Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators  have released new song Call Off The Dogs, from their upcoming album titled 4, which is due out February 11thon Gibson Records, in partnership with BMG. The new song follows the first single The River Is Rising (which can be heard here)the fastest-rising radio debut of Slash’s career cracking the Top 20 at Rock Radio at #13 this week and climbing. A decade and four albums into their career, the new album 4 marks the first new music from the group in four years. A vibrant rock album fueled by memorable guitar hooks and compelling melodies, big choruses, and even bigger riffs; 4 builds on the legacy of Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators ’ prior work. 4 is Slash’s fifth solo album, and fourth with Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy (Vocals), Brent Fitz (Drums), Todd Kerns (Bass & Vocals) and Franl Sidoris (Guitar & Vocals). Listen to the new songs “Call Off The Dogs” below.
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Slash describes the new song Call Off The Dogs, “This one was written pretty much on the fly, and in the spirit of the energy of the whole album 4. You can’t overthink something like this song because it kills the spirit. When we got into pre-production, Call Off The Dogs came together fairly quickly – just jam it and that’s basically it. And it was probably the last thing that we recorded in the studio.  
Myles Kennedy adds, “Call Off The Dogs has that up-tempo vibe that helps elevate a record in a lot of ways, especially for rock fans. They want those songs. We needed a chorus section for it, so I messed with it a bit and sent it to Slash, and he took it to the next level and made it his own. Lyrically, it’s about that point where you wave the white flag and give in to someone after being pursued relentlessly.”
Following is the track listing for 4:
1. The River is Rising
2. Whatever Gets You By
3. C’est La Vie
4. The Path Less Followed
5. Actions Speak Louder Than Words
6. Spirit Love
7. Fill My World
8. April Fool
9. Call Off the Dogs
10. Fall Back to Earth
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators North American headlining tour officially begins February 8th in Portland, OR, and will hit 28 major cities, including Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Nashville, Dallas, Austin, Houston, and more, before wrapping-up March 26 in Orlando, FL (all dates below). All tickets for the SMKC tour are available at: To see the entire tour schedule, please click here.
For 4, Slash and the band traveled across the country via bus together to Nashville, TN, and recorded the new album at the historic RCA Studio A with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), revealing a stunning new sound and style, all captured live in the studio. 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. The band’s previous albums over the last decade Apocalyptic LoveWorld on Fire, and Living The Dream have continued on an upward trajectory, all achieving Top 5 Billboard charting debuts in the U.S. and reaching the Top 10 on 12 major charts across the globe. To date, the three SMKC albums have now garnered 7 consecutive Top 10 Radio singles, spawned sold-out world tours, and have earned SLASH and the band the best critical acclaim of their career with their latest album Living The Dream (2018) singled out by the Los Angeles Times, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Loudwire, LA Weekly, and more, as their best songs to date.
In light of the 30-year alliance between Gibson and the GRAMMY Award-winningRock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Slash, the new SMKC album 4, has the added distinction of being the first-ever album release on Gibson Records, the new label, which is headquartered in the iconic American instrument brand’s hometown of Music City, Nashville, TN. On February 11, 2022, Gibson will commemorate Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators  first studio album with Gibson Records, with a limited–edition release of the Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitar and package. Only 250 Slash Les Paul Standard 4 Album Edition guitars will be available worldwide on and at select authorized Gibson dealers. The unique guitar package also features the new SMKC album 4 on vinyl, a 4 album guitar pick tin and 4 decal, and a signed SMKC band portrait. View the current line of album packages available for 4here.

7 Responses

  1. See, now that’s how it should be, as Aerosmith says – “Just Push Play!” Easy, nothing to download, no apps to install or any of that bullsh-t, I got enough cookies and ads n sh-t in my phone already… oh I almost forgot, the song? ^ eh

  2. I don’t know how to say this without sounding overly critical. But I kind of feel like Myles voice often times just doesn’t sound good with Slash. Not every song, but more so than not. I own all of their cds because I enjoy Slash’s playing. He is one of the greatest ever. But to me there is just something about Myles’ voice that just doesn’t gel well in this band. It sounds like he’s straining rather than singing on a lot of their material. Perhaps it’s the tuning of the guitar?? Now on the other hand, I’m a huge fan of Alter Bridge. They’re one of my favorite bands and I could listen to them every day. To me, Myles sounds fantastic with Alter Bridge (except when they’re playing live and he does that singing into talking shit at the end of a verse, hate that!). I do believe Alter Bridge tunes down from standard tuning on a lot of their material so maybe that’s the difference? Anyone else notice this or feel the same?

    1. It’s funny you say that Paul. I own all Alter Bridge’s cds and Slash with Myles and feel he sounds better with Slash. I think Slash’s band is better sounding. Better songs. A great singer needs a great band. I rather see Creed get back together and write something great again and not keep whining about how Scott’s big mouth screwed things up for them. Creed’s Human Clay is the cd of that decade!

    2. RPS, I may be the only one around here that doesn’t really care for Kennedy’s voice, no matter who he’s singing with! I don’t know exactly why, I know alot of people like his voice, but for whatever reason, I’m not one of them.

    3. Oh cool, good, I thought I was the only one! 😉 Yeah I just think that MK is way overrated.

  3. George that’s pretty interesting you say that. I think Slash’s band is great as well. It’s nearly impossible to say who is the better band just like it’s nearly impossible to say who the greatest guitar player is of all time. I guess it all comes down to what we all prefer. I like both bands but if I had to choose I’d pick Alter Bridge.

    Not a Creed fan personally but respect what they accomplished. I will say that I think Myles is a better singer than Stapp. I also believe Alter Bridge is 10x the band that Creed was. Where was all that Tremonti guitar playing during the Creed era?

    I personally don’t feel Myles is over-rated but I do believe he’s over-saturated the market between Slash, Alter Bridge and his solo material. Oh yeah, I like his solo material better than Slash.

    I miss the old days where guys stuck together in the same band and weren’t involved in multiple bands at one time. Unfortunately it’s the world we live in now.

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