So like I just finished reading Slash's biography. It's a totally fascinating insight into what makes him tick and it serves to put the whole GNR "I hate Axl Rose" thing of his in context. Well, it's his side of the story anyway. As it reads Slash was too wasted to remember too much!
Some great stories are shared. Most of them involve fucking, or drugs, combinations of the two and stories of how the band got together, had sex with anything that looked their way, sold a few albums and broke up.
The story that comes to mind right away is Slash and Izzy are having sex with a some girl (its always some girl). As he is not using a condom, Izzy pulls out at the apt timing.. and serves his load all over Slash's leg.
Slash's decision to become a musician is amusing for his naivety. He found this professional bass player who agreed to teach him if he turned up with a guitar. So Slash gets off his grandmother a acoustic guitar which only has one string on it. So he turns up for his first lesson with the guitar and his first lesson is thus the difference between a bass guitar and a 6 string.
Some interesting facts:
- November Rain in its original form as a jam thing was over 18 minutes long.
- You can melt down Oxy Contin and inject yourself with it.
- Slash did the soundtrack for Beverly Hills Cop 3
- Slash played on a Rod Stewart album.