SLASH On New GUNS N’ ROSES Music - "I Feel Pretty Optimistic That We'll Get Something Going Sooner Than Later"
September 5, 2018, 4 years ago
Guns N' Roses will kick off the next leg of their international tour in November, and guitarist Slash is fairly confident that the band will continue as a working entity for the foreseeable future.
In a new interview with L.A. Weekly, Slash reveals, "I feel pretty optimistic that we'll get something going sooner than later." He stops short of confirming there will be a new record, but he does so with a twinkle in his eye.
Elsewhere in the interview, Slash discusses the upcoming Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators album, Living The Dream, and the monthlong tour for the album, kicking off at the Whisky A Go-Go on September 13th.
"I'm looking forward to playing in intimate spots, because I've been playing stadiums for literally two years now," Slash says. "It's nice to change it up. Normally, I would say that I like to play smaller venues as opposed to stadiums, but this last Guns tour has proved to me that you can make a stadium into a much more personal event, if the people really fucking dig you. It's an interesting thing. We did stadiums back in the day, but the crowds this time around were really off the hook, across the board, from every country. But that said, I'm looking forward to going in and doing these little theaters with the Conspirators because it's just going to be fucking fun. It's very raw and everybody's on a small stage — it's just primal."
Read the full interview, which includes testimonials for Slash from GN'R alumni Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Gilby Clarke, as well as Alice In Chains bassist Mike Inez and others, at L.A. Weekly.
Next Wednesday, September 12th, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators will perform on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band will perform songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The show airs at 11:35 PM.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators will release their new album Living The Dream on September 21st via Slash's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records.
Living The Dream is Slash’s fourth solo album, and third with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Frank Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals). The band has launched a physical pre-order for a variety of bundles for Living The Dream. View them now at this location.
The cover art for Living The Dream was created by renowned visual artist Ron English.
Living The Dream tracklisting:
"The Call Of The Wild"
"Serve You Right"
"Mind Your Manners"
"Lost Inside The Girl"
"Read Between The Lines"
"The One You Loved Is Gone"
"The Great Pretender"
"Boulevard Of Broken Hearts"
"Mind Your Manners" static video:
"Driving Rain" static video:
For Living The Dream, Slash and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus) on the powerful 12 song collection. The band’s previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love, debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at US Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering Slash some of the best critical acclaim of his career.
SiriusXM has announced that Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators will perform exclusively for SiriusXM on Tuesday, September 11th at the famed Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California.
The intimate set for SiriusXM listeners will showcase Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators performing songs from their upcoming album Living The Dream, and their previous works World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love.
The group’s North American headlining tour begins September 13th in Los Angeles visiting 20 major cities including New York, Denver, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC (Silver Spring, MD), Chicago (New Buffalo, MI), Austin, Houston, and more before ending October 14th in Sacramento (all dates below).
13 - The Whiskey A Go Go - Los Angeles, CA
15 - The Van Buren - Phoenix, AZ
16 - Kaaboo Del Mar - Del Mar, CA
18 - The Depot - Salt Lake City, CA
19 - Fillmore - Denver, CO
21 - Paradise Cove Margaritaville - Tulsa, OK
22 - Winstar - Thackerville, OK
24 - Stubbs - Austin, TX
26 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
28 - Louder Than Life - Louisville, KY
29 - Four Winds Casino Resort - New Buffalo, MI
1 - Wellmont Theatre - Montclair, NJ
2 - Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
4 - Casino Rama - Rama, Canada
5 - Pier 17 at South Street Seaport - New York, NY
6 - Mohegan Sun - Uncasville, CT
9 - Paramount - Huntington, NY
10 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
14 - Aftershock Festival - Sacramento, CA