Slash and Myles Kennedy Release ‘Driving Rain,’ Share Album Details
Both Slash and Myles Kennedy have been incredibly active on their own since issuing World on Fire together in 2014 under the Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators moniker. They found time in their schedules to record a new album, Living the Dream, and have debuted the album's first single, "Driving Rain."
"This is a riff I specifically remember playing with the guys for the first time at a venue in New Hampshire on the World on Fire tour," Slash says about "Driving Rain." "It’s a cool guitar part we ran though, and from that point forward the rest of the song started to come together in my mind while on the road. We put it all together this year and Myles came up with a great melody for it.”
Kennedy adds, “The riff is very reminiscent of vintage Aerosmith. It’s got a certain funk to it that’s compelling. Lyrically, it’s a story about somebody who works on the road -- it could be a musician, and it could be a traveling salesman. What makes it interesting is this guy has an addict girlfriend or spouse who continues to relapse, and she ends up getting him to come home. She’s miserable and falls back into bad old habits, and that compels him to head back to her to save the day.”
Slash and the boys have also announced a Sept. 21 release date for their newest album, Living the Dream. Pre-order bundles are now available, with goodies like a vinyl-sized 20 page hardback book, an exclusive one-sided 7” single of “Driving Rain,” a special set of Slash guitar picks and more being offered. Check out the album art and track listing below.
Catch Slash and Myles Kennedy out on the road on a month-long North American tour which kicks off on Sept. 13 in Los Angeles. Head here to see a list of upcoming dates.
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Living the Dream Track Listing:
1. The Call of the Wild
2. Serve You Right
3. My Antidote
4. Mind Your Manners
5. Lost Inside the Girl
6. Read Between the Lines
7. Slow Grind
8. The One You Loved Is Gone
9. Driving Rain
10. Sugar Cane
11. The Great Pretender
12. Boulevard of Broken Hearts
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