Melissa Reese Shares An Awesome Snap Backstage During “Not in This Lifetime Tour”!
Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Melissa Reese posted a photo of her and Axl Rose backstage prior to a Guns N’ Roses gig. It’s photographed by the band’s travelling photographer Kat Benzova. Check out the snap below! A reminder that Slash is about to kick off his ‘Living the Dream’ Tour this week.
#latergram from the #oakland #ca show. love this shot by @katbenzova_rockphoto of me and Ax talkin shit on the way to the stage. Industrial sized pack of #sourpatchkids in hand (naturally)#gunsnroses #tour #love #happiness #show #showday #tourfam #axlrose #music #gratitude #ootd pic.twitter.com/Pfhf4Am9j8
— TheMelissaReese (@TheMelissaReese) September 11, 2018
Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Admits That Some of the Bands Song Were ‘Sort of Sexist’
According to Blabbermouth, Slash has admitted that some Guns N’ Roses songs are “sort of sexist”. Songs like ‘Locomotive’, ‘It’s So Easy’ and Back Off B come to mind.
In a brand new interview with Yahoo! Music, GUNS N’ ROSES guitarist Slash was asked if he thinks the band’s catalog has aged well in the wake of the #MeToo Movement. “I’ve never thought of that,” Slash responded. “It’s never crossed my mind. I mean, I think when the #MeToo thing really blew up, the thought crossed my mind of a bunch of musicians, not particular ones, but just musicians [who might be implicated]. But for the most part, as far as all the ones I know, it wasn’t like that. We didn’t have that particular [predatory] relationship with girls. It was a lot more the other way around, in some cases. Anyway, so some of the songs and all that were sort of sexist in their own way, but not to be taken that seriously. I don’t think they were malicious or anything.”
Slash previously voiced his concern about men being falsely accused of sexual misconduct in the wake of #MeToo, which has inspired countless women to share stories about experiencing sexual abuse and harassment. “I think the #MeToo movement is definitely justified — it’s actually way overdue,” he told Classic Rock. But obviously, he said, it’s complicated “in the context of being in a rock and roll band. Fortunately, I’m taken, so I’m not dealing with all that, but I have to admit there were times I looked into my past and [as if he’s talking to himself]: ‘Well that was consensual.’”
He continued: “I never had a working relationship with anybody that I was, you know, trying to pressure into having sex or anything.
“The problem is that you could be falsely accused of something, but it almost doesn’t matter — it’s out there. Even if you were to get your name cleared, the damage is already done. And that’s pretty sad.”