'Real to Reel With Slash' Episode 4 Posted Online

Watch the newest chapter of making of Slash's upcoming album.

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Ernie Ball, one of the world's leading manufacturers of guitar strings and musical instrument accessories, is proud to launch a new digital series with the Grammy-winning, iconic guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Slash and his band the Conspirators, Blabbermouth reports. The innovative online series, titled "Real to Reel With Slash," documents the entire in-studio recording process of the iconic artist's forthcoming third solo album, along with world-renowned music collaborators Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz, returning to the studio for a third time.

From the first day of recording to the last, the multi-segment fly-on-the wall series will follow Slash and the Conspirators from pre-production at NRG Studios in Los Angeles to Studio Barbarossa in Florida, as they write, play, create and record the new album from start to finish. A new episode clip will be featured on the site for fans every week.

Each clip will showcase a behind-the-scenes sneak peek inside the recording sessions, giving fans unprecedented exclusive access to some of the world's most legendary musicians. The segments will give viewers up-to-date, virtually real-time progress on the recording journey each week, along with commentary from the band members, gear talk, and more.

"We're incredibly excited to give music fans an inside look into the recording process of one of the most anticipated rock albums of the year!" said Brian Ball, Vice President of Ernie Ball Inc.

Both Slash and Kennedy emphasize that creatively, it is was crucial for them to bring the recording process back to basics, keeping it simple by capturing the essence of a classic rock band utilizing the often forgotten art form of recording to two-inch analog tape.

"I love the process of recording live in the studio and the sound of a rock n roll band recorded on 2'' tape as opposed to digital," explains Slash. "I thought it would be cool to show some footage of us doing exactly that."

Fans can tune in to the fourth episode of "Real to Reel With Slash, Presented by Ernie Ball" below.

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    I think the last record was great. There were a couple tracks i wasn't huge on but i'm hoping for an even bigger step forward on this next one.
    Really looking forward to this. These riffs layered with Myles' pipes with be nothing short of stellar, i'm sure.
    As Elvis was already a fan of Slash's music I think it's great that he's pushing the guys to play outside the box. After Apocalyptic Love, which was an excellent record yet lacking in differentiation; I feel as if a little change is needed. Can't wait for this one!