SMKC’s MYLES KENNEDY and SLASH perform at the Palladium in Hollywood on Tuesday, October 16. Photo credit: Steve Rose.
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS:
GROUP WRAP-UP SOLD-OUT, NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM ‘LIVING THE DREAM’
FIRST SINGLE “DRIVING RAIN” NOW A TOP 5 HIT AT ROCK RADIO
SLASH RELEASES NEW 7-SONG, HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST
‘UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MAZE SOUNDTRACK’
The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASH and his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS wrapped their nationwide, sold-out headlining tour–their first in four years–onTuesday night (October 16) 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 DREAM which spawned the first single “Driving Rain,” and is officially a Top 5 hit at Rock Radio.
Today, Thursday, October 18–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 October 18-21, 25-28, 31 andNovember 1-3, 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.”
1) “We Belong Dead” -inspired by Frankenstein Monster’s immortal line from the explosive finale ofThe Bride of Frankenstein.
2) “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.
3) “The Final Scare” – this guitar-driven, up-tempo track combines punk with modern electronic where multiple monsters attack in the maze.
4) “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.
5) “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.
6) “Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen (Universal Monsters Maze Medley)” – this compilation, takes a single haunting melody and transforms it.
7) “Sweet Licks (music from “Clowns 3D”) – SLASH composed this track with a creepy carnival vibe for 2014’s “Clowns 3D” maze.
L-R: SMKC’s Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitars) and Todd Kerns (bass) perform at the Palladium on Tuesday, October 16. Credit (all below): ZB images.
LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is the third full-length offering fromSLASH 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. Fueled by the Top 5 rock song “Driving Rain,” its live-action, animated videoas 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 entiretyHERE.
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
“Call of the Wild” (SMKC, Living The Dream)
“Halo” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
“Standing In The Sun” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
“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)
“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, October 16.
SLASH performs at the Palladium in Hollywood on Tuesday, October 16.