Video footage of Slash and Myles Kennedy performing acoustically for the listeners of Detroit, Michigan’s WRIF 101.1 FM radio station can be seen below.
Slash‘s third album, “World On Fire”, will be released on September 15. Slash and MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS recorded 17 songs for the follow-up to 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love”. Among the tracks on the record are “Shadow Life”, “Automatic Overdrive”, “Wicked Stone”, “Bent To Fly”, “Battleground” and the title track, which also serves as the set’s first single.
Slash told Rocksverige.se that he was blown away with Myles Kennedy the first time he ever heard his voice, saying, “I had never met him before, I had just heard about him. I didn’t even know what he sang like. I asked him to sing a song on my (first) solo record with all the different singers, and he was fucking great. Then we met, he came to L.A. and we recorded the studio version of ‘Starlight’.”
Slash added, “I just really liked him, he’s very laid back and cool. At that point I asked him if he wanted to do a tour with me to support that album. I guess it was obvious to me somehow that he could sing the bulk of the material from that solo record and it was just a gut feeling he could sing all the GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER and SNAKEPIT stuff.”
Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that his singer is one of the most dedicated musicians he’s ever worked with: “You know, Myles is pretty interesting. I mean, he sings great, he’s a great lyricist, all he does is work, he loves to tour. He works constantly, but when he’s not working onstage, he’s working in his room, writing stuff and, you know, in the studio he’s always there. So he’s sort of odd. [laughs]”
Slash released his first self-titled solo effort in 2010. On that album he employed a different vocalist on each track, before settling on ALTER BRIDGE member Kennedy for both touring and eventually recording.
“Apocalyptic Love” earned Slash his two first-ever No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun”.
The former GUNS N’ ROSES member and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee is taking his band on the road this summer for both headlining dates and a tour with AEROSMITH.
This news tip was found at Blabbermouth.net.