Myles Kennedy

Tue
17
Jul

ALTER BRIDGE Release Career-Defining Concert 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall'

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Friday, September 7, 2018
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Pre-Order Of Various Audio And Video Configurations Now Available at www.nervegas.com.au/alterbridge 
 
Video For “Addicted To Pain” Featuring The Parallax Orchestra From Those Sold-Out Shows Can Be Seen Here.
 

After 14 years performing together, five full-length studio albums, and countless sold-out shows around the globe, there aren’t many items left on a band’s bucket list. For Alter Bridge, one of the remaining list items was crossed off in October 2017 when the band performed two sold-out shows at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall backed by the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra led by conductor Simon Dobson. Those career-defining shows were captured and combined in the upcoming Napalm Records worldwide release Live At The Royal Albert Hall on September 7th.
 
“I think out of all the years of doing this [music], this experience is the top two or three highlights without a doubt. It’s something that none of us are going to forgot,” explains Myles Kennedy in a recently released trailer that can be seen here: https://youtu.be/iMwwi-7wRBk.
 
Live At The Royal Albert Hall is a 21-song collection that features some of Alter Bridge’s biggest hits, fan favorites and even a couple of rarities including “Words Darker Than Their Wings” – a song the band had never played live previously. Songs like “Before Tomorrow Comes,” “Ghost Of Days Gone By,” “The Last Hero,” and “Broken Wings” all find new life with the unique arrangements presented by Dobson and the Parallax Orchestra performing alongside the band. The pre-order for the release is live and fans can order various audio and video configurations including Blu-Ray, DVD, CD and Vinyl as well as other unique bundles with exclusive content. The pre-order is currently live here: http://smarturl.it/LiveFromTRAH and at www.alterbridge.com. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will go to the Future Song Foundation; an organization that Myles Kennedy is closely involved with. The first track released from the collection is the band’s chart-topping single “Addicted To Pain.” The video for that song can be seen here:  https://youtu.be/J6U-5BCDVK8
 
The track listing for Live At The Royal Albert Hall is:
 
1)     Slip To The Void                                                                12)  The Last Hero
2)     Addicted To Pain                                                             13)  The End Is Here
3)     Before Tomorrow Comes                                          14)  Words Darker Than Their Wings
4)     The Writing On The Wall                                            15)  Waters Rising
5)     Cry Of Achilles                                                                   16)  Lover
6)     In Loving Memory                                                           17)  Wonderful Life/Watch Over You
7)     Fortress                                                                                18)  This Side Of Fate
8)     Ties That Bind                                                                   19)  Broken Wings
9)     The Other Side                                                                  20)  Blackbird
10)  Brand New Start                                                              21)  Open Your Eyes
11)  Ghost Of Days Gone By
 
Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of their gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. ABIII was released in 2010 and the single “Isolation” gave the band their first #1 single. In 2013, the band reached an elevated creative and critical plateau with Fortress. It bowed at #12 on the Billboard Top 200, moving over 30,000 copies first-week and earning unanimous tastemaker praise. The record garnered perfect scores from Total Guitar and KERRANG! as well as acclaim from Billboard, The Guardian, Loudwire, Ultimate Guitar, and many more. In between sold out tours in Europe and North America, the guys appeared on VH1 and graced the cover of Classic Rock Magazine who labeled Fortress, “The best thing they’ve ever done,” while Eddie Trunk called it, “A top 10 album of the last 10 years.” 2016’s The Last Hero gave the band their first Top 10 album since their debut. Alter Bridge has appeared on The Tonight Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live and their music has been used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few.
 
ALTER BRIDGE line-up:
Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars
Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals
Brian Marshall on bass
Scott Phillips on drums
 
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Tue
03
Jul

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - NEAL SCHON, MYLES KENNEDY, ULI JON ROTH

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This week of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon, new interviews with Journey guitarist Neal Schon, vocalist Myles Kennedy and Uli Jon Roth. Alan Niven (GNR/Great White) co-hosts.
 
In our first interview JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon discusses the band's current tour with Def Leppard, his public feud with bandmate Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon's Journey Through Time, a Journey music festival, Santana and the Santana IV album, Carlos Santana, Santana III, the need to form Journey, new music, the desire to make a blues album with singer John Waite, doing something with Steve Perry 'that's different than Journey', his upcoming solo album, his work with Sammy Hagar, and comments about the various singers he's worked with including Steve Perry, John Waite and more. 
 
In our second interview, singer Myles Kennedy talks about his recently released solo album Year Of The Tiger, his upcoming solo tour, his voice, playing GNR songs in the future, Slash's guitar playing, Mark tremonti and more.
 
In our final interview, guitarist extraordinaire ULI JON ROTH discusses his UJR Sky guitars -visit: http://www.sky-guitars.com/2017/ -- As well as the recent immigration issues that delayed his scheduled North American tour, Electric Sun, late starts in North American clubs, leaving the Scorpions and becoming a solo artist, the metaphysics of music, the importance of commercial success, The Sails Of Charon, Your Light & The Taken By Force album, not being fond of the Scorpions lyrics, Tokyo Tapes and more.
 
 

 

 
Tue
19
Jun

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS 'Living The Dream' Sept 21

Friday, September 21, 2018
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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM LIVING THE DREAM
 
NEW ALBUM TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 21 VIA SNAKEPIT/ROADRUNNER RECORDS
 
GROUP ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINING TOUR TO KICK OFF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 IN LOS ANGELES ONSALE FRIDAY, JUNE 22 AT 10:00 AM (here)
 
 
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS have announced today, June 18 they’ll release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on September 21 via SLASH’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records.
 
LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third with his band featuring MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). A pre-order for the new album will begin on Wednesday, July 25.
For LIVING THE DREAM, SLASH and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus); the group are currently putting the finishing touches on the powerful 12 song collection. The band’s previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love, debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career. World On Fire was tagged by Guitar World as “another bold and unapologetically riffy statement” and “a varied, immersive and incredibly hard rocking effort” (December 2014). Rolling Stone described Apocalyptic Love--the band’s debut album--as “filled with head bangers and plenty of fancy fretwork” and Revolver declared it “a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars, or more suitably, open-air stadiums” (May 2012).
 
The group have announced they’ll kick off a U.S. headlining tour beginning September 13 in Los Angeles. Citi is the official credit card of the “Living The Dream” tour, as such Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Tuesday, June 19 at 10am local time through Thursday, June 21 at 10pm. For complete details, visit: citiprivatepass.com. SLASH fanclub presales will begin June 19 at 10:00am local time, with general onsales starting Friday, June 22 at 10:00am. Each ticket purchased online to a headlining show will include a digital copy of LIVING THE DREAM (out 9/21/18); all tickets are available at: http://www.slashonline.com. The full itinerary (see below), encompasses three festival appearances: Sunday, September 16 at KAABOO Festival, Friday, September 28 at Louder Than Life Festival and Sunday, October 14 at Aftershock Festival.
 

 
 
DATE
CITY
VENUE
TICKETS
Thu-Sep-13-18
Los Angeles, CA
Whisky A Go Go
Sat-Sep-15-18
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren
*Sun-Sep-16-18
Del Mar, CA
KAABOO Music Festival
Tue-Sep-18-18
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot
Wed-Sep-19-18
Denver, CO
Fillmore Auditorium
Fri-Sep-21-18
Tulsa, OK
Paradise Cove Margaritaville
Sat-Sep-22-18
Thackerville, OK (Dallas)
WinStar World Casino
Mon-Sep-24-18
Austin, TX
Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
Wed-Sep-26-18
Houston, TX
House of Blues
Fri-Sep-28-18
Louisville, KY
Louder Than Life Festival
Sat-Sep-29-18
New Buffalo, MI
Four Winds Casino Resort
Mon-Oct-01-18
Montclair, NJ
Wellmont Theater
Tue-Oct-02-18
Silver Spring, MD
The Fillmore Silver Spring
Thu-Oct-04-18
Rama, ON
Casino Rama
*Fri-Oct-05-18
New York, NY
Pier 17 @ South Street Seaport
Sat-Oct-06-18
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun - Wolf's Den
Tue-Oct-09-18
Huntington, NY
The Paramount
Wed-Oct-10-18
Philadelphia, PA
Electric Factory
Thu-Oct-11-18
Boston, MA
House of Blues
Sun-Oct-14-18
Sacramento, CA
Aftershock Festival
 
*Indicates date is already on-sale.
 
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Fri
01
Aug

SLASH To Take Over Famous Hollywood Club Trilogy in September

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Friday, August 1, 2014
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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
 
Wed
18
Jun

SLASH PREMIERES NSFW LYRIC VIDEO FOR 'WORLD ON FIRE'

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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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.

 
Wed
28
May

SLASH TO UNLEASH WORLD ON FIRE IN SEPTEMBER

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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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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