SLASH Joined By CHEAP TRICK Guitarist At Chicago Concert; Video Available

February 15, 2011

CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen joined Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) on stage this past Sunday, February 13 at the House Of Blues in Chicago, Illinois to perform a cover version of the FATS DOMINO song "Ain't That A Shame" (which was also recorded by CHEAP TRICK). Slash introduced Nielsen by calling him "a major influence" and "a motherfucker of a guitar player," and admitted that he "even played air guitar to [Rick] before I learned how to play" the instrument properly.

You can now watch fan-filmed video footage of Nielsen's appearance and the rest of Slash's concert below.

Slash said in a recent interview that he thought Axl Rose being voted greatest lead singer of all time was "pretty fucking cool," adding, "We may have had our differences and this and that and the other, but I will never undermine the fact that I thought GUNS N' ROSES, when it was originally together, was one of the best rock bands, and Axl has always in my mind been one of the best frontmen/lyricists in rock and roll, period."

Slash is currently touring behind his self-titled solo album as the opening act for Ozzy Osbourne.

The guitarist said that a decision on VELVET REVOLVER's new vocalist will be coming in the next few weeks. The band has reportedly been working with one fairly well-known singer — rumored to be SLIPKNOT/STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor — but has yet to announce whether he will join the band.

"Ain't That A Shame" with Rick Nielsen:

"Civil War":

"Rocket Queen":

"Nightrain":

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