Slash revealed in an interview with the Basel Meets podcast that one of the songs on his new album Living The Dream, titled “The One You Loved Is Gone,” was originally intended for the TV series The Walking Dead. Slash explained, “I wrote the intro for The Walking Dead, because at that time, The Walking Dead didn’t really have any other music outside of its score music, and so I was trying to push them to play an original song on there. But they wouldn’t go for it.”
Slash added that the song was rejected because he was too well known, saying, “They don’t wanna have any recognizable existing names as part of The Walking Dead world. And so it never happened, but it was always a good musical idea . . . but the lyrics became something completely different by the time we recorded it in 2018.”
Known as a massive fan of all things horror, Slash told us a while back that he thinks the genre needs shaking up once in a while: [“It’s just like anything else. You go through these periods where the money issue becomes ‘Okay, we can just keep making franchises because it’s a guaranteed sell.’ But there’s still movies in the background that are still really good, they’re just fewer and farther between during this whole period. So it takes something to sort of give it a kickstart and change the genre a little bit, if only for a minute.”] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . for a minute.)
Living The Dream is Slash’s fourth solo LP, and third with his band Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Slash also recently closed out the “Not In This Lifetime” reunion tour with Guns N’ Roses after two and a half years and over $500 million in ticket sales.
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DID YOU KNOW? Conspirators vocalist Myles Kennedy said that “The One You Loved Is Gone” ended up being inspired lyrically by a dog he once owned. He explained, “It sounds like I’m singing about a longing for a lost romance, or some sort of human relationship. But the lyrics are actually about missing a dog that I had to leave behind at my parents’ house when I started touring years ago — a chow chow/golden retriever mix named Cinnamon (laughs) . . . So, yeah — the song’s essentially about Cinnamon!”