Photos and Review by Micah Gummel.
Thursday August 2, 2012
Venue: House of Blues Boston
More photos of this event HERE
Slash (feat. Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators) along with opening band, Monster Truck (who was recently nominated for TWO Casby Awards!) performed at House of Blues Boston Live last Thursday night. The background stage setting was a 72’ banner of the cover for ‘Apocalyptic Love’.
Slash, considered one of the best guitarists of all time, played to the sold-out crowd, who responded enthusiastically all night. They were there to see a Hall of Fame guitarist showing his guitar mastery at the House of Blues with a mix of songs from Velvet Revolver, Guns ‘N Roses, Slash’s Snakepit and tracks from his new self-titled solo release.
Adding to the night was renowned vocalist, Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge-fame, who commendably filled the role of Slash’s former front men. Kennedy kept songs like “Nightrain”, “Civil War”, and “Sucker Train Blues” from sounding like covers with his adaptable vocal ability. Despite nailing the sound of two unique front man, he would steal the show with his vocals on a song of his own, with a rare ballad in “Starlight”.
Midway through the night, and an obvious highlight for many fans, was the surprise appearance of Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead fame, who came out to sing guest vocals on Dr. Alibi. Lemmy was in town as one of the head liners for Monster Mayhem 2012. It was quite the sight to see them on stage – the crowd went wild.
Slash, moving on a few songs later, turned an instrumental showcase into the theme from “The Godfather”. He then made an offer nobody could refuse, as he starting riffing away on “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.
Although curfew time for The HOB was approaching, Slash and co. didn’t adjust the show at all, as they fit in a three-song encore. They even went a few minutes over curfew, capping the night off in rowdy fashion with “Paradise City”.
From the Rail:
“I was exceptionally anxious for this show for I have been a Guns n Roses fan my whole life. Growing up my dad and I used to sing their songs on his PA system. Not only do the words, rhythms, and beats of their songs dwell within my soul but they have also brought memorable moments to my life. I thought I would never get the chance to see any member perform live but here I was anticipating the performance of American hard rock guitarist Slash’s (equipped with that iconic hat) solo band with Miles. They Rocked the House!”
Set List for SLASH at the House of Blues, Boston August 2, 2012:
Standing in the Sun
Back From Cali!
Beggars & Hangers-On
Not for Me
Dr. Alibi (with Lemmy Kilmister!)
You’re Fuckin’ Crazy (Todd Kerns)
No More Heroes
Hard and Fast
Sweet Child O’ Mine
You’re a Lie
By the Sword
To Read Another Review of SLASH from the CasinoNB in Moncton, NB, Click HERE.