Slash Reveals Bittersweet Attitude Of Michael Jackson
In a recent interview with ComingSoon Interviews, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash opened up about his experience working with Michael Jackson. While discussing his current work creating music for the horror movie ‘The Breach,’ Slash revealed why his work with Jackson was ‘not’ a true collaboration, as there seemed to be a bit of an annoyance involved.
The guitarist first started by praising working with the singer:
“Mike just does his thing, and he does it so f*cking incredibly well. I mean, he just exudes what comes out of him, and he just lets me do my thing. So I did what came out natural to me, and he sort of just let me have the floor. That was basically it. There wasn’t, again, a lot of forethought.”
He then explained how the recording session went and detailed Michael’s frustrating attitude, recalling:
“When I did ‘Give In To Me,’ I went down to the studio, met up with Michael for like 15 minutes, he went to dinner, and I worked with the producer, and I just put guitars on the thing and left.”
However, all seemed to be good in the end, as Michael managed to appreciate the guitarist, though it was only in the next day:
“Then Michael heard it, and I got a call back the next day; he loves it, that’s great, that was that. So it wasn’t really sort of what you call true collaborating; it was just like, ‘Slash, do your thing on this.’ That kind of deal.”
In a previous interview, the guitarist disclosed further information about the same day and shared his experience playing with the pop king. He recalled:
“It was cool, but more than anything for me it was an opportunity to grow as a player and learn to adapt to other people’s situations. It was really humbling because I wanted to do a good job and work within the idiosyncrasies of the people you were working with.”
In the same interview, Slash stated that it was ‘his thing’ to tell people to do their own things.
The guitarist also reminisced about the attitudes of the pop king and how the studio sessions were frequently disorganized.
See the ComingSoon interview down below.