Slash Will Continue Recording With Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
Slash knows something good when he sees it, and the guitarist doesn't plan to change things up again with his lineup. Slash put together a band after recording his debut solo effort with a number of guest singers, and that band carried over into his second set, 'Apocalyptic Love.'
Though it was assumed, it now looks as though his band, who've dubbed themselves Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, will continue with the guitar great into his third release.
Slash told the Rapid City Journal, "We are working on material, gathering ideas for another [record] at this point. We are sort of like in those early stages where I'm just recording different guitar ideas and I turn Myles on to it. He's thinking about his stuff and what he's going to do with it and so on."
The guitarist says the band has come along way since he put it together after the recording of his debut disc. He recalls of choosing Kennedy to continue working with, “I just sort of took a shot in the dark because I’d never met him before. I gave him a couple of songs, a couple pieces of music. He wrote the lyrics and melodies, which ended up being ‘Starlight’ and ‘Back from Cali’ on my last record. I asked him to do a tour with me, so we put a killer ensemble of guys together. During the tour I thought, ‘ … these guys are amazing. We need to make a record.’ So we started writing on the road and when the tour was done we put all of that material together, arranged it and went in and recorded it live to tape, which is unheard for the most part these days. And here we are.”
Though the group is thinking about new music, it may be a while before we here it as 'Apocalyptic Love' is still fairly early in the support stage after the disc dropped in May. Their current tour will keep them out into late November.