Guns N’ Roses Slash Reveals Why Layne Staley Was Better Than Kurt Cobain!

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Slash Talks Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley

Today marks the 25th anniversary of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain’s death, and the 17th anniversary of late Alice In Chains singer Layne Staley’s death. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was interviewed in a new Kerrang article about Cobain, and he said he was a bigger fan of Staley and Alice In Chains, along with Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.

“It was kinda lame that music writers at the start of the ‘90s could only create an identity for the Seattle bands by setting them up as anti-Guns N’ Roses. I know writers like to consider the whole ‘birth of grunge’ as the death knell for Guns, but we were so big at that point that the emergence of the grunge bands didn’t really matter to us.

Personally, I thought Nirvana were cool – I have four of their albums – but they weren’t as heavy or riff-oriented as Soundgarden or Alice In Chains, so those were actually my two favourite Seattle bands. I guess Axl [Rose] and Kurt Cobain had some issues, but Dave Grohl is on my album with Duff [McKagan], so at least one member of Nirvana didn’t hate me!”

Slash never got the chance to collaborate with Staley or Cobain, but he did play with Chris Cornell on “Promise” on his 2010 solo record and he collaborated with Dave Grohl on several occasions.

Perla Hudson (Ferrar) Is Selling Some of Slash’s Personal Belonging’s Through Julien’s Auction

Some of the personal belongings of Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash are on the auction block.

Julien’s Auctions is presenting this exclusive celebrity “uncoupling auction.”

It will feature unique items from the rock star’s Beverly Hills estate that he shared with his ex-wife Perla Hudson.

Here’s a look at some of the items you could possibly own:

The MTV VMA Moonman presented to Slash for the “Welcome to the Jungle” video. The starting bid for this iconic item is a whopping $12,000.

At a starting bid of $15,000 there is this Ronnie Wood signed “Muhammad Ali” drawing.

Or how about these custom snakeskin boots that are starting at $1,000?

Included in the auction are other clothing items, awards and personal photos.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Youth Emerging Stronger.

For more information on the event you can visit Julien’s Auction page.