Former Guns N’ Roses guitar madman Slash is preparing to embark on a short tour of England. If you weren’t aware, Slash grew up in Stoke-on-Trent in Britain until the age of 6. Slash released a live album in 2011, which was called Made In Stoke 24/7/11.
The former GNR member has a wild and long history of living the rock star lifestyle to its fullest. He was known for pushing the limits to the edge, including more than enough sex, drugs and rock n’ roll to make one wonder how he pulled through that time in his life. But all of that is in the past. Now 47 years old Slash has been sober for 7 years.
In the run up to the tour of England Slash sat down with The Independent to discuss a few of his thoughts on what it is like when he goes back to the UK. One surprising quote that came out of the interview was his love of the music of Adele. That’s not exactly what you would imagine Slash is listening to so I’ll let Slash tell you how he feels about her music in his own words.
She’s great. She’s a shot in the arm for this industry. She writes her own music that’s not at all contrived. And she’s managed to sell loads of records which makes her a great example to the younger artists. Like Amy Winehouse, she’s organic and real. It’s great to have that happen at this moment when everybody else is so synthetic.
Slash starts his tour next week and if you happen to be in the UK you should check out the show if you can make it.
Corn Exchange, Edinburgh: October 7
Manchester: October 8
Birmingham: October 9
02 Academy Brixton: October 11-12
Newcastle: October 15
Hopefully Slash has plans to come back and rock the US!
Source: The Independent