Slash has revealed that he’s a fan of Metallica’s 1987 cover album, Garage Days. In a recent appearance on Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones’ radio show, Jonesy’s Jukebox, he named the record as “one of the best cover records of all time”.
“Just being able to do an interpretation of a song that you really like [is really cool]. Some cover records are better than others. But the ones where the artist really relates to the original material and it becomes part of their personality when they re-record it, I think that’s really cool,” Slash said.
The top-hatted guitarist also talked about Guns N’ Roses’ own cover album, 1993’s The Spaghetti Incident? and the band’s choice of source material, calling the recording process “spontaneous” and “a hell of a lot of fun”. Referencing the album’s opening track Since I Don’t Have You [originally recorded by The Skyliners in 1958], Slash recalled, “I remember we just rented out some studio in the middle of the country somewhere – just found it, booked it, went in there and whipped it out.”
Meanwhile, Guns N’ Roses recently announced that they would be extending their Not In This Lifetime tour into 2020 with a series of UK and European shows. A total of 13 additional dates have been announced, with the first being 20 May in Portugal and the last being 27 June in Ireland.
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