Slash Reveals ‘Guilt’ He Felt When Guns N’ Roses Reunited


Slash discussed postponing his new album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators due to the Guns N’ Roses reunion in a new Los Angeles Times interview.

“I went to the Conspirators guys and said, ‘Look, I’m going to do this Guns N’ Roses thing. I have no idea where that’s going to go,’” Slash recalls. “Of course, the Guns N’ Roses thing turned into this juggernaut, but I was always looking for a gap to be able to go back and finish what we started with the Conspirators. I had no intention of putting that to rest just because Guns N’ Roses was happening.”

Slash says that while his Conspirators band members supported his return to GNR, he felt a sense of guilt over leaving them hanging.

“We’d been doing this up until that point for pretty much five years straight, so that, I felt bad about,” he explains. “But Guns was a major part of who I am, and I was so happy to be doing something positive with that [again].”

He also called his first conversation with Axl Rose in 20 years ‘great.’

“It was a huge load off my mind for him and I to talk, because there’s been so much bad blood perpetuated over the years by the media.”