Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash praised Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello as having great ‘style’ and ‘technique’ on guitar in a new YouTube video, where they discussed collaborating on “Interstate 80.”
Slash said, “‘Interstate 80’ is a great song – I just dug the attitude and I loved the energy. Tom Morello and I have jammed together on many occasions and he’s just a blast to play with; he’s got a great style and a great technique and a great sound.
And I think our contrasting styles work really well together. And in this case, on the ‘Interstate 80,’ I just did a bunch of solos throughout the song and then he did his solos and they cut them together and they just fit together great.
It’s like two completely different sides of the spectrum style-wise but within the context of whatever plan that just seemed to come together. And then the additional sort of dynamic of in the video, having us uh battle it out via Guitar Hero images I just thought was the coolest and most original thing that I’d heard as far as an idea. And now that I’ve seen the video, it came out looking really really cool so you gotta check it out.”
Morello said, “This is the first time that Slash and I have dueled on record. In the game ‘Guitar Hero,’ there have been plenty of Morelian Slashian duels. And I remember that game when it came out, it changed my life and Slash’s life because all of a sudden our fan base went down to like five years old and we became these cartoon avatars for a generation. So I wanted to bring – in the video, I wanted to bring that duel to life, that duel which you may have seen in your living room or your basement many times was made flesh on ‘Interstate 80.'” Ultimate-Guitar transcribed Slash and Tom’s comments.