Thursday, May 24, 2012

VIDEO: Slash discusses drugs, Guns N’ Roses on Piers Morgan Tonight

Slash’s sophomore album, “Apocalyptic Love,” is now in stores.

On the day it was released, Slash with Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators played a show at New York’s Irving Plaza that was also streamed live online.

On Wednesday, the guitarist stopped by CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight for an interview to promote the new project.

One of the subjects the pair discussed was Slash’s sobriety – he’s been clean almost 7 years now.

Asked if his drug-filled years were fun, Slash said, “I don’t have any regrets about any of it. It was a lot of fun, and I think a lot of that whole sort of lifestyle - that freedom of doing anything you want to do and have a good time however you want to do it is all great. But it catches up with you at some point. You don’t see it coming. There’s an invisible line that you cross.”

Morgan and Slash also discussed the legacy of Guns N’ Roses and how the guitarist left the band in 1996, which began with Slash telling Axl Rose, “I’m done.”

Slash explained further: "It wasn’t even me necessarily leaving the band; it was not continuing on with the new band that Axl had put together that he was now at the helm of – which was the new Guns N’ Roses. I was given a contract to basically join his new band. It took about 24 hours before I decided, you know, I think this is the end of the line."

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