Slash on the song that ended Guns N’ Roses


Not every musical group has an enduring legacy. The brightest stars shine for a reason. But their ability to work magic only lasts so long before things start to fall apart. Slash acknowledged that the point at which everything went wrong for Guns N’ Roses was when they covered The Rolling Stones’ “Sympathy for the Devil.” Despite that, the band burned out far too quickly.

However, there’s a strong possibility that you would get tired of working with Axl Rose from the 1990s if you did so for a long time. Rose was still one of the best rock frontmen of all time. Many found it difficult to put up with his antics both on and off stage. Particularly when he neglected to show up for some of their huge arena shows. Unintentionally, he started riots afterward.

The only thing the band needed was a break after twice around the world. It all makes perfect sense. Just enough time to let the music flow naturally and replenish everyone’s collective energy to make the next record even better. They ultimately returned from the road straight back to the studio to work on “The Spaghetti Incident“? But the money machine is frequently more ravenous than that.

While it’s not a bad idea for them to do an album consisting solely of covers, you can tell that they are extremely exhausted with it. A song like “Since I Don’t Have You” is fine for what it is. But aside from the dreary video, the band seems to be operating automatically. Eager for the studio’s red light to go out.

The band’s label wanted them to record a cover of “Sympathy for the Devil” for the film Interview with a Vampire. So that wasn’t enough to let them off the easy. Even though the song is now legendary, it’s simple to see how something like this could succeed.

It should have been obvious to give that track to the band that single-handedly destroyed every other hair metal band in existence. The Stones were, after all, one of the most dangerous acts of their era. Rather, it turned into the unintentional resting place of what was once the best band in the nation.

Slash told Behind the Music, “That’s the sound of the band breaking up right there.” He claimed that the song had no vibe in the studio and was the last time any of the members got along.

To further clarify, Slash told Q that the song is a perfect illustration of everything going wrong. “‘Sympathy‘ is worth being brought up because that’s when I knew I just couldn’t take it anymore.” Axl had this new guitarist that he was kind of forcing on us (Paul Huge). So no matter how hard I tried to talk to him, he could never look me in the eye. He proceeded to overlay him on top of my performance, enabling the two to proceed simultaneously.

Although the song is catchy enough for their label to include it in the band’s greatest hits compilation. Keep in mind that this is not Guns N’ Roses. These members once formed a group with that name, but this may as well be an autopsy report for them.

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