On Monday February 21, SLASH will sit down with host Conan O’Brien on his award-winning podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” to discuss his music history, the new SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS’ studio album 4, and more. Tune-in worldwide to “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” HERE.
“The River Is Rising” which Rolling Stone described as “raucous” (2/3/2022) is now the band’s 8th Top 10 Radio single in a row and climbs to #7 this week. Check out the official video for “The River Is Rising” HERE and stream the new songs “Call Off The Dogs” HERE and “Fill My World” HERE. Early acclaim is starting to come in for the new album 4 with Guitar World hailing it as “an abundance of crunchy classic-rock inspired riffs behind Myles Kennedy’s anthemic vocals.” Elsewhere, Metal Hammer praised, “Slash’s fourth album feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators hits all the right beats to be a modern rock classic,” and Classic Rock added, “All rich, roomy tones captured live in Nashville’s RCA Studios…Everything on 4 is deeper, looser and grittier.”
A decade and four albums into their career, the new full-length album 4 marks the first new music from the group in four years. SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals) aka SMKC, partnered with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Rival Sons), for their fourth album together resulting in the band’s strongest collective statement to date following Living The Dream (2018), World on Fire (2016), and Apocalyptic Love (2012). Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live in the studio–including guitar solos and vocals–a first for the group, revealing a stunning, vital sound and style all captured live. Watch the “Making of 4“ Episodes 1 HERE, and Episode 2 HERE.
A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs, 4–is due out February 11 via Gibson Records (in partnership with BMG). In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH, the new album 4, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on Gibson Records, the new label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. On February 11, Gibson will unveil 250 SLASH Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitars—available on Gibson.com and at authorized dealers–in a first-ever package which also includes the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl, a 4guitar pick tin and decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait. View the current line of all exclusive album packages available for 4, HERE.
On Friday, February 11, tune-in to watch the global premiere of the SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS concert “Live at Studios 60” where SLASH and the band will perform the new album 4 in its entirety, streaming live and free on the SLASH YouTube and Facebook at: 11am PACIFIC / 2pm EASTERN / 7pm GMT. The concert will be immediately followed by a Live Q&A afterparty with SLASH, exclusively on YouTube Premium; join the afterparty and live SLASH Q&A for free via YouTube Premium. Watch and share the trailer for SMKC “Live at Studios 60” concert streaming February 11, HERE.
Catch SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS live on the road for their U.S. headlining tour which launches on February 8 in Portland, OR, and will hit 28 major cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and more, as well as the newly announced Detroit, MI show on March 4 at The Fillmore. All tickets for the SMKC U.S. tour are available at: https://www.slashonline.com/tour, see dates below.