Ex-GNR guitarist Slash was in Las Vegas Saturday night to see Terry Fator’s new show at the Mirage. I asked Slash if he heard about Axl Rose’s latest tirade — Rose calling Slash a “cancer” and saying he’d never reunite with Slash.
“Ah, yeah,” Slash told me. “But you know, it’s one of those things with him. It doesn’t really affect me at all. At this point, it’s starting to become a little bit — he’s just sort of like — whatever.”
Slash couldn’t seem to find the right words, because he didn’t seem to care, I think. He looked like he was shrugging a bit. I lit Slash’s cigarette and told him he looked unfazed.
“It’s been a long time,” Slash said. “The fact that he has anything to say at all — it’s like, whatever dude. It doesn’t really matter.”
Right after Slash said this, I asked him what else he would be doing in Vegas this weekend. Just then, his wife, Perla Hudson, walked up, heard my question and responded:
“We’re gonna go have sex! All kinds of sex. Loving sex. The kind of sex parents don’t get to have at home — when they go to Vegas.”
In other words, between Axl and his wife, Slash seemed pretty clear about which one was going to get a rise out of him.
Slash is working on a solo album, reportedly with guest vocals from Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie and other singers. Or as Hudson told me: “He can’t mention it, but it’s superstar singers. It’s on the DL.”