Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators New Album ‘4,’ Out Today, February 11 via Gibson Records / BMG

Photo credit this image: Ross Halfin.

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS release their highly-anticipated fourth album titled 4 today, Friday, February 11 via Gibson Records in partnership with BMG. Early reviews from across the globe are pouring in for 4 (see below) which is available digitally and in exclusive physical bundles now. Purchase the new album 4 everywhere HERE, and order limited-edition bundles HERE.  

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS aka SMKC just launched their U.S. headlining tour and will visit 28 major cities nationwide including Los Angeles (YouTube Theater), New York (Beacon Theatre), Boston (House of Blues), Chicago (Riviera Theatre), Las Vegas (Theater at Virgin Hotels), Denver (Paramount Theater), Kansas City (Arvest Bank Theater-Midland), Atlanta (Coca Cola Roxy), Nashville (Grand Ole Opry House), and more, as well as the newly announced Detroit, MI show on March 4 at The Fillmore. For all SMKC tour dates and tickets, visit: HERE. 

Today, Friday, February 11 tune-in live to watch the global concert stream of SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Live at Studios 60” where SLASH and the band will perform the new album 4 live and free in its entirety on the SLASH YouTube and Facebook at: 11:00a PACIFIC / 2:00p EASTERN / 7:00p GMT; sign-up HERE. Following the SMKC “Live at Studios 60” global concert stream, a live Q&A with SLASH and afterparty will launch exclusively on YouTube Premium. Watch and share the trailer for SMKC “Live at Studios 60” concert: HERE. 

SLASH will join comedian and talk show host Conan O’Brien on his award-winning podcast “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” on Monday, February 21 for an in-depth conversation about his music history, the new SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS studio album 4, and more. Tune-in worldwide to “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” on Monday, February 21, HERE.

SMKC’s first single, “The River Is Rising” which Rolling Stone described as “raucous” (2/3/2022) is now the band’s 8th Top 10 Radio single in a row and climbs to #8 this week. Check out the official video for “The River Is Rising” HERE; stream the new songs “Call Off The Dogs” HERE, and “Fill My World” HERE. Last week, SMKC performed “The River Is Rising” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE, and SLASH joined host Jimmy Kimmel for a hilarious interview on the show, HERE. This week, the band stopped by The Howard Stern Show and delivered a riveting performance of the Elton John classic song “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)”–which SMKC originally recorded for the documentary film Stuntman on Disney+; watch SMKC perform on The Howard Stern Show, HERE.

A decade and four albums into their career, the new full-length album 4 marks the first new music from SMKC in four years. SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals) and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals) aka SMKC, partnered with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Rival Sons), for the new album 4 resulting in the band’s strongest collective statement to date. Recorded at RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN, Cobb shared the band’s desire to lay down the tracks live in the studio–including guitar solos and vocals–a first for the group, revealing a stunning, vital sound and style all captured live.

Photo credit this image: Ross Halfin.

4 is SMKC like you’ve never heard them before. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs, 4 hits on a wide range of sounds, styles, and moods in 10 songs, and does it all with laser-sharp musical focus and a lightning-in-a-bottle sense of immediacy. The album kicks off with opening track “The River is Rising,” one of the band’s toughest and most dynamic compositions to date, unraveling via a menacing, tightly-coiled riff and deep-in-the-pocket groove. From the deliberate stomp rock of “Whatever Gets You By,” the bright-toned, heart-on-sleeve pop-rocker “Fill My World,” to the talk box-drenched guitar hooks of “C’est La Vie,” exotica-tinged psychedelic fever dream of “Spirit Love,” the anthemic swell of “The Path Less Followed,” to the cowbell-inflected boogie-shake of “Actions Speak Louder Than Words,” the grimy Aerosmith-esque funk of “April Fool,” to the rampaging attack of “Call Off the Dogs,” and climaxing with the epic, six minute album closer “Fall Back to Earth,” 4 is an album that grabs hold, and never lets go.

In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson–the iconic American instrument brand–and the GRAMMY award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee SLASH, the new album 4, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on the new label Gibson Records, which is headquartered in Gibson’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN.

Today, February 11, Gibson has released a limited, 250 count offering of SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Edition guitars–available on Gibson.com and at authorized dealers. The first-ever album and guitar package collaboration features the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl—which is housed in a uniquely designed compartment inside the guitar case–a 4 guitar pick tin and decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait. Step inside Gibson USA in Nashville and watch the making of the new SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Edition guitar, HERE. Check out the full line of exclusive SLASH guitars across Gibson HERE, and Epiphone HERE, as well as, SLASH apparel HERE.

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