Thursday, February 27, 2014

Slash not interested in a Guns N’ Roses biopic

Despite turning movie producer with the release of last year’s “Nothing Left To Fear”, guitar icon Slash says he doesn't want to see a biopic made about his former band, Guns N' Roses.

"I would not like to see a Guns N' Roses biopic,” Slash tells the Belfast Telegraph. “It's really rare where you see actors portraying live musicians (well). I don't think rock and roll translates in the movies, I don't think they really get the gritty vibe of what it's like."

Slash played his last show with Guns N' Roses at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 17, 1993 and officially left the band in 1996.

In 2010, the guitarist started Slasher Films, a horror film production company he formed in partnership with Michael Williams and Rob Eric of Scout Productions.

The company’s first project, "Nothing Left To Fear", is a harrowing tale in the spirit of the terrifying horror films of the 1970s. The movie is inspired by the legend of Stull, Kansas, which is surrounded by internet folklore proclaiming the town to be one of the Seven Gateways to Hell.

The film’s original motion picture soundtrack was written and produced by Slash and Nick O'Toole. It included the film score plus two original songs: "Nothing Left To Fear", which features vocalist Myles Kennedy, and the instrumental "Welcome To Stull."

Slash is currently in the studio recording his third solo album; the sessions are being documented in a new web series, “Real To Reel” – learn more here.

See also:

VIDEO: Slash album sessions documented in new web series
AUDIO: Slash and Aaron Freeman cover Bob Dylan
Slash, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and more to perform at MSA Benefit
Slash announces first-ever artist-focused hackathon
Search Slash at hennemusic