Slash is apparently so tired of talking about his past that he is now issuing a list of seven rules to journalists ahead of interviews. According to the New Zealand Herald, which got the list, the rules are designed to make reporters focus on the guitarist's present and future -- which includes his current album, Apocalyptic Love, his touring schedule and band, and his future plans -- instead of his past with Guns N' Roses.
The rules are:
- Guns N' Roses is a topic that Slash can briefly touch on.
- You can briefly discuss the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction -- but only to the extent of the honor of that.
- You can't talk about the ceremony itself and Axl (Rose, Guns singer) 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.
Slash is touring Australia and New Zealand at the moment behind Apocalyptic Love, his second solo album and the first recorded with his touring band, Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. The group starts a U.S. tour on September 4th in San Diego.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Do you think Slash's rules are fair? Has he been asked about Guns N' Roses enough already?
- Even so, if you were a reporter and handed a list of "rules," would you obey them?
- Is it just lazy on the part of reporters to ask about things like a Guns reunion, which everyone knows is just not going to happen?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Classic Rock -- agree or not?
Stu wrote: "Assume he always wears the top hat to keep his ego under?"
samlewis45 wrote: "I love how people always berate Axl for things like this, and hail Slash as some kind of demi-God; but it seems they're just as bad as each other!"
Max Emum wrote: "I can understand Slash wanting to focus on his new stuff, thats what he's flogging after all, so to concentrate on it is only right."
kingmob100 wrote: "As far as I can see, it's an ethical musician who cares about his current band and is trying to get the focus shifted onto them and the new record, rather than old, old business, which we've all heard a million times by now anyway."
Blythie wrote: "Slash has been answering the same damn questions for 20 years. He has been out of the band for longer than he was in it and any question would just result in him regurgitating the same old s*** he has had to endure for so long."
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