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Slash Tore It Up

Slash Tore It Up

Published December 9, 2014

Slash at Laugardalshöll, December 6

Matthew Eisman
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Matthew Eisman

Slash at Laugardalshöll, December 6

When I was a kid, my family went on a trip to LA. I remember that we visited a baseball stadium, some national parks and Disneyland too. But what sticks out most in my mind from that trip was going into some local record store and buying Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction. I’m not sure I even knew what kind of music it was, but the album cover alone with the skulls and cross was enough to sell me. I was nuts about that album and especially about lead guitarist Slash.

To me, Slash is one of the last outlaw guitar slinger superheroes. His monster riffs are legendary. His look is so iconic…the top hat, curly fro, leather and his Gibson Les Paul. He’s long been on my music photographer bucket list. When I heard he was playing in Iceland there was no way I was going to miss it. And he definitely didn’t disappoint in concert. Although I’m not familiar with his newer songs, his classic hits jumped right off the speakers and the crowd was loving it. I was thrilled to finally have to chance to photograph him!

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