During a new interview with Germany’s Radio Bob!, the legendary GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash spoke about his feeling to get back on stage after being away for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pearl Jam Planning Massive 2022 Concerts
Slash reveals strict restrictions imposed due to COVID-19
Slash talked about the strict rules that were set due to the pandemic. He spoke about how the aftershow guests were not allowed to meet up.
Here is what he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):
“GUNS just did a U.S. tour, which was a lot of fun. It was great because you had all these crowds that were super hungry for live gigs. And so it was a very energetic tour. At the same time, [we] also had a lot of intense restrictions. We didn’t have any kind of aftershow guests — no guests whatsoever — and we never left the hotel pretty much the entire time. And everybody just had to really keep it together so that we didn’t have somebody get sick and have to postpone the tour and all that kind of stuff. But we made it through unscathed. So it was good.”
Slash and his bandmates played the final show of their “We’re F’N Back” run on October 4 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
“We’re F’N Back!” came on the heels of the “Not In This Lifetime” run that began in April 2016 and became the No. 3 highest-grossing tour in the history of Billboard Boxscore.
The latest GUNS N’ ROSES tour featured classic-lineup members Slash, Duff McKagan (bass) and Axl Rose (vocals) backed by guitarist Richard Fortus, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
GUNS launched its long-rumored and long-awaited reunion tour with an April 2016 club show in Hollywood and appearances in Las Vegas and at California’s Coachella festival.
As previously reported, GUNS N’ ROSES will release a new four-song EP, “Hard Skool”, on February 25, 2022. The band is now said to be working on a new studio album — the first under the GUNS banner since “Chinese Democracy” and the first to feature Rose, Slash and McKagan since 1993.