The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASHand his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS wrapped their nationwide, sold out headlining tour — their first in four years — on Tuesday night (16th October) at the Palladium in Los Angeles (more photos below). The group ripped through a 22-song, electrifying two-hour show which included a special guest appearance from Duff McKagan (set list below). The band which, in addition to SLASH and singer MYLES KENNEDY, includes TODD KERNS (bass), drummer BRENT FITZ (drums) and FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar) will continue touring worldwide in support of their acclaimed new album LIVING THE DREAMwhich spawned the first single “Driving Rain”, and is officially a Top 5hit at USA Rock Radio.
Just in time for Halloween,SLASH has released a brand new, 7-song playlist titled UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MAZE SOUNDTRACK. Fans can enjoy the spooky soundtrack as background music to usher in Halloween night on Spotify, Apple, Pandora and Amazon HERE. SLASH composed the original music for Halloween Horror Nights ‘Universal Monsters’ Maze which fans can experience live at Universal Studios Hollywood from 18-21, 25-28, 31 October and 1-3 November, 2018. The ‘Universal Monsters’ Maze pays homage to iconic classic Monsters by underscoring each of their unique attributes and reimagining them into terrifying modern-day characters. The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy are among those featured, to which SLASH composed a unique, complex composition adding a haunting dimension to the experience. Guests can purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights”here: Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’, I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce a soundtrack for the maze,” said SLASH. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror. In the end, the goal was to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”
“We Belong Dead”– inspired by Frankenstein Monster’s immortal line from the
explosive finale of The Bride of Frankenstein.
“The Danse of the Dead”– inspired by “Danse Macabre,” the late medieval art movement that celebrated “the universality of death” and influenced the famous masquerade ball scene from The Phantom of the Opera/
“The Final Scare”– this guitar-driven, up-tempo track combines punk with modern electronic where multiple monsters attack in the maze.
“Universal Monsters Rising”– SLASH’s signature lead guitar joins with the mournful sound of a tolling church and the sharp, staccato stabs of violins to call guests to the graveyard, where Universal Monsters rise again.
“The Collection Room/Dracula’s Lair”– composed to accompany The Mummy and Dracula sections of the maze, this track transitions between Middle Eastern and Eastern European instrumentation to bring to life these two Classic Monsters.
“Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen (Universal Monsters Maze Medley)”– this compilation, takes a single haunting melody and transforms it.
“Sweet Licks (music from “Clowns 3D”) –SLASH composed this track with a creepy carnival vibe for 2014’s “Clowns 3D” maze.
LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is the third full-length offering from SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. The LOS ANGELES TIMES described the album as, “his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. …full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences”. While ROLLING STONE declared the album,“a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs.” Elsewhere, CLASSIC ROCK hailed, “the bands third and Best Album, ‘The Great Pretender’ is the album’s masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done.” Fans can purchase or stream LIVING THE DREAM HERE. Fuelled by the Top 5rock song“Driving Rain,”its live-action, animated video as well as the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The first single “Driving Rain”which jumped to #5 this week and climbing–marks the band’s 6th consecutive, Top 10 single at radio and SLASH’s fastest-rising single ever in his solo career. Read the full Q&A where SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY breakdown LIVING THE DREAM in its entirety HERE.
L-R: SMKC’s Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitars) and Todd Kerns (bass) perform at the Palladium on Tuesday 16thOctober. Credit (all below): ZB images.
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Setlist The Palladium-Hollywood Tuesday, October 16, 2018
“Call of the Wild” (SMKC,Living The Dream) “Halo” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love) “Standing In The Sun” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love) “Ghost” (SLASH) “Back from Cali” (SLASH) “My Antidote” (SMKC, Living The Dream) “Serve You Right” (SMKC, Living The Dream) “Fall to Pieces” (Velvet Revolver, Contraband) “We’re All Gonna Die” (SLASH) “Dr. Alibi” (SLASH) “Wicked Stone” (SMKC, World On Fire) “Mind Your Manners” (SMKC, Living The Dream) “Driving Rain” (SMKC, Living The Dream) “Rocket Queen” (Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction) “Starlight” (SLASH) “By The Sword” (SLASH) “The Great Pretender” (SMKC, Living The Dream) “You’re A Lie” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love) “World On Fire” (SMKC, World On Fire) “It’s So Easy” (Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction) *guest Duff McKagan “Shadow Life” (SMKC, World On Fire) “Anastasia” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
SMKC’s Brent Fitz (drums) performs at the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday 16thOctober.
SLASH performs at the Palladium in Hollywood on Tuesday 16thOctober.
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS European tour dates are as follows:
Thur 7th Feb 2019
Sat 9th Feb
Prague, Czech Republic
Sun 10th Feb
Tues 12th Feb
Sat 16th Feb
02 Apollo-SOLD OUT
Sun 17th Feb
SEC Hall 3
Tues 19th Feb
The Dome-SOLD OUT
Wed 20th Feb
Eventim Apollo-SOLD OUT
Fri 22nd Feb
Sat 23rd Feb
The Cirque Royal-SOLD OUT
Sun 24th Feb
AFAS Live-SOLD OUT
Wed 27th Feb
Sentrum Scene-SOLD OUT
Thurs 28th Feb
Sun 3rd Mar
Mon 4th Mar
Verti Music Hall
Thurs 7th Mar
Fri 8th Mar
Sun 10th Mar
Tues 12th Mar
St Jordi Club
Wed 13th Mar
Fri 15th Mar
Lisbon Campo Pequeno
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About 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 and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album,Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more. Shortly after, he formed his current bandSLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS–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 for over four years. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at#4as the top rock album. Apocalyptic Love has the added distinction of spawning SLASH’s first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: “You’re A Lie”and “Standing In The Sun.”SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from SLASH fiction, his film/TV production company specializing in the horror genre. He is currently working on a new film project. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS unleashed their second album World On Fire to worldwide praise. The album’s title track, first single “World On Fire”ascended to #1at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Rosesre-united andSLASHjoined Axl Roseand Duff McKaganfor the ongoing “Not In This Lifetime Tour” which Billboard now ranks as the fourth-highest grossing tour of all time.