Guitarist bigs up the Democrat

Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has stated his support for Democrat US Presidential candidate Barack Obama, slamming incumbent President George W Bush.

Slash told NME Radio that he thought that Obama was the best candidate for the Presidency, with the election just a few weeks away (November 4).

“I think Obama‘s great,” he said. “It’s the first time in eight years [since George W Bush came into power] I’ve heard somebody speak English.

“I think it’s refreshing to see someone who’s reasonably intelligent come in.

“I agree with a lot of his [Obama‘s] stuff. There are a couple of things I’m concerned with, but all things considered I think he’s the best candidate for the job.”

The star is set to release a series of new guitars, the Gibson and Epiphone Les Paul Goldtop range, on October 7.