It’s been three long years since Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators has played at The Warfield in San Francisco and it was refreshing to have him and the Conspirators back in the city. Although Slash is back playing with his former cohorts Axl Rose and Duff McKagan in the legendary Guns n Roses, he still tours and records as a solo artist and he damn well should.


Since leaving GnR, Slash has recorded seven solo albums if you count the four as SMKC, two as Slash’s Snakepit, and the solo debut in 2010. I say this because Slash as a solo artist has a full catalog of music and a strong following on just those albums alone.



Those who came to the show to hear the Guns n Roses classics would have been disappointed because he didn’t play a single track. Those who came for real Rock N F’n Roll went home more than satisfied as I did.


Myles Kennedy was and remains at the top of his game as a vocalist. He belted out perfection through tracks like ‘Driving Rain’, ‘The One You Love Is Gone’, ‘Fill My World’, as well as ‘Withered Delilah’. Myles still performs as part of the band Alter Bridge as well as a solo artist but those in attendance can say they were glad that he was gracing the stage at The Warfield this night.



While mentioning vocalist, I will say that I was really impressed with bassist Todd “Dammit” Kerns. I first heard of Todd years back as part of the Sin City Sinners featuring former Faster Pussycat guitarist Brent Muscat. Kerns took over vocals from Myles on two songs that evening. One was the Lenny Kravitz cover ‘Always on The Run’ and ‘Doctor Alibi’ and he killed it.



Now to talk about the man himself….Slash. His playing has remained so fluent and comes as close to what you hear on his albums. He is still considered a Guitar God and rightfully so. His solos are blistering in tone and he bends notes during his solos with passion and still carries the melody. This natural talent is the reason for his large fan base.



Guitarist Frank Sidoris is also incredibly talented as he proved this evening. He not only keeps the rhythm section strong but holds his own with Slash himself. We can’t mention the other band members without mention the thunder himself, drummer Brent Fitz. As a musician, Brent also proves why he is part of the Conspirators. He plays heavy and keeps the tempo solid. Fitz is exactly what you want for your rhythm section.



Slash and the Conspirators played several songs off the new album “4” which was released just the day before the show. They played ‘Call off the Dogs’, ‘Action Speaks Louder Than Words’, ‘Fill My World’, and of course the latest single ‘The River Is Rising’.

One of the many highlights of the evening was when the band did a cover of Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’. They definitely did the song justice by not trying to make it a heavier song but instead kept the original feel of it.



I was glad to be part of this evening of great music and to be able to enjoy the music scene in the Bay Area again with so many people. I only hope that I don’t have to wait another three years to see Slash, Myles, Frank, Todd, and Brent perform together again.

Thank you to Goldenvoice and to The Warfield for allowing such a wonderful evening.


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I've been a part of music industry as a concert photographer for over thirty years. At an early age I hit the road shooting for Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Dio, Quiet Riot, Ted Nugent, Twisted Sister, just to name a few. My love for music has never wavered. I started Mayhem Music Magazine as an outlet to share both established and new artists with others who truly love music.

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