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,’ 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 x, 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 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 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”; Eddie and friends bring the “Fear of the Dark” to Chile in Iron Maiden En Vivo! (11:35aE); rock n’ roll godfathers reunite for a rare performance in 2007’s Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (1:05pE); the Psycho Circus comes to Switzerland in THE KISS MONSTER WORLD TOUR: Live From Europe (3:25pE).
The bad boys of blues-rock bring their high voltage tour to Buenos Aires in AC/DC Live at River Plate (5:30pE); 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. 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.”