Mistress Carrie of the Worcester/Boston, Massachusetts radio station WAAF recently conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash. You can now watch the chat in four parts below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).
On whom he would like to play him if a movie is ever made about his life:
Slash: "I hope they never do that. The thing about rock movies is that they never give the reality of rock and roll, they never do it justice, it always turns out to be a parody. Even the best rock movies are laughable. [Unless they're intended to be a parody] and then they're funny. 'Spinal Tap' was great, but I think 'Spinal Tap' got under everybody's skin and we haven't been able to get rid of it since. But very few rock movies are really credible. So when you're doing a story like that, artistic license and so on, it makes me very nervous."
On the never-ending barrage of questions he gets about a possible reunion of the classic GUNS N' ROSES lineup:
Slash: "It's a subject I just avoid. 'Cause I've tried all different approaches on this particular subject. The thing is it's been dead in the water since 1996. I'm not gonna joke about it. Anything I ever said that led anybody to believe that there might be any kind of a reunion was just me being nice. No one's ever considered it. It's not really in the cards. And the thing with the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame was that was the closest we got to it, or could have gotten to it, and it didn't happen. And I said, 'You know what?! Let's just close the books. That was a very public event, and hopefully everybody gets it.'"
"World On Fire", the third album to be made available under the Slash solo banner, will be released on September 15 via Slash's own label Dik Hayd International distributed through Roadrunner Records (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America). A total of 17 songs, including one instrumental, were laid down for the follow-up to 2012's "Apocalyptic Love" with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (ALTER BRIDGE, FALLING IN REVERSE, INCUBUS).
With over 100 million albums sold, the world's most dangerous bandreturns for this historic Sin City takeover! Now captured in 3D and 5.1 sound, GUNS N' ROSES' new concert film, "Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas", is coming to U.S. cinemas Saturday, June 14. Rockfuel Media has selected DRK Productions to distribute the digital cinema 3D theatrical premiere of the rock concert film.
This screenings will take place in 100 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Detroit, Las Vegas, Columbus, St. Louis, Houston, Tucson and more.
Watch the trailer and get locations, dates and tickets at www.gnr3dmovie.com.
Barry Summers, president of Rock Fuel Media, said: "We are very excited to be presenting 'Appetite For Democracy' 3D concert film at cinemas across America — the first-ever GN'R concert movie release in theaters. 'Appetite For Democracy' will be afirst for GN'R fans to see and hear this iconic band on the big screen in 3D." Doug Kluthe, president of DRK, said, "We're very pleased that Rock Fuel has chosen us to theatrically distribute this epic GUNS N' ROSES 3D concert film."
GUNS N' ROSES will release "Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas" on July 1 via Universal Music Enterprises. The show was filmed on November 21, 2012 during the "Appetite For Democracy" tour in celebration of twenty-five years of "Appetite For Destruction" and four years of "Chinese Democracy".
"Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas" will be available in North America on Blu-ray, featuring the complete concert film in both 3D and 2D plus an interactive 3D photo gallery, and standard DVD featuring the 2D version of the film. Both releases are mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and feature bonus interviews with the band. The GN'R Appetite For Democracy Official App (iOS/Android) brings the concert experience to a new level by connecting GN'R directly with their fans, allowing fans to connect with each other via social media, buy exclusive merchandise, check tour/cinema dates for the movie, preview digital tracks of the film; and purchase or stream via VOD the digital long form concert.
Produced by Rock Fuel Media's Barry Summers, "Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas" is the first official GUNS N' ROSES live concert film since 1992's "Use Your Illusion" concert video.
"Appetite For Democracy 3D: Live From The Hard Rock Casino - Las Vegas" track listing:
01. Chinese Democracy
02. Welcome To The Jungle
03. It's So Easy
04. Mr. Brownstone
06. Rocket Queen
07. Live and Let Die
08. This I Love
10. Motivation (Tommy Stinson song)
11. Catcher In The Rye
12. Street Of Dreams
13. You Could Be Mine
14. Sweet Child O' Mine
15. Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 (PINK FLOYD cover)
16. November Rain
17. Objectify (Bumblefoot song)
18. Don't Cry
19. Civil War
20. The Seeker (THE WHO cover)
21. Knockin' On Heaven's Door (BOB DYLAN cover)
23. Don't Let It Bring You Down (NEIL YOUNG cover)
24. Used To Love Her
26. Paradise City
GUNS N' ROSES lineup:
* W. Axl Rose - lead vocals, piano
* Dizzy Reed - keyboards, piano
* Chris Pitman - keyboards, backing vocals, tambourine
* Tommy Stinson - bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on 'Motivation'
* Richard Fortus - rhythm guitar, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
* Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal - lead guitar, lead vocals on 'Objectify'
* Frank Ferrer - drums, tambourine
* DJ Ashba - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, backing vocals
The members of LIMP BIZKIT dressed up as the classic lineup of GUNS N' ROSES for their Halloween (October 31) headlining performance at Metro in Perth, Australia. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
LIMP BIZKIT and Lil Wayne's collaborative single, "Ready To Go", was made available this past July. The track was released via LIMP BIZKIT's new label home, Cash Money, Lil Wayne's longtime record company.
LIMP BIZKIT is putting the finishing touches on its new studio album, "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants", for a 2014 release.
Regarding the musical direction of LIMP BIZKIT's new CD, the band's guitarist, Wes Borland, told Billboard that the songs on "Stampede Of The Disco Elephants" have a "very live and sort of wild" feel. Moreover, fans shouldn't expect the same old LIMP BIZKIT on the album; instead, there will be quite a bit of experimentation on the effort. "I think it's a little bit more, sort of playful, taking chances, a little less pop, structured type of stuff," Borland said. "I don't want to say it [sounds] younger, but maybe a little more carefree, musically, to where we don't over-think what we're doing."
LIMP BIZKIT in 2011 parted ways with Interscope, the label that released all of the band's records thus far through its subsidiaries Flip, Geffen and Suretone Records.
Legendary guitarist Slash stopped by the "Larry King Now" studio last week for a taping with Larry King. Several clips from the show can now be seen below.
Asked if there is any possibility of a reunion of the classic lineup of GUNS N' ROSES, Slash replied: "That's the $64,000 question. But it's not something that any of us have reached out to each other and said that we wanted to do thus far. So, rather than be a pessimist and say, 'No, it'll never happen,' it's not like I'm harboring a lot of resentment. But it's not something that we're all thinking about doing. So if it happens one day, it happens. If it doesn't, I don't think anybody's, you know, losing any sleep over it."
Slash told Rolling Stone in April 2012 that GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose "hates my guts." The two have not performed together since 1993. Rose currently tours with a completely different version of GUNS N' ROSES featuring no original members but him.
During a 2009 interview with longtime friend and former road manager Del James, first published on Spinner, Rose called Slash a "cancer."