Thursday, March 22, 2018

Slash recording new album for fall release

On a break from his extended reunion tour with Guns N’ Roses, Slash is currently in the studio working on his third studio album with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators.

“I'm excited about the new stuff we put together for this next record; it's got some cool songs and it's got a great live feel,” explains Slash. "I've been working with Myles, Brent and Todd for about 8 years now. It's been an amazing ride so far; as a band we continue to get better which is great. With the addition of [guitarist] Frank Sidoris since the World On Fire tour, I feel we have hit a great, creative stride which I definitely think shows on this next record.”

Working alongside producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus), the guitarist plans to release the project this fall in sync with a North American tour.

The set will mark the follow-up to 2014’s “World On Fire”, which debuted and peaked at No. 10 on the US Billboard 200.

Kennedy is currently on the road playing shows in support of his solo debut, “Year Of The Tiger.”

Slash will regroup with Guns N’ Roses for a 7-week summer tour of Europe that will begin in Berlin, Germany on June 3.

“Guns N’ Roses will be headlining European festivals this summer, it’s going to be a 110% performance and a huge blast,” adds the rocker. “I love doing European fests and this is the first time we’ve done any proper festivals over there on the Not In This Lifetime Tour.

“It’s indescribable to explain these shows. I’m looking over and seeing Axl, Duff and Dizzy whom I’ve known forever, but it also feels like an entirely new experience with Richard, Frank and Melissa. It’s like being in a new band, except there’s a chemistry that is established from days of old, so it’s a natural thing that’s always been there.”

The Not In This Lifetime tour topped the $475 million mark in gross sales at the end of 2017 to place fourth on the all-time tour list.

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