ROCK OUT WITH AXS TV’S SLASH BASH 2014, A DAY OF ROCK AND METAL FEATURING THE TV PREMIERE OF THE INNOVATIVE DOCUMENTARY ‘ERNIE BALL PRESENTS: REAL TO REEL WITH SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS,’ ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 20
Highlights Include Exclusive Content, Performances by Slash, Iron Maiden,
Led Zeppelin and More, and the Cult Comedy TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY
Brand New Album from Slash and His Band, Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators
Titled ‘World On Fire’ Out Sept. 16
LOS ANGELES – September 11, 2014 – AXS TV pays tribute to the beloved guitar god, GRAMMY® winner, and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Famer SLASH with SLASH BASH 2014, an-all-day marathon kicking off at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on Saturday, September 20. Airing a few days after the Sept. 16 release of WORLD ON FIRE the new album from SLASH and his band, Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, the day-long event is loaded with the best that hard rock and heavy metal has to offer. Packed with exclusive interstitial content, the spectacular day features interviews with Slash, as well as music videos; live performances by Slash with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, KISS, and AC/DC; and headlined by the television premiere of the all-new documentary ERNIE BALL PRESENTS: REAL TO REEL WITH SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
ERNIE BALL PRESENTS: REAL TO REEL WITH SLASH is a behind-the-scenes documentary experience that takes viewers beyond the stage and into the studio as SLASH—with collaborators MYLES KENNEDY on vocals, TODD KERNS on bass and BRENT FITZ on drums—records his third solo album, WORLD ON FIRE. The all-access pass follows the band through the entire start-to-finish process, from pre-production meetings and recording sessions at NRG Studios in Los Angeles and Studio Barbarossa in Orlando, to the final moment when the album makes its debut in front of a live audience. The film is presented in conjunction with Ernie Ball, the world-renowned manufacturers of guitar strings and musical instrument accessories.
The rest of the marathon’s lineup includes unforgettable live performances from a roster of hard rock and heavy metal heroes who have influenced generations of fans and musicians, alike, and forever changed the face of music as we know it. Don’t miss Nothing But Videos: SLASH EDITION (10aE); Guitar Center Sessions: Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators (10:20aE), an intimate concert and interview featuring hits such as “Fall to Pieces” and “Not For Me”; rock n’ roll godfathers reunite for a rare performance in 2007’s Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (11:25aE); and the Psycho Circus comes to Switzerland in THE KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: Live From Europe (1:45pE).
The bad boys of blues-rock bring their high voltage tour to Buenos Aires in AC/DC Live at River Plate (3:50pE); Eddie and friends bring the “Fear of the Dark” to Chile in Iron Maiden En Vivo! (5:00pE); Leon Hendrix gives an in-depth look at the life and legacy of his legendary brother in Profiles: Hendrix on Hendrix (6:40pE); Jack Black and Kyle Gass go on an epic quest for the Rock in TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY (9:00pE). And the night wraps up with Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy Live: Made In Stoke (10:45pE), as the axeman blazes through over three decades of hits featuring the Guns N’ Roses standard “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and “Been There Lately” by Slash’s Snakepit, to the Velvet Revolver favorite “Slither” and the Kennedy collaboration “Back From Cali”, and everything in between, in this monumental set filmed live at England’s historic Victoria Hall in Stoke-on-Trent, where Slash spent his early years. A video clip previewing AXS TV’s Slash Bash 2014 is available here: http://bit.ly/1olklto.
“Slash is one of the most celebrated and revered artists in the industry today,” said Evan Haiman, AXS TV’s vice president, music programming and production. “His style is truly one of a kind—from his inimitable riffs to his trademark top hat—and we wanted to encapsulate that in the SLASH BASH lineup. AXS TV is proud to premiere his new documentary ERNIE BALL PRESENTS: REAL TO REEL WITH SLASH, offering a rare glance at the mind behind the man, as he crafts his latest masterpiece. We’re excited to be able to partner up with a true rock n’ roll legend, and deliver this incredible experience to our audience.”
The schedule for AXS TV’s SLASH TAKEOVER includes:
Saturday, September 20 (All Times Eastern)
10 a.m. NOTHING BUT VIDEOS: SLASH EDITION
10:20 a.m. GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS: SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS
11:25 a.m. LED ZEPPELIN: CELEBRATION DAY
1:45 p.m. KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: LIVE FROM EUROPE
3:50 p.m. AC/DC LIVE AT RIVER PLATE
5:00 p.m. IRON MAIDEN EN VIVO!
6:40 p.m. PROFILES: HENDRIX ON HENDRIX
8 p.m. Slash Documentary Premiere Event – ERNIE BALL PRESENTS: REAL TO REEL WITH SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS
9 p.m. Saturday Night Special – TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY
10:45 p.m. SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS LIVE: MADE IN STOKE
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. SLASH and his band will release their new album WORLD ON FIRE September 16, 2014. www.slashonline.com.
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