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Published on September 14th, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Alter Bridge’s Myles Kennedy On The New “Walk The Sky” Album, Life Outside Of Music & More

Alter Bridge burst onto the music scene in 2004 with the release of its gold-selling debut, One Day Remains. In 2007, the band — which consists of frontman Myles Kennedy, lead guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips — released Blackbird, the album that elevated the band’s profile worldwide. The epic solo in the title track “Blackbird” was voted as having the “Greatest Guitar Solo Of All Time” by Guitarist Magazine. Its third studio effort, ABIII, was released in 2010 and the song “Isolation” gave the group its first #1 single. Its 2013 followup Fortress sold moving over 30,000 copies in the first week of its release and hit #12 on the Billboard Top 200.

Fast-forwarding to 2019, Alter Bridge is about to release Walk The Sky via Napalm Records. Prior to the worldwide release of Walk The Sky on October 18th, Alter Bridge will begin its first worldwide tour in over two years on September 19th in Raleigh, North Carolina. Gigging alongside co-headliner Skillet and special guest Dirty Honey, Alter Bridge will undoubtedly be performing the already-charted em>Walk The Sky singles “Wouldn’t You Rather” and “In The Deep” on this upcoming tour.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Alter Bridge singer/guitarist Myles Kennedy by phone on September 10, 2019. Especially remarkable about Kennedy is that he not only tours the world with Alter Bridge, but is also the lead vocalist in guitarist Slash’s backing band, known as Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and a solo artist; he released Year Of The Tiger, his debut studio full-length last year via Napalm Records. Kennedy was every bit as warm, honest and interesting as an interviewer could have hoped for, as he opened up about all facets of his one-of-a-kind musical career.

More on Myles Kennedy can be found online at www.myleskennedy.com, while Alter Bridge keeps an official website — tour dates and Walk The Sky info included — at www.alterbridge.com.


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is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer.Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Format Magazine, Businessweek, The Improper, the L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. He has been a member of the SATW and the IFWTWA organizations as a food and travel writer.Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host the recently-launched "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.


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