SLASH and his band Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators have unleashed their electrifying 17-song opus WORLD ON FIRE to worldwide acclaim. Clocking in at #10 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, the new album marks SLASH’s third straight album to debut in the Top Ten. Other top ten entries around the world include #2 in Australia, #2 in Germany, #1 in Switzerland, #2 in Ireland, #3 in Japan, #3 in Finland, #5 in Austria and #7 in the U.K.. The album’s hell-raising first single and title track slams into Rock radio’s Top 5 this week at #3. Listen to the song “World On Fire” HERE and watch the video HERE.
WORLD ON FIRE (Dik Hayd International, distributed through Caroline) is gathering early critical acclaim from media worldwide. Guitar World magazine praised the album “…as a diverse record that covers a multitude of musical feels with a rawness and energy that’s reminiscent of Slash’s early work with Guns N’ Roses. Make no mistake about it: World On Fire is not a solo project. It was recorded by a band with all four members contributing their strengths as a whole.” (Sept. 2, 2014) Premier Guitar added, “With his current band, it appears Slash has found something he’s been looking for: a band that ignites together…This chemistry comes through on the group’s new album ‘WORLD ON FIRE.’ With its cohesive sound, this naturally flowing collection of 18 barnburners provides a foundation for Slash’s extraterrestrial, high-flying tones and extensive soloing.” (August 2014) Elsewhere, ArtistDirect.com praised SLASH and his band, “delivered a brash, ballsy, and brilliant seventeen-song slab in the form of World on Fire. Slash’s third solo album feels like a new beginning not only for the guitar god, but for rock music as well.” (September 15, 2014) While Loudwire.com added, “Slash fans are in for a treat for his third solo album. He and his cohorts, Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, give you more bang for your buck with a whopping 17 tracks and providing a little something for everyone. A lot of rock, a little blues, some definite swagger and songs that can get into your soul–what more could you ask for?” (Sept. 16, 2014)
WORLD ON FIRE marks SLASH’s third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass). For WORLD ON FIRE, SLASH and the band worked with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Falling In Reverse, Incubus) to create a powerful new turn for the band in 17 songs. WORLD ON FIRE is the follow-up to 2012’s Apocalyptic Love which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and earned SLASH two No. 1 U.S. rock radio hits–his first-ever solo–with “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.”
Beginning, Tuesday, September 23, SLASH will do a complete takeover of the Sunset Strip returning to the iconic guitarist’s stomping grounds with a series of three very special sold-out club shows: September 23 at The Troubadour, Thursday, September 25 at The Roxy and Friday, September 26 at The Whisky A Go Go. These shows are presented by and honor the 50-year anniversary of the beloved musician retailer Guitar Center. The Roxy show will be filmed and aired as a 90-minute concert special “SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators-Live From the Roxy” for broadcast exclusively on national television on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239) November 9th at 8 p.m. The full rock concert will be filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound and will feature songs spanning Slash’s storied career including material from his new album, WORLD ON FIRE as well as Guns’N’Roses material.
Last Friday (September 19), SLASH unveiled a new maze at Universal Studios Hollywood “Clowns 3D Music By SLASH” at “Halloween Horror Nights.” This collaboration marks the first time a musician has created an original score for the popular Halloween event. SLASH received an “Eyegore Award”–which honors influential entertainment professionals in the horror genre within the movie, television and music industries—alongside directors Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Grindhouse) and John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers). SLASH and his bandmate MYLES KENNEDY then performed “Nothing Left To Fear,” the title song for his first-ever motion picture (2013) he co-produced through his film/TV production company Slasher Films to close out the annual awards show (photo below)
Watch SLASH’s live interview on Huffington Post Live here: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/slash-world-on-fire-new-album-guns-n-roses/53f7be5302a760147000069c
Catch SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators live on the Sunset Strip this week. Following their November European tour, expect more U.S. dates to be announced for early 2015.
|Guitar Center Presents: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip|
|Tue||9/23||Hollywood, CA||The Troubadour|
|Thu||9/25||Hollywood, CA||The Roxy|
|Fri||9/26||Hollywood, CA||The Whisky A Go Go|
|MON||11/10||Dublin, Ireland||O2 Arena|
|WED||11/12||Paris, France||Le Zenith|
|SAT||11/15||Basel, Switzerland||St. Jakobshalle|
|MON||11/17||Florence, Italy||Mandela Forum|
|THU||11/20||Krakow, Poland||Krakow Arena|
|MON||11/24||Amsterdam, The Netherlands||HeinekenMusic Hall|
|WED||11/26||Brussels, Belgium||Forest Club|
|FRI||11/28||Manchester, U.K.||Phones 4U Arena|
|SAT||11/29||Leeds, U.K.||Leeds Arena|
|MON||12/1||Birmingham, U.K.||LG Arena|
|TUE||12/2||London, U.K.||Wembley Arena|
|THU||12/4||Glasgow, U.K.||Hydro Arena|
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its “The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players of All-Time” list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for 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 success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver. SLASH’s self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and more. SLASH and his bandfeaturing Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his 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 Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. SLASH and his band release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014. www.slashonline.com.