Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Slash: "Bo Diddley Beat Begat Brownstone"

Yesterday, in an interview with New Musical Express, Slash paid tribute to Bo Diddley, saying that Bo greatly influenced countless musicians, and that the Bo Diddley beat was the inspiration for the song "Mr. Brownstone."

"He's a huge hero of mine and the fact that he knew who I was was a huge compliment," Slash said.

"Bo Diddley created a myth that was uniquely his own. An entire rhythm is owed to just one guy and that's pretty rare," he said.

Slash pointed out that Diddley touched a vast array of artists from The Rolling Stones to George Thorogood to Guns N' Roses.

"He was such a trooper and a timeless individual. I'm hoping the pioneers of rock like Bo Diddley won't be forgotten."

Source: NME

You can watch Slash playing "Mr. Brownstone" below.


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