28 Feb 2015

Slash - the man behind the tophat

Zac Arnold and Slash / Photo by Alexander Robertson.

Synonymous with a Les Paul guitar, stacks of Marshall amps and that leather top hat, guitar god Slash is one of the last of a dying breed of rock star archetypes.

With Guns N’ Roses firmly in the past, Slash was in town touring his latest solo album World On Fire.

Zac Arnold puts his own questions, as well as some from a series of famous New Zealand guitarists, to the man behind the myth. Or is that under the top hat?

We last spoke to Slash in 2010.

Music Details

Artist: Gun N' Roses
Song: Paradise City
Composer: Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, Slash
Album: Appetite For Destruction
Label: Geffen

Artist: Rackets
Song: Wash My Brain
Composer: Rackets
Album: Wash My Brain single
Label: Self Released

Artist: Gun N' Roses
Song: November Rain
Composer: Axel Rose
Album: Use Your Illusion Pt. 1
Label: Geffen

Artist: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Song: One At A Time
Composer: Ruban Nielson
Album: Unknown Mortal Orchestra II
Label: Jagjagwar

Artist: Michael Jackson
Song: Black or White
Composer: Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell
Album: Dangerous
Label: Epic

Artist: Ladyhawke
Song: My Delirium
Composer: Phillipa Brown, Hannah Robinson, Alex Gray, Pascal Gabriel
Album: Ladyhawke
Label: Universal