Fans are treated to 'Paradise City' and 'Sweet Child o' Mine'

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash wowed the huge Sunday afternoon (June 13) Download crowd with a choice selection of Guns N’ Roses material, as well as his own solo work.

Playing Guns N’ Roses singles ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’, ‘Paradise City’ and ‘Nightrain’, plus Velvet Revolver‘s ‘Slither’, with vocals courtesy of Myles Kennedy, Slash was in a playful mood, performing some of the riff from ‘Paradise City’ behind his head.

Slash, the stage name of Stoke-on-Trent born guitarist Saul Hudson, was also joined on stage by Lemmy from Motorhead for a rendition of ‘Doctor Alibi’.

Introduced by Slash as “a really good friend of mine”, the Motorhead frontman walked on to massive cheers from the audience, who soon began chanting his name.

“Good evening,” said Lemmy to the crowd, despite it only being 3.40pm.

“You have been the best fucking audience I’ve ever seen in my life,” said Kennedy after the pair finished the track.

After Kennedy had set up ‘Sweet Child ‘o Mine’ by saying that Slash had played the song at Donington Park 22 years ago and that the he was the world’s greatest ever guitarist, Slash joked: “I paid him to say that.”

Slash played:

‘Ghost’
‘Back From Cali’
‘Nightrain’
‘Rocket Queen’
‘Starlight’
‘By The Sword’
‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’
‘Doctor Alibi’
‘Slither’
‘Paraside City’

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