Slash Talks About His Thoughts On Greta Van Fleet
Slash in an interview with Guitar Interactive Magazine - Youtube
Online magazine Guitar Interactive recently got a hold of Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, who is in the UK for a show with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. In a sit-down interview with the iconic guitarist, he details about his Gibson Les Paul being a “copy of a copy”, and the rising blues-rock act of the millennia, Greta Van Fleet.
Interviewer Jonathan Graham states how Slash is a Gibson brand ambassador, even if his most famous axes aren’t Gibson models.
Slash answers with, “Yeah, but they did make a copy of it, a replica.”
Graham pushes on, “Has that ever been an inside joke about that?”
Slash replies with a chuckle, “It definitely is an inside joke. When they said they wanted to do that particular Slash model, I said that was a copy of a copy.”
The discussion went to tackle the budding Greta Van Fleet. Slash honestly details his thoughts about the band, and how their style reminds him of a certain band from the 70’s. “Everybody keeps asking me [that]. I don’t, really. I can’t say that I listen to ’em, but I love the fact that they’re sort of coming from a pure place. I have to admit the stuff I heard does sound very reminiscent of ZEPPELIN, and I’ve heard some stories about how they were raised on that,” Slash continues. “And it’s all good. When they put out their next record, we’ll see if they can branch away from that and become their own band. But at the same time, the fact that they’re having success is opening up doors for a lot of other kids.”
“There’s a wave coming. There’s not really much else I can say, because I do my thing, and I’m sort of watching peripherally what’s happening, what everybody else is doing. I have to admit, most of the bands that are putting out records that I listen to are bands that I’ve known for a long time — Alice In Chains’ new record, Queens of the Stone Age and Foo Fighters; whatever,” Slash added.
In conclusion of his opinion, Slash states, “But there’s a thing happening, bubbling under the surface with kids right now that are going in rock and roll for what I would call all the right reasons, as opposed to trying to be celebrities before they can put together five chords. It seems like there’s a real attitude and a real hunger to do something that’s got some balls.”
Watch the full interview by clicking on the video below!