Slash ft Myles Kennedy
Edinburgh Corn Exchange 7th October 2012
Words: Sally Morrison
Despite the fact that Slash had played at the Corn Exchange in previous years, the excitement from the crowd was unmistakable. One group of girls had camped out from 9 that morning just so they could claim the best spot in the gig!
Slash came on stage followed by Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. These guys kicked it off from the start and didnât stop throughout the whole gig. Having the GNR classic âNightrainâ as the second song of the night really set the pace.
They mixed it up with Slashâs own songs as well as Guns n Roses hits, plus one Velvet Revolver song thrown in for good measure. All were met with the same great response from the crowd. Slash let rip with solos at various points and hit home that he really is one of the best guitarists ever. Many rock stars fade with age, Slash pisses all over everything and eats it alive!
Myles Kennedy was a true front rock n roll man and had vocals to match. His singing was spot on, enough like Axl to nail the GNR songs but with enough of his own style to make everything his own.
Half way through the show lead guitarist Todd Kerns took the front of stage. His infectious energy shone through whilst singing âWeâre All Gonna Dieâ. Slash even joined in singing backing vocals. This was followed with âDr Alibiâ and âOut Ta Get Meâ which both went down a storm.
Myles moved back on lead vocals for more hits, including âAnastasiaâ. âYouâre a Lieâ and âSweet Child of Mineâ. The encore consisted of the brilliant âFall To Piecesâ and âParadise Cityâ. All the band members showed exactly how a gig should be – packed full of energy, excellent songs, rocking guitar playing and of course featuring a living legend. Excellent. If you want to see a true rock and roll show â check these guys out.