Once again Slash proved he is still one of the most powerful forces in rock music. A sold out crowd at the House of Blues, Houston were treated to 20 songs from throughout Slash’s career including all the favorites from Guns N’ Roses and his post-Guns work.
Myles Kennedy provided the perfect vocal complement to Slash helping the crowd forget all about that missing guy named Axl. Bassist Todd Kerns got in on the action as well, providing lead vocals for “Welcome To The Jungle” and a couple of other songs. The highlight of the night was a nearly ten-minute solo for “Rocket Queen” that left the crowd reeling. Slash made it look just as easy as it should be for the ultimate guitar hero.
Slash recently opened up to ‘CBS This Morning’ about a possible GNR reunion and had this to say:
“It’s been one of those things that’s been talked about by everybody but us for over the last 18, 19 years,” he said. “A lot of the tension that you were talking about has dissipated. We don’t have all those issues anymore. It’s not a lot of controversy. It’s something that is more perpetuated by the media, more than anything.”
“I got to be careful what I say. I mean, if everybody wanted to do it and do it for the right reasons, I think the fans would love it. I think it might be fun at some point to try and do that. Never say never.”
A sold out crowd at the House of Blues, Houston were treated to 20 songs from throughout Slash’s career including all the favorites from Guns N’ Roses and his post-Guns work. Live4ever’s Lloyd Hendricks captured the guitar slinger’s set for us.
In the build-up to Christmas you’ll find videos selected by our award winning founder Paul Bachmann, tracks picked out by editor Dave Smith, and favourite albums personally selected by our staff as Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2014 series gets underway today. To start, our writers and photographers have put their collective heads together to help shape our Essential Gigs of the year, showcasing live reviews, galleries and interviews from a year of Live4ever featured shows in both the US and UK.
Amongst those making the cut is the ‘intimacy and skeletal delivery’ of Jake Bugg live in New York, The Jim Jones Revue saying farewell by ‘grabbing the lapels and screaming directly into the crowd’ at the Leeds Brudenell Social Club, and Embrace performing on an ’emotionally-charged night’ upon their return to Manchester. You can discover the features in all their glorious entireties by clicking on each individual link.
Slash‘s UK tour brought him to the Manchester Phones 4U Arena on Friday night (November 28th), which was lit up with a fantastic night of rock n roll led by new material and Guns N Roses classics – ‘Sweet Child o Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’ being true stand-outs.
Catch up with all the action, courtesy of Gary Mather, via our exclusive gallery by clicking on the lead image above.
Stars from the music world have been paying tribute to Ravi Shankar after the hugely talented musician died on December 11th at the age of 92.
Former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash has been talking through a part of his somewhat unconventional childhood, telling Australian radio station Triple M of the time when he caught his mother naked with David Bowie.
Slash will return to the UK later this year after recently completing a European tour which included a stop off at the Download festival last month.
In today’s Soundbites – our look back at the past week’s news, features, videos and tabloid gossip – Charlie Sheen feels ready to start taking the piss out of other celebs, Frank Turner sticks up for the man on Twitter, Brian May wants to be remembered for helping squirrels, Noel Gallagher increases his weekly earnings by a few hundred pounds, and this week’s most popular video is revealed.
Slash officially received his star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame yesterday (July 11th), with movie star Charlie Sheen using the occasion to deliver a little dig at the legendary guitarist’s former Guns N Roses bandmate Axl Rose.
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