Her “Sweet Child O’ Mine” Solo On The Guzheng Will Blow You Away!
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The Slash Of The Guzheng
I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t know anyone that can do this! This instrument has always fascinated us, but seeing Guns N’ Roses hit “Sweet Child O’ Mine” being played on this Chinese plucked zither has officially plucked at our heart strings!
“Now and then when I see her face, she takes me away to that special place and if I’d stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry…”
Michelle Kwan (not to get confused with professional ice skater) has taken Slash’s signature riff to a completely different level with the guzheng and we honestly think that he would love this stunning rendition of the classic rock favorite. Inspired by a poem written about girlfriend at the time Erin Everly, Axl felt compelled to turn this artistic piece into a rock ballad and that he did.
Interesting Fact: A third verse Axl wrote was edited out because the record company thought it made the song too long.
As lovers of music, we love any type of instrument that can give us goosebumps and we would say that this version of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” definitely qualifies. Do us a favor and just close your eyes as you listen to Michelle perform one of the greatest covers of this song that we have ever heard. Hope you enjoy it!