“World on Fire” is a song by American hard rock guitarist Slash, featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy and backing band The Conspirators. Written by Slash and Kennedy, it is the title track of the guitarist’s third solo album (the second with Kennedy and The Conspirators) World on Fire. Released as the album’s lead single, “World on Fire” topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
“Rise Today” is a song recorded and performed by hard rock band Alter Bridge. The song was released as the first single in promotion of the band’s second studio album, Blackbird. “Rise Today” is one of the band’s most well-known songs.
The song is about making the world a better place (“I want to rise today/And change this world”) and raises the question “Was the enemy just your brother all along?” Lyrically, it is one of the band’s most uplifting songs. Singer Myles Kennedy plays lead guitar on “Rise Today” except for the ending guitar solo, which is performed by Mark Tremonti.
The song received heavy rotation in the media when it was featured in promos for the Season 6 premiere of CSI: Miami and in Fox’s promo music video for the series premiere of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. In addition, “Rise Today” was named the official theme song to Unforgiven 2007.
Slash and Myles Kennedy, who have toured together in support of Slash’s self-titled debut solo album, have covered this song on tour. Their version can be found on the rare live album Live in Manchester. Slash also joined Alter Bridge on stage in Stockholm on November 2, 2010 to perform the song, and has appeared on stage with Alter Bridge several times since. Alter Bridge has closed their concerts with this song since the release of Blackbird. “Rise Today” can be considered as the band’s signature song.
“Bent to Fly” is a song by American hard rock guitarist Slash, featuring vocalist Myles Kennedy and backing band The Conspirators. Written by Slash and Kennedy, it was released as the second single from the guitarist’s third solo album (the second with Kennedy and The Conspirators), World on Fire. The song was used as the theme song for the 2014 National Rugby League Finals series, and Slash performed the song live at ANZ Stadium as pre-show entertainment for the league’s grand final that year.
“Back from Cali” is the second single and fourth track from Slash’s self-titled solo album. It is one of the two songs on the album to feature Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy on lead vocals, the other being “Starlight.” The song was written and recorded in March 2010 added to the album’s track listing at the last minute since Slash was so impressed with Kennedy’s performance on “Starlight.” He later asked Kennedy to front his solo touring band. Both “Back from Cali” and “Starlight” have since become regular features in Slash’s live shows.
The music video debuted in March 2010.