Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash is on tour with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, but his drummer Brent Fritz has been forced to bail out of the tour due to emergency surgery. Slash reunited with his fired Guns N’ Roses bandmates a week ago.
“Unfortunately I’ve had to leave the current SMKC tour due to emergency surgery for a detached retina. It leaves me heartbroken to not be able to play the last week of shows. I will miss everyone but just know that the mighty Shane Gaalaas has come to save the day on drums!”
Slash’s girlfriend Meegan Hodges was stunned by the new, writing, “@brentfitz take care of your health! I know you will SEE us all soon! #brentfitz #slash #smkc #livingthedreamtour 👀😜👁️😎🙏🏻
Myles Kennedy said, “❤️ you brother. Amazing run this year. Get well soon!”
A rumor recently surfaced that Axl Rose may nearly be done with his work on the new Guns N’ Roses album. Slash told Moshcam in 2015 about the Conspirators, “It’s just something that clicked right from the very beginning. Initially, Myles and I just had that spark, sort of a creative connection, from the very, very beginning. And that’s something that’s established; it always happens when we work together. And then, with Brent and Todd, it’s the same kind of thing where we just have a really great writing and performing and recording chemistry, where everybody just really digs what we are about individually and collectively, and it just works.”
Fritz wrote on Instagram shortly before the health scare, “Photos from @lollapalooza downtown Chicago yesterday! Amazing crowd and view of the city skyline! Thanks drum tech extraordinaire @imyjames for taking these killer shots! #smkc #livingthedreamtour #livingthedreamtour2019 @vaterdrumsticks @dwdrums @sabiancymbals_official @remopercussion @lpmusicofficial @vans.”