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.

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Share New Trailer For “Living The Dream Tour” Blu-Ray/DVD

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have shared a new trailer for their “Living The Dream Tour” live release. The 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. It’s worth noting that the DVD and Blu-ray will also come with a bonus “Live In London” mini-documentary, featuring interviews with Slash and Kennedy, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the tour.

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators To Release “Living The Dream Tour” Blu-Ray/DVD In September

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators have announced that their new “Living The Dream Tour” live release will be available on September 20. The 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 in the following formats: DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio. It’s worth noting that the DVD and Blu-ray will also come with a bonus “Live In London” mini-documentary, featuring interviews with Slash and Kennedy, as well as behind-the-scenes footage from the tour.

“Living The Dream Tour” Track Listing:

01. “The Call Of The Wild”
02. “Halo”
03. “Standing In The Sun”
04. “Ghost”
05. “Back From Cali”
06. “My Antidote”
07. “Serve You Right”
08. “Boulevard Of Broken Hearts”
09. “Shadow Life”
10. “We’re All Gonna Die”
11. “Doctor Alibi”
12. “Lost Inside The Girl”
13. “Wicked Stone”
14. “Mind Your Manners”
15. “Driving Rain”
16. “By The Sword”
17. “Nightrain”
18. “Starlight”
19. “You’re A Lie”
20. “World On Fire”
21. “Avalon”
22. “Anastasia”

You can check out footage of “Anastasia” from the release below:

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Premiere “Boulevard Of Broken Hearts” Video

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have premiered a new video for “Boulevard Of Broken Hearts” off their latest album “Living The Dream.” The clip was filmed at The Eventim Apollo in London on February 20.

Slash commented:

“This might have been the last thing I came up with and brought to the band. It was another idea I had where I wasn’t sure the other guys were going to get where I was coming from. But the chorus was done in such a way that I’d knew they’d get that part of it, and from there all we’d have to do is figure out the verses and the other sections. It actually came together really quickly, and after Myles heard it he had a vocal melody almost instantaneously.”

Kennedy added:

“It’s a newer one, for sure. Lyrically, it’s about having this awareness that you’re really close to obtaining your goals, as well as beating the odds. I thought about it from the perspective of a young musician striving for something, only the doors keep closing on him. But he’s already come so far. So, it’s a reminder to stay on course because you’re almost there. It seemed like a good idea to end the record on. Keep pushing through and persevering, and eventually what you’re shooting for will happen.”

Alter Bridge, Korn, & Alice In Chains Members Guest On Lamb Of God Guitarist Mark Morton’s New Song “Save Defiance”

Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton has premiered a new song titled “Save Defiance.” This track features Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge, etc.), Mike Inez (Alice In Chains), and Ray Luzier (Korn), and it will appear on Morton’s new album “Anesthetic” (out March 1).

Morton commented:

“Myles was our first and only choice for ‘Save Defiance‘. He’s such a tremendous talent and a remarkably down-to-earth and humble dude. Even before the instrumental pre-production demo was finished, we knew we were going to ask Myles to sing on it. We felt like it was a perfect fit for his voice. He dug the track and made it his own. I’m grateful to have had the chance to work with him.”

Kennedy added:

“Having the opportunity to work with Mark was a really cool experience. I’d been a fan of his work with Lamb of God for a long time so I was honored when he asked if I wanted to sing on his record. Mark did a great job creating a track that would be inspiring for me to sing over. The first time I heard the music, a melody and lyric popped into my head. The creative process felt pretty effortless. I am really happy with how the song turned out overall.”