Slash Comments on Perla Hudson’s Role in the Guns N’ Roses Reunion
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash gave an interview to Rolling Stone magazine where he talked at great lengths about the Guns N’ Roses reunion, reconciling with Axl Rose and his solo career. One myth that has persisted regarding the Guns N’ Roses reunion is that Slash’s 2014 divorce played some role in Axl Rose and Slash reconciling. the interview with Rolling Stone posed the question to Slash who had the following response.
RS: Your old friend Marc Canter suggested there is some connection between your recent divorce and your ability to reconcile with Axl.
No, it had nothing to do with — neither one had anything to do with the other. At least on my end, y’know.
Axl Rose Threatens to Not Go Onstage Over a Traffic Ticket!
Back in 1991, Guns N’ Roses were playing the Forum in Inglewood. Ahead of the show, Axl Rose was being driven to the venue in his limo, which ended up getting a traffic ticket for taking an illegal left turn. Axl Rose lost it and threatened to not go onstage unless the ticket was torn up. This resulted i in a back and forth between Rose’s camp and the Los Angeles Police Department. Ultimate Classic rock wrote about the incident recently. According to the article
On July 30, 1991, Inglewood City, Calif., police pulled over a limousine whose driver had made an illegal left-hand turn on the way to the Forum, where the limo’s passenger, Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose, was to perform that night.
Rose stuck his head out of the vehicle’s sunroof to angrily argue that the driver, James Brian Green, was following the instructions of a traffic control officer, who had motioned the car to make the turn.
Rose later threatened that he would not take the stage unless Inglewood police rescinded the ticket. According to the Los Angeles Times, Police Lt. Tom Hoffman huddled with Guns N’ Roses’ manager and the Forum’s general manager, and Hoffman agreed to take back the ticket, to avoid a potential riot by angry fans (as had happened in St. Louisearlier that month). Guns N’ Roses performed that night, and Rose even thanked Hoffman from the stage.
Days later, after the band was safely out of town, Inglewood City proceeded in its prosecution of the ticket, after Inglewood residents protested Hoffman’s “fixing” it. Officials responded that the ticket had not been “fixed,” but taken back for investigation.
“Nobody is above the law,” said Inglewood Mayor Edward Vincent, whom the Times identified as “a jazz fan who couldn’t name a single Guns N’ Roses hit.”
Green had to pay a $60 fine for his offense.