NEW ALBUM TITLED ‘4’ OUT FEBRUARY 11, 2022, ON GIBSON RECORDS (HERE)
“THE RIVER IS RISING” FIRST SINGLE OFF NEW ALBUM ‘4’ IS FASTEST RISING CHART DEBUT AT US RADIO
HEADLINING U.S. TOUR KICKS OFF FEBRUARY 8 IN PORTLAND ALL DATES/TICKETS (HERE)
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 14, 2022)SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS have released new song “Call Off The Dogs,” from their upcoming album titled 4, which is due out February 11, 2022, on Gibson Records,in partnership with BMG. The new song follows the first single“The River Is Rising,”the fastest-rising radio debut of SLASH’s career cracking the Top 20at Rock Radio at #13 this week and climbing. A decade and four albums into their career, the new album 4 marks the first new music from the group in four years.A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS’ prior work. 4 isSLASH’s fifth solo album, and fourth with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals)and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). Listen to “Call Off The Dogs”HERE,and “The River Is Rising” HERE, and pre-order the new album 4, HERE.
SLASHdescribes the new song “Call Off The Dogs,”“This one was written pretty much on the fly, and in the spirit of the energy of the whole album 4. You can’t overthink something like this song, because it kills the spirit. When we got into pre-production, ‘Call Off The Dogs’ came together fairly quickly – just jam it and that’s basically it. And it was probably the last thing that we recorded in the studio.”
MYLES KENNEDY adds, “’Call Off The Dogs’ has that up-tempo vibe that helps elevate a record in a lot of ways, especially for rock fans. They want those songs. We needed a chorus section for it, so I messed with it a bit and sent it to Slash, and he took it to the next level and made it his own. Lyrically, it’s about that point where you wave the white flag and give in to someone after being pursued relentlessly.”
SLASHFT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS(L-R): FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals), TODD KERNS (bass & vocals), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), SLASH (guitar), and BRENT FITZ (drums).
Credit all photos: Austin Nelson.
For 4, SLASH and the band traveled across the country via bus together to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style all captured live in the studio. 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. The band’s previous albums over the last decade Apocalyptic Love, World on Fire, and Living The Dreamhave continued on an upward trajectory, all achieving Top 5 Billboard charting debuts in the U.S. and reaching the Top 10on 12 major charts across the globe. To date, the three SMKC albums have now garnered 7 consecutiveTop 10 Radio singles, spawned sold-out world tours, and have earned SLASH and the band the best critical acclaim of their career with their latest album Living The Dream(2018) singled out by the Los Angeles Times, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Loudwire, LA Weekly, and more, as their best songs to date.
In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducteeSLASH, the new SMKC album 4, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on Gibson Records, the new label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. On February 11, 2022, Gibson will commemorate SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS’first studio album with Gibson Records, with a limited–edition release of the SLASH Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar and package. Only 250 Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar swill be available worldwide on www.gibson.comand at select authorized Gibson dealers. The unique guitar package also features the new SMKCalbum 4 on vinyl, a 4 album guitar pick tin and decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait. View the current line of album packages available for 4,HERE.
Above: the limited-edition SLASH Les Paul Standard 4 Album guitar will be released on February 11, 2022.
Above: cover artwork for the new SMKC album 4,
Following is the tracklisting for 4:
“The River is Rising”
“Whatever Gets You By”
“C’est La Vie”
“The Path Less Followed”
“Actions Speak Louder Than Words”
“Fill My World”
“Call Off the Dogs”
“Fall Back to Earth”
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORSNorth American headlining tour officially begins February 8 in Portland, OR, and will hit 28 major cities, includingLos Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and more, before wrapping-upMarch 26 in Orlando, FL (all dates below). All tickets for the SMKC tourare available at: https://www.slashonline.com/tour.
About SLASH and SMKC: SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriterand film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Awardand seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fameand is a New York TimesBest-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. Timemagazine placed SLASHat #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1)in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASHcreated signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hitsfor 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 Snakepitand global successwith 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 Kennedyand 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 BillboardTop 200 Albums Chart debuting at#4on the overall chart as well as the #1Top Rock album,and spawned SLASH andthe band’sfirst-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’ Rosesre-united and SLASHjoined Axl Roseand Duff McKaganfor the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboardmagazine 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 Stonedeclared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Timesadded is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dreamdebuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globeand fueled by the Top 5song“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 CONSPIRATORShad 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 album4 viaGibson 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, Brandi Carlile), was recorded at the famedRCA Studio AinNashville, TN, and will be SLASH’s fifth solo album overalland the fourthalbum with MYLESKENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos and behind-the-scenes clips HERE. For more information, visit: www.slashonline.com.