Thursday, May 3, 2012

Slash: No room for drama in my band

Slash launches a series of US dates Thursday (tonight) night in Baltimore to promote the May 22 release of his sophomore solo effort, “Apocalyptic Love.”

Slash’s band – Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz - have formed a cohesive unit and are now going by the handle “Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.”

The guitarist tells the Orlando Sentinel about the vibe and experience of working on the project.

"This has been really liberating for me," says Slash. "The first solo album was the first time, really, that I was on my own to stretch my wings without the democratic, diplomatic situation you have to have in a band. That went right into working with these guys.”

"It's nonconfrontational, nondramatic,"
he added. "I've never been in a situation like that where there's no reason to have an issue about anything. I haven't had this much fun in a band situation since Guns started."

"It's different when you're dealing with people who aren't looking to cause problems, who aren't so self-centered and screwed up that everything has to be a battle,"
Slash explained. "I'm not saying that about any of the bands I've been in, per se. Rock and roll tends to breed a lot of idiosyncratic stuff, but I've been around to the point now that I don't have time for that."

Speaking of drama, Slash will be featured this weekend as part of a partial Guns N’ Roses reunion performance when HBO premieres its broadcast of the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which is set to air Saturday, May 5th (9:00-11:30 p.m. EST/PST).

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See also:

VIDEO: Slash interviewed on CBC Radio Canada
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Slash says Rock Hall was great experience
Guns N’ Roses: Slash explains Myles Kennedy singing at Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Green Day inducts Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses perform at Rock Hall induction
AUDIO: Green Day induct Guns N’ Roses into Rock Hall
VIDEO: Alice Cooper rocks with Slash
VIDEO: Guns N’ Roses – Slash talks Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Slash rocks Jimmy Kimmel
VIDEO: Slash auditions guitarists for touring band
Slash announces CD release show in New York
VIDEO: Slash offers song download to benefit charity
Slash would love to play Rock Hall with Guns N’ Roses
AUDIO: Slash – streaming samples of full new album available
VIDEO: Slash debuts new single live in Toronto
Slash: Guns N’ Roses not playing Rock Hall induction
VIDEO: Final webisode featuring Slash in the studio
VIDEO: Slash – You’re A Lie preview
Slash to guest on Steven Adler’s album
VIDEO: Slash on BBC’s Top Gear