Filmed inside his private studio, watch as Slash shares the moments that shaped him from his dad’s love of British rock ’n roll to his passion for horror films and his first blues lick in Ernie Ball’s latest film, Unspoken Expression.
A VEHICLE – “The guitar is basically a vehicle to be able to express feelings of anxiety, feelings of anger, feelings of passion, feelings of love, feelings of excitement, feelings of violence, feelings of sex…all of these kinds of emotions are, for me, very well expressed through the guitar.”
A COMFORT ZONE – “Guitar for me definitely is sort of a comfort zone… it becomes sort of an extension of what I’m all about, that I feel more secure with it. You know if not in my lap or hanging off my shoulders, at least having it in the room.”
There was all these sort of very stylistic graphic artists that I thought were really great. So that kind of stuff has always really appealed to me.
I love horror. I love horror visuals. But, more the old school, sort of monsters and creatures and things like that. So that’s something I keep around a lot.
A CENTERPIECE – “Rock n’ roll came around and guitar was the centerpiece for that, and has been obviously very inspiring… you can’t really talk about rock n’ roll without thinking of guitar. There’s definitely artists who have been really, really influential.. socially influential, even politically influential. Guitars were their instrument of choice.”
I think the guitar has been really almost the only part of me that’s been able to traverse all the different experiences that I’ve had in the last 35 years… in all the places that I’ve been in.