And Slash Makes Four
It’s not everyday one gets to say this, but I do believe I’ve completed my to-do list. In this case it’s a list that involves four musicians, who I always hoped I would one day get to photograph.
Last week saw the rock festival Copenhell return to Denmark. Held at the former shipbuilding yard Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, the event attracts several thousand people dressed in black, who very much enjoy saluting the air with devil horn fingers. I was one of them. Of all the bands playing over the three days, a handful stood out for me. Namely Stone Temple Pilots, Tool, and Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. STP were surprisingly on top form with their new singer (the band’s original frontman Scott Weiland passed away in 2014) and Tool put on a great performance – their first in Denmark for 12 years.
But it was the Guns n Roses guitarist Slash who really stood out that day. Never before have I been so close to such a talented lead guitarist, especially one with such a prestigious title and well-known background. As I watched the Wizard working his magic, I wondered how long it would take me to become so amazing on the guitar. I calculated never. And so the last name on my list gets a big fat juicy tick next to it, and now I need to move on to something else. Any suggestions? P.S. The list was Eddie Vedder, Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Slash.