Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Reveals How An Orchestra Inspired One of His Songs

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Slash Talks About the Inspiration Behind the Song “Halo” From His First Album With the Conspirators

Slash was recently interviewed by an Argentinian news outlet and was about how he comes up with riffs and he revealed he once heard an orchestra in Spain play and it inspired the song “Halo”. Check out what he had to say below along with a clip of the song.

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And how do you work your own riff? Improvising, you tune the melody in the head and lower it to the fingers?

-There are no established rules for that, they come from many places and forms. It can be turning in your head, it can unravel while you are playing on the guitar, it can be something you come up with while you were doing a solo on a live show for examples … you never know! I remember being influenced once, while listening to a song while in Spain, sitting in a car waiting for someone, and there was a street festival near there and Spanish music from a very strong orchestra played, and that’s where the Halo ! 

Slash Is a Big Fan of ‘The Dirt’, But Doesn’t Want to See a Guns N’ Roses Movie

Slash was recently interviewed by an Argentinian publication ahead of his tour with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators across South America. He was asked about the new Netflix bipic ‘The Dirt’ based on the famous Motley Crue book. He also shared his thoughts on whether he’d like to see a Guns N’ Roses book. Here’s what he said

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-The other film that I want to ask you about is “The Dirt”, about the history of Mötley Crüe. You like me? Would you do something like that with your own story?

– I liked The Dirt, I felt that it is good, that it is honest, because I remember everything clearly and I feel that it was. I personally would not like to make a film in which you have to put actors to play real people, it’s something very difficult to do. I think that the actors that made Motley got a great result that took a lot of work to achieve. But I do not see doing something like this or Guns N’Roses doing it either

This isn’t the first interview he’s done discussing ‘The Dirt’. He did one last month where he said

“It really took me back to the early days in the ’80s and all the way through their career, because I just remember everything that happened along the way. And then it gave me some insights as to internal details that I wasn’t really aware of. But I thought that came out great.”

Despite the fact that he was full of praise for “The Dirt”Slash — who started his own film production company nearly a decade ago — said that he has no interest in making a GN’Rbiopic. “I wouldn’t wanna do a GUNS movie like that,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine trying to find somebody to play [laughs] the different members of the band. It just doesn’t even seem possible.”

A more likely scenario is a documentary film featuring material shot at the height of GUNS N’ ROSES‘ success more than two and a half decades ago. “I think we have a lot of concert footage from the ’90s in the can — like, 24-7 footage from 1991 to 1994, of just every day on the road with GUNS N’ ROSES,” Slash said. “And it’s been sitting in a vault for years. And I would love for that to be edited at some point and put out. So we’ll see if that ever happens.