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SLASH – Releases New 7-Song Halloween Playlist ‘Universal Monsters Maze Soundtrack’ Today

SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS:
GROUP WRAP-UP SOLD OUT, NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR IN SUPPORT OF ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM‘LIVING THE DREAM’
 FIRST SINGLE “DRIVING RAIN” NOW A TOP 5 HIT AT USA ROCK RADIOSLASHRELEASES NEW 7-SONG, HALLOWEEN PLAYLIST 
UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MAZE SOUNDTRACK
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SMKC’s MYLES KENNEDY and SLASH perform at the Palladium in Hollywood on Tuesday 16thOctober. Photo credit: Steve Rose.
The iconic, GRAMMY-winning guitarist SLASH and his band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS wrapped their nationwide, sold out headlining tour — their first in four years — on Tuesday night (16th October) at the Palladium in Los Angeles (more photos below). The group ripped through a 22-song, electrifying two-hour show which included a special guest appearance from Duff McKagan (set list below). The band which, in addition to SLASH and singer MYLES KENNEDY, includes TODD KERNS (bass)drummer BRENT FITZ (drums) and FRANK SIDORIS (rhythm guitar) will continue touring worldwide in support of their acclaimed new album LIVING THE DREAM which spawned the first single Driving Rain, and is officially a Top 5hit at USA Rock Radio.

Just in time for Halloween,SLASH has released a brand new, 7-song playlist titled UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MAZE SOUNDTRACK. Fans can enjoy the spooky soundtrack as background music to usher in Halloween night on Spotify, Apple, Pandora and Amazon HERESLASH composed the original music for Halloween Horror Nights ‘Universal Monsters’ Maze which fans can experience live at Universal Studios Hollywood from 18-21, 25-28, 31 October and 1-3 November, 2018. The ‘Universal Monsters’ Maze pays homage to iconic classic Monsters by underscoring each of their unique attributes and reimagining them into terrifying modern-day characters.  The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein and The Mummy are among those featured, to which SLASH composed a unique, complex composition adding a haunting dimension to the experience. Guests can purchase tickets for “Halloween Horror Nights”here: Hollywood.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.

“As a fan of horror movies and of ‘Halloween Horror Nights’, I jumped at the chance to once again collaborate with Universal Studios Hollywood to produce a soundtrack for the maze,” said SLASH. “Similar to the way music affects a film, I wanted to compose a score for the legions of infamous characters featured in the maze to elicit a greater sense of terror.  In the end, the goal was to ultimately make the guests feel as if they are playing an integral role in a classic Monster movie.”

Cover artwork: UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MAZE SOUNDTRACKHERE.
Following is the full tracklisting for the UNIVERSAL MONSTERS MAZE SOUNDTRACK:

    1. “We Belong Dead”– inspired by Frankenstein Monster’s immortal line from the explosive finale of The Bride of Frankenstein.
    2. “The Danse of the Dead”– inspired by “Danse Macabre,” the late medieval art movement that celebrated “the universality of death” and influenced the famous masquerade ball scene from The Phantom of the Opera/
    3. “The Final Scare”– this guitar-driven, up-tempo track combines punk with modern electronic where multiple monsters attack in the maze.
    4. “Universal Monsters Rising”– SLASH’s signature lead guitar joins with the mournful sound of a tolling church and the sharp, staccato stabs of violins to call guests to the graveyard, where Universal Monsters rise again.
    5. “The Collection Room/Dracula’s Lair”– composed to accompany The Mummy and Dracula sections of the maze, this track transitions between Middle Eastern and Eastern European instrumentation to bring to life these two Classic Monsters.
    6. “Monsters, Maniacs and Madmen (Universal Monsters Maze Medley)”– this compilation, takes a single haunting melody and transforms it.
    7. “Sweet Licks (music from “Clowns 3D”) –SLASH composed this track with a creepy carnival vibe for 2014’s “Clowns 3D” maze.

    LIVING THE DREAM (Snakepit Records/RoadRunner Records) is the third full-length offering from SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. The LOS ANGELES TIMES described the album as, “his best work since the demise of Velvet Revolver. …full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences“. While ROLLING STONE declared the album,a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes, boogie-woogie riffs.” Elsewhere, CLASSIC ROCK hailed, “the bands third and Best Album, ‘The Great Pretender’ is the album’s masterpiece and one of the best things Slash has ever done.” Fans can purchase or stream LIVING THE DREAM HERE. Fuelled by the Top 5rock songDriving Rain,”its live-action, animated video as well as the best critical acclaim of their career, LIVING THE DREAM debuted with 10, Top 10 chart placements around the world. The first single “Driving Rain”which jumped to #5 this week and climbing–marks the band’s 6th consecutive, Top 10 single at radio and SLASH’s fastest-rising single ever in his solo career. Read the full Q&A where SLASH and MYLES KENNEDY breakdown LIVING THE DREAM in its entirety HERE.

L-R: SMKC’s Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitars) and Todd Kerns (bass) perform at the Palladium on Tuesday 16thOctober. Credit (all below): ZB images.
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
Setlist
The Palladium-Hollywood
Tuesday, October 16, 2018“Call of the Wild” (SMKC,Living The Dream)
“Halo” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
“Standing In The Sun” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
“Ghost” (SLASH)
“Back from Cali” (SLASH)
“My Antidote” (SMKC, Living The Dream)
“Serve You Right” (SMKC, Living The Dream)
“Fall to Pieces” (Velvet Revolver, Contraband)
“We’re All Gonna Die” (SLASH)
“Dr. Alibi” (SLASH)
“Wicked Stone” (SMKC, World On Fire)
“Mind Your Manners” (SMKC, Living The Dream)
“Driving Rain” (SMKC, Living The Dream)
“Rocket Queen” (Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction)
“Starlight” (SLASH)
“By The Sword” (SLASH)
“The Great Pretender” (SMKC, Living The Dream)
“You’re A Lie” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
“World On Fire” (SMKC, World On Fire)
“It’s So Easy” (Guns N’ Roses, Appetite For Destruction*guest Duff McKagan
“Shadow Life” (SMKC, World On Fire)
“Anastasia” (SMKC, Apocalyptic Love)
SMKC’s Brent Fitz (drums) performs at the Hollywood Palladium on Tuesday 16thOctober.
SLASH performs at the Palladium in Hollywood on Tuesday 16thOctober.
SLASH FT MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS European tour dates are as follows:

DATE CITY VENUE
**EUROPEAN TOUR
Thur 7th Feb 2019 Offenbach, Germany Stadhalle
Sat 9th Feb Prague, Czech Republic O2 Arena
Sun 10th Feb Vienna, Austria Gasometer-SOLD OUT
Tues 12th Feb Lodz, Poland Atlas Arena
Sat 16th Feb Manchester, U.K. 02 Apollo-SOLD OUT
Sun 17th Feb Glasgow, UK SEC Hall 3
Tues 19th Feb Doncaster, UK The Dome-SOLD OUT
Wed 20th Feb London, UK Eventim Apollo-SOLD OUT
Fri 22nd Feb Paris, France Zenith
Sat 23rd Feb Brussels, Belgium The Cirque Royal-SOLD OUT
Sun 24th Feb Amsterdam, Netherlands AFAS Live-SOLD OUT
Wed 27th Feb Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene-SOLD OUT
Thurs 28th Feb Stockholm, Sweden Annext
Sun 3rd Mar Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle
Mon 4th Mar Berlin, Germany Verti Music Hall
Thurs 7th Mar Zurich, Switzerland Samsung Hall
Fri 8th Mar Milan, Italy Fabrique-SOLD OUT
Sun 10th Mar Toulouse, France Zenith
Tues 12th Mar Barcelona, Spain St Jordi Club
Wed 13th Mar Madrid, Spain Wizink Centre
Fri 15th Mar Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon Campo Pequeno

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About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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