Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash recently alerted his followers on social media that there is someone posing as himself trying to extort money from his fans. It honestly amazes me that people fall for this in the first place considering how lucarative the Not In This Lifetime Tour has been over the past year and a half. What’s a coincidence is that the same thing happened to Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan a few months ago. You can see Slash’s post below.
Slash Speaks in Front of Los Angeles City Council Meeting on Billy the Elephant
2018 has been a busy year for Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. He’s working on material for an unannounced project, attending movies, doing photoshoots and most recently made a brief appearance in front of the Los Angeles City Council hearing regarding the future of Billy the Elephant. Slash has been a big proponent of the Los Angeles City Zoo and keeping Billy in his enclosure. I’ve attached the video of him speaking during the hearing below (GNR Central Exclusive)!
According to local news affiliate NBC Los Angeles, “Billy has lived at the zoo for most of his 30 years and has long been the subject of protests against his captivity, while the zoo has defended its care of Billy as one that exceeds the standards set out by California Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
The committee requested city staff to report on the feasibility of forming a three-person independent working group of veterinarians not connected to the zoo to offer an opinion on Billy’s health and habitat, and that the group conduct a comprehensive report on items related to elephants in captivity in general and issues connected to Billy’s captivity.”
There were other celebrities also at the hearing who had opposing views to Slash. Cher was in attendance as well Lilly Tomlin. Both celebrities would like to see Billy moved to a sanctuary. Cher had this to say at the hearing:
“Billy, I’ve watched over the years, all he does is sway back and forth and it means that he is very distressed,” Cher told the committee. “His feet problems are getting worse. I don’t know if you know this, but elephants die from feet problems.”
Actress Lily Tomlin stated the following at the meeting:
“The zoo vets are not totally reliable. We have found that to be true over the years,” Tomlin told City News Service after she gave similar comments to the committee. “We can’t get the records we need, we can’t get any kind of response as to his real health, his real issue. And we feel that he is in pretty dire circumstances.”