Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Release Puppet-Fueled Video for ‘Driving Rain’


Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

The music video for ‘Driving Rain’ features puppet versions of Slash and Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators

Slash and his band Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators are back with a new album, and the guys have unveiled the official music video for “Driving Rain,” the first single off that new studio set, “Living the Dream.” Watch the colorful clip below.

The video, which blends live-action footage and animation, depicts fun puppet versions of the Guns N’ Roses guitarist and his band performing in the mountains. Another puppet in the video ends up stealing a car from her abusive puppet boyfriend.

“The idea behind doing an animated video for ‘Driving Rain’ is mostly due to the dark subject matter of the song influencing directors to come up with very dramatic, dark and sullen regular live action treatments that weren’t any fun at all (no offense to those guys),” Slash said in an official statement. “So, I wanted to create something that could be tongue-in-cheek and yet still be dark with live-action animation.”

But, don’t worry, puppet lovers. Slash insists that, “FYI, no puppets were harmed during the making of this video.”

Slash and the Conspirators are currently on a North American tour to promote “Living the Dream,: which is available now. The guys are scheduled to perform tonight (Sept. 26) at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas. The band was slated to perform at this weekend’s Louder than Life music festival in Louisville, Kentucky, but the festival has been canceled due to continued rain and flooding of the venue.

Charles Ken
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