How Axl Rose was different from all the singers I’ve worked with
Musicians tend to experiment with a variety of other artists before deciding on a formation for their band, and Slash is no exception. The God of the Guitar explained how Axl Rose was different from any singer he had worked with before joining Guns N ‘Roses.
âI had worked with different singers for a while and then when I met Axl and we started jamming together he was the only singer who ever brought emotional content that affected me emotionally. , on an energy level, “said the guitarist during an episode of Revolverfrom the “Fan First” series.
âA song suddenly took to a whole new level, and I felt it. And that’s when I realized where music and singing really meet. Because before that, all of them the ones I had worked with sucked and I had none but that’s when I really got to that poignant feeling you get when things connect on a lyrical, vocal and musical. “
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Prior to joining Guns N ‘Roses in 1985, Slash was part of several different groups for short periods, including Road Crew and Hollywood Rose. Both projects featured other members who would eventually join GN’R as well – Rose, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler and Izzy Stradlin.
When Guns went to Seattle for a tour in 1985, original members Tracii Guns, Ole Beich, and Rob Gardner parted ways, so Slash, McKagan, and Adler were called in to replace them. After facing several obstacles on the mini-tour, which became The Hell Tour and became the inspiration for the song “Paradise City”, the new range is blocked.