After playing with one of the most well-known legendary rock bands of all time, sharing the stage with the likes of Michael Jackson, earning a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you’d think Slash would be content enough. But apparently there is one more achievement that he’s still holding out for: Sesame Street.
In an interview with Rip It Up mag, the guitarist admits that: “Sesame Street have never approached me, though I would do it and I love kids. There’s no way I’d ever turn Sesame Street down, but I don’t know if parents would think I’m the best public influence on little kids.”
Of course Slash is one of the most iconic rock legends to play music in the past 25 or so years, and most adults and children would know his trademark head of long curly hair and top hat. Why wouldn’t he fit in with other cultural icons such as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. But what song would he play? Most artists that appear on the show rework their songs for the younger audience.
R.E.M. changed Shiny Happy People to Fuzzy Happy Monsters, Nora Jones made Don’t Know Why to Don’t Know Y and James Blunt’s well-known hit You’re Beautiful became My Triangle. Maybe he could just pop in to give Elmo a guitar lesson? It’d be interesting to see.
Slash will be touring Australia from the 23rd of August.