Slash Says He Cannot Compare Axl Rose To Myles Kennedy


Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash recently gave an interview to Guitar Magazine and stated that he couldn’t compare Axl Rose to Myles Kennedy as they are two different people.

In his career spanning over four decades now, Slash has had the opportunity to work with several amazing singers such as Axl Rose, Scott Weiland, and Myles Kennedy. He worked with Rose for over a decade, just at the beginning of his music career. Later on, after he departed from Guns N’ Roses, he had a chance to work with late Stone Temple Pilots vocalist Scott Weiland in his new band, Velvet Revolver.

Most recently, he performed with Alter Bridge’s lead vocalist Myles Kennedy. Their collaboration started during the making process of Slash’s debut solo album in 2008 and has been still going on. They released their fourth album, ‘4,’ together under the name of Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Slash rejoined Guns N’ Roses in 2016, and thus, he has now been working with Axl Rose again.

During a recent interview, Slash was asked whether Myles Kennedy has less of an ego than the other vocalists he has worked with so far. Slash described Kennedy as a ‘sweetheart of a guy’ and said they’ve been working well since their first record. Then, the guitarist revealed that he could not compare Myles Kennedy to Axl Rose or Scott Weiland because he thinks they are all different people. Slash probably has something that he likes, but he finds a comparison among them unnecessary.

When asked about whether Myles Kennedy is the least self-centered singer he has worked with, Slash replied:

“He’s a sweetheart of a guy, very laid back, and we seem to have creative chemistry. For the most part, it’s effortless. I’m always working on stuff, and if I have something, I’ll just send it to him or play it during soundcheck or on the bus. He automatically gets into it and starts thinking of melodies. From the very first thing we recorded, which was ‘Starlight’ back in 2010, it’s been that kind of writing relationship, and I really don’t compare him to Scott or Axl because they’re different people.”

Slash just finished his North American tour with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. In Portland, Oregon, the tour started on February 8 and ended on March 26 in Orlando, Florida. The guitarist will also be pretty busy in the following months as he will hit the road with Guns N’ Roses. Their tour is scheduled to begin in June of 2022.