Slash, the iconic lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, has talked about the first moment he plugged a guitar into an amp and revealed his memory about the rock musician Ted Nugent during the recent interview.
Slash has made a conversation with Kerrang lately and recalled the first years of his journey as a guitarist. When asked about how it felt to set up his guitar and make it ready to play for the first time, he said that it was like a eureka moment to him.
The legendary guitarist explained that he had a little Fender back then and he clearly remembers the exact moment he put the line into an amp after he got the mustard yellow distortion box.
He admitted the fact that he played Ted Nugent‘s ‘Cat Scratch Fever‘ for that time. Slash said, though he started playing when he was 14, he had the amp, guitar, distortion box combo when he was 16 years old.
Here is what Slash said during the interview:
“I remember that moment. It wasn’t just plugging in to an amp, because I had a little Fender, but when I first got that mustard yellow distortion box and put that line into an amp and played [Ted Nugent‘s] ‘Cat Scratch Fever’ it was like a eureka moment.
That’s when I went, ‘Wow, OK, cool.’ This was in Los Angeles. I roughly started playing when I was 14, but I was maybe 16 when I had that amp, guitar, distortion box combo.”
You can check out the rest of the interview by clicking here.