Slash with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Rock Old National Centre’s Egyptian Room
The name is synonymous with Rock and Roll itself. With his leather top hat and low-slung Les Paul, Slash is one of the most recognizable artists in music. Despite the mystery behind long, thick black curls, a fan of any musical genre knows who he is. A founding member of the legendary Guns N’ Roses, his credits also include Slash’s Snakepit and Velvet Revolver. He also has played with the likes of Michael Jackson, Paul Rodgers, The Yardbirds and Lenny Kravitz, along with others. Slash has appeared in movies and on TV ranging from The Dead Pool to American Idol. He can even be played as a character on Guitar Hero. Most recently he, with the other members of Guns N’ Roses, was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.
Slash, along with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, dominated the Egyptian Room of the Old National Centre. this show proved why Slash is adorned as the “Guitar God.”
Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators – You’re A Lie
Slash performed songs ranging from the early days of Guns N’ Roses, Slash’s Snakepit, Velvet Revolver and his solo work. He simply presented his musical Curriculum Vitae.
For the Guns numbers such as “Night Train,” “Rocket Queen,” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Myles lacked the stage presence provided by Slash’s former band mate. But Kennedy out-shined Axl on the vocals.
Bassist Todd Kerns also picked up some lead vocals on “Doctor Alibi” and “Out Ta Get Me”. That worked the crowd into a frenzy. Slash’s playing was everything one would expect—bluesy hard rock played to perfection. Slash worked the stage. He played with the same energy and enthusiasm that he did 20 or more years ago and he made even the most intricate of his solos look effortless.
They ended the set with a blistering, down and dirty rendition of Velvet Revolver’s “Slither.” The band did not make the crowd wait long for an encore. The show ended with “Paradise City.” He played solos over and behind his head with a blizzard of white confetti filling the room. It looked like an Indiana snow storm.
Slash thanked the crowd despite being a man of few words throughout the night. When he left the stage, his last note still ringing in your ears.