Legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N’ ROSES) joined ALTER BRIDGE on stage last night (Sunday, February 26) at the Soundwave Festival in Sydney, Australia to perform the song “Rise Today”. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed below.
ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy has served as Slash‘s touring vocalist for the past couple of years, and has contributed vocals and songwriting to all of the guitarist’s forthcoming second solo album, “Apocalyptic Love”, which will be released on May 22 via Slash‘s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through EMI. To reflect Myles‘ increased contributions to the new CD, “Apocalyptic Love” is being made available under the name “Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the CONSPIRATORS.”
‘Just because I’m in Oz doesn’t mean we’re not busy mixing [‘Apocalyptic Love’],” Slash wrote on Twitter. “We’re 9 songs in. Modern technology.”
ALTER BRIDGE will release its new DVD, “Live At Wembley”, on March 27. The disc contains footage of one of the biggest headline shows of ALTER BRIDGE‘s career, which took place on November 29, 2011 at Wembley Arena in London, England. The 2D version (complete with a live CD) will be released everywhere late next month while the 3D version will come out in the summer of 2012. Longtime ALTER BRIDGE director Daniel E Catullo III (“Live From Amsterdam”, “One By One”, “Isolation”, webisodes, etc.) was brought in to direct “Live At Wembley” by The Dude Films, a new production and distribution company with offices in Laguna Beach, California and Maui, Hawaii headed up by “One By One” executive producer Stuart Margolis and executive producer Chris LaBabera. Lionel Pasamonte, who produced the band’s last DVD, “Live From Amsterdam”, is producing with Catullo.
ALTER BRIDGE drummer Scott Phillips told Stereoboard that it’s unlikely fans will hear from the band again until 2013, but that they shouldn’t take that as a bad sign. Phillips explained, “We’ll certainly be visible [in 2012], but it’ll be on various projects and then probably 2013 will be the reunion there of ALTER BRIDGE and we’ll diligently get to work on a new record and tour as soon as we can.”
ALTER BRIDGE spent much of 2011 on the road behind its last album, “AB III”, but 2012 will see singer Myles Kennedy return to work as the lead singer in Slash‘s band, while the other three members of the group will reunite with vocalist Scott Stapp for a new CREED tour and album.
Phillips said, “Each of us have our own thing. I think we’ve got a lot of different paths we’re heading on in 2012,” adding that in addition to working with CREED, guitarist Mark Tremonti is prepping his first solo album for release.
Last fall, ALTER BRIDGE released a special edition of “AB III” featuring three previously unheard songs and an hour-long documentary on the group’s career.