Ernie Ball, one of the world's leading manufacturers of guitar strings and musical instrument accessories, will present "Real To Reel With Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators", a documentary featuring the iconic Grammy-winning guitarist Slash and his band. The hour-long special documents the entire in-studio recording process of the band's new album, "World On Fire", and debuts on AXS TV on Saturday, Septemebr 20 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
Watch the trailer below.
"Ernie Ball Presents: Real To Reel With Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators" 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. 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. Slash fans will be treated to interview segments covering a range of topics including the making of the band, the writing process, favorite music gear, what the band as in store for the future and more.
"It was an incredible experience documenting the process of Slash and THE CONSPIRATORS' new record. Slash has been an integral member of the Ernie Ball family for many decades, and we're thrilled with the way 'Real To Reel' came together," said Brian Ball of Ernie Ball. "I think fans are going to really enjoy seeing how much work, emotion, and effort that goes into writing a great rock record."
"Recording an album is a uniquely inspiring experience, and this one was particularly exciting as we were recording on two-inch analogue tape," says Slash. "It was a fun process to have Ernie Ball capture the experience and I'm excited to be able to share it with the world."
"World On Fire" is likely to sell between 25,000 and 28,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to industry web site Hits Daily Double. The estimate was based on one-day sales reports compiled after the record arrived in stores on September 16 via Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Roadrunner Records (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America).. The chart will be unveiled on Wednesday, September 24.
"World On Fire" is the second album to feature Slash's regular backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, and follows up 2012's "Apocalyptic Love", which sold around 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 4 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Slash's self-titled debut album scored the highest new entry on The Billboard 200 chart in April 2010, with first-week U.S. sales of around 60,000 copies.