Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash had some pretty positive things to say about the younger generation in an interview with Travis Mills on Apple Music 1. When asked what he thinks about the current state of rock and the idea of rockstars, Slash said he's not really sure the term applies anymore. He then adds that there's "definitely a ground swell of young bands that are doing it for all the right reasons," and feels that the kids are basically getting old school with it.
"I don't know about the whole rock star bit. I've never really… I mean, I totally get it because as a kid growing up, I mean that was during the period when rock stars were rock stars and it's changed a lot over the years. So I couldn't say anything about the actual term rockstar. But as far as music is concerned, there's definitely a ground swell of young bands that are doing it for all the right reasons. It's very raw.
"It's very much influenced by the old style of doing things, believe it or not, because technology rang king for so long in that everybody was using a lot of the new sort of technological breakthroughs as major crutches. But now I think kids have discovered sort of the old school way of just getting together and playing and having a good time doing it. And there's a lot of bands out there, and they're not in the mainstream so not everybody's really hip to the fact that there is this massive movement going on but it's definitely there. So that's exciting."
On new Guns N' Roses, Slash mentioned in a previous interview that there are some new songs coming "soon," but the band has no real concrete plans for a full-length album.
"I know we've got some songs and we're releasing another one at some point soon, and there'll be another one after that. As far as the record is concerned, that remains to be seen as far as a whole package, but I feel pretty confident that at some point down the road, there will be."