Slash explained why Bob Dylan once refused to use his iconic guitar solo

Even the most famous and best songwriters miss sometimes. Beyonce hasn’t always had fantastic songs, Bruce Springsteen has had his share of failures and even Taylor Swift has had difficulty with her songwriting at times. Every aspect of a musician’s career serves to show that they are also just ordinary people.

Bob Dylan is an undisputed musical legend and his songwriting skill has inspired countless musicians over a period of several decades. Despite this Bob Dylan has laid an egg more than a few times, however, his worst song was set to have a solo from Slash of Guns ‘N Roses.

Negative reviews for “Wiggle Wiggle” led to the cut out of a Slash solo

The combination of Slash and Bob Dylan may sound strange, yet the two great artists collaborated on a song called “Wiggle Wiggle.”

Unfortunately, the song was held up by embarrassingly terrible lyrics like “Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a bowl of soup,” and “Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle like a rolling hoop.”

As per Ranker, the song was intended to be part of an album with numerous incredible collaborators.

“Bob Dylan invited a slew of acclaimed musicians to perform on his 1990 album Under the Red Sky. The list includes Elton John, David Crosby, George Harrison, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Bruce Hornsby. The “Mr. Tambourine Man” singer also had Slash from Guns N’ Roses come into the studio to shred to the first track,” the site wrote.

Unfortunately, Slash submitted his work and Dylan chose to can it.

“I put what I thought was one of my better one-off solos on there. Then I took off home, and I said: “Send me a rough mix, whenever you get one.” So, Don had the tape messengered over a couple days later, and I’m listening to it. It’s the song “Wiggle Wiggle,” and it’s a very sort of innocuous song in the first place [chuckles], and so here comes the solo section – and it’s just acoustic. There’s a pointless acoustic section, then the song kicked back in,” Slash said.

The song never recovered and it is seen as Dylan’s worst.

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