Disagree. Why? That's simple...he's just not as good as people make him out to be. Plus, country guitar virtuoso Brad Paisley released his first album in 1999--after Slash was introduced to the music world--and, in all honesty, Brad Paisley could not only outplay Slash in country music, but also in blues, jazz, surf rock, jazz and even rock. No offense to Slash though. I mean, he's good but he is very overrated. Most artists who are that famous are!
Smiley: I think I'd have to agree with you about the days of "Guitar Gods" being gone. I mean, all the true guitar virtuosos, such as Brad Paisley himself, seem to be overlooked as the guitarists they are by a lot of guitarists and even their own fans! Plus, it seems to me that most people wouldn't consider a country guitarist a "Guitar God" no matter how good they are, which is a bit sad. Vince Gill actually makes a good point on the Crossroads 2007 DVD about how you can name so many great rock guitarists but, in country, most people can't even name 10 (even though country has had Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Brent Mason, Albert Lee, Steve Wariner, John Jorgenson, Jerry Reed, Brad Paisley, James Burton and Vince Gill himself). Anyway, I agree that the time of "Guitar Gods" is gone.