Gibson Films Launches With “The Making of 4,” Music Doc Film Features Behind-the-Scenes Stories from SLASH, the Conspirators Band, and Producer Dave Cobb, Streaming Now on Gibson TV

“The Making of 4” Music Doc Film Features Behind the Scenes Footage and Stories from SLASH, the Conspirators Band, and GRAMMY® AwardWinning Producer Dave Cobb re Making the Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators Album “4”

NASHVILLE, TN (January 18, 2024) Gibson is proud to announce the launch of Gibson Films with the official premiere of the new full-length music doc film The Making of 4streaming worldwide today on Gibson TV HERE.

The Making of 4a music doc film takes viewers deep inside the history and musical influences of Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators (SMKC) who have been performing worldwide and recording music together for over a decade across four albums. Watch interview and studio footage with the music icon Slash and the band as they reveal the inspiration behind the writing and recording of their universally acclaimed album4, which debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album. Step inside the storied halls of famed recording studio RCA Studio A in Nashville, view interviews with the band and GRAMMY® Awardwinning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile), and watch as the 10-song, vibrant rock album was recorded and captured LIVE, in lightning-in-a-bottle sessions, a first-ever for the band. A standout album that grabs hold and never lets go4 generated the most positive critical accolades in the band’s history. Listen to SMKC’s album 4, available everywhere via Gibson Records HERE.

The launch of Gibson Films–which features long-form films that capture the essence of uplifting musical moments, while also delving into the captivating narratives of iconic musicians–marks the next major step in the evolution of the Gibson Brands media division, which creates music experiences for fans worldwide through immersive storytelling. As with the record label Gibson Records—which released Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators’ acclaimed latest album titled 4, and brings guitar-driven music to the forefront of culture—and supports both industry icons and emerging top music acts; Gibson Publishing which delivers stunning, stunning premium large scale coffee table books; Gibson TV the award-winning online network which creates cinematic original series; and the Gibson App which offers Gibson’s thrilling content at your fingertips with an A.I.-enabled interactive, guitar-learning experience.

Starting next week, Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators will kick off a massive run of 2024 international dates. The River Is Rising-Rest of the World Tour ’24 will officially kick off with the band’s return to Mexico City’s Pepsi Centre WTC, on January 23, and will see SMKC hit 25 countries, and 39 cities across the globe. Support on the various dates of SMKC’s The River Is Rising-Rest of the World Tour ‘24 will come from Mammoth WVH, with The Struts, Rose Tattoo and more, see all dates below, and visit:

“The making of the album 4 was a great experience despite the fact we did it in the throes of Covid. We recorded the album at the iconic RCA Studio A in Nashville with Dave Cobb. This was SMKC all playing live which is the first time I’ve been able to record the band with a live a setup, like in a club. This special room at RCA allowed us to play totally live and out of all of the records we have done as a band, 4 shows how much further we have arrived as a band from where we started. I think people will really appreciate the behind-the-scenes peek at the making of 4.”  –SLASH

“For the last three years, Todd Harapiak and I have dreamt about expanding our storytelling into full-length feature films,” says Mark Agnesi, Director of Brand Experience at Gibson Brands. “We want to give music fans around the world a glimpse behind the curtain on the artists and the stories that only Gibson can tell. There are so many stories we plan to tell with Gibson Films, and we are proud to have Slash as the first. The album “4” was our first release on Gibson Records, so it is only fitting that “The Making of 4” is our first release on Gibson Films…and this is only just the beginning.”

“The inspiration behind Gibson Films stems from a passion for storytelling,” adds Todd Harapiak, Gibson Media Director. “We’ve always been inspired by the idea of merging musicians and filmmakers, coming together to celebrate stories that will span a diverse array of genres. To be able to collaborate with Slash and The Conspirators for our first film release was both an extraordinary and memorable experience. I’m thrilled about this expansion of Gibson Media and look forward to transporting audiences into the realm of sound and vision.”


The Making of 4 film also includes interviews with SLASH and his bandmates MYLES KENNEDY (Vocals), TODD KERNS (Bass & Vocals), BRENT FITZ (Drums), and FRANK SIDORIS (Guitar & Vocals), producer Dave Cobb, as well as seven electrifying live music performances that were shot on location in Los Angeles.


The Making of 4 was directed by Gibson Media Director Todd Harapiak, and Executive Produced by Cesar Gueikian (Gibson President and CEO), Slash, and Jeff Varner (Revelation Management). The film is produced by Todd Harapiak, Mark Agnesi, Brigid O’Connell, and Simona Vackova. The project is the first full-length feature from Gibson Films.

About SLASH:

SLASH–the iconic, GRAMMY® Award-winning, American rock guitarist, songwriter,and film producer–has amassed album sales of over 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award and seven GRAMMY nominations, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and is a New York Times Best-selling author. SLASH is considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time and one of the most recognizable faces in pop culture worldwide. TIME magazine placed SLASH at #2 (Jimi Hendrix was #1) in its list, “The 10 Greatest Electric Guitar Players.” SLASH created signature sounds like the guitar riff on #1 hits for Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child o’ Mine” and “Welcome To The Jungle.” After leaving the band, SLASH went on to critical acclaim with SLASH’s Snakepit and global success with the supergroup Velvet Revolver before embarking on his own solo career. After landing on the top of the charts with his first solo album, Slash (2010)–which featured Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, Myles Kennedy and more–he formed his current band SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC)–which features Myles Kennedy (lead vocals), Brent Fitz(drums), Todd Kerns (bass/vocals) and Frank Sidoris (rhythm guitar)–who’ve been touring worldwide and making music together non-stop for over a decade. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS (SMKC) released their debut album, Apocalyptic Love (2012) which stormed the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart debuting at #4 on the overall chart as well as the #1 Top Rock album, and spawned SLASH andthe band’s first-ever #1 solo radio hits “You’re A Lie” and “Standing In The Sun.” The band’s second album, World On Fire (2016) debuted to global praise and the album’s title track, “World On Fire” ascended to #1 at U.S. Rock Radio. In 2016, Guns N’ Roses re-united and SLASH joined Axl Rose and Duff McKagan for the historic and ongoing world tour which Billboard magazine ranks as the third highest grossing tour of all time. SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS released their third album Living The Dream (2018) which Rolling Stone declared “a biting blues filigree at the end of a riff, weeping solos full of long notes and boogie-woogie riffs” and the Los Angeles Times added is full of “unexpected funk, boogie, blues and garage rock influences.”Living The Dream debuted with 10, Top 10 Chart placements across the globe fueled by the Top 5 song “Driving Rain.” The group’s first new music in four years, SMKC released their vibrant new album 4 via Gibson Records–the iconic American guitar brands’ newly established record label—which debuted as the #1 Most-Selling Hard Rock Album on February 11, 2022 and has earned the group the best critical acclaim of their career. The band’s strongest collective statement to date, 4, was co-produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Rival Sons), and recorded at the famed RCA Studio A in Nashville, revealing a stunning, vital, sound and style, all captured live. The first single off of 4 “The River Is Rising” marked SMKC’s 8th,consecutive Top 10 hit single at radio. Rolling Stone hailed the song as “raucous,” andBillboard called it “euphoric” with “a surging main riff, dissonant hooks, an infectious chorus, and a guitar solo that conjures images of a rowdy bar brawl.” Watch and share the official video for “The River Is Rising” HERE and view SMKC perform the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, HERE. 4 is SLASH’s fifth solo album overall, and his fourth with MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS; watch the current videos, interviews, and making of the album clips HERE and listen to 4, HERE. For more information, visit:

About Gibson TV:

Gibson TV, the iconic, American instrument brand’s first-ever, award-winning worldwide online network features original series from the world’s best storytellers. Gibson TV is all about guitars, music, and culture, and Gibson TV offers some of the most interesting music-related original content that you’ll find anywhere. With exclusive interviews with some of the world’s most influential musicians, close-up looks at famous music venues and awe-inspiring guitar collections, instrument setup and maintenance tips, factory tours and in-depth views of the guitar making process, discussions about the craft of songwriting with the songwriters themselves, behind-the-scenes looks at the recording process, and even guitar lessons from some of the world’s most beloved players, Gibson TV appeals not only to guitarists and other musicians, but music lovers of all types. Subscribe to Gibson TV.

About Gibson:

Gibson, the leading iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 130 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson Brandsis dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Explore more at, Gibson App, and on Gibson TV, follow us on Instagram, X and Facebook, and visit us at the Gibson Garage.