Made In Stoke 24/7/11
Here the former Guns’n’Roses guitarist looks the same, dresses the same and attempts to sound the same. But there’s two giant flaws – no one really wants to hear the non-G’n’R material (this includes Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit and material from the recent solo album with Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge) and lead singer Kennedy sounds like an overly excited school-kid mugging for the camera and attempting to be a scene-stealer when he’s a cameo role in this alleged renaissance for Slash.
To hear Slash explore the Godfather Theme on the guitar, nearly 20 years on from when it was a staple of the Guns’n’Roses live show is to realise that Slash is now more a person who plays Guitar Hero than an actual guitar hero.
This live album, recorded in his town of birth, comprises 21 songs. Some of them are Guns’n’Roses songs – ruined by Kennedy’s earnest attempts at aping Axl and failing – and some of the songs (most of them I guess) are not Guns’n’Roses songs. But you get the feeling they would like to be.