Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Have Been “Working On New Material Off And On For Years”

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Myles Kennedy offered a bit of an update on Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators. According to him, the group have been “working on new material off and on for years.”

Kennedy said the following:

“[We’ve been] working on new material off and on for years, really. I mean, since we did the last run, which was — geez, how long has it been now? I don’t even remember. Everything is just kind of running together! [Laughs] But, there’s always new ideas starting to bloom. Due to the state of things, as far as getting that material out, we’re just going to have to wait and see. But there are always ideas in the pipeline.”

This news comes after Todd Kerns recently said that the group were planning to release a new album in 2021.

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]

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Recruits Anthrax, Sacred Reich, Crobot, Etc. Members For New Covers Album

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson will be releasing a new covers album titled “No Cover” on October 2. The 13-track record will feature covers of tracks by Motörhead, W.A.S.P., Def Leppard, Cheap Trick, Queen, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, and more.

Ellefson recorded the album with vocalist Thom Hazaert, guitarist Andy Martongelli, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses), drummer Paolo Caridi, and the following special guests:

– Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
– Eddie Ojeda (ex-Twisted Sister)
– Brandon Yeagley (Crobot)
– Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth)
– Frank Hannon and Troy Lucketta (Tesla)
– Mark Slaughter
– Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys, ex-Watchtower, Evil United)
– Greg Handevidt (Kublai Khan, Ex-Megadeth)
– Chuck Behler (Ex-Megadeth)
– Gus G (Firewind)
– John Aquilino (Icon)
– Doro Pesch
– Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, ex-Machine Head)
– Dave Alvin (White Trash)
– Todd Kerns (Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators)
– Andy Freeman (Last In Line)
– Jacob Bunton (Mick Mars)
– Dead By Wednesday

Ellefson said the following:

“Before any of us started writing our own songs, we all began playing cover songs by our heroes during our formative years as musicians. So, it’s fun to go back in time and revisit those songs which helped us to become the artists we are today, especially when, ironically, many of those artists have now become peers and friends.

During the process of recording some covers for B-Sides and bonus tracks for the upcoming Ellefson solo LP, Thom and I just said, ‘This is a blast, let’s just do a whole album of covers!’ Literally, within 2 weeks, we had the songs recorded, and began calling our friends to join us, many of whom we had just performed with on the MEGA-Cruise back in October. From there, the album just fell into place.”

“A lot of our buddies have been playing covers and quarantine jams on the Internet during the pandemic, so this is really just an extension of that, but we took it the next level and actually recorded a full studio album.

We’ve been working remotely anyway, as we’re all over the Globe, so it was easy to incorporate some guests jumping in with some outstanding performances of their own. It’s been a really fun nod to making great music with our friends, who are kick-ass players, and many legends in their own right, which is the whole reason we got into this in the first place!”

Hazaert added:

“It’s all songs and artists that really mutually influenced both myself and David, especially a lot of early ‘metal’ and harder classic rock. Some stuff I picked, some stuff he picked, but for the most part is was all artists that we both loved. What’s funny, as there’s a bit of an age gap, we were sometimes more influenced by different eras of the same bands. But it was really him saying, ‘Let’s do this song,’ and me saying, ‘Yes!!! And let’s do this song.’ And before we knew it, we had over 15 songs. And it’s a lot of album tracks, deep cuts, early tracks, stuff people might not expect, which was what was so fun.”

“It was also great that we were able to work in a lot of nods to David’s history, getting Chuck Behler to play with us, bringing in original Megadeth guitarist Greg Handevidt to play on ‘Love Me Like A Reptile’, a song they used to play in cover bands together before they moved to L.A. (which we wrote about in ‘More Life With Deth’), and Randy Burns is going to mix a track or two. As a singer, these are literally bands I’ve listened to, and covered all my life, and for me, getting to play with Eddie Ojeda, the Tesla guys, Charlie Benante, Jason McMaster, Mark Slaughter, etc, and sing these songs that mean so much to me. I mean, literally, the entire record is my bucket list of people I’d love to play with, and some of my favorite bands. So, it’s truly an honor to put together something so fun, and really as effortless as this was. It truly is a love letter to rock n’ roll, an homage to what made us, musically, who we are today.”

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 Drummer Brent Fitz To Miss Remaining Dates On Summer U.S. Tour

Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators drummer Brent Fitz is leaving the band’s summer U.S. tour early to get “emergency surgery for a detached retina.” Shane Gaalaas will be filling in.

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 Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators Guitarist Frank Sidoris To Miss Remaining Dates On The Band’s European Tour

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators rhythm guitarist Frank Sidoris is leaving the band’s current European tour early so he can be with his wife, Alexandria Finley, who is set to undergo her “first full-on chemotherapy treatment” for cervical cancer. Toque guitarist Cory Churko will fill in. Sidoris said the following:

“Tonight was my last show of the European tour as I am headed back to the U.S. to be with my wife @alexandriafinley for her first full-on chemotherapy treatment. Our good friend @corychurko will be filling in for me for the remainder of this European run and I can’t thank him enough. I will rejoin for the U.S./Canada tour, see you then!”

You can help Finley out by donating to her GoFundMe page.