Guns N’ Roses legendary guitarist Slash recently opened up on his bandmate, Axl Rose. The guitarist went on to label the Guns N’ Roses frontman “phenomenal” for fronting AC/DC during Brian Johnson’s absence from the Australian hard rock giants. Slash previously revealed if Axl Rose is ‘Unprofessional’ diva.
Slash sheds praise on Axl Rose
Rose had overcome all doubters with his powerful performances leading the band in the summer of 2016, and, speaking in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, Slash is generous in his praise for what his friend has managed to achieve.
“I came out to a gig in London, and it was phenomenal,” the guitarist says. “I was blown away, especially when he sang the Bon Scott stuff. That was a very proud moment, actually.”
Slash was asked by Classic Rock writer Paul Elliott if it felt weird to witness Rose fronting another band so soon after GN’R launched their own surprise reunion. The guitarist went on to say, “Not at all. It was AC/DC, man!” The fact that he got asked to do that was very cool,” Slash notes. “And he worked his ass off doing it, too. He adhered to the whole AC/DC regimen and pulled it off.”
The guitarist admitted that: “In the moment, when it first came up, it was a little jarring, I have to say. I was super-proud that he was doing it, but how that was gonna happen and go right into the Guns thing, I really didn’t know. But anyway, it worked out. So it wasn’t like a big deal.”
For those wondering about the status of new Guns N’ Roses music, Slash recently provided an update on that, saying: “There’s new Guns material coming out as we speak, and we’ll probably keep putting it out until the entire record’s worth of stuff is done and then put it out solid,” the guitarist confirmed. “It’s cool. I’m enjoying working on the stuff and having a good time doing it.”