Slash Talks About His Legendary Top Hat
Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash discussed his legendary top hat in a new Australian television interview. Check out his exchange below
“I have one that I wear, and I have a couple other ones that are sitting around in the closet, a couple old leather ones I never got rid of. But for the most part I just have the one that I’m wearing, and when that putters out, I get another one.
For the longest time I used to just either wear it or carry it around. A few Christmases ago, I got a hat box, like a leather hat box and I just carry it in that, and it’s actually pretty cool, it’s like a purse, the hat’s in there, I keep a book there, some wallet change, my belt, a bandana, other knick knacks and stuff. I just carry it and I put it up in the overhead compartment thing.”
Axl Rose Played All Instruments on Elvis Presley Cover
According to MetalHeadZone
In a new Guns N’ Roses Central interview, engineer Dave Dominguez said that Axl Rose has an unreleased Nine Inch Nails inspired Elvis Presley cover where he plays every instrument. Alternative Nation transcribed his comments.
“He had a version of the Elvis Presley song that he did all himself- guitar and everything. It was a ballad. Yeah, it was an industrial, Nine Inch Nails style he did all himself. So he took me into the Pro Tools room and was like, ‘Hey Dave, check this out.’ And played me a bunch of stuff.”
In a recent AL interview, former Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson drummer Chris Vrenna discussed what Axl Rose told him, Robin Finck, and Moby when they were working on the earliest days of the new album at the time that would eventually become Chinese Democracy. He wanted the album to sound like Nine Inch Nails and other 90’s music.
When “Chinese Democracy” was finally released in 2008, did you recognize any music from the period you were working with Guns N’ Roses?
Nope. Not a thing. Because by then they’d gone through nine drummers, 14 guitar players, seven producers. Because I kept up with it after I was there. When I was there, Moby was going to produce. Axl didn’t come in very often. He’d show up about once a week. So sometimes we jammed. Sometimes me and Moby just sat and drank coffee and talked about music. Moby was rad. Can you imagine a Guns N’ Roses record with Robin Finck and me and Moby producing? And Axl really wanted it to have an electronic element. He kept referencing the Passengers album that U2 did and it’s wonderful. It’s so good. That and Nine Inch Nails.
He thought that was where he could see the sound of Guns N Roses going, modernizing it: ‘We’re not a bunch of ’80s, strung-out-on-heroin dudes on Sunset Boulevard anymore.’ And I applauded Axl and that’s why I stuck with it for as long as I did, and I got Axl’s vision.