Guns N’ Roses legend Slash had a recent interview with Canadian Vancouver CFOX Radio, and revealed why he didn’t chose to be a solo guitar player and always prefer to be part of a band.
Here is his statement:
“I love playing guitar, but in this business, what really got me going was being in a band — working within the confines of a rock and roll band. I didn’t wanna be a solo guitar player.
I didn’t wanna write complex instrumentals or anything like that and spend my life in the studio — I wanted to go write some songs and perform them live. And I think that was the key thing that’s always motivated me and that’s what keeps me around — getting out in front of those people and playing.
That’s why, as long as I’ve doing this, I still love it so much, ’cause that is exciting for me. So anytime I’m creating new material or working in the studio, it’s all a means to an end, which is to go out and play and be part of an ensemble — not just a solo thing where I hire some guys to play everything I tell them to play.
It’s gotta have that give-and-take dynamic that working with other guys creates — a certain kind of energy.”
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Back in December 2018, Slash talked about how he “accidentaly” got into rock music and guitar.
“Here’s what got me: it turns out the young Saul Hudson almost fell into rock’n’roll by accident. What he really wanted to do was ride tiny push-bikes over rough terrain at high speed.”
“Oh, yeah, man! Absolutely! I was a pro-BMX racer as a kid, and my main aspiration was to eventually become a moto-cross champion. I was obsessed! But then I inadvertently picked up the guitar and everything switched gears inside of 24 hours, and before long, my career took off.”
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