Nashville’s Exit In | July 7, 2016

I don’t know how Slash does it! Not just is he at present shaking stages across the nation on Guns N’ Roses‘ very expected Not In This Lifetime… Tour, yet the 50-year-old rocker discovered time to amaze fans in Nashville the previous evening with an extraordinary appearance amidst Whitford/St. Holmes’ show at the Exit In, walking in front of an audience as the band was simply starting a front of Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold”.

Fun Fact: “Red House” is a moderate twelve-bar soul, which music author Keith Shadwick calls “a standout amongst the most conventional in sound and type of all his official recordings”.

Joined by Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes, Slash dispatched into Jimi Hendrix’s 1966 exemplary “Red House,” bringing a stunning soul-filled feel to Whitford/St. Holmes’ elite player set and transforming the regularly 3:50 melody into an augmented, winding jam spreading over about 11 minutes long. Likewise with any extraordinary exceptional visitor, Slash doesn’t stick around once he’s through playing “Red House” – as quietly as he snuck in front of an audience, the Guns N’ Roses guitarist grinned, set his Les Paul down and lurked backstage, leaving both the gathering of people and his impermanent bandmates wondering about what simply happened. Unadulterated rockstar enchantment at its finest!


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