There are countless guitar heroes. However, there is only one Slash.
Wearing his iconic top hat, the Guns N’ Roses guitarist, performing with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, torched through a two-hour set inside Toronto’s REBEL.
In support of the group’s 2018 album, Living The Dream, the music unleashed was fast and furious, diving headfirst into hard rock riffs with flourishes of funk.
Slash, who is reportedly taking a break from Guns N’ Roses’, wowed the crowd with his legendary fretboard dexterity. Meanwhile, lead singer Kennedy displayed powerful vocals while keeping the energy high throughout the evening.
At one point, bassist Todd Kerns even took lead with the song Doctor Alibi, dedicating it to Motorhead’s legendary Lenny Kilmister with the proclamation, “We’re all going to die so let’s get f-ing high!”
As the setlist progressed, songs like Boulevard of Broken Hearts highlighted the aforementioned shredding of Slash’s sound while 2018’s Mind Your Manners laid out an exceptional rhythm section that propelled the entire band to their fullest.
Yet, all throughout the night, Slash was the sight to behold. Hammering on and off his instrument, the music echoed throughout the venue as he slid down the neck of his Gibson Les Paul bending chords beyond its limits.
The crowd who remained hypnotized, watched in awe as he took to the edge of the stage to play even louder. Later, pulling out a double-neck guitar, every single camera emerged from attendee’s pockets, capturing the viral moment.
As such, for the type of music they performed, one would be hard-pressed to find another band around that harness the same showmanship that the likes of Slash, Myles Kennedy and Co. bring to the party.