Slash Says He Doesn't Think Back to His Guns N' Roses Days
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.15.2014
He's moving forward...
Slash recently spoke with the Ottawa Citizen about his current tour, his time in Guns N' Roses and more. Check out the highlights:
On being asked about a potential classic GNR reunion: "Really, the only people that obsess about Guns N' Roses is media. I think it's just lack of imagination. I'm an in-the-moment person. I don't look too far in the future and I definitely don't draw on past stuff. Whatever it is that you're doing right this second, just do that and do the best you can at it. And just keep pushing forward, always forward."
On his current tour: "I have a lot less distractions — a lot less, at least, unnecessary distractions — in the situation that I'm in now. What I intended to do from the get-go was never really that complicated. But success and money and all that kind of stuff, it just makes life complicated."
On singer Myles Kennedy: "Myles is great. I don't think I've ever met a singer who works as hard as he does."
On all the accolades for his guitar work: "[I] was never aspiring to be a rock star. I never fantasized about it when I was a kid. I didn't play air guitar. I always loved that moment where the equipment was on the stage and before the band came on, and, you know, looking at the guitars … that was always really exciting to me."