Flashback: Slash + Conan O’Brien Go Guitar Shopping at Strangers’ Homes
If you’re a fan of Conan O’Brien or happened to watch his fascinating Can’t Stop documentary, you know Conan is passionate about guitars. The talk show host is always looking to grab a new axe, and in this classic clip, he took Guns N’ Roses legend Slash out to visit strangers’ homes in search for Coco’s next guitar.
In this flashback video that recently resurfaced on Guitar World, Conan was looking for a way to save a few bucks. So he took the surefire approach for finding instruments on the cheap: he went to Craigslist. After contacting a few prospective sellers, Conan and Slash showed up to a few houses to test some gear.
Slash has been a longtime fan and supporter of Conan O’Brien, famously brandishing an “I’m With Coco” pin while performing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2010, back when Conan’s battle with Leno and NBC was still very fresh and very toxic.
While Conan and Slash went browsing for instruments, the duo actually found some decent stuff. The people, however, turned out to be a little more memorable. In one experience Conan compared to The Silence of the Lambs, a shirtless man and possible hoarder had already sold his guitar, so Conan and Slash went rummaging around the dude’s house to find some diamonds in the rough.
Check out Conan’s Craigslist guitar segment with Slash above!
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