Slash‘s solo band, known as Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, is rumored to be putting the finishing touches on a new studio album for a fall 2018 release. The Guns N’ Roses guitarist has not officially confirmed that he is back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2014’s World On Fire, but it is believed that he and his bandmates have been laying down tracks since at least January.
Rumors that Slash might be working on his fourth solo effort started last December when his girlfriend Meegan Hodges told a fan on Instagram that the guitarist was in the studio with Kennedy recording the next Conspirators album. But Kennedy claimed in a radio interview a short time later that there were no concrete plans for him to reunite with Slash and work on new music.
After a fan asked Hodges to clarify her remarks following Kennedy’s denial, Hodges responded, “Maybe you should ask the band guys.”
Kennedy, who also fronts Alter Bridge, has said that he would spend most of 2018 touring behind his solo album, Year Of The Tiger, which arrives on Friday (March 9th). He has acknowledged, however, working with Slash on new material toward the end of the World On Fire tour cycle.