Slash comes to the House of Blues in Boston, July 8, 2013. I was there, and so was my daughter.


Last August I caught Slash and Myles Kennedy at the House of Blues in Boston. It was just as hot then as it was Monday night.

This time I took my 21 year old to her first Slash show. Aside from being doused with beer , being pushed and shoved, and witnessing a drug deal gone bad, I’d say she had a pretty decent time.

Bad parenting?

She took most of the pictures here.

It helps when you paid for 4 years of college for photo journalism. Might as well bring my own photographer. Right?

Here’s Slash’s quote from Twitter about the show.

Picture 6And he was right. It was a packed “House.” And easily 85-ish degrees.

They covered it all. A much better set according to Slash. We talked after the show about last year’s set and the one they played this show.

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Slash’s solo on “Rocket Queen” had to be 15 minutes long. His guitar was dripping wet the entire night.

An amazing set with Slash and the boys covering the “Immigrant Song” by Zep and ending with “Paradise City” as the encore, before burying the crowd with confetti that ended up just sticking to the roughly 400 sweaty bodies that packed the HOB that night.

Check out the fan’s pics from the show.

The After Show.


About 20 people were hung around after the show, which ended around 11:15 or so. Slash came out first and made his way around the room shaking hands and taking pictures with several fans until he reached me.

We shook hands and he mentioned again how much he loves the Aerosmith “Rocks” promo poster I gave him over a year ago when we first met. It’s hanging in his studio. “Rocks” was THE album that got Slash into rock and roll.

I brought him another “Rocks” poster this night.



This is where it helps to have your daughter shooting photos the entire time you are talking with Slash.

He was anxious to see it and as he unrolled it he said he had the very same poster as a kid hanging in his room. He said he hadn’t seen it since back then.

That was nice to hear.



The 1987 set list from GNR’s first Boston show at the Paradise Club.

I got Slash to check this out and sign it for me.

He said, “Well, looks like we played the entire album.”

I say, not a bad album to play either.

He got a kick out of the fact “Nightrain” was the encore. Along with a Boston favorite Ma Kin.

A nice trip down memory lane.

I’ve been blessed throughout my life and career having been able to meet and work many rock stars, athletes and artists.

I have to say, I have never met anyone quite like Slash.




Easy to talk to.

Just a really nice person.

Thank you Slash.

You are the real deal.

R & F ‘N R


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Me and my girl before the show… Love you buddy.



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