Myles Kennedy confirms work on a new Slash album has been completed

Myles Kennedy and Slash
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Myles Kennedy has announced that a new Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators studio outing is on the way, revealing the group have finally completed work on the follow-up to 2018’s Living The Dream.

When the as-yet-unnamed album is released, it will serve as the fifth entry into Slash’s prolific solo career and the fourth effort to recruit the musical services of Kennedy and his co-Conspirators: bassist Todd Kerns, drummer Brent Fitz and an electric guitar player Frank Sidoris.

Breaking the news to Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, Kennedy commented (transcribed by Blabbermouth), “We made a record earlier this year, and it's in the can. And I think the goal is just to – when the time's appropriate, we're gonna put it out. 

“Hopefully next year,” he continued, adding, “Hopefully early next year. It's hard to believe we've been doing this for… Gosh, I think the first songs I recorded with Slash were in 2009, which is crazy. So, yeah, [it's] definitely a long run there.”

Of what we can expect from the upcoming offering, Kennedy teased the record has “a live vibe to it” that harks back to an “old-school” style of studio recording.

"The thing about the record is that it's got a live vibe to it,” he elaborated. “It was a record that was recorded in kind of an old-school way. So, with that said, without giving too much away, it definitely has a bit of that energy and that vibe that a lot of us listened to growing up. So, it was fun. It was a fun record to make."

As per a previous announcement, the album will be released via Gibson Records – the guitar giant’s newly formed label, which aims to support and promote its own roster of signature artists. The record will be distributed by BMG, with whom Gibson struck up a partnership for the release.

At the time of the announcement, Slash said, “It's an honor to be the first release on the new Gibson Records. 

"It's a zenith in our partnership for sure," he continued, "and having worked so closely with Gibson for so long, I know they will be a label that genuinely supports their artists creatively. Not just me, but all the artists they choose to work with. It's perfect.” 

No official word regarding a release date has surfaced, though we'll bring you updates regarding Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators as and when they break.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.