Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash appeared on VH1 Classic’s On Tap radio show with Nik Carter recently to discuss his new album, World On Fire, which has received near universally good reviews since its release earlier this fall. A large part of what makes the album so damn good is the expert pairing of one of the world’s last true guitar heroes with excellent backing from Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. Slash says it’s no accident the band has cranked out two albums in 3 years and countless tours since he hooked up with the Alter Bridge singer during the recording of his eponymous 2010 solo album.
“I had met Myles on that session and he did two songs on the record.” says Slash. “I met Brent Fitz, who was the perfect drummer, and he introduced me to Todd Kerns.” The top hatted guitarist said the chemistry was immediately apparent, adding “we went out on the road for what was supposed to be a short little thing and it was such a great band I kept it going for about over a year.“ Following the tour, the band went into the studio to record 2012’s Apocalyptic Love and remains a cohesive recording and touring unit to this day.
Watch the exclusive interview clip above and find out what went wrong with the original Slash’s Snakepit band below. Go to VH1 On Tap to hear the whole interview.