Lauréat du concours NIKOSLASH / Juillet 2020
Hey! I’m Rogelio Rodríguez, mexican guitar player from Córdoba, Veracruz. I will have 30 years old the next in January 6. I’m a big fan of Slash and all the rock bands that he has participated (SMKC, Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit). Also, I am passionate with classic rock bands like: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, The Doors, and others.
My passion started more than ten years ago. It has been a life built with love and pleasure for this incredible instrument and this genre that excites me. When I play the guitar, I feel an inexplicable emotion, the hours seem minutes and time goes very quickly. Every time I play the guitar i am looking for this magic and when it happens, I am so happy, if one day this feeling disappears, I will stop playing the guitar.
All started for my father. Since I was a child, every Saturday my dad used to put on his stereo or on his DVD: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Deep purple, The Doors, ZZ top, The Beatles, Black Sabbath, Ten Years After, Grand Funk Railroad, Creedence, AC / DC, Van Halen, Queen, El Tri, Pink Floyd, Iron Butterfly, Johnny Winter, Aerosmith, Bryan Adams, Jimi Hendrix, KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Carlos Santana, The Who, Traffic, Eric Clapton, The Cream, Guns N 'Roses and other amazing rock bands.
Guns N’ Roses blows my mind a few months after I started playing guitar. It was when Tokyo's DVD got my hands, my life was never the same again. Without hesitate, Slash was my reference number one since this moment
Love all this rock bands and i feel identified with the guitar solos with feeling and passion, that left print through the time
"Les Paul" guitars are my favorites; their sound is incomparable. Also, I have to say that many guitar players who I admire use this guitar model. However, "Stratocasters" guitars have a special feeling for me.
When I was 12 years old, I took the guitar for the first time (acoustic guitar), a guitar that my parents bought for my brother. At this point, i played my first guitar riff "SEVEN NATION ARMY". At 14 years, my parents bought me, my first guitar (electric guitar). Very soon, in the same year (2005), there are two shows available to play.
It is after those concerts that I put together another band together with my cousin Adrián and I started to play covers from that music that I listened when I was a kid. Soon after, there is an opportunity to play in a Córdoba's Bar, and my third band emerges, NICOTINA, a classic rock cover band, made up of my cousin Adrián, Amaury, Nene, Winnie and myself.
For almost 3 years every weekend the bar was full to see "NICOTINA". At that time, my love for Guns N 'Roses was very great. SCOM became our anthem, since playing that song the way we were doing, we won many regional competitions. Also, I already had my space reserved every night to play "The Godfather", with a top hat included. After this time, I have a break of live performances. However, I have many jam sessions with regional rock bands and a lot of rock in terms of concerts I attended in that period
In 2011, I put together a new band to make a tribute to Guns N' Roses, band which only lasts some rehearsals, since the distance complicates the project. In 2013, I put together THE VALVESTATES, a band that for 2 months sounds powerful in the city as a band that played only classic rock in a well-known bar in the city. In 2014, "NICOTINA" come back to the stages with new members in its line-up, maintaining the base with my cousin on the voice and I on the guitar, which is joined by Tito and Christopher. This project lasts a couple of years playing every weekend in a rock bar in the city and with shows in various venues in the city, festivals, and television programs. In 2018, 2019 and 2020 I return to the stage with "NICOTINA" with a new setlist and with more experience. We had sporadic gigs, but with a lot of power and energy.
I was influenced by Slash as number one. But I was influenced by other amazing guitar players and most of them have influenced Slash: Jimmy Page, Mick Taylor, Angus Young, Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Steve Winwood, Ritchie Blackmore, Keith Richards, Tony Iommi, Alvin Lee, Carlos Santana. And, recently other guitars players like Billy Duffy, Joe Bonamassa y Scott Holiday.
I will upload to my YouTube channel and my Facebook page, rock covers, collaboration with others musician, jams and own music.
I want to thank all the support that my parents gave me in this contest Rosario Rodríguez and José Rodríguez, and my brother Rodrigo Rodríguez, as always without their help, it would not have been possible. They have always been since my beginning as a guitar player and in this amazing adventure called “Slash”. Thanks to the rest of my family who made an incredible effort, thanks to my friends and Mexicans who gave me their vote. Really, thank you very much! I want to thank Slash, because he is and will always be an inspiration to me as a guitar player and person. His music and his way of playing the guitar always excites me in a unique way. He is a symbol of overcoming in music, but also as a person. He is proof that you can play amazing rock without consuming any type of drugs, that is why I feel identified with him.
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