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Slash With Myles Kennedy Unleash New Song “Driving Rain”

The Slash riff is “very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith” says the frontman Kennedy. You can listen to the tune now

July 27, 2018


When Slash rejoined Guns N’ Roses in 2016, the future of his “other” band seemed in doubt. But Slash ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators are back with the brand-new song “Driving Rain” off their upcoming album, Living the Dream.

The band had been working on new music before the legendary guitarist leaped back into the rock monstrosity that is GN’R, and in between legs of the mega-successful reunion tour, Slash and company were able to polish off a new album.

“Driving Rain” (listen below) starts off with a raw and dirty guitar riff from Slash, who remarked in a press release, “This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Fire tour. It’s a cool guitar part we ran through, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road.”

Vocalist Kennedy, who also fronts the band Alter Bridge, added of the song, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the road — it could be a musician, and it could be a traveling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home.”

Living the Dream will arrive on September 21st, with the band hitting the road on a U.S. tour in support of the disc on September 13th in Los Angeles.

Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Tour Dates

Sep 13 The Whiskey A Go-Go Los Angeles, CA

Sep 15 The Van Buren Phoenix, AZ

Sep 16 Kaaboo Del Mar, CA

Sep 18 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT

Sep 19 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO

Sep 21 Paradise Cove Margaritaville Tulsa, OK

Sep 22 Winstar World Casino Thackerville, OK

Sep 24 Stubb’s Waller Creek Austin, TX

Sep 26 House of Blues Houston, TX

Sep 28 Louder Than Life Louisville, KY

Sep 29 Four Winds Casino Resort New Buffalo, MI

Oct 1 Wellmont Theater Montclair, NJ

Oct 2 The Fillmore Silver Spring Silver Spring, MD

Oct 4 Casino Rama-Entertainment Ctr Longford Mills, Canada

Oct 5 Pier 17 South Street Seaport New York City

Oct 9 Paramount Huntington, NY

Oct 10 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA

Oct 11 House of Blues Boston, MA

Oct 14 Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA



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