Who Is Slash?
For those of you that don't know who Slash is, he was the lead guitarist for Guns N' Roses. He now has his own solo project called Slash's Snakepit which you can read more about on his website. However, it was the combined talent of him and the other original G n' R members (especially Axl and Duff) that really made Guns N' Roses such a kick ass band.
To me, Slash is one of my biggest music influences- along with Axl Rose and Kurt Cobain. He is also the best lead guitarist I've ever heard. The style, the sound, and the attitude that flows from his guitar is musical magic.
If you've never really hard any Guns N' Roses songs, do it! If you know someone with some Guns N' Roses CD's, take a listen and you'll see what I am talking about. If you have heard them but never paid much attention to them or Slash, then you're really missing a huge part. Listen to some songs like "Sweet Child O' Mine", "November Rain", or any other song for that matter and you'll see what I am talking about.
One of the things I particularly
love about Slash's guitar playing is that he can do it so well with so
little effort- not only can you hear his talent, but also see
it. He is a natural, and it shows.