Slash discusses working virtually with Tom Morello for their guitar battle track, Interstate 80

Slash and Tom Morello
(Image credit: Mat Hayward / Bryan Bedder/Getty Images)

Virtual musical collaborations became the new norm throughout the course of the pandemic, but few were able to put on an electric guitar firework display quite as dynamic as Tom Morello and Slash’s Interstate 80.

You’d be forgiven – especially after listening to that dueling call-and-response guitar solo – for thinking that both were trading lines face-to-face in the studio. In reality, the two six-string titans recorded their own parts in isolation, and expertly pieced them together like a complex jigsaw.

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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.