Dunlop TV was invited up to Portland, Oregon’s Roseland Theater on July 12 to document the launch of Slash‘s 2012 North American tour that celebrates the release of “Apocalyptic Love”, the new album he recorded with his touring band, MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. Dunlop‘s Bryan Kehoe caught up with Slash right before soundcheck to discuss the former GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist’s new project as well as his new signature Dunlop gear that was utilized on the album and on the road. You can watch the seven-minute report below.
During a new interview with RollingStone.com, Slash revealed that he is already looking ahead to recording his next album, to feature the same band with which he made the current “Apocalyptic Love” CD. “We’ve got the tour that’s gonna go into next year, we’re starting work on the next record,” Slash said.
Slash and MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS — Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar) — announced a fall headlining tour starting September 4 in San Diego, California and wrapping October 3 in Los Angeles, California.
Slash scored his first-ever No. 1 hit at rock radio as a solo artist with “You’re A Lie”, the first single from his second solo effort, “Apocalyptic Love”. The record came out on May 22 and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart a week later, selling 38,000 copies in its first week of release.
Unlike Slash‘s solo debut, which featured different vocalists on each track and a number of guest musicians, Slash has recorded all of the new CD with MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.
Slash co-wrote all the material with ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy and told The Pulse Of Radio that they never struggled to find a groove together. “There was never any kind of like, ‘OK, we need to sit down and focus on writing,'” he said. “Just whenever ideas happened, I would just lay them down, and if I thought it was good enough to send to him, then I’d send it to him. And he miraculously would come up with melodies for everything I came up with, and it just happened like that.”
Slash and his band recently completed a month-long tour of Europe.