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SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators are set to perform their new single "Standing In The Sun" Thursday, October 4 on CONAN airing at 11:00 PM/10:00 PM CT 11/10c on TBS. Cited by RollingStone.com (5/20/12) as "a standout track," the song is off their acclaimed studio album APOCALYPTIC LOVE, released May 22 on SLASH's own label Dik Hayd International and distributed through EMI.
SLASH and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators--Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass) and Frank Sidoris (guitar)--are currently in the midst of their explosive fall headlining North American tour wrapping Wednesday, October 3 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. The trek has earned critical accolades along the way:
"Slash took center stage for an extended riff-fest that was almost mesmerizing in its relentlessness. His arms slicked with sweat, Slash's nimble playing was spine-tingling and his musicality simply inspiring…. The slow-burning "Starlight" and frantic musical exercise at the end of "Anastasia" bookended a Slash master class in guitar soloing that also demonstrated why he always winds up on those "best of" lists. He is one of the best, no doubt." --Atlanta Journal Constitution (9/13/12)
"A capacity audience of almost 3,000 heard the guitarist offer a survey of his remarkably productive career Thursday at the Midland Theater. His riveting two-hour appearance included material from his stints in Guns N' Roses, supergroup Velvet Revolver and his increasingly impressive solo career. His new Apocalyptic Love is one of the strongest hard rock albums released since Guns 'N Roses' classic 1987 debut album Appetite For Destruction. Working with capable vocalist Myles Kennedy and the three additional men who comprise the Conspirators, Slash proved that his new material is no less bracing than his old favorites." --Bill Brownlee, Kansas City Star (9/28/12)
"Slash's new tunes--which accounted for a fourth of the 20-song set--sat nicely against the eclectic batch of songs from his eponymous debut solo album, which made up the largest portion of the set. It's a testament to Kennedy's prowess as a vocalist to be able to tackle songs originally sung by everyone from Scott Weiland and Axl Rose to Andrew Stockdale and Ian Astbury." – GuitarWorld.com (5/23/12)
Produced by Eric Valentine, who also did the same honors for his first disc, Slash, APOCALYPTIC LOVE stormed onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 and features the first single "You're A Lie," SLASH's first-ever #1 hit at rock radio. All the songs on the new album were written together by Slash and Myles Kennedy. SLASH and his band are riding a wave of critical acclaim with a four-star review in Revolver magazine noting: "Apocalyptic Love is at heart a collection of lean, high-octane rock-and-roll tunes built to be blasted out of open-top sports cars or, more suitably, open-air stadiums" (July 2012). Elsewhere, the Los Angeles Times said: "Fans of his work in GNR and Velvet Revolver will find much to embrace in the album's 13 tracks, ranging from the sneering rock hooks of 'You're a Lie' and the heavy metal grind of 'Halo' to the extended instrumental passages on 'Anastasia'" (May 24, 2012)
Check out the video for "You're A Lie" here!
SLASH: featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators remaining tour dates are as follows:
Fall Headline Tour with Foxy Shazam:
Tue 10/2 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
Wed 10/3 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
As a musician, artist, philanthropist, and iconic rock figure, SLASH has amassed album sales nearing an astounding 100 million copies along with a Grammy Award and seven Grammy nominations, plus countless other accolades, accomplishments and acknowledgements, Time magazine named Slash #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its "The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time." The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee marked another career milestone this July when he was honored with his own Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. SLASH's star is located directly in front of the Hard Rock Café on Hollywood Blvd. In 2007, SLASH was inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk (in front of Guitar Center in Hollywood) alongside his idols Jimmy Page and Jimi Hendrix. An original member of iconic rock band Guns N' Roses, SLASH helped the band create Signature Sounds like the guitar riff of #1 hit "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome to the Jungle."