In a recent interview with USA Today, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash spoke about current state of music industry. He said that rock isn’t mainstream anymore.
Here’s the statement:
“Rock isn’t mainstream anymore, and in some ways, I like that. It harks back to when rock ‘n’ roll was more of an underground concept – when people were speaking about things that they weren’t necessarily comfortable saying in the mainstream arena.
As far as hip-hop is concerned, it’s become so generic at this point. It’s definitely taken on a very Top-40 thing.”
He also revealed his favorite rock band:
“I love the Foo Fighters. My favorite band consistently has been Queens of the Stone Age because they always put out cool, interesting records. But I still listen to a lot of old stuff because the rock ‘n’ roll that turned me on as a kid, not too much of it exists.”
Interviewer asked “Revisiting GNR’s catalog on tour, is there one fan favorite that you get sick of playing live?”, Slash responded:
“No. Our approach to our material has a very devil-may-care thing to it, where you can make up shit in the middle of songs. You just keep it interesting.
It sounds the same to [audiences], but the way I’m playing it is different and that keeps me occupied. ‘Paradise City’ is a song that you can play in a lot of different ways. So I’ve never fallen into that rut of resenting having to play a song every single night.”
Click here to entire interview.
As you know, Slash has released his new solo album “Living The Dream” on September 21. You can listen the whole album from below.