In a brand new interview with Independent.com, legendary guitarist Slash (GUNS N’ ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) was asked what still excites him about playing guitar.
“I don’t know; I just love playing guitar, and it seems the longer I’ve been doing it, the more I love it,” he replied. “I’ve never really stopped to think what’s really at the bottom of that. I just go with it.”
Slash also spoke about how touring now compares to touring with GUNS N’ ROSES.
“It’s actually comparable to GN’R in the ’80s, except for all the drugs that happened back then,” he explained. “I really enjoy it, it’s a lot of fun, and I like the pace of it. We do anywhere from five to six shows per week, and I love that; the more I do it, the more I love it.”
Regarding whatnew music has caught his attention of late, Slash said: “The latest record that I’m really in love with is ‘Aftershock’ by MOTÖRHEAD. I think it’s one of the most brilliant rock ‘n’ roll records that has come out in a long time. I also really like the new BLACK SABBATH record.”
Asked what kind of advice he bestows upon young kids who want to pursue music, both for hobby and as a career, Slash replied: “As a hobby, it’s a hell of a lot of fun, but as a career, it’s a hell of a lot of work. Patience, perseverance, and practice — those are the three things that come to mind, and those are things that I still practice today. It’s a never-ending process, but at the same time, if you love what you do, it’s very rewarding.”
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