After a long layoff between their busy schedules and efforts between separate projects known as Guns N’ Roses and Alter Bridge, Slash and Myles Kennedy are reuniting once again with The Conspirators to release a brand new studio album, set for a release in the Fall.
The band features Slash (guitar), Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass, vocals) and Frank Sidoris (guitar, vocals), with Michael “Elvis” Baskette entering in as the producer on the album.
“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,” said Slash. “I’ve been working with Myles, Brent and Todd for about eight 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.”
Rumors had spread that a new album would be releasing or at least in the works after Slash’s girlfriend had mentioned that the guitarist was in the studio working alongside Myles Kennedy. With so much going on with Guns N’ Roses, in addition to Kennedy’s efforts in releasing a brand new solo album in his own right earlier this month, it was very much unclear whether or not the rumors were true.
“Guns N’ Roses will be headlining European festivals this summer, it’s going to be a 110 percent performance and a huge blast,” said Slas. “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.”
With a new album set to appear later this year, it’s only a matter of time before we can see a line of tour dates appear for the band, as they look to support the long awaited new music.
JT “Doc” Berry \m/