Slash Shares The Story Of The Most Desperate Move Guns N’ Roses Ever Made
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In a recent interview with 101 WRIF Detroit’s The Meltdown, Guns N’ Roses guitar legend Slash reveals the reason why Axl Rose tried to get Zakk Wylde on board the band during a stressful point in its lifetime.
“Right before I left in 1996, I guess, Guns N’ Roses were rehearsing at this place called The Complex in Santa Monica, California, and Zakk came down.” Slash continues. “I’ve always been buddies with Zakk, but in the certain context of Guns N’ Roses, it was some weird kind of thing. We jammed for a little bit and then – not because of Zakk, but it just wasn’t working. And pretty soon after, I was gone.”
Slash shares how Zakk Wylde being hailed on-board for a role in the band was a desperate move, and here is his statement regarding it.
“Well, you know, I think it was one of those desperate moves at the time when something needed to happen. It was just a crazy idea that happened. I think it would have been a little bit over the top if Zakk and myself were out there… Cool nonetheless.”
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