With Slash and Guns N’ Roses’ currently entrenched in its Not In This Lifetime reunion tour, he is one very busy guy.
The tour features most of original lineup and, as you can imagine, in between travel and the huge amount of press the band does, free time is a premium.
Slash found some free time nonetheless and made a surprise visit to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock on Broadway whilst GNR was in town for a string of shows in New Jersey. School of Rock is based off the film of the same name starring Jack Black.
Picture the scene, here are these kids, and they’re hanging out getting ready to practice their Guns n’ Roses songs for their Broadway show when Slash, the very man that wrote the iconic riffs they’re playing, walks in and starts playing.
The child singer for the band, Bobbi MacKenzie, had no clue the rock star had joined the rehearsal and just powered through “Sweet Child O’ Mine” without ever realizing it. Slash was having a ball and when MacKenzie realized what was going on, her reaction was priceless:
Slash continued to play with the band for “Paradise City” as well.
After playing, he posed with the kids for photos and a little Q&A. Slash commented: “It was really cool to meet such an enthusiastic and talented bunch of young rock ‘n’ rollers,” the told Rolling Stone. “They were great kids as well as players.”