Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Slash: Axl Rose hates my guts

Slash is on the promo trail talking up his forthcoming solo effort, “Apocalyptic Love,” set for release May 22.

Along the way, the guitarist continues to face questions about Guns N’ Roses’ induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, which happens next Saturday.

And he’s getting tired of it.

"This is a subject I'm dead sick of talking about," Slash tells Rolling Stone. "Everyone has been asking me what's going to happen, and they know as much as I do. I feel you're totally obligated to be present and I would love to f**king play, but it's just something that's not gonna happen for whatever reason."

Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Steven Adler are all committed to going to the Cleveland ceremony, but it's unclear whether guitarist Izzy Stradlin or Axl Rose will be present. One sticking point for Axl may be the presence of Slash, whom he called a "cancer" in 2009.

"He hates my guts," says Slash. "It's over a lot of different stuff; I don't even know. There's just no communication between us. I talk to Duff and Steven, but when it comes to old Guns N' Roses, there really isn't anybody that makes decisions."

The closest anyone’s come to clearing the air on the Axl vs. Slash situation is the singer himself, who told the Los Angeles Times last fall, "It was really a fight with me and Slash," said Rose of the forces that took down the band. "Izzy was doing the same thing, but the fight with me and Slash started the day I met him. He came in, popped my tape out and put his in and wanted me in his band. And I didn't want to join his band. We've had that war since Day 1."

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