Release Date: September 21, 2018
SLASH Featuring MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS have now announced they will release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on 21st September 2018 on Roadrunner Records with the first single Driving Rain being unleased on Weds 25th July.
LIVING THE DREAM is SLASH’s fourth solo album, and third for SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals). The band has also unveiled the album cover art and tracklisting for the album with the eye-catching front cover artwork being created by renowned visual artist Ron English.
SLASH describes the creation of ‘Driving Rain’; “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,” explains SLASH. “It’s a cool guitar part we ran though, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.” MYLES KENNEDY adds, “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. She’s miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day.”
For LIVING THE DREAM, SLASH and his band re-teamed with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Alter Bridge, Iggy Pop, Incubus) on the powerful 12 song collection. The band’s previous albums World On Fire and Apocalyptic Love, debuted in the Top Ten on 12 charts globally, spawned three #1 hit singles at U.S. Rock Radio and earned worldwide praise garnering SLASH some of the best critical acclaim of his career, with World On Fire debuting at number 7 in the UK album charts on its release.