OK so let’s face it. When you think of Guns N’ Roses you think of two things. Axl’s unique voice and Slash, one of the most influential guitar players know to two generations. You have the die-hard Guns N’ Roses fans from when they first became famous and you now have a new young group taking the in the musical style that is now known as Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
What makes this new super group even better is that 40% of the band is made of Canadians. Todd Kerns the bass player and Brent Fitz on drums. The band graced Saskatoon with their presence on Friday July 20th at TCU Place where the night was filled with the famous GNR tunes like “My Michelle” and “Sweet Child Of Mine”.
Slash also catered to the new fan database with songs off the Apocalyptic Love CD like “You’re a Lie” and “Not for Me” which came out earlier this year as well as songs from the self-titled CD which includes collaborations with many artists. Fans were eager to sing to some tunes from Slash’s former band Velvet Revolver with the hits “Fall to Pieces” and “Slither”. Myles Kennedy delivered a mind blowing performance song after song until the middle of the set when Saskatchewan born Todd Kerns (Age of Electric, Sin City Sinners) took over. Slash introduces “One of our very own” and thanks the roaring audience for delivering this bad-ass mother fucker to sing “Dr. Alibi” and “You’re Crazy” while Kennedy takes a break back-stage.
What we have come to know and love of Slash is his solos and doesn’t disappoint with a solo that leads into the God Father theme song which excites fans. To top off the night the very last song “Paradise City” is even more magical when confetti explodes into the crown and all you see is sparkle, which takes you home for the night.