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Myles Kennedy – Stylus, Leeds University – 8th July 2018.

With an ambient lit stage, Leeds Stylus hosts a sold out show for Myles Kennedy in its 1000 capacity venue.  The crowd are packed in and are eager for some entertainment, and whilst the fans endure the heat of the place some chants emerge from the back audience in reference to the world cup  ‘it’s coming home’, obviously they are  still celebrating England’s semi quarter final win on Sunday but more on that later.

Dorian Sorriaux is the main support for Myles Kennedy throughout his European tour, and some of you may recognise his name, as the guitarist in his own band Blue Pills; who have opened for Myles’ band Alter Bridge in the past.

Classically trained guitarist Dorian introduces himself and thanks Myles for the opportunity to be support. If you are up on your classical guitarist knowledge you’ll be aware that they grow and shape their nails especially curved in a perfect arch to create a long ramp, the idea is to have the string travel up the ramp and get pushed into the guitar.  I noticed Dorian’s devil like talons as he played through a range of folk inspired acoustic songs, from his new EP. The themes included politics, love, and some he didn’t quite know what they were about yet, as they were developing.   Simplicity is the best way to describe his style of music.  With his guitar in hand, and beads of sweat dripping off the guitar head to the floor, Dorian entertained a very hot and sweaty mob.  A highlight being his latest single ‘Hungry Ghost’, a dramatic dark number, harmonised by Dorian’s haunting vocals. Humbled by a great response to his performance, he bid the fans well and to enjoy Myles’ show.

Dorian Sorriaux

As the crowd waited for Myles to take the stage, candles and a backdrop with the words Myles Kennedy, year of the tiger 1974 in a repeated circle centred on an image of a Tiger set the scene.  Year of the Tiger is the name of Myles first official solo album, of which the tour also takes its name; and was inspired by the year in which Myles lost his biological father at a young age.  Myles Kennedy is a name in his own right but he is particularly known for his band Alter Bridge along with his collaborations with Slash (Guns n Roses) and Slash ft Myles & the Conspirators, with whom he is set to release a new album later in the year

Ecstatic applause, shouts and screams roar from the fans as the eagerly awaited Myles takes the stage, welcoming the crowd he opened with Devil on the wall from his solo album.  Playing songs from the last twenty years of his career, the set list was impressive and included songs from his early band The Mayfield Four, to the amazing Starlight a song he co-wrote and performed with Slash.  A nice surprise was his version of Iron Maiden’s The Trooper.

Myles is a grand story teller and related tales of his youth from picking up a guitar, to his moody teens, forming a band and writing painful needy lyrics. Using a foot machine drum pedal, he became his own one man band.  And the bass drum effect was especially useful when the chants started again from the back of the audience.   Not one to miss a beat Myles joined in with his foot pedal and struck up a tempo  to which the crowd responded and chanted ”it’s coming home” some more.   Enjoying the impromptu sing along Myles encouraged his fans to not be bored by some idiot playing for the next 90 minutes but to get involved and have a great fun time, which they did.

Myles has an immense alluring personality and it was rather epic to be part of his captivated audience,  getting to see him up close and personal as he discussed his life through his stories and music.

 

Set list :
Devil on the Wall
Standing in the Sun (Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators cover)
Mars Hotel (The Mayfield Four cover)
Addicted to Pain (Alter Bridge song)
Starlight (Slash cover)
Blind Faith
Life Must Go On (Alter Bridge song)
The Trooper (Iron Maiden cover)
White Flag (The Mayfield Four cover)
Haunted by Design
All Ends Well (Alter Bridge song)
Songbird
Watch Over You (Alter Bridge song)
Travelling Riverside Blues (Robert Johnson cover)
World on Fire (Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators cover)

Encore:
Love Can Only Heal
Year of the Tiger

Myles Kennedy by Neil Jackson
Myles Kennedy by Neil Jackson
Myles Kennedy by Alex English

Myles Kennedy – Stylus, Leeds University – 8th July 2018. was originally published on PlanetMosh

Download Festival announce day splits!


As if it wasn’t tasty enough already, Download Festival have now announced the day splits for the current crop of bands taking to the stage this year in June – have a look below and start planning your weekend of mayhem and carnage!

Tickets for the event are still on sale and can be bought here.

As if it wasn’t tasty enough already, Download Festival have now announced the day splits for the current crop of bands taking to the stage this year in June – have a look below and start planning your weekend of mayhem and carnage! Tickets for the event are still on sale and can be bought here. Last updated:Wednesday, February 11, 2015

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Scott Weiland And The Wildabouts – Studio album and UK date confirmed


44 MILLION ALBUM SELLING FORMER STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND VELVET REVOLVER FRONTMAN TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL SINCE 2008- “BLASTER” OUT ON MARCH 30th, 2015 ON earMUSIC

Scott Weiland, “one of rock’s most dynamic front men” (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 30th, 2015 on44 MILLION ALBUM SELLING FORMER STONE TEMPLE PILOTS AND VELVET REVOLVER FRONTMAN TO RELEASE FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL SINCE 2008- “BLASTER” OUT ON MARCH 30th, 2015 ON earMUSIC Scott Weiland, “one of rock’s most dynamic front men” (Spin Mag), and his band the Wildabouts, will release their first album ever on March 30th, 2015 on earMUSIC. Titled “Blaster”, the album was produced by Rick Parker (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), and recorded throughout 2014 at Lavish Studios in Burbank and at The Sandbox in Beachwood Canyon. “Blaster” features twelve tracks, all but one were written by ex-Stone Temple Pilots singer Weiland. The two time Grammy winning, multi-platinum selling songwriter/vocalist Weiland proclaims: “I wanted to make a rock record. It all just came together. It’s got a distinctive sound, but it also can entice those Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver fans who have stuck by me. What we’ve come up with is really heavy, slinky, and sexy. There’s a lot of fuzz. The best way to describe it is ‘Furry’.” “Furry” seems completely apropos given the natural, almost primal connection between the singer and his bandmates guitarist Jeremy Brown, bassist Tommy Black, and drummer Danny Thompson fostered by years of […]

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PlanetMosh Album of the year 2014

Twenty-Fourteen was another amazing year in the world of hard rock and  metal. With so many crunching releases to sift through, the staff here at PlanetMosh submitted their favourite albums of the year.   Almost 200 albums were added to the final spreadsheet and PlanetMosh is proud to announce:   **The PlanetMosh Top Twenty Albums…

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Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – World on fire


Former Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash releases his latest album next month. For the new album, “World on fire”, he’s once again teamed up with Miles Kennedy and the conspirators, with whom he recorded his last album, Apocalyptic love. It’s a great pairing – Slash’s great guitar work with Miles Kennedy’s superb vocals, with a solid bandFormer Guns’n’Roses guitarist Slash releases his latest album next month. For the new album, “World on fire”, he’s once again teamed up with Miles Kennedy and the conspirators, with whom he recorded his last album, Apocalyptic love. It’s a great pairing – Slash’s great guitar work with Miles Kennedy’s superb vocals, with a solid band behind them. The album is available four weeks in advance of the UK general release as a Classic Rock Fanpack, which consists of the album, a 116 page magazine featuring exclusive interviews with Slash, the band, producer Michael Baskette and cover artist Ron English. A Slash and Myles track-by-track breakdown. Exclusive pictures from the recording sessions as well as a brand new shoot, competition and much more, A giant double sided A1 poster, and a metal Pin Badge. With 17 tracks it’s not a short album, but surely with that many tracks there will be at least one in there as filler? Well, the short answer is no – this is one hell of a good album with not a single weak track on it. Brief comments on a few of the tracks… The album kicks off with the title track, “World on fire”. The […]

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SLASH Announced as the First “Guitar Legend Award” Recipient at the Gibson Brands AP Music Awards

The Gibson Brands AP Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, is pleased to announce a renowned addition to this year’s list of stellar award recipients. Iconic, GRAMMY-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash will be honored as the first recipient of the Guitar Legend Award presented by the Rock And Roll HallSlash The Gibson Brands AP Music Awards, fueled by Monster Energy Drink, is pleased to announce a renowned addition to this year’s list of stellar award recipients. Iconic, GRAMMY-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash will be honored as the first recipient of the Guitar Legend Award presented by the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. As one of the first covers for Alternative Press magazine, Slash continues to create and innovate as well as influence multiple generations of musicians on the guitar. Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will release their new album World On Fire September 16 via Slash’s own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Caroline. Featuring the blazing title track as the newly released first single, the song has gone Top 15 at Active Rock in just 3 weeks, making it the fastest ascent into the Top 15 for Slash as a solo act. World On Fire marks Slash’s third solo album and second one with his band: Myles Kennedy (vocals), Brent Fitz (drums) and Todd Kerns (bass). Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will preview new songs for fans their nationwide summer tour with Aerosmith (with select solo dates) launching […]

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