Slash, Myles, and the Conspirators Were Hard to Beat at Pechanga

Slash-81As the house lights dimmed shortly before 9 pm on Saturday night, there was a palpable level of energy coursing through the 1,200-seat theater at the Pechanga Casino. Slash strapped on his Tobacco Burst Les Paul and, for the next 90 minutes or so, a legend put on a helluva show in front of rabid fans. Fronted for the past few years by Myles Kennedy the band also consists of Conspirators: Brent Fitz on drums, bassist, Todd “Dammit” Kerns, and rhythm guitarist, Frank Sidoris.

The band played a variety of material ranging from songs off of Appetite for Destruction to the band’s new release, World on Fire. It’s always great to hear Kennedy sing the Guns N’ Roses era material. On this night, Kerns took over vocal duties for “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Doctor Alibi,” a song from Slash’s debut album. The music that Slash has made with Kennedy and the Conspirators has become some of my favorite and I think he’s playing better now than he did earlier in his career. Seeing the show validated this thought as I witnessed Slash’s fleet fingers scatter all along the fretboard. Sidoris did a great job playing the nuanced rhythm parts to these songs, while Fitz and Kerns kept the rhythmic train chuggin’ along.

Slash-65It was really nice to see children and their parents enjoying the show together. I saw kids who couldn’t have been older than 13 taking it all in with a look of amazement. The same kind of look I had when I was 9 and first saw Slash plug in his Les Paul in the “Sweet Child O’ Mine” video. Slash was my inspiration for picking up the guitar and I’ll bet he did the same thing for a handful of people last night.


Set List

You’re a Lie
Back from Cali
Wicked Stone
You Could Be Mine
Doctor Alibi
Welcome to the Jungle
Mr. Brownstone
Beneath the Savage Sun
The Dissident
Rocket Queen
Bent to Fly
World on Fire
Sweet Child O’Mine

Paradise City

Photos courtesy of Steve Rose

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

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Concert Preview: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators

When a ROCK GOD comes to town, you go and see him play. Next week, Slash is playing three shows in Southern California with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. The band has been on tour in support of their third album, World On Fire, which has been well received by fans and critics alike since its release in the Fall of 2014.


WEDNESDAY 10/21 Anaheim, CA House of Blues–SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 10/23 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Palladium -Tickets (Here)
SATURDAY 10/24 Temecula, CA Pechanga Resort & Casino (Indoor Theater) –Tickets (Here)

Tickets will sell out for the remaining two shows in Los Angeles and Temecula, so don’t wait!

Check out Slash’s site for more information on upcoming tour dates in your area.

Guitar Disorder will be at the Los Angeles show, so check back for the full review and photos from the show.

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