Blabbermouth reports that Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is rumored to be putting the finishing touches on a new studio album for a fall release.
The Guns N’ Roses guitarist has not officially confirmed that he is back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2014’s World On Fire, but it is believed that he and his bandmates have been laying down tracks since at least January.
Rumors of a new Conspirators album were started last December when Slash’s girlfriend Meegan Hodges told a fan on Instagram that the guitarist was in the studio with singer Myles Kennedy recording the next Conspirators album. But Kennedy claimed in a radio interview a short time later that there were no concrete plans for him to reunite with Slash and work on new music, as he is focusing on a new solo album.
After a fan reached out to Meegan on Instagram asking her to clarify her previous comments following Kennedy’s remarks, she responded, “Maybe you should ask the band guys,” and followed it up with a smiley face.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s Conspirators bandmate Todd Kerns discussed the future of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators in a new Appetite for Distortion interview a few weeks ago. Alternative Nation transcribed Kerns’ comments about the Conspirators’ future.
“Nothing’s really sort of nailed down. It’s just kind of constantly cats in the cradle we’ll get together then. At some point we definitely intend to kind of reboot. Everyone has a lot on their plate. There will be a time where there’s the right time to do it. I’m being straight up honest, there’s never been a conversation about, ‘There’s just no way we’re going to be able to do this before.’ I 100% believe that this will reconvene at some point.”
“If I felt like we were just kind of treading water and weren’t really doing good work, and I just thought it was just something we did to kill time. ‘Eh, then we do these records and we’re on the road want off.’ No, you’d be surprised to know how seriously and how precious we were about the music we were making and about the band we’d built and developed. That includes Frank and the entire lineup. It means a lot to us, I mean for all of us speaking for the guys.”
“I really believe that we’re making good music, and doing good work. At the end of the day if you’re a die hard Guns N’ Roses fan or a die hard Alter Bridge fan, what we do is something somewhere in the middle of both of those bands. We do something that is its own thing.”