SLASH Says He 'Wasn't Fond' Of GUNS N' ROSES Song 'Sweet Child O' Mine' When It Was First Written

SLASH Says He 'Wasn't Fond' Of GUNS N' ROSES Song 'Sweet Child O' Mine' When It Was First Written

Christopher Derek Foley (a.k.a. KiddChris) of the WEBN radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio recently asked Slash if there is a song from either GUNS N' ROSES or VELVET REVOLVER that the legendary guitarist completely hates.

"Wow! That's an interesting question," Slash replied (hear audio below). "I don't think anybody has ever asked me that."

He continued: "I can't think of a song that I actually completely hate from either band. You know, I mean, maybe there's some songs that I like more than others. But I'll tell you one thing… I didn't hate it, but I wasn't fond of [the GUNS N' ROSES song] 'Sweet Child O' Mine'. And that gives you a good idea of how credible my opinion is… The actual riff itself I love, but the song itself…

"You know, GUNS N' ROSES was always a real hardcore, sort of, AC/DC kind of hard rock band with a lot of attitude. If we did any kind of ballads, it was bluesy. This was an uptempo ballad. That's one of the gayest things you can write. But at the same time, it's a great song — I'm not knocking it — but at the time, it just did not fit in with the rest of our, sot of, schtick. And, of course, it would be the biggest hit we ever had."

Slash told Metro earlier this year that "Sweet Child O' Mine" was the most lucrative song he has composed. He explained: "It's the most covered [song I have ever written]. There are some really good instrumental versions for the piano or violin, but I've been horrified by some muzak versions. I've been sitting in a doctor's office thinking, 'That sounds familiar,' and then realizing it's someone's interpretation of what I've written. That can be a creepy feeling."

The original version of "Sweet Child O' Mine" was released as a single on August 17, 1988 and is included on GUNS N' ROSES' debut studio album, "Appetite For Destruction".

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