Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Planning To Release New Album In 2021

It looks like Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators are planning to release a new album in 2021. Bassist Todd Kerns confirmed the news on Instagram.

Kerns said the following:

“Me cosplaying as bass player for @officialalterbridge In reality this is when @markttremonti jumped on stage with SMKC when his band @tremontiofficial played with us. I could never take the place of @bmarshall73 He’s a badass! On the other hand Mark’s bass player that night was none other than @wolfvanhalen Another badass. I’m just happy to get up there and play surrounded by unparalleled talent. I’m a lucky man.

Lots of new music coming. New @officialalterbridge coming next month. A new @officialmyleskennedy solo album in 2021 plus SMKC4. New @toquerocks New @minefieldusa NEW MUSIC! That’s what it’s all about.

I know 2020 has been beyond challenging but 2021 is going to awesome eventually. At least there will be a ton of new music. Once we get the live show thing sorted we’ll be cool.

Hope you are having a restful and happy Sunday! Thinking of y’all”

[via Blabbermouth]

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.

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Slipknot, Halestorm, Bush, Etc. Members Set For “Rock For Relief” Virtual Concert

A special “Rock For Relief” virtual concert will be taking place on Friday (July 3) at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT via rockforrelief.net. The show will be hosted by Lou Brutus and Rikki Rachtman and money raised from it will go towards Feeding America‘s Coronavirus Response Fund. Here’s the artists set to perform: Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Don Felder, George Thorogood, Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Joe Hottinger (Halestorm), Filter, Lisa Loeb, BJ Thomas, The Dead Daisies, Jesse Hasek (10 Years), Brian Vodinh (10 Years), Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry), Starset, Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Brandon Saller (Atreyu), Ricky Byrd, Bobby Whitlock (Derek & The Dominos, CoCo Carmel), Joe Grushecky, Bones Owens, Kathy Sledge, Danielia Cotton & Mickey Factz, and Matt Bigland (Dinosaur Pile-Up). Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Joe Satriani, Melissa Rivers, and Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia) will also be involved in the event.

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:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Share “The Call Of The Wild” Live Video From “Living The Dream Tour” DVD

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have shared a new live video for “The Call Of The Wild” from their “Living The Dream Tour” live release. That effort was recorded during the band’s February 20 show at the Eventim Apollo in London, England and fans will be able to purchase it on September 20 in the following formats: DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio.

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Share “Ghost” Live Video From “Living The Dream Tour” DVD

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have shared a new live video for “Ghost” from their “Living The Dream Tour” live release. That effort was recorded during the band’s February 20 show at the Eventim Apollo in London, England and fans will be able to purchase it on September 20 in the following formats: DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio.

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Share “Shadow Life” Live Video From “Living The Dream Tour” DVD

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have shared a new live video for “Shadow Life” from their “Living The Dream Tour” live release. That effort was recorded during the band’s February 20 show at the Eventim Apollo in London, England and fans will be able to purchase it on September 20 in the following formats: DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio.