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Slash stars in a new ad for Captial One’s banking services, which tout themselves as “the easiest decision in the history of decisions.”

The ad shows a band holding auditions for a new guitarist, and loe and behold, Slash shows up. Viewers see Slash — top hat and all — performing his iconic opening riff to the Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine” while other potential guitarists look on in horror knowing they will not be picked to be in the band.

The ad’s description on YouTube reads, “With no monthly fees or minimums and no overdraft fees, banking with Capital One is the easiest decision in the history of decisions. Even easier than choosing Slash to be in your band.”

A few seconds into his “audition,” a member of the band then tells Slash, “Stop. You’re in,” and the guitar god responds, “Oh, cool!” with a smile.

Even if you’re not fond of advertising in general, this is a fun, clever ad. Well done to whichever agency thought it up! Don Draper would be proud of you.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.