Most people who know me also know I'm a huge fan of rock n' roll music. In junior high school I was sucked into the world of rock music by Guns N' Roses. They were the only band from the Sunset Strip scene in the 80's that sang about life on the street rather than about 'Girls Girls Girls' or 'Nothin' But A Good Time'. Through them I discovered classic bands like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC as well as punk rock acts like The Stooges, Dead Boys and The New York Dolls. Slash and Izzy's playing are what inspired me to pick up the guitar in the first place.
So last night I was listening to Camp Freddy Radio on Indie 103.1. Usually Dave Navarro and Billy Morrison host the show, but this one was hosted by Matt Sorum and Slash of Velvet Revolver and G N' R fame. Leah quickly shamed me into calling the show to talk to my rock idols. A lot of people were asking G N' R questions and you could tell the guys were sick of talking to about their old band. I figured if I asked about what VR is doing now and who's producing their new album I could get on to talk to them, and I was right!
At first we talked about the show on New Years Eve at Starland Ballroom that Leah and I went to. Then the guys got into talking about the new album and who might be producing tracks for it as well as the song for an upcoming movie soundtrack. I was pretty nervous while I was on hold but once Matt started talking I was totally relaxed. Anyway, if you want to hear the portion of the show with my call click the link below:
Me talking to Slash and Matt on CFR