Slash ~ iTunes Session (feat. Myles Kennedy) EP (Dik Hayd Records)
Released: December 28, 2010
Slash has taken 2010 with a full head of steam, and he’s ending the year with a bang. Today marks the last official release date for 2010 and the legendary top-hatted guitarist dropped a sweet little post-Christmas gem for all his loyal fans; a six-track iTunes Sessions EP, with Alter Bridge vocalist Myles Kennedy lending his massive vocal talents to every track.
Not surprisingly Slash and Myles render gritty and soulful live versions of the two tracks they performed on this year’s self-titled album—“Back From Cali” and “Starlight.” But both axe-slinger and throat bring it hard on covers of Led Zeppelin’s “Communication Breakdown” and Guns ‘n Roses “Rocket Queen” as well. Kennedy’s voice has the ability to remain true to its origins while channeling those who sang the original versions.
For fans wondering if Kennedy could replace Scott Weiland’s pipes in Velvet Revolver, the duo give us “Fall To Pieces” and “Sucker Train Blues.” The former comes off a bit too raw, and the intro seems almost sloppy. On the whole it’s the one track on the EP that seemed flat and short of expectations, or at least the promise of brilliance one might have expected. “Sucker Train Blues,” by comparison was ballsy and fulfilled said promise quite well.
iTunes is selling this little gift for $4.49, which is worth the price for what you’re getting here.