Myles Kennedy

Alternative rock, Guitarist

1969 –

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Who is Myles Kennedy?

Myles Richard Kennedy is an American musician and singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Alter Bridge, and as the lead vocalist in Slash's current solo project. A former guitar instructor from Spokane, Washington, Kennedy is known for his ability as both a guitarist and a vocalist, possessing a tenor vocal range that spans four octaves. He has worked as a session musician and songwriter, making both studio and live appearances with several artists over the years and has been involved with several projects throughout his career.

Kennedy was raised in Spokane, Washington, where he attended Spokane Falls Community College to study music theory. He began his music career in 1990 as the lead guitarist of the instrumental jazz ensemble Cosmic Dust, with which he released one studio album. His second band, Citizen Swing, released two studio albums before disbanding in 1995. He then founded and became the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of the Spokane-based rock band The Mayfield Four in 1996, releasing two studio albums with the band, Fallout and Second Skin. While he was in the band, he made a cameo appearance in Rock Star, a film starring Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston. The Mayfield Four disbanded a year later in 2002. After declining an offer to audition as the lead vocalist of Velvet Revolver, he was asked to join Alter Bridge by then-former members of Creed. He has released four studio albums with Alter Bridge: One Day Remains, Blackbird, AB III, and Fortress. Meanwhile he started working with former Guns 'N' Roses guitarist Slash, featuring on his eponymous first album Slash on two tracks "Back from Cali" and "Starlight", afterwards recording and releasing with the backing touring band Apocalyptic Love, touring behind both releases. Kennedy has been touring since 2010, switching between tours with his two main projects, Alter Bridge and Slash. He also has a solo album awaiting completion.

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Born
Nov 27, 1969
Boston
Also known as
  • Kennedy, Myles
  • Myles Richard Bass
  • Myles Richard Kennedy
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Agnosticism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Spokane Falls Community College

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on July 23, 2013

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