Slash has played with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators for almost as long as his first run with Guns N’ Roses lasted, and judging by their recently-released studio album “4”, they are enjoying their time as a group and producing more music.
The combination of Slash and Myles Kennedy in one band is of course great and these past nine years have proven that rather than being the retinue to the famous guitarist’s solo works, Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators should be definitely considered as a legitimate band, and one that Slash himself puts much stock in.
Slash reveals if he considers Guns N’ Roses as side project
The band kept pushing on even after Slash famously reunited with Axl Rose in 2016, and while Guns N’ Roses are yet to release a new album to celebrate the reunion, the outfit which feels ever more as Slash’s creative home-away-from-home has since put out two.
In a recently published interview with Guitar, Slash was asked whether working with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators is his main focus now and whether it is Guns N’ Roses that are the side project, to which he replied:
“No, I’ve been thinking about this. I think one of the great things about [GNR] and why there’s such longevity, and I don’t wanna jinx it, but it’s because we don’t take it too seriously. Guns N’ Roses was obviously my entire life and that’s where I come from. I’ll always be part of it and I don’t mind being recognised as ‘that guy from that band’. At this point I’ll probably do it till I’m pushing daisies.
“It’s always been a lot of fun but it became a really big band, so the tension is palpable. Like with Velvet Revolver, everybody around that band had all these delusions of grandeur. Not the band itself, the people around it. It was very difficult, so it didn’t stand a chance long-term. With this band, it just sort of does what it does for the fun of it. I don’t think we’ve had any real expectations and we’re not trying to be huge or do anything apart from have a good time. That’s why it’s been so easy and gone by as quickly as it has. We spend a lot of time on the road and we just have a good time. Nobody really thinks about all the other bullshit.”