New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Guitar Center)
Guitar Center and DIRECTV announced a two-part documentary and live concert event examining the life and music of GRAMMY Award-winning guitarist SLASH. With a world tour on the horizon and his new album World On Fire debuting in the top ten and garnering worldwide critical acclaim, the iconic guitarist remains one of the leading influences in music.
In a 90-minute live concert event - SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip - viewers get a front row seat to SLASH's recent show at one of Hollywood's most iconic venues, The Roxy, as part of Guitar Center's 50th Anniversary celebration. Filmed in stunning 4k and 5.1 surround sound, the special features songs from SLASH's recently released album World on Fire as well as classic Guns'N'Roses and Velvet Revolver
hits. The concert brings a rock legend back to the stages where his career began: The Sunset Strip.
The concert special leads into a 90-minute documentary directed by Martyn Atkins that takes viewers into the studio with the rock legend, combining new and archival footage with interviews from the artists and colleagues that influenced his incredible career. Tracing the rock icon's incredible journey, SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip covers his childhood in both England and California's Laurel Canyon, his discovery of the guitar and arrival on the Sunset Strip, his meteoric rise with Guns'N'Roses, the evolution of Velvet
Revolver, SLASH's solo career and his current band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.
SLASH speaks in intricate detail about his drive and approach to the craft, successes, challenges, influences and collaborations with multiple artists. Interviews with rock legends including Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Nikki
Six, Duff McKagan, Steven Alder, Matt Sorum, Jerry Cantrell, Lemmy, Dave Mustaine, Marc Canter, Alan Niven, SLASH's wife Perla Hudson and more reveal the stories of how it all came to be and, more importantly, where he's heading.
Watch a trailer for SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip here: https://youtu.be/TS5h5NHc1XY
Air Date Schedule
November 7, 2014 at 9pm
SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Live from the Sunset Strip
November 13, 2014 at 10pm
SLASH Raised on the Sunset Strip
"Our incredible partnership with DIRECTV has allowed us to produce nearly 100 episodes of award-winning television, present cinematic musical experiences and now, venture into documentary filmmaking. We are honored to feature SLASH, an artist of such incredible character and talent and someone with whom we share a 30-year relationship. This project not only celebrates the songs of one of rock's most iconic figures, but the story behind the man that made them a reality and is another step in the evolution of our mission to develop engaging, inspirational story driven films and broadcast content. We plan on continuing this foray into documentary production by telling the stories of other influential and iconic musicians in order to inspire our viewers and perpetuate a culture that celebrates musicians."
-Dustin Hinz, Vice President of Brand Experience
and Entertainment Marketing, Guitar Center
"DIRECTV is thrilled to present a film that captures the history of an extraordinary music icon. SLASH embodies not just prolific talent, but, more so, the spirit of rock and roll. This film allows fans to hear his compelling story in his own words and through his iconic music. SLASH's distinctive sound has made him an international superstar, and we're proud to take this ride with him back to the Sunset Strip."
- Bart Peters, Vice President of Production and Development, DIRECTV
Guitar Center and SLASH have a long-standing history of working together. Past partnerships include Your Next Record with SLASH, Guitar Center Onstage with SLASH, Guitar Center Masterclass with SLASH, Guitar Center Sessions and more. SLASH Live from the Sunsent Strip is presented by Gibson and Epiphone along with proud partners Dunlop and MXR.
SLASH has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations and was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. Time magazine named SLASH #2, behind Jimi Hendrix, on its "The Ten Best Electric Guitar Players
of All-Time" list. SLASH helped create signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N Roses "Sweet Child o' Mine" and "Welcome To The Jungle." After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH's Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet
Revolver. SLASH's self-titled biography critically well-received, climbed the bestseller list in both the U.S. and U.K. hitting #8 on the NY Times Bestsellers List. SLASH landed on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash
(2010) which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie
and more. SLASH and his band featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators released the critically acclaimed Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #4 as the top rock debut and produced his first-ever #1 rock radio solo hits: "You're A Lie
" and "Standing In The Sun." SLASH released Nothing Left To Fear (2013) the first-ever motion picture he co-produced from Slasher Films, his film/TV production company. On Sept. 16, 2014 SLASH and his band unleashed their new album WORLD ON FIRE to worldwide acclaim (pull quotes here https://tinyurl.com/k52e5qz). WORLD ON FIRE marks SLASH's third straight solo album to debut in the Top Ten and achieved over 12 Top Ten debuts around the world. The title track and first single "World On Fire
" has ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. WORLD ON FIRE is SLASH's third solo offering and second album with his official band The Conspirators which features MYLES KENNEDY (vocals), BRENT FITZ (drums) and TODD KERNS (bass).www.slashonline.com