There’s a reason Slash doesn’t need a second name. Or a real name, for that matter. Like Madonna and Bono, the legendary guitar-shredder has righteously earned his place in modern music history. Different to his fellow mono-moniker musicians, however, the ex-Guns ‘n’ Roses guitarist certainly didn’t intend to make last night’s performance at the SSE Arena a one-man show.
No air guitar was left un-mimed as the supergroup took the audience on a pure rock ‘n’ roll ride. The two-hour show saw Slash showcase his virtuoso abilities – from the 15 minute solo in Rocket Queen to the euphoric intro to Sweet Child O’ Mine – and introduced us to the vocal wonders of Myles Kennedy and incredible collaborative powers of The Conspirators.
Most evidently, the ultimate testament that Slash certainly does not put the ‘poser’ in ‘composer’ was the fact that he seemed perfectly happy to take a back seat and play the show, rather than be the show (take note, Axl Rose).
And on that note, we’re going to end this post with one of the most inspiring quotes ever uttered by a human being:
“That’s the wonderful side effect of leather trousers: when you pee yourself in them, they’re more forgiving than jeans.”
Slash, we salute you.