Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash recently had an interview with Kerrang, and revealed his opinions about The Who.

Slah said that The Who was one of the first rock bands influenced him, along with The Yardbirds, and The Knicks.

Here is what he said:

“Well, that was the first real road trip that we ever did, besides hitchhiking to Seattle in the very beginning. It meant a lot to me because I have family here, but also the music that I was really influenced by was from here.

My beginnings of rock’n’roll started here as a kid, thanks to bands like The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Kinks, because that’s what my dad and my uncles were into. From the moment I can remember Stoke-on-Trent, where I lived, I was weaned on them all.

Then when I moved to the States it really opened up. There was so much shit going on music-wise. When the record came out it was really well received in the UK, so it’s always been a special place in my heart.”

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Guns N’ Roses’ Slash recently had an interview with New Zealand’s Bayrock FM, and give premium advices who looking to get into music industry and to new artists.

“I get asked this a lot, and I always try to come up with a very optimistic piece of advice for young people. It’s a tough industry, and it gets tougher and tougher as the years go by, as far as I’m concerned. But the thing about it is just to be dedicated and persevere — to put the time in, work hard at it and to stick to your guns and to do what it is that really turns you on musically.”

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