SLASH Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – New Album “4” Out Today
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS:
‘4’ NEW ALBUM OUT TODAY, FEBRUARY 11 ON GIBSON RECORDS/BMG(HERE) EXCLUSIVE BUNDLES ( HERE)
SMKC new album 4cover art:
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS release their highly-anticipated fourth album titled 4today, Friday, February 11 via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. Early reviews from across the globe are pouring in for 4 (see below) which is available digitally and in exclusive physical bundles now. Purchase the new album 4 everywhere HERE, and order limited-edition bundles HERE.
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS akaSMKC just launched their U.S. headlining tour and will visit 28 major cities.For all SMKC tour dates and tickets, visit: HERE.
Today, Friday, February 11tune-in live to watch the global concert stream of SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Live at Studios 60” where SLASH and the band will perform the new album 4live and free in its entirety on the SLASH YouTubeand Facebookat:11:00a PT / 2:00p ET/ 7:00p GMT / 20:00 CET sign-up HERE. Following the SMKC“Live at Studios 60”global concert stream, a live Q&A with SLASH and afterparty will launch exclusively on YouTube Premium. Watch and share the trailer for SMKC “Live at Studios 60”concert: HERE.
SLASH will join comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien on his award-winning podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” on Monday, February 21, for an in-depth conversation about his music history, the new SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS’ studio album 4, and more. Tune-in worldwide to “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” on Monday, February 21, HERE.
SMKC’s first single, “The River Is Rising” which Rolling Stone described as “raucous” (2/3/2022) is now the band’s 8th Top 10 Radio single in a row and climbs to #8 this week. Check out the official video for “The River Is Rising” HERE; stream the new songs “Call Off The Dogs” HERE, and “Fill My World”HERE. Last week, SMKC performed “The River Is Rising” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!HERE, and SLASH joined host Jimmy Kimmel for a hilarious interview on the show, HERE. This week, the band stopped by The Howard Stern Show and delivered a moving performance of the Elton John classic song “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time”—which SMKC originally recorded for the documentary film Stuntman on Disney+; watch SMKC perform on The Howard Stern Show, HERE.
A decade and four albums into their career, the new full-length album 4marks the first new music from SMKC in four years. SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY(Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals)and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals) aka SMKC, partnered with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Rival Sons), for the new album4resulting in the band’s strongest collective statement to date. Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live in the studio–including guitar solos and vocals –a first for the group, revealing a stunning, vital sound and style all captured live.
SLASHFT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (L-R): TODD KERNS (bass & vocals), SLASH (guitar), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals), and BRENT FITZ (drums). Download all images and artwork: HERE. Photo credit this image: Ross Halfin.4 is SMKC like you’ve never heard them before. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs, 4 hits on awide range of sounds, styles, and moods in 10 songs, and does it all with laser-sharp musical focus and alightning-in-a-bottle sense of immediacy. The album kicks off with opening track “The River is Rising,”one of the band’s toughest and most dynamic compositions to date, unraveling via a menacing, tightly-coiled riff and deep-in-the-pocket groove. From the deliberate stomp rock of “Whatever Gets You By,” the bright-toned, heart-on-sleeve pop-rocker “Fill My World,” to the talk box-drenched guitar hooks of “C’est La Vie,” exotica-tinged psychedelic fever dream of “Spirit Love,” the anthemic swell of “The Path Less Followed,” to the cowbell-inflected boogie-shake of “Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” the grimy Aerosmith-esque funk of “April Fool,” to the rampaging attack of “Call Off the Dogs,” and climaxing with the epic, six minute album closer “Fall Back to Earth,” 4is an album that grabs hold, and never lets go.In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson–the iconic American instrument brand–and the GRAMMY award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH, the new album 4, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on the new label Gibson Records, which is headquartered in Gibson’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN.
Today, February 11, Gibson has released a limited, 250 count run of SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited4Album Editionguitars–available on Gibson.com and at authorized dealers. The first-ever album and guitar package collaboration features the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl—which is housed in a uniquely designed compartment inside the guitar case–a 4 guitar pick tin and decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait. Step inside Gibson USA in Nashville and watch the making of the new SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited4Album Editionguitar HERE. Check out the full line of exclusive SLASH guitars across Gibson HEREand EpiphoneHERE as well as, SLASH apparel HERE.
Above: the new SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Editionguitar, view online HERE.
Above: SLASHFT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (L-R): FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals), TODD KERNS (bass & vocals), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), SLASH (guitar), and BRENT FITZ (drums).
“Making of 4” Episodes 1 HERE, Episode 2 HEREand Episode 3 HERE. SLASH andMYLES KENNEDYbreakdown the new album 4in its entirety:HERE.
About SLASH and SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS: SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist,songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time magazine placed SLASHat #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1)in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine”and “Welcome To The Jungle.”After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolverbefore embarking on his own solo career.After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–whichfeatures Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC) released their debut album, the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1Top Rock album, and spawned SLASH and the band’s first-ever #1solo radio hits“You’re A Lie”and “Standing In The Sun.” The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire”ascended to #1at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine now ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS’most recent release is their critically–acclaimed third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globe and fueled by the Top 5 song “Driving Rain,”and the single “Mind Your Manners” was hailed by critics as the best songs of the band’s career. By the end of SMKC’s worldwide tour in 2019, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS had achievedseven, consecutive, Top 10 Hit singles at radio.The group’s first new music in three years, SLASH(guitars) and MYLES KENNEDY(lead vocals) along with their fellow co-Conspirators—TODD KERNS (bass), drummer BRENT FITZ(drums) and FRANK SIDORIS(rhythm guitar)–will release their new album 4 via Gibson Records–the iconic American guitar brands’ newly established record label—on February 11, 2022. The new album 4, is co-produced by Dave Cobb(Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Rival Sons), and was recorded at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN. 4 is SLASH’s fifth solo album overall and the fourth album with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos, interviews, and making of the album clips HERE. For more information, visit: www.slashonline.com.