked Stone”
“30 Years to Life”
“Bent to Fly”
“Stone Blind”
“Too Far Gone”
“Beneath the Savage Sun”
“Withered Delilah”
“Battleground”
“Dirty Girl”
“Iris of the Storm”
“Avalon”
“The Dissident”
“Safari Inn”
“The Unholy”

 

SLASH and Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have announced additional solo dates in between their summer tour with Aerosmith. The group will preview new songs for fans on the trek which kicks off Thursday, July 10 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in Wantagh, NY (see the full itinerary below).  Special ticket packages include: amazing seats (Level 1 tickets), an exclusive autographed SLASH lithograph, a Digital Download of the new SLASH album WORLD ON FIRE and a merchandise voucher worth $50, redeemable in the SLASH Exclusive Online Store. For all packages, visit: http://slashonline.com/tour.

Check out the exclusive behind-the-scenes documentary SLASH’s “Real To Reel” at: www.slashonline.com. The innovative online series documented the entire in-studio recording process from the first day of recording to the last; the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series follows Slash and The Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record WORLD ON FIRE from start to finish.

 

SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY talk about the album and the forthcoming tour dates in this Q&A:

WORLD ON FIRE marks your second album with your band MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). How do you feel the dynamic between the four of you has evolved?

SLASH:  We had a natural chemistry from the very beginning. The longer we have been together the more it has blossomed. And because of all the touring and the different situations we have been thrown into as a band and as players, we have all subconsciously learned from that. It shows up when we’re writing and when we’re recording. It’s sort of an unsaid thing, but I can sense it. It’s a natural evolution for a bunch of musicians in a band together.

MYLES: Over the last four years we have definitely evolved into a band. Utilizing Todd's vocal prowess and Brent's ability as a multi-instrumentalist definitely highlights what the Conspirators are capable of. I feel like it adds to what Slash and I do as songwriters. Not to mention they are both a big part of the arrangement process. Todd even brought in a cool progression that we used for the verses in “Shadow Life” and he added an great intro to “The Dissident” which is really fun.

What are the biggest differences between the last album Apocalyptic Love and the new album WORLD ON FIRE?

SLASH: The biggest difference is that the band has also has naturally evolved with so much touring and all of these different things. There’s a difference in musicianship that shows on this record and the songwriting skills especially.

The other difference is the fact that we recorded both albums live, but we kept the first one (Apocalyptic Love) just live.  That was it. There was no over-dubs or layering or any kind of studio techniques.  With WORLD ON FIRE I wanted to do guitar harmonies and double up parts and just create sounds. It’s a little more produced record in that sense.

MYLES: We didn't spend as much time fine-tuning arrangements as a unit during the Apocalyptic sessions.  I think that’s part of the reason this record sounds as cohesive as it does. Slash spent a lot of time with Todd and Brent working on arrangements while I was on tour with Alter Bridge late last year. When I got off the road, I met up with them in LA so they could get a feel for how the songs felt with vocals.

Another difference is that Slash played all the guitars on WORLD ON FIRE. During the Apocalyptic sessions I sang and played guitar which was fun, but it definitely cut into the amount of time I had to focus on lyrics, etc. Not playing guitar on WORLD ON FIRE gave me additional time to fine-tune lyrics and melodies which improved the songs in the end. I'm very happy with how it turned out.

For WORLD ON FIRE you teamed up with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus). What do you feel he brought to the table?

SLASH: Elvis is very conscious about guitar and guitar tones as well as drums, bass and vocals. For me, it is important to work with somebody who is very dialed-into guitar sounds. In this particular day and age it’s a rarity to find someone who really understands guitar sounds.  Elvis is an extremely hard-worker. I consider myself a hard worker as well as Myles. He was somebody that, over the course of making the record, gave me an even more of an extra push in some moments. So he brought out the best in me as well as Myles and the drums and everything. He was a pleasure to work with.

MYLES: Elvis is brilliant. It's the fifth record I have had the pleasure of recording with him. His ability to get the best out of a rock band is pretty special. He always seems to be aware of what the fans want to hear from an artist. He did a great job documenting Slash's tone and sound. I remember the first time I heard the solo for “Battleground”--I was blown away. Elvis captured the sonic hallmarks that made Slash's playing resonate with me 25 years ago.

Elvis is hands-on with every element of the recording process. From the arrangements to the final mix, he is relentless at making sure that the record is everything it should be and more.

Did you guys experiment with any new sounds with the production?

SLASH:  Yes and no. The whole record sounds new compared to the last album. Yes we did do a lot of tonal and EQ and guitars. I can’t say we were looking to break ground with new technology, because we did this to tape. But from a tonal and equalization point of view, we definitely broke a lot of new ground.

MYLES: That would be a question for Elvis or Slash. I can definitely hear some new approaches that I haven't heard on the last two records.

What makes “World on Fire” the perfect single choice?

SLASH:  I think there’s a lot of singles on the record, but it’s a good kick-off song. It’s up-tempo, aggressive, it’s a fun song. I love the whole world on fire, larger-than-life kind of vibe that the title and lyrics have.

MYLES: It's got a certain intensity and drive that made it a compelling choice for the lead-off track.

In what ways are we all suffering from a World on Fire?

SLASH: To be literal about it, we have the global warming thing. But that’s not the catalyst for the title. “World on Fire” is more of a tongue-in-cheek, positive, fun thing-- it has a lot of sexual connotations in the actual song itself. It’s a euphemism for going a little bit crazy and pulling out all the stops.

MYLES: “World On Fire” isn't necessarily a profound statement about where we are as a planet. It's about living life to the fullest....carpe diem. Some might perceive the track as carnal in nature, but the idea of seizing the moment and doing what makes you happy is the overall theme. Then again, it's not up to me to dictate what a song will mean to everyone. All I can do is tell you what was going through my head as the lyrics were being written.

What are a couple of other songs that you feel are highlights for you right now?

SLASH:  When doing a record I hate to identify with any one particular song or two particular songs. It’s not like the record is written with one great song and the rest are filler. They all mean as much as the others. There are a few songs that are very different than what we did on the last record. There’s a song called “The Unholy” which was influenced by my work in film. There’s another song called “Thirty Years to Life” which is a little bit of a departure. There’s another song that sticks out in my mind called “The Dissident” that’s a little bit unpredictable compared to stuff that people would expect from us.

You’re touring with Aerosmith this summer for the “Let Rock Rule” tour. It feels like true rock is needed more than ever in a very pop-driven landscape. How do you guys feel about this?

SLASH:  I am a Rock n’ Roll guy. The music business has become a pop-oriented sort of thing and all of the different music genres have become pop. I love the fact that I am doing Rock n’ Roll and have always done the same thing from a very heartfelt place. Aerosmith has represented that to me ever since I was kid. The two of us going out there and doing this big tour and holding that banner and doing it as sincerely as it can be done is something that I can be proud of.

MYLES: Though rock is not the force that it once was in America, it still has a loyal fan base that always seems to continue regardless of what popular culture deems as the "cool thing." It's great because you go to a rock show and you know folks aren't there because they are following trends, they aren't fair weather fans, they’re following their heart and listening to music that they love. People have been saying rock is dead for years but the reality is that it just falls out of favor with pop culture from time to time. The rock fans are still out there and that's why a tour like this is so important.

 

 


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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators tour dates are as follows:

 

DATE

 

CITY

VENUE

*

Wed

9-Jul

Hampton Beach, NH

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

 

Thu

10-Jul

Wantagh, NY

Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

 

Fri

11-Jul

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Ottawa Bluesfest (non-headlining)

 

Sun

13-Jul

Kitchener, ON, Canada

McLennan Park

 

Wed

16-Jul

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

*

Sun

20-Jul

Northfield, OH

Hard Rock Live

 

Tue

22-Jul

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

 

Fri

25-Jul

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

*

Sat

26-Jul

N. Kansas City, MO

Harrah's N. Kansas City - Voodoo Lounge

 

Wed

30-Jul

Inglewood, CA

The Forum

*

Fri

1-Aug

Scottsdale, AZ

Talking Stick Resort & Casino - Ballroom

 

Sat

2-Aug

Las Vegas, NV

MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Fri

8-Aug

Stateline, NV

Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harvey’s

 

Wed

13-Aug

Concord, CA

Sleep Train Pavilion

*

Fri

15-Aug

Coquitlam, BC, Canada

Hard Rock Casino - Vancouver

 

Sat

16-Aug

George, WA

The Gorge Amphitheatre

 

Tue

19-Aug

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

 

Fri

22-Aug

Dallas, TX

American Airlines Center

 

Mon

25-Aug

The Woodlands, TX

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

Thu

28-Aug

Atlanta, GA

Phillips Arena

*

Fri

29-Aug

Hollywood, FL

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 

Sun

31-Aug

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

 

Wed

3-Sep

Newark, NJ

Prudential Center

 

Sat

6-Sep

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

 

Tue

9-Sep

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

Fri

12-Sep

Sydney, NS, Canada

Open Hearth Park

* Indicates Headlining Shows.

 

About SLASH:
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver.  SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16 2014www.slashonline.com.

 

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