Joe Bosso of MusicRadar.com recently conducted an interview with singer Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
MusicRadar.com: From what I've heard, Slash wants you to be the sole vocalist on his next solo album.
Myles: "That's the plan. I know he's working on some ideas now. I love playing with Slash, and the chemistry I have with the rest of the guys in his band is fantastic. I'm really looking forward to seeing what he comes up with for the next record."
MusicRadar.com: I'm curious, however — from what I've read, he offered you the gig as the lead singer in VELVET REVOLVER. Now, if the other guys in ALTER BRIDGE are going to do CREED at some point, why wouldn't you want to join another band, as well?
Myles: "There was talk of that, but no, I was never officially given that offer. I think it was floated around, it was mentioned, and it would be a huge honor because I think the guys in VELVET REVOLVER are tremendous. But I'm very happy with what I'm doing in ALTER BRIDGE and Slash.
"The whole thing is pretty interesting, though: They had reached out to me in 2002 when they were just getting together. They had sent me a demo tape, and I kind of sat on it for a month, and I didn't…I didn't really follow up on it."
MusicRadar.com: You didn't? Why not?
Myles: "You know, I was going through a very strange time in my life back then. I had grown very disillusioned with music and the music business and everything. My mind just wasn't in the right place. I had been in a band called THE MAYFIELD FOUR — we put out a couple of records and didn't have a lot of success. So we broke up, and I kind of stepped away from music. I went back to teaching guitar for a while. All in all, I think things worked out for the best. The two records they made with Scott Weiland were great.
"It's not that singing for VELVET REVOLVER wouldn't be enticing, but I've kind of made my plans now and my plate is pretty full. Like I said, I have a fantastic time with Slash and everybody in his band. Between that and ALTER BRIDGE, I've got enough going on."
Read the entire interview from MusicRadar.com.