Slash goes up against the football at Glastonbury

'Sweet Child O' Mine' is better than the England result

Slash goes up against the football at Glastonbury

Photographer: Sara BowreyKai Jones on 27 June 2010

Seriously, Guns 'n' fuggin Roses baby! Never mind the strutting ego of Axl Rose - Slash IS Guns n’ Roses, down to the bleeding fingers of his guitar hand.

So much that in a recent viral video he's knocked over by an over-enthusiastic fan while playing the solo to ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’, but immediately picks himself up, hardly missing one seminal note.

It's a tough gig going up against the England-Germany game being shown at the Bushy field and you can feel the emptiness in the Pyramid field - space is usually a premium here. But there are enough Guns nuts on show to make the gifts of ‘Sweet Child O' Mine’ and ‘Paradise City that extra but Glastonbury special.

True, his solo material - although quite rough and juicy roll in its own right - doesn't come near the classic Slash of 20 years ago. But you don't go and see Macca for ‘Mull of Kintyre’ do you?

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