In a new interview with Goldmine, GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist slash was asked if he still had the original cover art from the band’s classic debut album, “lust for destruction”, on vinyl. He replied: “Well, you have to understand – I mean, it’s like that with all the records I make – I don’t collect any of it. If you came to my house you would have a hard time knowing I was in a band. Or at least in any band you’ve heard of. I mean there are instruments but I don’t have any souvenirs or anything special from the releases over the years. I don’t think I’ve ever owned those ‘destructiveness’ Recording. And even if I did, I don’t live anywhere, so I wouldn’t have a place to put it. Admittedly, I had a lot of notes that I kept. But I’ve just never been one to really collect records from the bands I’m actually in. Does it make sense?”
He continued, “I mean, you make a record, you go through this whole process of making music and you work on it with the guys and develop it. Then you go into the studio and record them, then you go in and mix them. And then the final process is mastering. And once that’s done and it’s about to be released, you’ve moved on. Do you understand what I mean? It’s like you’ve gone through everything necessary for this material and the only thing to look forward to at this point is to go out and perform it and I don’t actually get in my car and listen to it eight million times if you mix and master. [Laughs] Yes, you play it every night, so the material is always there. And it’s exciting when you hear it on the radio or something. But I don’t usually listen to it.”
slash adding, “And then there’s … and other musicians can attest to that … when you’re DJing music in general, you kind of get drawn into it. But when it’s his own material… it’s like you’re at a convention or something and they should put your record on, it’s kind of funny. You don’t really want to go in anywhere and they play it.
GUNS N’ ROSESThe spring/summer 2022 European tour ended on July 15 in Hanover, Germany. The band will revive in South America in September.
GUNS N’ ROSES started his long-awaited reunion tour in April 2016 with a club show in Hollywood and performances in Las Vegas and at the Coachella Festival in California.
GUNS N’ ROSES‘ Reunion tour with members of the classic line-up slashbassist Duff McKagan and singers Axel Rose supported by guitarists Richard Fortusdrummer Frank Ferrerkeyboardist Dizziness Reed and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.
GUNS N’ ROSES released a new EP with four songs, “hard school”, in February. The effort solely on the GUNS N’ ROSES‘ official store, contains the two new songs the band released last year – the title track and “Absurd” (stylized as “ABSUSS”) – as well as live versions of “Do not Cry” and “You are crazy”.
The band is reportedly now working on a new studio album – the first of the WEAPONS Banners since 2008 “Chinese Democracy” and the first feature rose, slash and McKagan Since 1993.
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