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In a new Classic Rock Magazine interview, Slash said that he never had plans for a full fledged Velvet Revolver reunion with Scott Weiland, despite a 2012 one off reunion benefit performance. He discussed his solo album from 2010 and his mindset about Velvet Revolver.
“That period right there I was going, ‘Fuck. Now what am I going to do?’ Because, er, there was no chance Velvet was going to get back together. I don’t know if you know this, but when Velvet Revolver first started I was knee-deep in doing a solo record. I was playing with Steve Gorman on drums. Actually that was where Fall to Pieces started.”
He later said, “Anyways, I was back to that solo stuff. Back in that place where I really didn’t know what I was going to be doing. So that’s when I embarked on the solo record, and then I met Myles, and Myles turned into a relationship that spanned eight years now.”
Slash discussed collaborating with Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine in a new Loudwire interview.
More than three decades ago, Slash and his then-neighbor Dave Mustaine jammed together after Guns N’ Roses released the Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide EP in 1986. “He was a true, complete fucking maniac and a genius riff writer. We’d hang out, smoke crack and come up with major heavy metal riffs, just fucking dark and heavy as hell,” Slash said in his autobiography. Over the years, Slash has collaborated with a wealth of artists and we asked him (video above) if there’s a possibility of Mustaine being featured as a guest on a song in the future.
“I haven’t ever talked to him about it,” Slash admitted, going on to say, “He’s pretty prolific in doing his Megadeth records the way that he does them. I don’t see myself guesting on a Megadeth song. I don’t think it would work in the context of what Megadeth does, but maybe Dave on one of my things — I don’t know.”
“It was so cool,” he beamed, reflecting on the riffs they conjured up together. “I really love Mustaine’s whole riffing style; I really love where he’s coming from. So when we were hanging out together, granted it was heavily under the influence, it was a blast,” he added. “We sort of got our shit together and went back to our respective bands, but we’ve jammed a couple times. I played with him recently at a concert where myself and I think Zakk [Wylde] and a couple other guys got up and we jammed on something and it was pretty cool.”