According to The Pulse Of Radio, legendary axeman Slash admitted in a new interview with Classic Rock that he still gets guitar lessons once in a while — from his own lead singer, Myles Kennedy. The guitar icon explained, "Myles teaches me stuff. Technically he's much more proficient than I am. He knows way more about all that stuff. There's been a few times where he's shown me licks, runs, arpeggios or scales and I'm like, 'What was that?'"
But Kennedy added that Slash doesn't give himself enough credit as a guitarist, saying, "I'll show him a little thing he might like — something I've spent months perfecting to execute. Then I'll hear him play it that that night. He'll run through it once then he'll play it that night perfectly. He's a natural and he won't give himself credit for that."
Even though Kennedy also writes all the lyrics for their songs, Slash told The Pulse Of Radio that he sometimes influences what the singer comes up with. "A lot of the songs that end up on the record stem from random conversations that Myles and I have had," he said. "So it's an interesting thing — I could very casually be talking to him about something that means something to me or vice versa, or both of us, and next thing you know, it becomes a lyric."
Slash released his third solo album, "World On Fire", on September 16.
The disc is the second to feature Slash's regular backing band, MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS, and follows up 2012's "Apocalyptic Love".
The former GUNS N' ROSES member and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee just wrapped up a summer tour with AEROSMITH and is now playing three shows in West Hollywood before heading out to Europe.