Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have announced they will release their third studio album this autumn.
The band consisting of the titular Slash on guitars and Myles Kennedy on vocals, alongside Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kern (bass & vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar & vocals) have entered the studio with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus) to commence work on the follow-up to 2014’s ‘World on Fire’.
The as-yet-untitled album will be released in autumn and there will be a full North American tour to coincide with its release.
“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.” enthuses 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 Frank since the ‘World On Fire’ tour, I feel we have hit a great, creative stride which I definitely think shows on this next record.”
The album release will follow the ninth leg of Guns N’ Roses’ Not In This Lifetime… Tour which hits Europe throughout the summer, including a headline slot at Download Festival on Saturday 9th June.
Slash says of the tour: “Guns N’ Roses will be headlining European festivals this summer, it’s going to be a 110% performance and a huge blast. 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.”
Yesterday, we reported that Rose Tattoo frontman Angry Anderson said that Angus Young told him AC/DC are recording a new album with Axl Rose on vocals.
Interestingly, with Slash immersing himself into the world of Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators this autumn it now means that Axl will have free time to work on other projects.
Myles Kennedy is currently performing an ultra-intimate tour around the UK in support of his debut solo album ‘Year of the Tiger’. He also plays the Outlaw Country Stage at Ramblin’ Man Fair Saturday 30th June.