Slash and his band, Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, will enter the studio in early February to begin recording Slash's third solo album and the follow-up to 2012's Apocalyptic Love. According to Blabbermouth, bassist Todd Kerns said about the album at his blog, "I have to admit that, conceptually, I felt that Apocalyptic Love would be a tough act to follow, but I can say with all the confidence in the world that we are more than armed and ready."
Kerns added, "The material on this album is more serious and more fun at the same time, which is a tough balance indeed. The songs are sleazier, tougher and more dangerous . . . We are all very excited to unleash the monster upon you as soon as we can."
- Slash has not set a release date for the new record and Kerns said it will "be done when it's done."
- Slash officially began recording as a solo artist with his self-titled 2010 debut album.
- The former Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver guitarist employed a different vocalist on each track of his first album, before settling on Alter Bridge's Myles Kennedy for both touring and eventually recording.
- Kennedy is expected to hit the road with Alter Bridge in early 2014, presumably after he finishes laying down vocals for the new Slash effort.
DID YOU KNOW? Apocalyptic Love earned Slash his two first-ever Number One U.S. rock radio hits with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The record’s third single, “Anastasia," cracked the Top 10 at Modern and Active Rock and Top Five at Mainstream Rock.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Do you feel like Slash has finally carved out a comfortable niche for himself post-Guns and post-Velvet?
- Would you still like to see him reunite with one or both of those groups, or are you cool with what he's doing now?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Chad Welsh wrote: "Going to be badass rocking f***ing roll."
Jim Farley wrote: "I hope that is true about it being more dangerous. The last one wasn't bad, pretty good actually, but far too safe compared to what I loved about GnR."
Jeremy Morris wrote: "Dangerous is not a word that springs to mind with these chaps. Both Axl Rose and Scott Weiland brought an air of danger to their respective bands, Myles Kennedy doesn't. They're very good all the same. Just a little safe."
Eric Rossetti wrote: "Loved Slash's last record and the band was amazing on tour (Myles especially), bring on the new material!"
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