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

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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 11, 2022) 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.

SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (L-R): TODD KERNS (bass & vocals), SLASH (guitar), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals), and BRENT FITZ (drums).

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 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.

Above: SLASH with the new Slash Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Edition guitar, view online HERE.
Click on the photo above to watch the making of the SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Edition guitar at Gibson USA.
Above: the new SLASH Les Paul Standard Limited 4 Album Edition guitar, view online HERE.

Early acclaim for SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, and their new album 4 is as follows:

“On 4, the fourth record by Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, he [Slash] captured the mojo he was after by recording most of the album live in a mere 10 days at Nashville’s RCA Studio A… For Slash, recording off the cuff was as liberating as he had hoped it would be, and not second-guessing himself contributed to the album’s eclecticism. There’s the heart-aching power ballad ‘Fall Back to Earth’ the glam-banging ‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’ and the euphoric first single, ‘The River Is Rising,’ which features a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl.”

“From the insistent churn of the opening track and first single ‘The River Is Rising,’ to the slippery funk rhythms of ‘April Fool,’ the dinosaur-sized stomp of ‘Whatever Gets You By’ to the off-to-the-races sprint of ‘Call Of The Dogs,’ 4 hits with the immediacy of a great live show. …Slash & Co color outside the lines on tracks like the slinky, Eastern-tinged ‘Spirit Love’ and the uncharacteristically major-key pop-rock workout ‘Fill My World,’ as well as the widescreen epic ballad ‘Fall Back to Earth’ which closes the record in dramatic fashion. Overall, it’s a leaner, harder and more expansive take on the SMKC sound.”


“Slash’s fourth album feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators hits all the right beats to be a modern rock classic. …A trove of silvery melodies, insta-hummable verses and more piledriver groves than one album should reasonably contain.”

–METAL HAMMER (8 out-of-10 review)

“All rich, roomy tones captured live in Nashville’s RCA Studios…Everything on 4 is deeper, looser and grittier.”
–CLASSIC ROCK (8-out-of-10 review)

“musically stinging crunch-rock…Many of the songs, such as ‘The Path Less Followed’ were written before the pandemic and draw influence from life experiences. Slash wrote the riff for the cinematic ‘Fall Back To Earth’ while on safari in South Africa, and the beautifully melodic ‘Fill My World’ reflects Kennedy’s sadness after seeing his Shih Tzu Mozart panicking during a storm.”

“Slithering solos and crunchy choruses show why he remains the Potteries’ greatest musical export.”

“4 finds the band locked in and streamlined. Straight up, 4 is a record that could be played live without missing a beat or getting dull.”

“The songs [on
4] are organic, urgent and upfront. Opener ‘The River is Rising’ is all the best of what you’d expect from the group: soaring choruses, hard-driving riffs and, of course, an explosive guitar solo. One of the most reliable vocalists in rock, Kennedy is on point here. ’Whatever Gets You By’ starts as a Doors-like blues romp that jumps into a southern rock fist-pumper. ‘C’est la vie’ builds around Slash’s wah-pedal-soaked guitar licks before the rest of the band joins on another blues-inspired rocker. ‘The Path Less Followed’ again taps into the past, sounding like it could have been recorded in the ’70s. It’s a breath of fresh air when hard rock songs emphasize melody over heaviness.”


“a solid album jam packed with soaring vocals, unforgettable melodies, large choruses, and riffs that will blow your mind.”


“Kennedy once again proves himself to be one of the best singers of the moment and Slash is once again the master of the riff. In short: with ‘4’ Slash, Myles & Co prove that they belong to the absolute world top!”

–AARDSCHOK (9-out-of-10 review, Netherlands)

“’4′ has a different vibe: rougher, more direct, less polished. (..) ‘4’ is a great record.”

–ROCK TRIBUNE (9 out-of-10 review, Belgium)

“When chemistry extraordinaire, unrelenting energy and deep mutual trust is put together, a recipe for success is born. After ten years together Slash, Myles Kennedy and THE CONSPIRATORS have achieved a distinctive, original sound with recognizable idiosyncrasies from each band member. At the same time 4 works as one fresh, original hard rock collection.”

–SPARK MAGAZINE (Czech Republic)

“An abundance of crunchy, classic-rock inspired riffs behind Myles Kennedy’s anthemic vocals.”

Above: SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (L-R): FRANK SIDORIS (guitar & vocals), TODD KERNS (bass & vocals), MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), SLASH (guitar), and BRENT FITZ (drums).

Following are all SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS tour dates. All tickets HERE.




SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. Time magazine placed SLASH at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz (drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC) released their debut album, the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1 Top Rock album, and spawned SLASH and the band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine now ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS’ most recent release is their critically–acclaimed third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.” Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globe and fueled by the Top 5 song “Driving Rain,” and the single “Mind Your Manners” was hailed by critics as the best songs of the band’s career. By the end of SMKC’s worldwide tour in 2019, SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS had achieved seven, consecutive, Top 10 Hit singles at radio. The group’s first new music in three years, SLASH (guitars) and MYLES KENNEDY (lead vocals) along with their fellow co-Conspirators—TODD KERNS (bass), drummer BRENT FITZ (drums) and FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar)–will release their new album 4 via Gibson Records–the iconic American guitar brands’ newly established record label—on February 11, 2022. The new album 4, is co-produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Rival Sons), and was recorded at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville, TN. 4 is SLASH’s fifth solo album overall and the fourth album with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos, interviews, and making of the album clips HERE. For more information, visit:


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