SLASH's Official Fan Site
SLASH: Tribute to Led Zeppelin
In 1991, SLASH was the subject of a three hour radio show called
"SLASH and The Hard Edge of Rock". Subsequently, the radio show
was released as a three cd set with red and black picture discs and
front and back liners (front liner can be seen above). The program explored
with SLASH the bands that influenced him, his early family life,
Guns N'Roses, and just about everything else including an interview
with a librarian who knew SLASH as a very young patron. (By the way,
she said Slash loved to look at dinosaur books and that he was a
very sweet young boy. Ahhhh.)
The entire cd set is so interesting and casts so much light on SLASH's
career that the set is valued at $200. On the first cd, SLASH discusses
how Led Zeppelin influenced him by turning him on to his own musical
heritage. Since the early 1970's Led Zeppelin has cast a long shadow over
the world of rock music. Led Zeppelin was interested in the blues, and
the band covered songs of great blues artists such as Willie Dixon.
SLASH thought Led Zeppelin had written all those blues songs, like You Shook
Me. When he discovered they hadn't,
this meant there was a treasure trove of blues music to find. Led Zeppelin
introduced SLASH to the music of the Mississippi Delta and instilled in him
a lifelong love of the blues.
For this broadcast, SLASH wrote some original music, A Tribute to Led Zeppelin.
Since this tribute appears exclusively on this set, you may not have heard
SLASH jam in the Led Zep style before. The blues edge is still part of
SLASH's playing. Unfortunately,
this blues jam cannot be played in its entirety due to size limitations. The beginning
and ending are here in separate pieces. These are audio files in WAV format.
Click on SLASH's Acoustic Guitar For The
Beginning of SLASH's Tribute to Led Zeppelin:
It's great to hear SLASH! This is a wonderful tribute to Led Zeppelin.
To hear the end of this blues jam, Click on the
GNR pass below:
(WAV format, 456K)
To Return to the SLASH Official Fan Site's Main Menu, Click
on SLASH's Halloween picture below: