live music: SLASH w/MILES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS x WELLMONT THEATER x 8.3.12

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Wellmont Theater, Montclair, NJ 8.3.12 – For the second time this year, Guitar-God Saul Hudson aka Slash comes through the area with his latest band The Conspirators fronted by Miles Kennedy. The band is currently is support of it’s latest release entitled “Apocalyptic Love”.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

With 11 studio albums under his belt, Slash and his band had no shortage of music. This show featured music from Slash’s vast catalog including GNR, Snakepit, Velvet Revolver, and his current band.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

While this was the third time shooting Slash over the last year [here and here], he seemed to be less animated with the photographers for the first 3 songs this time. I still was able to capture a few classic Slash poses as well as him mugging for me at one point [see first photo above].

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

The band put out such an energetic performance. They moved all about they stage as they played to each other and to the raucous crowd. Miles Kennedy is a great singer for this band and Slash’s brand of music. He’s got all the vocal prowess of what’s-his-name from GNR without the pomp swagger. Miles just straight up delivers. Of course Slash wouldn’t have a less then impactful band as he has with The Conspirators.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Highlight musical section of the night was probably his guitar solo > Godfather Theme > Anastasia followed by an epic Sweet Child O’ Mine.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. Wellmont Theater. Montclair, NJ. Photos by Joe Russo.

Stay tuned next month as Slash is coming back to NYC to hit you over the head again with another bangin’ rock show…and of course you now I’ll be there.

Setlist:

Halo
Nightrain (Guns N’ Roses song)
Ghost
Standing in the Sun
Back From Cali
Mr. Brownstone (Guns N’ Roses song)
Beggars & Hangers-On (Slash’s Snakepit song)
Not for Me
Rocket Queen (Guns N’ Roses song)
Doctor Alibi (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
Out Ta Get Me (Guns N’ Roses song) (Todd Kerns on lead vocals)
No More Heroes
Starlight
Hard & Fast
Guitar Solo / Godfather Theme
Anastasia
Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses song)
You’re a Lie
Slither (Velvet Revolver song)

Encore:
Fall to Pieces (Velvet Revolver song)
Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses song)

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