Myles Kennedy who has fronted three bands including Mayfield Four, Slash’s Band and Alter Bridge, is now focused on his upcoming solo record Year of the Tiger. During a recent interview with Eddie Trunk, Kennedy discussed the meaning behind the title of the album. Year of the Tiger refers to 1974, the year which is father passed away. Some members of his family including his Father was a believer in the Christian Science Faith.
Kennedy told Trunk “My family, at that point, were Christian Scientists. So basically, this woman Mary Baker Eddy started this in the 1800s, and the premise is that you don’t go to doctors. You believe that God is gonna heal you. It’s very frustrating even talking about it, frankly……Dad got sick and chose not to go and see a doctor. He died of the appendicitis. He died one night in his sleep because it blew up and gangrene went all over. He didn’t know it was [appendicitis] because he wouldn’t go and see a doctor. But what is interesting is that he got really sick about eight weeks prior. He was in a lot of pain. So there’s a theory it might have actually ruptured then. He may have had gangrene actually for quite a while. But mom woke up one morning and he passed away.”
During the chat Kennedy revealed that prior to his Dad’s passing, his Mother started to question the teachings of the faith saying “The light has actually gone off for her a little earlier, previous to his death. Because she worked at a nursing home and she realized that a lot of people associated with the Christian Science faith were passing away,”
Kennedy has revealed recently that he won’t be going to work with Slash and the Conspirators anytime soon as 2018 will be focused on his solo album, with 2019 to be focused on Alter Bridge. He also recently discussed his time with the members of Led Zeppelin, which you can read here.
Kennedy recently released the debut video for the title track, which you can view here. Year of the Tiger will be released March 9th through Napalm Records. You can pre-order it here.