Fans of former Guns’n’Roses guitar hero and champion of the late 18th century fashion accessory, the top-hat, Slash, were treated to riffs on the opening night of the Byblos International Festival in Lebanon on Tuesday, reported the Lebanese Daily Star.
Slash, also known as Saul Hudson, rocked his guitar for two hours, performing hits such as “Nothing to Say”, “Apocalyptic Love”, and “Sweet Child o’Mine”.
“I got all your tweets telling us to come down to Lebanon,” he said during the show. “So we did.”
The audience roared his name as he appeared on stage, switching on their video cameras, as a wave of digital glow took over the darkness.
Older fans saw a shift in Slash’s demeanor as many remembered him to be more intense whereas at the concert, he retained an aura of calmness as he rocked out riffs.
Kennedy, guitarist and vocalist of the Conspirators, shared the stage with Slash, having collaborated with the musician since 2009. He co-wrote some songs on Slash’s self-titled solo album and performed “Starlight” on Tuesday night.
The Byblos International Festival, which runs until the end of July, also features upcoming performances by Grammy-winning blues legend, B.B. King, popular Iraqi singer Kadim al-Sahir, and British rock band, Snow Patrol.