Slash Shares The Real Reason He Named His Latest Album ‘4’


Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash released his fourth solo album featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators last month. In a recent interview with Eddie Trunk, the musician explained why he chose the name ‘4’ to represent this album.

While continuing his ventures with Guns N’ Roses, Slash is also running his solo career with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. In a previous interview, he stated that he keeps the Conspirators on the side while he continues with GN’R because it’s a different feeling to share the stage with them.

While GN’R is a huge band that performs to tens of thousands of fans, Slash has the opportunity to perform to smaller crowds in more humble settings with the Conspirators. Regardless of being a worldwide famous guitarist, he always loves to be ‘toe-to-toe’ with his audience, and the Conspirators can still give him that.

Hence, Slash has put out four records with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators and toured with his band numerous times. He recently released his fourth album entitled ‘4’ on February 11, 2022. The record was successful as it found itself a place in US Billboard 200 and reached number 11 on US Independent Albums and number 13 on US Top Rock Albums.

In a recent conversation, he was asked why he named the album’ 4.’ The iconic guitarist stated that he only called it ‘4’ to represent the fourth album and didn’t want to find a clever title representing the disasters of 2020. He decided not to think a lot about it and mark the album as a good ‘milestone.’

Here is how Slash explained his new album’s name:

“It was actually to prevent me from being too creative with coming up with a title that would represent in any shape or form, 2020. It was just too broad of a disaster. To come up with a clever one-line sentence for the record. So rather than even try to because I don’t think it was possible. I said, let’s eliminate that and just give it a ‘4.’ It’s a good milestone, four records. Reminds everybody that we got three other ones, and that was it.”

You can listen to the album through Spotify below.