Slash Reveals Why He Wanted To Play With Myles Kennedy Again

Myles Kennedy and Slash

Slash Reveals Why He Wanted to Re-Join Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators!

GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash recently spoke with SiriusXM DJ Jose Mangin about “Living The Dream”, his new solo album featuring Myles Kennedy and THE CONSPIRATORS. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET) and you can listen to the full interview below!

On juggling two bands:

Slash: “I’ve been working with Myles Kennedyand THE CONSPIRATORS since 2010, so up until just recently, everything I was writing was earmarked for that. But then, joining up with GUNS N’ ROSES in 2016, that’s a whole new thing for 20 years, at least, so I didn’t do anything CONSPIRATORS for a year and a half. Everything was focused on GUNS N’ ROSES. Then, when we took a sizable break in December of last year, come January, I got back together with THE CONSPIRATORS and started revisiting some of the music that we wrote during the ‘World On Fire’ tour, and also music that I wrote on the spot in January and February, so then [I was] completely focused on THE CONSPIRATORS. Come May, the album was mixed and mastered, and I went straight back to rehearsal for GUNS N’ ROSES. So, you just shut one down to do the other, and vice versa.”

On “Living The Dream“:

Slash: “THE CONSPIRATORS have been near and dear to my heart since the beginning, back in 2010. We’ve been working our butts off, up until a certain point and then I went off to do GUNS N’ ROSES, which was great, but I wanted to come back and sort of finish what we had started back in 2015, which was, like, the very beginnings of pre-production for our next record. This was all happening during the ‘World On Fire’ tour. Fast forward to 2018, we go back in the studio and it’s just great to see Myles Kennedyand Frank [Sidoris] and Brent [Fitz] and Todd[Kerns], and hang out and start jamming again. I think that we put together a record that’s a really good evolution from the last one that we did, like a good progression. I’m just happy to be doing it and happy to be going out on the road with those guys, and then at this point, balancing between THE CONSPIRATORS and whatever GUNS N’ ROSES is going to do next.”

GUNS N’ ROSES‘ “Not In This Lifetime” tour is scheduled to end with a November 29 performance in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Slash will release “Living The Dream”, his fourth solo album (and third with Myles Kennedyand THE CONSPIRATORS), on September 21.