Slash in In­dia; loves it!

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Leisure - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

He came to In­dia 20 years ago, when he played in Ben­galuru with the rock group In­dus Creed. A lot has changed since then for Slash, aka Saul Hud­son, former mem­ber of the pop­u­lar rock band, Guns ‘N’ Roses. Slash is cur­rently on a two-city tour with singer Myles Kennedy and their band The Con­spir­a­tors. “It used to be called Ban­ga­lore then, and not Ben­galuru! But, I’m re­ally ex­cited to be com­ing back to In­dia! For­tu­nately, we’re go­ing to be in two dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions, both of which are well known to me,” he says.

The 50-year-old gui­tarist adds, “There are so many things that I’d want to do, so it’s re­ally a mat­ter of see­ing how much we can do in the short time we have.” Slash re­veals he loves lis­ten­ing to In­dian mu­si­cians and has a de­sire to col­lab­o­rate. “I heard a ton of Ravi Shankar while grow­ing up, and then there are some other artists I’ve heard over the years,” he says. “We were talk­ing about col­lab­o­rat­ing with In­dian mu­si­cians on this trip, but it was com­pli­cated. Hav­ing said that, it would be an in­ter­est­ing thing to do,” he adds.

A self con­fessed fan of In­dian food, Slash adds that he fi­nally will be able to taste the tra­di­tional In­dian food. “If my mem­ory serves me right, the In­dian food in In­dia is ex­tremely dif­fer­ent than the west­ern­ized ver­sion in the US so I’m in­ter­ested to ex­pe­ri­ence what tra­di­tional In­dian food is like,” he says.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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