Although discussing Guns N' Roses is something Slash has been avoiding for some time, the subject was somewhat of a focal point during the axeman's recent Digital Spy interview.
Discussing the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drama, his relationship with Axl Rose and overall feelings toward GN'R, Slash noted: "I could never have asked to do anything cooler than Guns N' Roses. From the early days in its inception, up to a certain point. I wouldn't have traded that - there was no better f--king place to be for myself personally. It was the kind of band that was so excessive that could only go so far!
"I'm really proud of the fact that actually all of us are still living!" he added.
Asked if he could see himself getting back to speaking terms with Axl, the guitarist replied: "It's not even something I like to dwell on. I don't even like to make to make comments because you end up with quotes that sometimes exacerbate the issue. It's really not at the forefront of my mind. I've got other things going on."
Finally, Slash touched on the matter of Velvet Revolver, noting that not much has changed since 2008. "There's not been anybody to fill the vocal shoes that's been really inspiring, and then everybody's been off busy doing their own thing," he said. "But we're still keeping an ear to the pavement to see if there's something that would be the perfect fit for that band. The door's still open. It's just not doing anything at the moment."