Todd Kerns, the bassist for Slash’s backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, has told Ear Of Newt that he is a “massive supporter” of Duff McKagan and a partial reunion” of the classic lineup of GUNS N’ ROSES. He added: “You know, I saw them in [Las] Vegas. I saw the first official arena show, and it was awesome. ‘Cause I know Duff, I know Slash, I know Dizzy [Reed], I know Richard [Fortus] — the other guitar player — so it’s kinda like, getting to see these guys do this show was very sort of surreal.”
He continued: “I’d never seen the original GUNS N’ ROSES back in the day. So for me it was kinda like… of course Axl’s [Rose] in a chair, ‘cause he broke his foot, but it was great! It was really cool to see, it was really cool to hear the music, and really cool to see those guys together, you know.”
Kerns previously told the “Eddie Trunk Podcast” about how the GUNS N’ ROSES reunion has affected SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS‘ plans to record a new studio album: “We already knew we were kind of off for 2016, other than kind of maybe chipping away at… you know, bass and drums here. Even the way we had done ‘World On Fire’ was very piecemeal. We had done bass and drums and then Slash went off to do guitars on his own. This time, if everything goes according to plan, we will do exactly the same thing; it’ll just probably be a little bit more broken up by Slash’s schedule, essentially. You know, like anything else, I’m always aware that anything can change, anything can happen.”
He continued: “We’ve always had a springtime plan to get into bass and drums recording. And we’ve already got an album-plus worth of music together.
“I think he’s gonna go off and have this great experience and then we’re gonna make this record. There’s no reason to not make it or whatever other than scheduling getting really crazy, which, let’s be honest, could happen, and I’m perfectly okay with that. I’m perfectly okay with just sort of playing it out and see what happens.”
Slash’s third solo album, “World On Fire”, arrived in stores on September 16, 2014 via Slash’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Roadrunner Records (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America).
“World On Fire” was the second album to feature MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, and followed up 2012’s “Apocalyptic Love”.
On Slash self-titled solo effort he employed a different vocalist on each track, before settling on ALTER BRIDGE member Kennedy for both touring and eventually recording.