Slash Discusses New Album ‘4’: “This Is Actually The Most Live I’ve Recorded So Far”

Slash Discusses New Album '4': "This Is Actually The Most Live I've Recorded So Far"

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has discussed his side project Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators‘ upcoming studio effort, 4, and mentioned the album’s effect on him.

Originally known as the guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, Slash is a member of the supergroup Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, which includes Slash on guitars, Myles Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fitz on drums, Todd Kerns on bass and vocals, and Frank Sidoris on guitars and vocals.

For a long time, Slash and the band members have been preparing to release the album, 4, which will be released on February 11, 2022. When the album will be the fifth solo album of Slash, it’s fourth overall with his side-project’s band members.

However, during a recent appearance on HardDrive Radio, Slash once again opened up about the album. Discussing the recording process of the album, Slash admitted that the album’s tools are very spontaneous.

“The way that we recorded this record, everything was just done live in the studio, and it’s very spontaneous,” he says.

“This is actually the most live I’ve recorded so far. I’ve always done the bass, drums and guitars live in the studio — bar none — except for when I do other people’s sessions. But in any band that I’ve worked in, it’s always been like that.

“But you come back and you do guitars later because you wanna get the right sound and you go into the control room and you do the guitars from there.”

Slash Reveals What Producers Hates To Do During The Recording Processes Of Albums

Slash has also touched on how to get the right sound during the recording process. He revealed the things that producers hate to do during the recording processes of the albums.

“And a lot of the reason is because you can’t have the amps in the room when you’re recording the drums; producers hate that, ’cause they don’t want it to bleed,” Slash continues. “And I don’t give a shit, but I’d never been able to find a producer that could deal with it.

“So you just sort of bite the bullet and you do it where you do the guitars later, and vocals are always done after that. This one was done with the amps in the room with the drums and Myles singing all at the same time.

“So that’s how this record was done.”

Past month, Slash had clarified the new album’s connection with Led Zeppelin. During the interview, the musician was asked if there is any reference to Led Zeppelin to pick the album’s name as 4. As you know, Led Zeppelin named its fourth studio album Led Zeppelin IV.

“No,” Slash said. “Actually, Led Zeppelin’s record was not called ‘4.’

“I just called it ‘4’ because it’s our fourth record, which I think is an important milestone, and also because I didn’t want to give it a nice, cool, clever title that relates to something in particular.

“Because so much shit happened in 2020 that there’s no one sentence or one word that defines all of it.

“So rather than ever try, I just said, ‘Let’s just call it ‘4’ because it’s more about this record being something that we’ve accomplished at this point, and it’s not really about all that.’”

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  1. I would like to know why Eric Clapton was excluded from the list of all time great guitarests? He is a living legend and it is really sad that he was exclued from the list where he would of surely ranked in the top five for sure! His guitar playing with Cream was some of the best on record to date and that was twentyfive years ago! Sadly the reason he is not on the list is because he is anti Covid 19 vaccine and wrote a song about it and that is why he is not on the list! Eric any guitar player in the world knows that you should be on that list! Thank You Eric And Long Live Rock N Roll

  2. Can’t wait for the new album. It’s bands like Slash, Myles K. and the Conspirators that keep rock n’ roll alive. STP and Godsmack also named their fourth albums four with STP N⁰4 and Godsmack IV.

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