Calgary Sun: Concert Review

But as exciting as that debut solo album (featuring a list of guest singers as diverse as Lemmy, Fergie, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell and Kid Rock, among others) turned out to be, the band continuity and chemistry of Apocalyptic Love is as easy to hear onstage as it was in the grooves of the new album.

The tight-as-a-drum band chops, Kennedy’s lead and Kern’s powerful backing vocals during Standing In The Sun displayed a gang of musicians in the pocket, at ease and brimming with confidence.

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Times LIVE: “Apocalyptic Love” review (Rating: 7/10)

It’s an energetic and mad album with strong vocals, funk guitar, vintage Guns N’ Roses epic solos, dirty old school rock, quick drums, deep bass and classic elegance.
Its sheer diversity is really telling of Slash’s versatility but Apocalyptic Love is a collective effort with Kennedy on vocals, Brent Fitz on drums and Todd Kerns on bass.


Rating: 7/10

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Toronto Show Review

The only axe Slash had to grind Friday night was his guitar, not dealing with any speculation about Axl.

A guest speaker at this year’s Canadian Music Week – and answering questions about whether Guns N’ Roses would perform at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s induction ceremony repeatedly during press interviews – Slash finally let loose on stage before a sold-out crowd at Toronto’s Phoenix Concert Theatre who were in paradise.


Following Just Like Anything, Slash began to dust off the heavyweights starting with Sweet Child O’ Mine that sounded like it had been done many times before. Surprisingly Slither, the hard-charging Velvet Revolver song, fared far better as the audience pumped fists when not holding up cameras or phones to record the proceedings.

Overall, Slash, Kennedy and The Conspirators executed a fine show featuring blasts from the pasts and a hint of what’s in store.

Axl would be proud, not that Slash would care.

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