In a recent interview, guitar guru Slash revealed that he originally aspired to play bass instead of lead guitar – that is, of course , until a music teacher helped change his mind.
Slash says when he was in his teens, he decide to pay a visit to a local music school to talk to a teacher about learning to play the bass guitar. The teacher started asking him questions about what he wanted to achieve and while he was talking to Slash, he was playing Eric Clapton’s CREAM licks on electric guitar. Slash instantly changed his mind and said, ‘GUITAR! That’s what I want to do!’
And the rest is history.