Guns N’ Roses legend Slash had a recent interview with Loudwire and revealed that John 5 is one of the most brilliant guitar players he has ever seen.

Slash also admitted that he’s fan of lots of younger generation guitarist including Gary Clark Jr.

Here is his statement:

“I like to see these people online, or on YouTube, or somebody might turn me on to something, or send me a link, and say check this out. I don’t know any of these people’s names, but there’s some f**ing brilliant guitar players out there, and they’re all pretty young.

There’s guitar players like Gary Clark Jr. who’s no spring chicken, but he’s to me, a newer guitar player on the scene compared to some of the other people I listen to. I think he’s phenomenal.

You can never give enough props to Jack White. I love Jack. John 5, who is technical… he’s somebody who is probably one of the most brilliant technical guitar players I’ve seen or heard, and he’s also a friend.

So those are the guys that I think – that come to mind, that I’m very familiar with, that are sort of the newer guard.”

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