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Slash Says He’s Having ‘Tons of Fun’ Right Now

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Whatever might have led Slash to reunite with Axl Rose, it doesn’t seem to have been a sense that something was missing.

As he told filmmaker Sam Dunn in the above interview, the formerly former Guns N’ Roses guitarist is enjoying his personal and professional lives more than ever. Without naming any names, he admitted that the bands he’s been a part of throughout his career have tended to be “complicated,” but he pointed to a number of personal changes that have made music more rewarding.

“Not being burned out from the night before helps. Since I’m not spending all my time at the pub or chasing dealers, I spend all my time writing and working,” said Slash. “I do all kinds of s—, and I think it’s become more exciting as I get older. The passion and desire to do it is really strong. I find it to be tons of fun.”

Slash has definitely stayed busy since he quit Guns N’ Roses, most recently releasing the well-received World on Fire with his band Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators. Mere months after releasing Fire, he was already talking about his plans for the follow-up, which he vowed would consist of “from the heart, hard-rock material” that would stay “true to the school.”

Time will tell whether Slash’s GNR reunion is built to last (or even meant to be more than a temporary detour), but he’s clearly coming into it with the right attitude and a ton of creative momentum. When the band takes the stage at Coachella in April, fans may hear those classic tracks taken to a new level.

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