Slash thinks this is the heaviest riff of all time: "Not one band that I can think of has a riff that is as heavy"

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Best of 2022: Throughout his illustrious career, Slash has been the architect of some of the most well-known guitar riffs and solos of all time. As such – and as one of the most accomplished electric guitar players of the modern era – it’s fair to say the rock icon is something of an authority figure on the subject of the “riff."

That being said, Slash recently sat down with Matt Pinfield of 955KLOS to discuss his new album with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and took the opportunity to reveal what he thinks is the heaviest guitar riff of them all.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.