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Slash: 'Today's rock stars are lazy'

Guitar hero SLASH has slammed his younger contemporaries, insisting today's rock stars lack the work ethic of the legends.

The former Guns N' Roses star believes many of modern rock's superstars are lazy, and simply want to make as much money as quickly as possible and retire.


He gripes, "Kids these days just want to grab a bunch of cash, do as little work, with as little integrity as possible, and just f**king retire, man.


"You wanna know why I got into this business? Because I loved playing. I loved doing concerts. I loved recording. And that's still what I'm in it for today."


Slash tells Independent.ie that he would make sure his own kids were rocking for the right reasons if they chose to follow their dad into the industry.


He adds, "If my kids wanted to get into rock 'n' roll, I'd say 'Look, if you want to pick up an instrument, play it because you love the sound it makes. If you want to write songs and be in a band, that's fine too. Just know there's nothing to be gained from it except personal enjoyment'.


"They're my kids, and I'm going to support them whatever they decide to do. Right now, I don't see them headed in that direction. But then it didn't click with me either 'til I was almost 15 years old."