Studio Pictures Emerge of Slash and Myles Kennedy Recording Elton John’s Rocket Man
If you guys remember a few years ago it was reported that Slash and Myles Kennedy were recording a cover of Elton John’s song Rocket Man for a movie. Well it turns out some photos have emerged of those studio sessions from 2016 and it looks like the cover maybe used for the upcoming movie Stuntman. Check out Slash’s post below about the upcoming movie. Slash states in his post that himself and the Conspirators will be recording music for the upcoming film. I’ve also included some studio pictures of the band recording the Elton John song.
Another pic of Slash re-recording Elton John's "Rocket Man" (2016). pic.twitter.com/DoIRAVayL7
— Slash News (@SlashNews1) April 15, 2018
Slash recorded the new version for use as the theme music for a Kickstarter campaign created to help fund Eddie Braun’s daredevil project after receiving John’s permission. Braun will use a 10,000 horse-power rocket on Sept. 17 in hopes of getting farther than Knievel did more than four decades earlier in a failed try on Sept. 8, 1974. The new rocket has been appropriately dubbed “Evel Spirit.”
Each person who donates to the Kickstarter campaign will receive a download of “Rocket Man,” performed by Slash, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators at Sunset Sound Studio in Hollywood. “I approached the rock icon Slash, who I knew to be an Evel Knievel fan, and asked if he would be interested in being involved with my rocket project,” Braun notes on his Kickstarter page. “He gave us the most awesome gift we could ever dream: a theme song!”
He says it was Slash’s idea to include the song as a reward with every donation. “I’m so honored to have been given the most epic theme song, by the most epic guitarist of all time,” Braun added.”