I just listened to Slash's new solo album & it's great! His guitar playing is fab in whatever band he plays in, whether it was Velvet Revolver, Slash's Snakepit , or G n' R. His latest musical endeavor is something he should be clearly proud of with all the guest musicians singing. I thought his book was very candid & poignant. Here's some Slash quotes: "I've taken myself to the edges of life my way. And I'm still here."
"Restlessness is a fickle catalyst; it can drive you to achieve or it can coax your demise, and sometimes the choice isn't yours"
"Whenever society gets too stifling and the rules get too complex, there's some sort of musical explosion."
"Once you’ve lived a little you will find that whatever you send out into the world comes back to you in one way or another. It may be today, tomorrow, or years from now, but it happens; usually when you least expect it, usually in a form that’s pretty different from the original. Those coincidental moments that change your life seem random at the time but I don’t think they are. At least that’s how it’s worked out in my life. And I know I’m not the only one."
"Experiencing yourself out of context, divorced from your usual point of view, skews your perspective – it’s like hearing your voice on an answering machine. It’s almost like meeting a stranger; or discovering a talent you never knew you had."
SLASH:" There's no mention of that in the book at all because it's not my place. In other words, if there was some sort of history that was common knowledge, it would be different. Because there was no real logic behind any of it, the only thing I could do was sort of put the facts there the way I saw it. There could be a lot of stuff that I don't know about that goes on even behind the scenes, behind the scenes, behind the scenes."