In a creative collaboration that goes beyond three decades, Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH, continue to evolve a partnership that crosses multiple lines of electric and acoustic guitars, apparel, entertainment, and the new studio album titled 4 from SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC), which is the first-ever album to be released on Gibson Records, out today, HERE.
In celebration of the new SMKC album 4, Gibson and SLASH have created the new Slash Les Paul Standard Limited4Album Edition guitar which features a unique hardshell case with a specially designed compartment inside the guitar case which holds a copy of the SMKC album 4 on vinyl, a 4 guitar pick tin and decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait (all included). A limited offering of 250Slash Les Paul Standard Limited4Album Edition guitars were created by Gibson USA and are available at authorized dealers, and worldwide now on Gibson.com.
“As one of our most involved and engaged artists with three decades of creative collaboration between Slash and Gibson, there is no one else that represents the brand so completely,” says Cesar Gueikian, Brand President, Gibson Brands. “Slash is involved in everything from content and video creation to guitar R&D, and we are beyond proud of the latest evolution in our partnership with the release of 4–the first studio album release on Gibson Records–and to offer fans the unique Slash Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Editionguitar package.”
The Slash Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Edition in Translucent Cherry features a AAA flamed maple top, a solid mahogany body, and SLASH’s personal touches including a 50’s neck profile, Gibson Custom BurstBucker™ Alnico 2 pickups, color-coordinated hardware appointments, and hand-wired electronics with Orange Drop® capacitors.
Explore the entire Slash Collection of exclusive SLASH guitars across Gibson HERE, and Epiphone HERE,as well as SLASH apparel including t-shirt designs, hats, guitar miniatures, cases, straps, and more–many featuring SLASH’s famous Skully drawing HERE.
About SLASH and SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS:
SLASH – the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer – has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time magazine placed SLASH at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakebite and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC) released their debut album, the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at#4 on the overall chart as well as the #1Top Rock album, and spawned SLASH and the band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine now ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS’ most recent release is their critically–acclaimed third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globe and fueled by the Top 5song “Driving Rain,“and the single “Mind Your Manners” was hailed by critics as the best songs of the band’s career. By the end of SMKC’s worldwide tour in 2019, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS had achieved seven, consecutive, Top 10 Hit singles at radio. The group’s first new music in four years, SLASH(guitars) and MYLES KENNEDY(lead vocals) along with their fellow co-Conspirators—TODD KERNS (bass), drummer BRENT FITZ(drums) and FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar)—have released their new album 4 (February 11 2022) via Gibson Records–the iconic American guitar brands’ newly established record label. The new album 4, is co-produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Rival Sons), and was recorded at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN. 4 is SLASH’s fifth solo album overall, and the fourth album with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos, interviews, and making of the album clips HERE. For current U.S. tour dates and more information, visit: www.slashonline.com.
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