Slash’s Snakepit: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere/Ain't Life Grand
The vehicle for songs Slash had written for GN’R soon developed into an important stepping stone towards Velvet Revolver – and beyond.
In 1994, with Guns N’ Roses on hiatus, Slash and drummer Matt Sorum got together at the guitarist’s home studio, nicknamed The Snakepit. Soon the GN’R duo were joined by a third GN’R member, rhythm guitarist Gilby Clarke. The result was a demo of new songs, with even a little help from bassist Duff McKagan.