Slash names AC/DC as the greatest rock band of all time

music news 09/06/2019

Guitar legend Slash spoke in a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound about his on going collaboration with Myles kennedy & The Conspirators, Guns N’ Roses, and he revealed his choice for greatest rock band ever. 

On regrouping with Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators amid the successful Guns N’ Roses reunion, Slash said: "I never planned on disbanding the Conspirators, even when the Guns thing first came up. And that’s because I’ve been playing with (The Conspirators) for almost 10 years now and we had some material that we’d started working on and it’s too fun and too cool a thing, and it’s very much under the radar, too,"

"It’s like whereas Guns N’ Roses is a major high profile act and all that, Conspirators is pretty small and down-to-earth and stripped down. I think I enjoy that side of things. So, even with Guns, where you go out and do this epic, huge, large tour, I still love doing these smaller kind of things and it’s just very sort of bare bones. So, it’s a great vehicle for that."

When asked about his expectations for the Guns N’ Roses reunion tour, Slash replied: "I didn’t have a lot of lofty ideas of how successful it was going to be, and it didn’t really matter. Really, what it came down to, it was more fun just to be with the guys and just to do it, and the fans were unreal. That was really what it was all about for me. Now, at this time, in hindsight, to say that it was one of the most successful tours (of all time) — that’s obviously very humbling, and you feel very grateful to have been appreciated to that extent."

And speaking of who he thinks is the greatest rock band of all time, he commented: "AC/DC is bar none, with the exception of The Rolling Stones, the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band ever. The Stones will always come first for me and then AC/DC. There are no other bands that actually play that brand of really ’50s-influenced straight-up rock ‘n’ roll like AC/DC. I love them for that,"

"I think Phil Rudd is one of the best drummers of all time. So anytime he was not in the band, I was always disappointed. But it’s great that Cliff (Williams is) going to be back because I remember being backstage with those guys at the end of the last tour and him saying that he was gone and that he was retired. So it’s great that everybody’s back, but it’s especially awesome that Brian (Johnson) is back."