Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Slash Details His “Wild Past”

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Slash Details His “Wild Past” In New Interview

In a new interview with Slash on Australian TV he discussed his “wild past”. You can watch it here.

Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash hit the heights of his fame in the 1990s.

But the music superstar says he has no recollection of those defining years due to his hard partying.

Speaking on Australian panel program The Project on Sunday night, the 53-year-old  discussed the debaucherous decade, humorously stating: ‘I don’t even remember the 90s!’

 

Slash explained that he has been touring almost continuously since 1987 – the year that Guns ‘N’ Roses shot to international fame.

And while he claimed that the band’s tours were ‘wild’ in the following years, he gave up hard partying in 2006.

However, Slash, whose real name is Saul Hudson, insists that his sobriety doesn’t mean he’s not a legitimate rock star.

‘I’m a rock ‘n’ roller through and through, I’m just recovering from drugs and alcohol!’ he exclaimed.

The English-born guitarist is hardly any stranger to risky behaviour however.

A former heroin addict, in 2001 he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a form of congestive heart failure caused by years of alcohol and drug abuse.

Despite being given between six days and six weeks to live, he survived through physical therapy and the implantation of a defibrillator, and has been clean and sober since 2006.

Elsewhere in the interview, the guitarist talked of how he has taken a political turn with his new album, Living The Dream.

Slash has largely kept out of politics for the past three decades, but the latest record hints at a critique of current conditions in America.

Of the album’s title, he explained: ‘Living the dream’ is a sarcastic statement that we use a lot.

‘You ask somebody how they’re doing and they say ‘Oh, living the dream’. It’s sort of a tongue-in-cheek statement.

‘In light of everything that’s going on politically, in the US especially, ‘living the dream’ was a (sarcastic) statement as to what’s going on there.’

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