Slash Pays Tribute To Adele

artist: Slash date: 10/05/2012 category: online downloads

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Slash Pays Tribute To Adele
Slash has said that much of the best music being released today is by British women, and that the UK is part of "who I am". Slash grew up in Stoke-on-Trent in Britain, and paid tribute to his hometown with the 2011 live album "Made In Stoke 24/7/11". "There is a patriotism that is in the British blood", he told the Independent. "It's endearing for me to be part of that. When I'm in Britain I feel as though part of me has come back to who I am". Slash went on to sing the praises of Adele, who has just released her James Bond "Skyfall" theme. "She's a shot in the arm for this industry", he said. "She writes her own music that's not at all contrived. And she's managed to sell loads of records which makes her a great example to the younger artists... It's great to have that happen at this moment when everybody else is so synthetic". Adele isn't the only London singer he admires. "Amy Winehouse was great. God bless her. She was one of the purest artists to come out for a long time. It's not the male-dominated rock and roll icons of my generation. It's refreshing". While recognising the gender shift in the music business, he still remembers his time in Guns N' Roses fondly but says he wouldn't have survived if it continued. "I still look back on it being the ultimate pre-adult, post-adolescent experience, but I simply don't think you and I would be speaking had I tried to carry on. I'm a pretty durable survivor and I'm fortunate to be here anyway. But I think if I'd kept trying to negotiate that existence, I wouldn't be here". Hear Adele's new James Bond theme for "Skyfall" here:
With the success of Adele and now artists like Mumford & Sons in the US, what do our American readers think of the new British invasion? How do our British readers feel about their musical heritage? Share your transatlantic views in the comments.
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