Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Finishes Recording New Solo Album

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) has officially finished the recording process for his new solo album. The effort is expected to be released in 2021.

Kennedy said the following:

“‘Turn up the Flux Capacitor!!’

After spending the last 7 months writing and recording, the 2nd solo record is tracked and ‘in the can’ as they say.

The process, which started with me writing and demoing for the first half of the year merged into connecting with @zznuddin @timothysonoftimothy and driving nearly 3000 miles to Florida with gear in tow to meet up with the legend that is @elvisliberace at his fine studio.

We all lived in a state of lockdown for 7 weeks with no outside world and nothing to focus on but recording music and acting like a bunch of 7th graders hopped up on vast amounts silly juice. It was an incredible experience….Rock n Roll summer camp at it’s finest.

Thanks to my band and Elvis as well as his merry men @1f_jef and @joshuasaldate for helping bring yet another record across the finish line in best way possible. Love to y’all. #solorecord #MKII”

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Begins Recording New Solo Album

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) has officially started the recording process for his new solo album. In the below Instagram post, the frontman confirmed that Zia Uddin has already completed drums for the record.

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) Finishes Writing New Solo Album

During an interview with Download presenter Kylie Olsson, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) revealed that he has finished the writing process for his new solo album. The effort is expected to be released in 2021.

Kennedy said the following:

“Next solo record is pretty much done, so I’m excited about it. I’ve been able to get something done during this time, and also hang out with my family, which has been wonderful.”

He continued after being asked how it will differ from “Year Of The Tiger”:

“Well, it’s definitely a little more plugged in, as far as the overall approach. ‘Year Of The Tiger’ leans heavily on the acoustic side of things, and it definitely has a blues vibe. This continues that in the sense that this is my opportunity to venture more into the more bluesy realm, especially as a guitar player. But, with that said, it’s a little louder. [Laughs] It’s much more plugged in — it rocks a little harder, and there’s gonna be a lot of guitar silliness on it. So I’m excited about that.”

Kennedy went on to say that he has “pretty much” demoed all of the new material and that he has “basically started pre-production”:

“I sit here in my little studio and program all the drums, play the bass, lap steel [guitar]… You basically make the record and then you present it to everyone. You go, ‘Okay, this is kind of what I’m thinking here [points to his head]. Let’s make this happen for real.’ So I’m supposed to record that here in the next couple of months.”

He also confirmed that he plans to record the album with the “Year Of The Tiger” team:

“We had so much fun last time. We were, like, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ So I’m looking forward to getting back in with the gang. ‘Year Of The Tiger’, even though it’s a really dark record from a lyrical standpoint, we had so much fun making it — just hanging out with Elvis [producer Michael Baskette] and Jef [Moll, engineer] and the gang, and then Zia [Uddin, drums] and Tim [Tournier, bass]. Yeah, we’re a bunch of idiots, and we have fun.”

Kennedy also added the following about his lyrical inspiration:

“It had the potential to be another concept record, which I did not wanna do. Obviously, these are crazy times, so it’s virtually impossible not to be informed by that as a writer — it’s gonna make its way into the context of the lyrics. So there are elements of looking at what’s happening, asking questions — just your way of dealing with it. That’s what I love about being a songwriter — it really helps you work through things and deal with things and make sense of things. But there are also songs where I wanted to make sure that it wasn’t strictly about that. To me, what that does is that can date something. If the record were to come out in a year’s time, and maybe people have moved on past all of this, then it’s, like, I don’t know how relevant it would be. So you have to careful there and make sure that you don’t make it so literal — have a bit of ambiguity to it so that it can touch on different circumstances but still conveying emotion that you’re feeling as you’re going through it. And that’s the big challenge for me.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy Perform “Hallelujah” On Jeff Buckley’s Guitar

On December 9, Alter Bridge played a show at L’Olympia in Paris, France, the same venue where the late Jeff Buckley recorded his 2001 live album. With this in mind, frontman Myles Kennedy ended up performing a cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” on Buckley’s 1983 Telecaster guitar. You can see footage of that below:

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Etc.) Announces Fall U.S. Tour

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.) has announced a fall U.S. tour. He will be touring in support of his solo album “Year Of The Tiger,” which was released earlier this year.

Tour Dates:

11/13 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
11/14 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
11/16 Council Bluffs, IA – Horseshoe Council Bluffs – Whiskey Roadhouse
11/17 Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Kansas City – Voodoo Lounge
11/19 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
11/21 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
11/23 Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
11/24 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
11/27 Warrendale, PA – Jergyl’s
11/28 Wilmington, DE – The Queen
11/30 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
12/01 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
12/03 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
12/05 Orlando, FL – The Beacham
12/06 Destin, FL – Club LA
12/09 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Backroom
12/14 Spokane, WA – The Fox Theatre
12/16 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Etc.) Announces More European/UK Dates

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.) has announced some more European/UK dates. You can check out his updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

06/30: Kent, UK – Ramblin’ Man Fair (Solo)
07/02: Edinburgh, UK – Liquid Rooms (Solo)
07/04: Belfast, IE – Limelight, (Solo)
07/05: Dublin, IE – Academy (Solo)
07/07: Liverpool, UK – Academy 2 (Solo)
07/08: Leeds, UK – Stylus (Solo)
07/10: Norwich, UK – Waterfront (Solo)
07/12: Luxembourg, LU – Rockhal Club (Solo)
07/13: Saarbrucken, DE – Garage (Solo)
07/15: Aschaffenburg, DE – Colos-Seal (Full band)
07/16: Bochum, DE – Christukirche (Full band)
07/18: Milan, IT – Teatro Dal Verne (Full band)
07/19: Rome, IT – Ostia Antica Theatre (Full band)
07/21: Udinese, IT – Castello (Full band)
07/23: Barcelona, ES – Razzamatazz 2 (Full band)
07/24: Madrid, ES – Sala But (Full band)
07/26: Paris, FR – Caberet Sauvage (Full band)
07/28: Wales, UK – Steelhouse Festival (Full Band)
07/29: London, UK – Palladium (Full Band)

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Etc.) Covers Elton John’s “Levon” Acoustically At SiriusXM

During a recent performance at SiriusXM‘s studios, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.) played an acoustic version of Elton John’s “Levon.” You can find footage of that and an acoustic version of “Year Of The Tiger“ below:

Watch Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, Etc.) Perform Acoustic Version Of “Devil On The Wall”

Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.) has shared an acoustic performance video for his song “Devil On The Wall,” via Loudwire. This track is from his solo album “Year Of The Tiger,” which is available now.