Slash’s Drummer Son Reveals Why He Doesn’t Want To Live In ‘His Shadow’

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Slash’s 15-year old son London Hudson and his Classless Act bandmate Nico Tsangaris were recently interviewed on the Appetite For Distortion podcast, and London was asked about when he realized his Dad means something to other people. When answering the question, he revealed why he decided to play drums instead of guitar.

“Since I was little, especially with the Velvet Revolver stuff, because that was the most I toured with him, was for the Velvet Revolver stuff. Seeing that many people at the shows was kind of crazy, and how that all just worshipped. Then going on the last GNR tour, and seeing all those people who still like him for much older stuff.

The GNR stuff is when it really clicked, going on that tour. But it never really hit me until this summer, where I was like, I don’t want to live in his shadow, when I started playing in the band. That’s the main reason I don’t play guitar, or stringed instruments.”

“It was years back, for me it was around 5th or 6th grade. I played bass, and I played bass for a year then, and I was just getting sick of it, and just bored, and I wanted to do something different. I was at Guitar Center with my Dad, and I started playing on the drum kit and really liked it.”

  • Gary Reilly

    Good for him. If he stuck with guitar as his main instrument and went into music, he’d only ever end up being compared to his dad anyway.