Slash and his backing band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, have finished recording the third album to be released under the Slash solo banner. A total of 17 songs, including one instrumental, were laid down for the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love. Singer Myles Kennedy recently told VH1 about the record, “It’s good! It’s very rock. 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.”
- A release date for the new disc has yet to be announced.
- Slash began his official “solo” career with a self-titled 2010 album, after stints with Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver over the years.
- The legendary guitarist employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album, before settling on Alter Bridge member Kennedy for both touring and eventually recording.
- Kennedy told us that there’s always an adjustment period when he switches from Alter Bridge back to Slash or vice versa:
- “For me there’s a certain gearshift that has to happen, where it usually takes me a little bit of time to kind of get back into that different pair of shoes, is kind of how I look at — learn how to walk in those again. So for the first few days it’s always a little — there’s a little bit of awareness there. But then you just kind of get into the groove and you go with it.”
- Apocalyptic Love earned Slash his two first-ever Number One U.S. rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The record’s third single, “Anastasia”, cracked the Top 10 at both Modern and Active Rock.
- Slash and Aerosmith will team up for a U.S. tour this summer, with exact dates and venues due to be revealed on Tuesday (April 8th).