During a recent interview with Classic Rock’s Paul Elliot, Guns N’ Roses icon and former Velvet Revolver member Slash discussed his decision to become drug-free during the final days of Velvet Revolver as an active group. Velvet Revolver would form in 2002 and by 2004 had worldwide success with their debut album ‘Contraband’. A follow-up album, entitled ‘Libertad’ was released in the Summer of 2007. Slash was recently ‘humiliated’ by this classic rock icon.
Furthermore, Slash would reflect upon his memories and years that he spent with Weiland and the emotions that he spent with the acclaimed frontman of both Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots. Credit to Loudersound for the following quote.
“Velvet Revolver was always a difficult situation. I’m proud of the fact that we managed to pull that together and had a couple of cool records. But it was difficult because I never really managed to establish a solid footing with that band. There was a lot of shit going on, man. A lot of people involved with the band had a major agenda. And Scott was difficult. “All things considered, he was irretrievable. Everybody had told me about that when the band first started, but I just did not know anything about Scott up until I started working with him. It was sad to go through that and how that all turned out. But like I said, we had some good times in that band too.”
In other news regarding Slash, the ever-popular guitarist revealed what he believes to be the heaviest guitar riff of all time in conversation with Matt Pinfield. During an interview on Los Angeles-based radio station, KLOS Slash would reveal that honor goes to Sabbath, Bloody Sabbath.
“And the title track, that breakdown towards the end of the song. There’s just nothing that’s ever come out that’s heavier than that. Not one band that I can think of has a riff that is as heavy as ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.'”