Watch Slash audition for a teenage rock band in new Capital One commercial

(Image credit: Capital One/YouTube)

He might have paid his dues with rock legends Guns N’ Roses, but guitarist Slash remains humble. So humble, in fact, that he’s been spotted playing the iconic riff of Sweet Child O’ Mine while auditioning for a teenage rock band. 

Okay, it’s not an actual audition, but rather a new commercial for finance company Capital One, but the top-hatted one shreds the Appetite for Destruction cut as if his role in the fresh-faced rock outfit really does depend on it.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.