Slash Covers Jimi Hendrix at Surprise Show with Whitford/St. Holmes

Slash took time out from playing stadiums with Guns N’ Roses to perform at a 500-seat club with Whitford/St. Holmes, the side project of Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford and Ted Nugent singer Derek St. Holmes.

The band was performing at Nashville’s Exit In on July 7 when Slash made a surprise appearance to jam on Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House.”

Slash is, of course, currently on a reunion tour with Guns N’ Roses that marks the first time he has played with the group since 1996. As it happens, Whitford and St. Holmes are on a reunion tour of their own. The duo made an album in 1981 after Whitford briefly quit Aerosmith and reformed last year to record their album Reunion.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.