Slash proud of Guns N` Roses

Los Angeles: Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N` Roses, says he is very proud of his time with the band and insists he will always include the band`s songs in his live shows.

"I`m very proud of what we did in that band, but it`s nice to be recognised for something you`ve got going on right now," quoted Slash as saying.

Despite having success with his band Velvet Revolver as a solo artist, the guitarist admits nothing compares to the time when his first band made it big in 1987 with their debut album "Appetite For Destruction".

The 46-year-old guitarist still includes songs from his time in both Velvet Revolver and Guns N` Roses in his solo sets. He says he always liked working as a team when he was with any group.

"I`m not a dictator, there are no egos - everybody has great ideas for the songs. Every band I`ve ever been in, I tried to make it always just about the music, never about who was the star," he said.