Former Guns n Roses guitarist Slash has said he finds the level of interest and intrigue in his former band, which has sustained since he quit the group back in the Nineties, quite puzzling, and doesn’t understand why people continue to talk about them.
“I don’t really like to spend time talking about them, but the interesting thing is the strong legacy about each band,” he told Heineken Music. “The level of hysteria around the band – or should I say the name Guns n Roses – has continued. I don’t totally understand that.”
On the same subject, Slash went on to insist that Velvet Revolver, formed by Slash along with his former Guns n Roses band mates Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum in 2002, was not an attempt to carry on their previous group’s legacy.
“Velvet Revolver happened because Duff and I got together with Matt Sorum and Scott Weiland, and it was so good and intense we decided to carry it on,” he continued. “So trying to follow in Guns n Roses’ footsteps wasn’t an issue for us at all, because it’s been so long since Duff and myself had been in the band.”
Velvet Revolver have reportedly been on the search for a new frontman since the end of last year, but have yet to officially confirm any new arrivals.