One of the guitar heroes around the world, former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash visited Manila for a one night show last April 4th at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The famous rocker was with his back-up band The Conspirators that featured Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge) on vocals. Myles definitely showed the crowd why he’s one of the most in-demand rock singers in the U.S.
It was a surreal experience because I only see Slash on videos, I remembered back in grade school I used to watch their Use Your Illusion Concert and got awed at how they performed even though at that time I was not into guitars yet. And now I get to see him in the flesh doing those melodic solos off his Les Paul guitars! (Yes he’s got many and each song he changed guitar hehe).
What’s totally mind-blowing was when his band played some GnR classics for the delight of the fans. It’s really a different feeling when you see Slash does those songs like Sweet Child O’ Mine live, you felt its spirit and intensity.
Unfortunately for the show, it was not jam-packed to my huge surprise. Maybe people were anticipating for the Aerosmith show that they’ve missed another Hall of Famer. Anyway, it was one rockin’ evening that definitely inspired many to play a Les Paul guitar!
Here are some of the vids uploaded by the fans. Many thanks for sharing them.