Slash and his solo band, MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, are back in the studio to record the third album under the solo Slash banner. The legendary guitarist has offered some updates on Twitter as the band gets to work on the follow-up to 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love”, saying earlier today (Thursday, December 19), “16 tracks worked up and completed. plus an instrumental? Hard to decide what goes on the record, what will be bonus tracks. It’s all cool.” He previously stated about the upcoming CD: “Going to be a heavy record.”
The former GUNS N’ ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER axeman began this chapter of his career back in 2010 with his self-titled solo debut.
That album was recorded with a number of guest musicians and vocalists, including ALTER BRIDGE‘s Myles Kennedy. The latter first joined Slash as his touring vocalist, then became the permanent singer starting with “Apocalyptic Love”.
Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that the partnership with Kennedy seemed natural from the start. “We work really well together,” he said. “I never really thought about how that’s progressing. It’s real natural. So it’s like any kind of sort of close relationship, where I think we established it really, really early on and now we’re just sort of doing our thing, you know. Yeah, I don’t know what else to say — it’s just a really cool kind of synergy that we’ve got.”
Kennedy and ALTER BRIDGE released their fourth album, “Fortress”, earlier this fall and will hit the road in early 2014.
Slash also recently launched a second career as a movie producer, with his Slasher Films production company issuing its first release, called “Nothing Left To Fear”, in October.