Slash Says Lyrics on "Apocalyptic Love" Might Have Been Inspired by Singer Myles Kennedy’s Past Drug Use
While it’s no secret that Slash had written the majority of the songs on his second solo album, Apocalyptic Love, with Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy, the ex-Guns N' Roses guitarist recently hinted that the singer's former drug use was a potential source of inspiration for the tracks.
"I think there was a period in his life that we've often talked about that is the basis for the majority of the lyrics on this record," Slash tells Billboard.com. "There's some random songs that don't have anything to do with that as well, but I'd say the majority of them have really pointed lyrics about something in particular that he went through."
Slash added that he instantly knew that Kennedy would be the lead singer of his new band after he heard him sing “Starlight” from his 2010 self-titled debut solo album. "I'd like to be able to give myself a little bit of credit for being able to recognize when somebody is really genuinely good," notes Slash. "When I first met him and he did that 'Starlight' song, I was like, 'Whoa!' That's the only reason I got him to do that [2010 solo] tour in the first place because I knew that he could handle the diversity of all that material."
Apocalyptic Love, featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, is hits stores on Tuesday.
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