Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Disses Modern Hip Hop
Slash sat down with USA TODAY where the 53-year-old rock icon shared his thoughts on Hip Hop/R&B becoming the dominant music genre.
Slash said the following “Rock isn’t mainstream anymore, and in some ways, I like that,” he tells Patrick Ryan midway through an interview that also covers his band’s state of affairs and his solo career. “It harks back to when rock ‘n’ roll was more of an underground concept, when people were speaking about things that they weren’t necessarily comfortable saying in the mainstream arena. As far as hip-hop is concerned, it’s become so generic at this point. It’s definitely taken on a very top-40 thing.”
Slash’s New Single ‘Driving Rain’ Climbs Up Billboard Charts!
Slash’s new single ‘Driving Rain’ from his latest album ‘Living the Dream’ has moved up another two spots on the billboard charts this week. Last week it was at number 9 and for several weeks before that it was stuck at number 12. The song was probably helped by the fact that ‘Living the Dream’ released last week. To date, ‘Driving Rain’ is the fastest and highest charting single in Slash’s solo career! We’ll keep tracking the song in the coming weeks!
As Slash told Blabbermouth, they began writing material during the World on Fire tour with Slash bringing new riffs and musical ideas to the band during soundchecks, at which point the Conspirators would expand on them, with vocalist Kennedy singing ideas into his phone. The original plan was to get back to work on the new album after taking time off following the 18-month jaunt. Then Guns N’ Roses came calling back, and that occupied his time for the next two-and-a-half years.