Richard Fortus recalls the time he and Slash tried out modeling amps with Guns N’ Roses

Richard Fortus, Slash and Melissa Reese of Guns N' Roses perform onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California
(Image credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Guns N’ Roses electric guitar great Slash is commonly regarded as the ultimate old-school Les Paul-through-Marshall man. But as his GNR co-guitarist Richard Fortus reveals in a new interview, he did play through a Kemper once – once.

In a chat with Rob’s School of Music, Fortus was asked for his opinion on modeling technology, to which he replied (via Ultimate Guitar):

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.