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Posted on Jul 03, 2014 11:30 am
Guitar icon Slash shared an optimistic stance regarding the future of guitar-driven music, saying that a new game-changing band is bound to surface very soon.
During a recent online Q&A session, the axeman noted, "I'm absolutely certain there will be a band that's gonna come along, probably very soon, that's gonna change the face of rock, for sure."
As for the rest of the chat, Slash was asked about the amount of improvisation involved in his playing. "I would say probably 90 percent of my playing involves improvising," he kicked off.
"That's pretty much where everything comes from, it's just jamming and making stuff up. Guitar solos are the same way, it's just sort of playing the song and whatever comes to your mind first, whatever you feel at the moment, that's what will come out."
Slash also discussed the time he realized that music was his true calling, as well as some of his greatest fears. More in the clip below.
I want to know if green day will bring rock back to the mainstream. They brought punk to the mainstream in '94, and rock in general in '04. I hope they can do it again.
Their kinda old to do that
True, but you could also say Slash is too old as well and he's older than them.
And people Green Day said that were too old that 10 years ago.
this isn't news first of all, he says these things all the time. also, can people tell rock stars to shut up for once about the state of rock? it isn't dead or dying and there are plenty of people making progressive music that is interesting and unique. they just aren't in the media because music is becoming more independent and there's nothing the music industry can do.
I think bands like Animals as Leaders are definitely pushing guitar music in some direction. How far they can take it remains to be seen.
Them riffs have been written a billion times before.
FWIW they have opened for Alice in Chains, although i dont see how they could CHANGE the face of rock because they are very generic. Change would imply that you are doing something different.