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Sophie Lloyd Shares Thoughts on Slash’s Collaboration with Fergie

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Machine Gun Kelly’s guitarist, Sophie Lloyd, revealed the albums that significantly impacted her life. Throughout the conversation, Lloyd pointed out the influence of Slash’s collaboration with Fergie on the song ‘Beautiful Dangerous’ and its impact on her new album, ‘Imposter Syndrome.’ Expressing her reaction to Slash’s distinctive work, Lloyd stated:

“When I first heard Slash’s ‘Beautiful Dangerous’ with Fergie, I knew the direction I wanted to take my career. My new album wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t heard this song. Slash made me realize it was possible to be an established guitarist without being a vocalist. I was inspired by how Slash tailored his playing to each featured artist. For Fergie, the guitar feels sexy – it has this feminine, powerful edge to it.”

Guns N’ Roses guitarist released his self-titled solo album, ‘Slash,’ in 2010. The album featured Fergie’s vocals on ‘Beautiful Dangerous,’ along with Slash’s collaborations with Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy Kilmister.

Lloyd Contemplated Quitting Guitar Playing

During her second year of music school, the young guitarist went through a challenging period with her guitar playing. In a previous interview with Guitar magazine, Sophie revealed that she lost her enthusiasm for the guitar due to the academic environment. She mentioned that rediscovering her passion for music became clear when she heard an Avenged Sevenfold song. Sophie explained:

“I almost quit guitar completely after my second year of music school; I was going to drop it all and go into science instead. Such a 180 flip. I came home one day and heard my roommate playing an Avenged Sevenfold song [‘Scream’], and I realized I hadn’t played any music that I liked in about two years. I’d only played what I thought I should be playing to learn guitar; I’d only played scales up and down for two hours and a jazz piece I had to learn for school. That unlocked my love for playing again. That was the single reason why I didn’t quit.”

Fortunately, Sophie chose to persevere with her guitar playing, ultimately making a name for herself by collaborating with Machine Gun Kelly. She released her debut album, ‘Imposter Syndrome,’ via Autumn Records on November 10th. You can listen to Slash’s ‘Beautiful Dangerous’ featuring Fergie and Sophie Lloyd’s ‘Imposter Syndrome’ on YouTube below.

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