MIKE HSU'S BLOG
Slash and the No Axl Zone
"Please make note to speak all about the Les Paul & Friends Tribute release and questions can be also asked about his relationship with Gibson and his solo project, his newly released paperback book.
I have been asked to make sure there are no questions about Chinese Democracy, Axl or Scott Weiland.
Thanks again and let me know if you have any questions."
Well, yeah.Â I do have some questions but apparently I can't ask them.Â I've always been more of a Slash guy.Â He always seemed to be more real than Axl.Â I enjoyed his book and his Snakepit stuff.Â But this was a little disappointing.Â Axle Rose basically called him a liar in several Guns N' Roses chat rooms.Â I don't know about you, but when someone calls me a liar I get pissed.Â Maybe Slash is taking the high road.Â Maybe "high" is a poor choice of words.Â I was given the same request by the press people twice before i actually got on the phone with him.
Look, I love the work of Les Paul.Â The man was a pioneer in guitar innovation and playing.Â He was way ahead of his time in the 50's when it came to the recording process.Â Gibson named a line of guitars after him.Â At 93 the guy still plays a weekly residency in Manhattan.Â For more info you can go to http://www.lespaulonline.com/.Â The guy is amazing.Â But I would hazard a guess that Slash's fans want to know what he thinks of the forbidden queries.Â There are probably an army of lawyers involved.Â Maybe he's preparing for a more spectacular response?Â Maybe a half time "fuck You" at the Super Bowl?
Overall, he was very polite.Â He brought up Scott Weiland on his own.Â Â I'm sure we're not getting the entire story, but I was hoping the side I'm routing for returned fire.