Through her Instagram profile, Slash’s girlfriend Meegan Hodges revealed that the guitarist is about to enter the studio to record his next solo album. According to Meegan’s statement, reported by Alternative Nation website, the musician will begin his sessions later this month.
“Slash does not stop … he has an album to record with SMKC (Slash, Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators),” she said, before revealing personal details about the decor of the house where they live. When asked by a fan about when this album begins to be made, Meeghan replied: “They return to the studio at the end of the month.”
Curiously, the other members of the band have, in recent interviews, talked about the upcoming plans of Slash, Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. In a chat in Eddie Trunk’s podcast, Myles Kennedy had said there were no concrete plans to get back to work, though he kept in touch with Slash.
Kennedy also said there are no plans because Slash has done well with the Guns N ‘Roses reunion (whose schedule goes on hiatus until the middle of 2018) and in turn, the singer himself will release a solo album (“Year Of The Tiger”, which is already recorded and arrives in March 2018).
If the information revealed by Meegan Hodges is concrete, it confirms what was already suspected: Guns N ‘Roses should not record an unpublished album for now.
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
In September 2008, Slash began production on his debut solo album. He described the process of recording by himself as “cathartic.” He also mentioned working on the album gave him a chance to “…take a little bit of a break from all the politics and the democracy that is a band and just sort of do my own thing for a little bit.
The album, simply titled Slash, debuted at No. 3 on the U.S. chart upon its release in April 2010. It featured an all-star roster of guest musicians, including Osbourne, Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas, Adam Levine of Maroon 5, M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Dave Grohl, Chris Cornell and Iggy Pop.
The album also features musical collaborations with former Guns N’ Roses members Izzy Stradlin, Steven Adler and Duff McKagan. To promote the album, Slash embarked on his first solo world tour with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge—who also appeared on the album—on vocals, Bobby Schneck on rhythm guitar, Todd Kerns on bass, and Brent Fitz on drums. Slash opened for Ozzy Osbourne for a leg of Osbourne’s Scream World Tour.