Slash and his solo band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, have entered the studio to begin recording the third album under the solo Slash banner, according to Blabbermouth. Singer Myles Kennedy told VH1 that the material for the new effort is “very rock,” adding, “It’s very rocking. I think it’s more up-tempo than the last record was, and (Slash has) got some really great riffs on this record. Killer stuff.”
- Slash and the band are recording the instrumental parts first while Kennedy is on tour with his other band, Alter Bridge.
- Slash told us not long ago that he doesn’t like to play songs too many times before laying them down in the studio:
- “You want to get it to where you know the song and you can play it where all you’re doing is playing by feel — you don’t want to be thinking about it too much. But you don’t want to overwork it, you know. You don’t want to get too anal about stuff and, you know, start fine-tuning to the point of perfection, because then you lose that edge that comes with a sort of spontaneity of just playing the song for the feel of it.”]
- Kennedy told VH1 that the band is starting with drum tracks and that Slash is keeping him updated on their progress via daily texts.
- The new disc will follow up 2012’s Apocalyptic Love. Slash’s bassist, Todd Kerns, recently wrote at his blog that the new songs were “sleazier, tougher and more dangerous.”