Friday, November 4, 2011

Guns N’ Roses: Slash talks Rock Hall Of Fame

Slash is doing some press these days for his new DVD, "Made in Stoke 24/7/11,” which comes out November 15 on DVD and Blu-ray.

The set was recorded this past summer at his original hometown of Stoke-On-Trent, England.

With a healthy dose of Guns N’ Roses songs and even material from his previous solo band Snakepit, the live DVD also shows how Slash has taken ownership of all the music he's played on over the years.

"I realized that I actually have a catalog at this point. There's a body of work that I can refer to," Slash tells Billboard. "And I just pulled stuff that I wanted to play, a lot of stuff that I hadn't played in a really long time. Playing 'Nightrain' was a gas; that's something I hadn't done since the mid-90s. I just had this freedom to do whatever I wanted, so it was really fun and there was a lot of material to pull from."

Given the recent Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame nomination for his old band, Guns N’ Roses, the subject of a possible induction and – dare anyone say it – reunion, is on a lot of people’s minds, so the subject naturally came up during the session.

Slash says he's "honored" by GNRs’ nomination "It's become very prestigious over the years, and it's become a huge honor for anybody to be inducted into it -- or even nominated, for that matter," he says. "It's a cool accolade, I suppose. Obviously we're in really, really great company."

Slash says he hasn't spoken with any other GNR members about the nomination, and he's trying not too think too much about how the original quintet - which hasn't played together since 1991 - would handle its induction. "Of course, you have those thoughts of how it might work in case it does happen, but with Guns 'N Roses, there's really no guessing exactly how it will go. I suppose if it happens, everybody will get some sort of ducks in order. But I think the first thing to do is wait and see if we actually get inducted, because you know how unpredictable that is.”

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Guns N’ Roses – Welcome To The Jungle (1987)

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