"I was fucking around with this stupid little riff. Axl said, Hold the fucking phones! That's amazing!" - Slash
If we did any kind of ballads, it was bluesy. This was an uptempo ballad. That's one of the gayest things you can write. But at the same time, it's a great song - I'm not knocking it - but at the time, it just did not fit in with the rest of our, sot of, schtick. And, of course, it would be the biggest hit we ever had." - Slash
"The 'blue sky' line actually was one of my first childhood memories - looking at the blue sky and wishing I could disappear in it because it was so beautiful." - Axl Rose
8/18/2020 05:41:15 am
Elvis played the riff in 1976 during a recorded jam. Look it up, and please explain. I'm a fan of Elvis and Guns n Roses. I would just love to hear an explanation and give the King some credit for the amazing tune.
8/19/2020 02:54:11 am
Im pretty sure Slash didn’t know of any Elvis riff.
2/24/2021 10:09:26 am
Certainly doesn't seem like it.
8/7/2021 04:53:06 am
I could not find any recording with Elvis playing this riff. Can you post a link here, so that we see if it is similar or not?
8/17/2021 09:28:56 pm
You haven’t and neither will anyone else
10/13/2021 11:03:28 pm
Really, smartass, Chad 😏 ... Take a listen folks. ... I watched this special live. Fast-forward, wish I knew what he was playing or if it was just a riff he enjoyed and does it relate to the Guns and Roses song in any way? Hmmm
10/13/2021 11:47:32 pm
Nooo, this sounds like Guns 'N' Roses audio on an Elvis live song, the audio does not match the video. It's Slash, actually, not Elvis, on this audio :)))
12/20/2021 04:24:41 pm
Ugh. Total and utter fake news. That’s a recording of GnR dubbed over the top of an Elvia video. Elvis’ fingers aren’t even at the right of the guitar fretboard
7/21/2021 04:40:04 pm
good read, thanks
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