By Andrew Catania
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators rolled into the Hard Rock Live in Orlando this past Saturday. This was the first time I’ve seen Slash since high school with GNR. SMKC didn’t disappoint.
From a guitarist’s perspective, Slash showed his skills on why he’s one of the top guitarists of his genre. Whether it was from their recent song “The River is Rising” or one of their older songs, Slash was on his A-game the whole night.
Myles Kennedy sounded superb for the whole night. The songs sounded just straight off the record.
The Conspirators are a bunch of superbly talented guys. Todd Kerns (Bassist) got on the mic and entertained the fans. Frank Sidoris playing rhythm guitar and Brent Fitz bashing the drums.
Slash paid tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
One thing I noticed and appreciated is Slash doesn’t treat his band like Yngwie Malmsteen does and has them pushed to the side of the stage. It’s a band effort and everyone shines. Slash shows no sides of ego and to me that’s excellent!
Great night of music. I might get some blowback on this, but I think Slash sounds much better with his band than he does with GNR.
A decade and four albums into their career, the new full-length album 4 marks the first new music from SMKC in four years and fifth solo album overall. 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 album 4 resulting 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.
To Listen to their newest album ‘4’ click here