Slash 4 Review – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are back with a new album out on the 11th of Feb.

Slash is arguably the most recognised guitarist in the world with the mane and the ever-present hat, which shouldn’t work but does. He is also the epitome of rock n roll. He’s lived it, and more importantly, he’s still alive. And if anyone can make a guitar his own, Slash can. When you think of him, you think of Gibson guitars. It seems apt then that Slash’s fourth album with The Conspirators is the first release for Gibson Records.

Slash 4 review – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are back with a new album.

A decade and four albums into their career, the new album 4 by Slash ft. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators marks the first new music from the group in four years. Like the look, Slash’s sound is very familiar – we’ve been listening to it for over 30 years – and there are thankfully no major changes here. Recording took place in Nashville (the new LA for bands) with producer Dave Cobb behind the glass. The idea was to capture the songs live in the studio. Hard rock bands don’t sound good when too polished (except for Def Leppard’s Hysteria). Here the grit, the energy of playing together live are evident, and it pays off.

Pre-order Slash 4 now from Amazon.

Slash 4 review - Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are back with a new album.
Slash 4 review – Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are back with a new album.

The album doesn’t kick off as such, with The River is Rising, it crashes through, pulling the door off its hinges and shouting the opening killer riff millimetres from your face. But that’s just for starters; wait for the solo! The album continues in this hard vein with Slash & Co squarely delivering the rock, the roll and the swagger with songs Actions Speak Louder Than Word, April Fool, and Call Off The Dogs.

In other areas of the album, there are some surprises. With hard rock, it’s tempting always to write the songs hard and fast. However, The Path Less Followed and Fall Back to Earth feel like genuine attempts to push the songwriting forward with intriguing song structures and lyrics dealing with that thing called life – albeit an international rock star’s one.

Overall, it’s a strong release which is incredible given Slash and Miles are well into their second decade making music together. Bands around this stage can be forgiven for falling back on the formula, not Slash. If this album communicates anything, it’s Slash’s continuing love of rock n roll which is a welcome gift for old and new rock listeners alike. And the good news is it looks like Slash – in some form or another – will be doing this for a while yet.

Long live Rock n Roll, Long live Slash!

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SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS tour dates:

  Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators North American Tour 2022

TUE2/8PORTLAND, ORROSELAND THEATER
WED2/9SEATTLE, WATHE PARAMOUNT THEATRE
FRI2/11BROOKS, CACACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
SAT2/12SAN FRANCISCO, CATHE WARFIELD
TUE2/15PHOENIX, AZARIZONA FEDERAL THEATRE
WED2/16VALLEY CENTER, CAHARRAH’S RESORT SOUTHERN CA
FRI2/18LOS ANGELES, CAYOUTUBE THEATER
SAT2/19LAS VEGAS, NVTHEATER AT VIRGIN HOTELS
TUE2/22SALT LAKE CITY, UT DELTA HALL -ECCLES THEATER
WED2/23DENVER, COPARAMOUNT THEATRE
FRI2/25KANSAS CITY, MOARVEST BANK THEATRE-THE MIDLAND
SAT2/26PRIOR LAKE, MNMYSTIC LAKE CASINO-MYSTIC SHOWROOM
MON2/28MILWAUKEE, WIRIVERSIDE THEATER
WED3/2CHICAGO, ILTHE RIVIERA THEATRE
FRI3/4WINDSOR, ONCAESARS WINDSOR-THE COLOSSEUM
SAT 3/5WATERLOO, NYTHE VINE @ DEL LAGO RESORT
MON3/7BOSTON, MAHOUSE OF BLUES
WED3/9SILVER SPRING, MDTHE FILLMORE -SILVER SPRING
FRI3/11ATLANTIC CITY, NJTROPICANA-ATLANTIC CITY
SAT3/12NEW YORK, NYBEACON THEATRE
MON3/14RICHMOND, VADOMINION ENERGY CENTER
WED3/16NASHVILLE, TNGRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE
FRI3/18ATLANTA, GACOCA COLA ROXY
SAT3/19DURHAM, NCDURHAM PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
MON3/21CHARLOTTE, NCTHE FILLMORE-CHARLOTTE
WED3/23CHARLESTON, SCN. CHARLESTON PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
FRI3/25CLEARWATER, FLRUTH ECKERD HALL
SAT3/26ORLANDO, FLHARD ROCK LIVE – ORLANDO
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Slash is back with a new single “Call Off The Dogs” taken from the new album 4. @ Rock News.



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