While promoting his latest solo album, The Ides Of March, Myles Kennedy spoke to Audio Ink Radio about his long association with Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. The Ides Of March, which is Kennedy’s second solo set, drops on Friday (March 14th).
Ultimate-Guitar.com transcribed some of Kennedy’s chat while discussing his Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit, and Conspirators bandmate, when he said, “(Slash’s) really cool. He’s very easy to work with. There’s no ‘intimidating’ whatsoever, actually, as far as writing with him — because of the fact that he’s not precious with his ideas. That’s one of the downfalls with a lot of creative people, is you tend to get kind of protective and territorial, and you let your ego come into the fold.”
Kennedy went on to say, “With him, what I learned early on in the process was that he was open to whatever. So, having that ability and knowing that he’s gonna do what’s best for the song is very liberating. He’s a very cool guy. He’s just a really mellow cat who loves to play music more than anything in the world. So, it’s fun.”
Back in 2012, Slash scored his first-ever Number One hit at rock radio as a solo artist with “You’re A Lie,” the first single from his second solo effort, Apocalyptic Love. Slash co-wrote all the material on the album with Myles Kennedy and told us that they never struggled to find a groove together: “There was never any kind of like, ‘OK, we need to sit down and focus on writing.’ Just whenever ideas happened, I would just lay them down, and if I thought it was good enough to send to him, then I’d send it to him. And he miraculously would come up with melodies for everything I came up with, and it just happened like that.”