Like all of us, Slash once knew nothing about how to play guitar. And like all of us, he picked up his knowledge somewhere.
But just where, exactly?
Slash tells us in these two video excerpts from VH1’s Rock Icons series. In the first, he shares the guitar manual that taught him chords and how to read tab, and gave him insights into the work of players like Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana.
The second excerpt takes the story to its next logical progression, as Slash explains how he took that knowledge and applied it to create his signature sound.
You can view more from this episode of Rock Icons by visiting VH1.