Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash gave fans an insight into the musical projects he’s been busy working on while in lockdown amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

In a new interview with Sweetwater‘s Nick Bowcott, the legendary rocker said he’s been utilising his downtime by writing and recording new material.

“I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own,” Slash began.

“I’ve been jamming with Duff [McKagan, Gun N’ Roses bassist] and I’ve been jamming with Axl [Rose, Gun N’ Roses singer], and I’ve been doing stuff like that, so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artists and whatnot. [I’m] basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.”

With touring artists forced to cancel tours for the foreseeable future – including Guns N’ Roses – Slash admitted the uncertainty of when they’ll be able to tour again is “frustrating”.

“We would be on the road right now,” he said. “The whole [Gun N’ Roses] tour from March all the way through September is obviously cancelled until next year, and even then we don’t even know for sure what’s gonna happen next year. So that was frustrating.”

“I had a cat who was really sick, and it was sort of a blessing that I was home to be there for her the whole time that she was sick,” he added. “And I had to put her down, actually, a few days ago. But it would have been horrible if I had been gone and Meegan [Hodges, Slash’s girlfriend] was left to deal with it all on her own. So there was somewhat of a blessing there. And it’s been good to be with the kids and just to sort of be around. So those are the small blessings.”

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“So I try not to complain; I just sort of deal with it. The frustrating part about it was being home and doing nothing but housework for a couple of months.”

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