Slash Reveals Brutal AC/DC Photo After Death


Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash revealed a sad photo of Bon Scott on what would have been his 73rd birthday nearly 40 years after his death on Tuesday. Bon Scott was found dead in a car in February 1980 at the age of 33, with the official cause of death being listed as ‘acute alcohol poisoning’ and classified as ‘death by misadventure.’ A new AC/DC album and tour with Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams back in the band is rumored.

Slash recently discussed his guitars from the 90’s, “There’s a funny story to that Goldtop, and what turned into what would become Slash signature guitars. Guns N’ Roses got really big. In ’91, I think I was at a NAMM Show or something. Before the Use Your Illusions tour. And so Gibson basically gave me a factory second off the wall (display). That was the Goldtop that they gave me. But at that NAMM Show, I saw that they had these Les Pauls with no pick guards, and the pickup covers off the pickups. And I thought, “Those look just like my guitar.”

And at the time, that was a pretty recognizable look. Not everyone else was doing that. And so, I called them up, and I said, ‘Hey, that’s just how I do my guitars.’ They said, ‘Oh, well, we should do a Slash model.’ And so that’s really what started it. I think because of the popularity of Guns N’ Roses, they had decided, ‘Okay, we’re going to go for that look for that classic Les Paul look.’ Because, unbeknownst to me, prior to that Les Pauls weren’t doing very well.

So there was something going on there that was attributed to what was going on with Guns N’ Roses at the time, and because of the popularity of that. And we actually did a couple Les Pauls that had my name on them, in colors that I had picked and finishes that I picked. They were flame-top, no pick guard, and with no pickup covers. So that’s when it really first started.”

You can read the full interview in Rock Cellar Magazine.