Slash is a legend. As the guitar-slinging perennial top hat-wearer of Guns N’ Roses, the man born as Saul Hudson played a major part in one of the best debut albums ever. He was the yin to Axl Rose’s yang, and while he’s had a successful career since leaving the band in 1996, it hasn’t come close to reaching the heights of GN’R, even though he’s seemingly popped up everywhere. Well, good luck getting him to talk about any of those days, since he’s just issued some new rules about interviews.
The New Zealand Herald recently published some new conditions that are to be followed when interviewing Slash. They are as follows:
* Guns N’ Roses is a topic that Slash can briefly touch on.
* You can briefly discuss the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame Induction – but only to the extent of the honour of that.
* You can’t talk about the ceremony itself and Axl not showing up and their performance etc.
* No questions about Axl whatsoever.
* No questions about a possible Guns N’ Roses reunion.
* No “on the road” stories or historic infamous type stories based around Guns N’ Roses.
* There has to be a focus on what he’s doing now and forthcoming events/plans.
OK then, so all the burning questions you have about Velvet Revolver are fair game. And anything about Slash’s Snakepit is as well. And if you’re dying to know all about the worst Super Bowl halftime we’ve seen in ages, feel free to ask away. But if you want to ask about what everyone wants to know, you’re out of luck. I mean, we get it – he probably gets asked about Guns N’ Roses constantly, and as he gets ready to record his third solo album, he doesn’t want to rehash stuff that happened 25 years ago. That’s understandable. But it’s also something that most journalists would understand without being issued non-talking points. But good luck to any journalists trying to make yet another solo album sound compelling.
[Via Classic Rock Magazine]