Interviewers Are Not Allowed to Ask Slash Guns N’ Roses Or Michael Jackson Questions


New Interview With Argentinian Outlet Reveals Some of Slash’s Interview Rules

Slash recently conducted an interview to promote his upcoming tour of South America with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators and one of the rules is that interviewers are discouraged from asking about Guns N’ Roses or the Michael Jackson Documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’. This is according to a poster on the MyGNRForum who posted the interview and translated it from Spanish. Click the link to read the full interview. There’s an awkward exchange where the interviewer asks Slash about the Michael Jackson documentary and he says the following

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– Did you see the documentary? How did the testimonies against Michael impact you?
-I did not see it, and I do not have an opinion about it.- But you decided that you do not want to see her?
-I do not think I’ve ever seen any of Michael Jackson’s movies … I did not see This is It either. I’ve been traveling, so I did not have time to see her …

-But you will know what it is, and I do not know if you are surprised by the accusations because they refer to someone you knew (interrupts)
-I remember when everything came to light for the first time, and now it comes up again with some of the same sources, I’m aware of that, but I do not have an opinion about it.

Riki Rachtman Reveals Slash Thought He Was a Bad Influence on Axl Rose

Recently we reported that Riki Rachtman has started a new podcast where he talks about old stories from his club the Cathouse in Los Angeles. He shares quite a few Guns N’ Roses stories and revealed how guitarist Slash thought he was a bad influence on singer Axl Rose. He said the following

During a recent edition of former MTV personality Riki Rachtman’s podcast, The Cathouse Hollywood Podcast, Rachtman described the altercation between Motley Crue’s Vince Neil and Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses during the 1989 MTV Video Music Awards. He said the following:

Rachtman: Then you have Axl Rose. Axl was a really good friend, we had a lot of good times at the Cathouse and a lot of good times away from the club. We used to do a lot of late night into early morning partying. Believe it or not, one time after being up for five straight days Slash once said that I was a bad influence on Axl. Can you believe that?! As a friend Axl was very loyal and very supportive of those who were on his side. If you were in his circle, he would be more than willing to hook you up. Axl went out of his way on more on one occasion for me. Yes, he wore Cathouse shirts on stage and in photo shoots. Axl would also mention Cathouse in interviews and even when they were selling millions of records he would bring Guns N’ Roses back to the club to play unannounced shows.

It’s funny that Slash was so concerned with Axl’s bad influences considering he himself was indulging in his vices around this time. Maybe it had to do with the fact that the partying was catching up with Axl when it came to band business.