Slash Weighs In on ‘Guitar Nerds,’ Reveals He’s Already Working on a New Album
In a new interview with AL.com, Slash says, "We're working on new material now, for another record, and so I think that what it is that I'm into is just trying to do what's the most inspiring thing, and picking up some new stuff along the way. There's always that element of new discovery that ends up on the next record."
Slash says the audience for a typical show is wide ranging, from young kids to older fans that have grown up with Guns N' Roses. When the interviewer mentions "guitar nerds," Slash says, "As far as guitar nerds go, that's the worst. When you're standing onstage and you look down and there's people that are standing there expecting you to blow their minds with your guitar playing tricks. It's not that, necessarily. That's not exactly what my M.O. is. I mean, I'm a player and I can play, but it's all within the context of the music, the songs. So it's sort of interesting that you do get those guys who sort of analyze you from a technique point of view. It happens."
Guitar nerds and everyone else will have a chance to see Slash and his band as they kick off a U.S. run of headlining shows and festivals beginning this Friday, April 25, in Orlando, Fla.. For all their dates, go here.
Meanwhile, a DVD of a show the band recorded last year will be released. Live at the Roxy 14.25.9 will be available June 15 on DVD, Blu-ray, double CD and triple LP.
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