|In this months Rolling Stone magazine Slash gives his Top Ten Greatest Songs Of All Time:
1) "Back In the Saddle" - Aerosmith
I heard this in junior high at the house of this girl I was trying to date. She put it on & I completely forgot about her.
2) "The Ocean" - Led Zeppelin
A great Zeppelin riff.
3) "Helter Skelter" - The Beatles
It's got that screaming British hard-rock sound.
4) "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - The Rolling Stones
This defines the Stones for me.
5) "Down Payment Blues" - AC/DC
The chord progression on this is just great.
6) "Won't Get Fooled Again" - The Who
Arena rock at its best. The Who were so before their time.
7) "Tie Your Mother Down" - Queen
I used to play this with one of those ridiculous old-school Panasonic tape recorders pressed to my ear.
8 ) "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath" - Black Sabbath
One of the heaviest riffs ever recorded.
9) "Magic Carpet Ride" - Steppenwolf
This is an awesome song, even if nobody understands it.
10) "I Wanna Be Your Dog" - The Stooges
EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine and had the following to say about Velvet Revolver:
Kerrang!: Have you become cynical about your peers?
Amy Lee: "No way, but theres just so many new bands out there and I'm not motivated to see a single damn one, and a lot of the bands worth listening to are old and tired now. VELVET REVOLVER...I haven't seen them play live yet but that album really bores me! Maybe there's one song that's cool, but to me it's just not worth building a supergroup around."
Kerrang!: They've got Slash in it.
Amy Lee: "Yeah, but great celebrities don't make a great band. I don't hate them, but the music just isn't that great."
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