Slash Gives Interview to French Media!

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Slash Talks to French YouTube Channel!

Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash sat down with Konbini, which is a French YouTube channel to promote his latest record ‘Living the Dream’. Slash talks about his favourite albums and collaborations. Check it out below!

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash talked to the Whittier Daily News about his recent collaboration with Universal Studios for their Halloween Horror Nights Maze he helped design and create the music for. The maze has already opened at Universal Studios Hollywood and continues to run on select evenings through November 3rd. The article talked a bit about Slash’s love of all things horror related. The article said:

He has Universal Monster paintings in his studio and a portrait of Frankenstein’s monster set as the background on his cell phone. So it was a no-brainer for him to jump at the chance when executive producer John Murdy called him up to create an original score featuring 19 different pieces of music to go along with a maze based on the original Universal Monsters at this year’s Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood.

“They were just such a big part of my growing up,” Slash said.

“I loved all of the Universal Monster movies and I still do,” he continued. “They still stand the test of time all of these years later. When John Murdy called, I was on tour with Guns N’ Roses but I was like, ‘Oh, I’d love to do the music for it!’ I wrote the main melody a couple of days later.”

This isn’t the first time Slash has been a part of Halloween Horror Nights. In 2014, he created an original song for an extremely disturbing and psychedelic 3D clown maze that aimed to scare those suffering from coulrophobia, the extreme and irrational fear of clowns.

For this year’s Universal Monster attraction he created an entire score and enlisted a few of his closest musician friends to help bring it all together. He said he would look at what each monster represented and the dynamics of what the monster was doing in every scene of the maze and it helped him feel out each piece of music. He thought back on all of the films and characters he loved and the actors that gave them life including Lon Chaney (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Phantom of the Opera”), Bela Lugosi (“Dracula”) and Boris Karloff (“Frankenstein”). He had a lot of monsters to work with, too, as they resurrected The Wolf Man, The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, Dracula’s Bride, Frankenstein’s Monster, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and they even manged to get The Invisible Man in for an appearance.

“We couldn’t get the Creature from the Black Lagoon in there, but The Invisible Man made the cut because he wasn’t as expensive as the Creature was,” he said with a laugh.

So, did Slash get scared?

“I never get got,” he insisted about getting scared in mazes. “I never do! But I did in there. Three times! It was great. I guess it might be because it was my first time through. I did a walk through before, but no one was in it and it was in the daytime so I didn’t know where the gags would be coming from.”

“We love Halloween and I think it’s just in the DNA,” he said of making the scare-a-thon a family outing. “This is a great place to get out and really do Halloween. It also makes it so that I don’t over decorate my own house with way too much stuff. This is kind of the outlet for me with that.”