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1996.09.30 - The Howard Stern Show - Interview with Slash

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Post by Soulmonster on Wed May 14, 2014 8:54 am


Stern: All right, bring in Slash. Let me see Vanessa's reaction. Are your heart beating? You mean he's that sexual, turns you on that much?

Vanessa: I don't think he turns me on, I think he's just good.

Stern: Really?

Someone: [?]

Vanessa: [?]

Stern: Slash, you want to get one of these outfits?


Stern: Hey man. Sit down, Slash. This is Vanessa.


Stern: We'll get the microphone on, Gary. what did you say, Slash?

Slash: It was in passing.

Stern: What was in passing?

Slash: Our meeting.

Stern: Oh really?

Slash: Yeah.

Quivers: So this is more formal?

Stern: Yeah. Anything you want to say, you're never gonna see him again?

Vanessa: I can't think right now.

Stern: You're so befallen you can't think? I don't blame you.

Vanessa: I don't want to say anything wrong and he will think I am crazy.

Stern: Like a dork or something.

Vanessa: Yes.

Slash: Come on.

Stern: But you know, Slash, you are very judgmental.

Quivers: Slash works with Axl, he wouldn't think you're crazy [laughter].

Stern: Yeah, he works with Axl, how can he think you're crazy? That's a good point.


Stern: Axl's insane.

Slash: No.

Stern: Am I right?


Stern: Vanessa, I'll give you a chance to say whatever you want to Slash, I mean, obviously I see that you're that big a fan that you should have a right to say something. You want my intern...

Slash: [?]

Vanessa: No, that's okay.

Stern: Since we don't pay you this could be your payment in a sense.


Stern: Slash, could you be willing to shoot up with her?

Slash: No, I stopped that for a while.

Stern: You did? Good. God bless you.

Slash: You know my story.

Stern: I know your whole story. So is there anything you want to say, Vanessa?

Vanessa: I can't say anything. I don't know... my head's all over the place right now.

Stern: Alright, I gave you a shot.

Quivers: Do you want to give him a little kiss?

Stern: Want to give him a little kiss?

Vanessa: No that's okay, my boyfriend is coming.

Stern: Yeah, but I mean on the cheek. That's okay. Is that okay with you?

Slash: I remember...

Stern: Wanna give him a hug? A little hug, okay. Slash, if it's all right with you.

[laughter and applause]

Stern: Did that feel good?

Vanessa: Yeah.

Stern: Okay, all right, all right Vanessa, thank you very much for coming in. When you were in high school, Slash, did you have that kind of effect on...

Quivers: Did anyone ever faint [?] just to hug you?

Slash: No. All things considered, I can't really hear myself in this thing.

Stern: Oh really?

Slash: I'm going to have this on.

Stern: What, your headphones?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: Why can't we get these headphones to work? Every guest who comes in here…

Slash: Because it's always like that.

Stern: Every guest who comes in here says their headphones don't work and I can't get my chief engineer to fix this.

Slash: The other is working now.

Stern: Is that better?

Slash: Yeah.

Someone: Hi Robert!

Quivers: Good morning!

Slash: I was only up [?] for the last three days now.

Stern: All right. Wait, some people want to ask you...


Someone: I just got here, you beat me to it.

Stern: Yeah.


Someone: I heard that Axl's addicted to heroin.

Slash: No, never has been. Axl actually... well, for the most part the only guy who's never been addicted to anything in the band.

Stern: Was Axl? And he's the guy you would think would be?

Quivers: He don't need it, he's already out there.

Stern: What the hell's going on? Just clear the stuff for us real quick. Everyone is a fan of Guns N' Roses. Is it really gonna happen?

Slash: You know what, we're working on it.

Stern: You are?

Quivers: You're in the studio…

Slash: I've been there for the last three and a half weeks.

Stern: You have?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: Where is this studio? In New York?

Slash: It's called... it's in LA.

Stern: Oh, in LA.

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: And it's a studio where you guys regularly get together?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: And what happens? Nobody does anything, everyone's just kinda...

Slash: No, we all go there.

Stern: Tell me what happens.

Slash: We get there at 11 o'clock at night.

Stern: Right.

Slash: And then we go to a local....

Stern: Bar?

Slash: Something like that.

Stern: Yeah.

Slash: Around the corner and about 12 o'clock, 1 o'clock we get working. We work till about 4 or 5 o'clock and morning.

Stern: You do?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: So there is actual band work going on?

Slash: You know, people talk about all kinds of stuff...

Stern: You're making it sound like so much work to be a rock star, though.

Slash: No, no, no.

Quivers: Just imagine that your day start at 11 p.m.

Stern: I love that.


Stern: Don't you love that?

Slash: My day starts at 10:00 a.m. and then Guns starts at 11:00 pm. [laughter]

Stern: Because it kind of reminds me of the Stones, you know, to me I always think of Slash like Keith Richards. He always wants to be working and once I have the band going...

Quivers: Yeah, he's cool he wants the tour, he wants it all.

Slash: I drink a lot of these things.

Stern: What is that?

Slash: It's just coffee.

Quivers: Okay, this is amazing, he comes in here with iced coffee in the morning.


Stern: But you know what I mean, you kind of remind me of like Keith Richards, you want to keep the band working, you're a sensible guy.

Slash: You know what, listen.

Stern: You got something good going on and Axl reminds me of, like, Mick Jagger, like, you know, he wants to go off and do something.

Quivers: A solo thing.

Stern: Yeah.

Slash: The best rock and roll line I ever heard was from Keith and it was because Axl showed up late in Atlantic City...

Stern: Right.

Slash: ...and Keith went, "you know, I slept in a chandelier last night and I made"


Stern: "And I'm here."

Slash: And it was classic at the time, you know. And Axl really does try but he's got his own...

Stern: What's going on with him, what's he doing? Is he married now, is he divorced from that girl?

Slash: I actually, to tell you the truth, we just got reacquainted so it's been...

Stern: You hadn't seen each other in a year or so?

Slash: It's been like three years.

Stern: Three years?

Quivers: Really hadn't even laid eyes on him?

Stern: What's going on, tell me the truth?

Slash: I was gone. No, I was gone.

Stern: No, you weren't gone, he was gone.

Slash: No, he wasn't gone. He was in LA.

Quivers: Were where you?

Slash: I was out playing.


Stern: You were willing to back together with Guns N' Roses...

Slash: No, let's not get into all that.

Stern: Of course. Me, I never understand what I...

Quivers: They won't get into it.

Stern: …when somebody has a great band -- you know what the odds of having a great band are?

Quivers: And the way that band...

Stern: ...a billion to one.

Quivers: ...took off.

Stern: Yeah. And Guns N' Roses, popular band, people would buy a record if they put one out.

Slash: Yeah, but... okay.

Stern: They would go see you on tour. It doesn't make sense.

Slash: All things considered, you know, bands have a... there's lots of intricate little tiny things that are going on from...

Stern: Interesting battle [?].

Slash: ...I would say, you know, emotional stuff between the members of the band, like in a family…

Stern: Like actual sick of looking at you and you're sick of looking at him?

Slash: Well, I wouldn't go as far as to say all that.

Stern: Really? But close?

Quivers: But there was conflicts?

Slash: But I mean we have a conflicts of interest.

Stern: Really? You both [?] check or something?

Slash: Conflicts of interest both in the same check.


Slash: How does that work?

Stern: What is the conflicts of interest? Is it a business conflict of interest?

Slash: No, it's just, you know, not like having a meeting of the mind sometimes.

Quivers: On rock music?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: I can't believe that.

Slash: How could you not believe that? Every band has it.

Stern: No. You come in there you.... How does that usually work, you write the music, he writes the words?

Slash: Um, if it was that simple then we'd have sort of a job detail.

Stern: Right.

Slash: It never works that easily. It's a matter of sitting down with somebody that you love very much and like going, "you know, let's try this," and he goes, "that's a great idea" or...

Stern: Yeah, let's be open to it.

Slash: ...but it doesn't always work that way.

Stern: Right.

Quivers: Because he just says, "no, that sucks, I don't want to do that" [laughter]

Stern: And then you go, "hey, man, that's not fair," that's like, "I think it is good," and then you get into an argument.

Slash: And then you get into an argument.

Stern: You got to set it up the way we set it up on the show and quite seriously like...

Slash: Well, okay...

Stern: Let me tell you how we set it up. Let me tell you how we set it up on the show, all right? Robbie and I just do our thing, we adlib, we're live, okay? But when it comes down to me Jackie and Fred writing something, I have the final say. Someone has to have the final say. Someone has to be the boss. Because Fred always gets upset when I reject some of his material and Jackie takes it pretty well, but Fred will get really pissed off and go, "you don't appreciate me"...

Quivers: But there are times when you pick up on their ideas and make a whole thing out of it.

Stern: Yeah! But sometimes Fred will write a whole thing and it's perfect and sometimes I will go, "hey, it doesn't work"...

Slash: It's not always that diplomatic, though.

Stern: But someone...right, because there's no leader.

Quivers:  It's not diplomatic here either when you see your papers getting tossed across the room.

Stern: Sometimes Jackie will send me something and after four pages [?], I go, "this sucks" and "it's not funny" and he'll go, "this kills" [?] "any radio guy would air this." But I mean I'm not any radio guy and it sucks. Now go back and work some more.

Slash: I always wondered how Bob Newhart and like Mary Tyler Moore worked, you know.

Stern: They were never on the same show, that's how they worked.


Slash: No, no. But with their own particular programs I always wondering, like, how does everybody...

Stern: Those two dolts they don't do anything.

Quivers: They are actors, they say whatever somebody puts in their mouths.

Stern: Whatever someone puts on a piece of paper [?] Oh, you had to do that right?

Slash: No, no, I'm sorry. But that was always the whole deal. It's like as long as you can play...

Stern: ...who cares what you're on.

Slash: You know, it doesn't matter.

Stern: Who cares what drug your on as long as you can play.

Quivers: But has that become an issue, too?

Slash: Well, when Steven, when Steven Adler um…

Stern: ...had his problems.

Slash: Who I love dearly. I talk to him all the time.

Stern: Right.

Slash: When it came to a point where he could not play as part of the band, after a while we're just like...

Stern: ...yeah, I always thought it was funny that someone got so messed up that they were kicked out of Guns N' Roses.


Slash: joke about that.

Stern: I mean, what do you have to do to get kicked out?


Slash: But there is, you know, there is a point there as long as you can play, as long as you're part of the group and, like, you show up and you get into it, then everything's fine. I heard that you slept with 15 or 16 chicks the other day and it was outside of the beach and you did, you know, three grams of this blah blah blah but you still show at rehearsal.

Stern: Right. That's fine. That's fine.


Stern: This is Rachel. She has a question for you. Yes, Rachel?

Rachel: Hi. I wanted to know what happened with Gilby Clarke?

Slash: Um...

Stern: Who is Gilby Clarke? The guitar player you mean in Guns N' Roses?

Rachel: Yeah, the rhythm guitar.

Stern: What happened...

Quivers: Didn't he leave the band on his own?

Slash: He got fired.

Quivers: He did?

Stern: [laughter] He did?

Quivers: I thought he left on his own but they fired him.


Stern: Why did you fire him?

Slash: I think it was writing differences...

Stern: Really? Man.

Slash: ...basically. But it wasn't with me. I actually liked Gilby at the time.

Stern: Right.

Rachel: Are you guys still on good terms?

Slash: He and I know... He's suing us so...


Slash: Normally we would be but...

Stern: You know, you're a guy who made it, you know, from nothing. You weren't born into money or anything like that, now all of a sudden you got legal situations, you don't need this.

Quivers: [?] that you worked and worked and worked to get here and then all of a sudden you are suing each other.

Slash: The situation with Gilby is like... um, after the particular time we got involved with him he wasn't doing anything, really, and so we brought him into a situation where he had all, you know, like the obvious, I mean, it was a great position to be in right to be in.

Stern: Right, to be in Guns N' Roses.

Slash: So then he turns around and sues us so I'm a little pissed off at him.

Stern: I see. All right. So there's a lot going on. So the point is...

Quivers: ...they're tough in those meetings, doesn't it?

Stern: Yeah. So you're working with Axl. Axl is a tough guy. Listen this isn't Slash saying, I'm saying, Axl is a tough guy to work with. There's no question. I mean, the guy…

Quivers: Well, you know, now I'm understanding, remember that one song he said "if we don't get that down right I'm quitting rock and roll completely"?

Stern: Yeah, he's always quitting. So the thing is, Slash is trying to get this guy…

Slash: That's not my quote, that's his quote.

Quivers: Yeah right. Absolutely.

Stern: Slash is just trying to keep things together, he knows he's got a good thing. If it wasn't for you the whole band would fall apart, right?

Slash: I'm not gonna say that.

Stern: I'll say it.

Slash: You know a band is one of the…

Quivers: What about Duff?

Slash: ...everybody works together. Yeah, me and Duff and Matt yeah and the whole bit [?] we get in there and jam.

Stern: Right. Here's what we got to do, we got to get Axl in there. We need a front man.

Slash: No, no, he's there too. You know, but the way that we work...

Stern: you end up at the end of the night yelling at each other?

Slash: No.

Stern: You walk out and nothing's on paper, nothing's just sort of completed?

Slash: We don't we don't get into what you call completed…

Quivers: Have you any songs completed?

Slash: Yeah!

Stern: Oh really?

Quivers: Aright.

Slash: Everything's cool.

Stern: Michael Jackson was easier to work with.


Slash: Oh, with Michael I just had to go in and do a guitar solo....

Stern: Right, that was no big deal.

Quivers: But you know, Slash is in there saying, "well, I showed up for the gig" [?] you have come in here and admitted many times that you weren't even playing the same song as everybody [laughter]

Stern: Okay, Greg you're on the air.

Greg: Hey, how you doing? Slash, how you doing, man?

Slash: I'm fine, how are you?

Greg: Doing good, man. I love Guns N' Roses. I've got a question for you. Is your mom really Iman the model?

Stern: Is that right? Your mom is Iman the model? David Bowie's wife?


Slash: No, no.

Stern: I started that rumour.

Greg: I thought I heard that on this show.

Stern: [laughter] Is your mother Iman?

Slash: My mom used to go out with David. No Iman does now [?]

Stern: Oh, I see. That's why there's some confusion.

Quivers: is your mom the one who is in the circus?

Slash: In the circus?

Quivers: No?

Stern: The bearded lady?

Slash: The magazine or...

Stern: Were you goofing on his mother?


Stern: Your mom was in the circus?

Slash: No.

Quivers: ...confused him with someone else.

Stern: I didn't know Bowie went out with circus performers.


Slash: Hey, hey, this is my mom your talking about.

Stern: I know. Your mom must be hot if Bowie was into her.

Slash: She's very good-looking.

Stern: Wow. I'd love to get her [?] turn me onto her?

Slash: My mom?

Stern: Yeah, I could check her out. How old is your mom?

Slash: Um, to tell you the truth she won't tell me, as far as I know she's 17.

Stern: No, really. What's she like, 40 or something?

Slash: She's in her 40s.

Stern: Is she?

Slash: She had me when she was 17....

Stern: But I bet she's hot.

Slash: She's very pretty.

Stern: Mmm, I'd like some of that. Let me meet your mom.


Stern: What's the big deal, dude?

Slash: You're always screwing me. You're gonna make me curse on the air.

Stern: Is her chest holding up? I mean, is everything holding together?

Slash: No, she looks gorgeous.

Stern: Really?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: Has she a boyfriend?

Slash: You know what? Okay, all right. Wait, wait, all right. About three weeks ago I get a phone call, I'm in a hotel and my service, my answering service, I'm checking my messages and I hear this music and I get this all the time where people call me up and they leave music on my answering machine.

Stern: Trying to pitch it?

Slash: Yeah. And so I'm playing my guitar so I've got the phone in my, you know, like in the kirk in my neck and I'm listening to this music and it's like really cosmic and really pretty and I can't press 3 because my I got my guitar pick and so on, and it turns out to be my mom playing.

Stern: Really? Your mom's a musician.

Slash: Yes, I played on what is supposed to be her record.

Stern: Really? Was she nude when she was playing?


Slash: No, come on!

Stern: She sounds hot, man, I'd like to...

Quivers: It's his mother!

Stern: What's the big deal man? You can't turn me on to your mother? You have to be protective? Dude, I'll be gentle with her.

Quivers: Some things are sacred.

Slash: If I remember correctly you're married.

Stern: Well, I am.

Quivers: Now, you're not.

Stern: No, he's married.

Quivers: No, he's gotten a divorce.

Slash: No, no.

Quivers: You're still together with your wife??

Stern: Yeah!

Slash: Of course I am. And she's going out with a guy that's bigger than you so I would just leave it at that.

Stern: Could you say that again?

Quivers: His mom is going out with a guy that's bigger than you.

Stern: Oh really? Who? Who is it?

Slash: Um, I don't remember his name. I've only met him twice.

Stern: Oh, you mean bigger, uhm, physically?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: Oh, I thought you meant in show business.

Slash: No.

Stern: So out of the group, you've got the hottest mom? Is that what you're saying?

Slash: Oh, I don't know what the other guys' moms look like. Oh, I know how one of them looks...

Stern: Slash's been very nice, he brought in some of the work that he's been doing with Axl late into the night. He wants to play a little clip for us. Here it is.

Slash: No!

[ambient music playing]

Stern: This is the new sound for Guns N' Roses.

Quivers: They are going very mellow.

Stern: Yeah. They start out mellow.

Quivers, Really, keyboards and everything.

[pan flute starts]

Stern: Now, who's playing pan flute? You or Axl?


Slash: Are you kidding? I'm the pan flute guy.


Stern: Are you? [laughter] Very nice.

Quivers: [?]

Stern: So Slash's wife is so hot, man. Such a fine little piece of ass.

Quivers: Oh yeah?

Slash: Oh, wait, okay, no, no, no, Howard.

Stern: What are you saying? You think that's wrong?

Quivers: He meant that in the best sense.

Stern: I meant that in the best sense. Are you a gentleman or something? Your wife is hot, man.

Slash: No, but my wife is beautiful.

Stern: Yeah.

Slash: [?] piece of ass.

Stern: She's not a piece of ass?

Slash: We could talk about it privately but not on this [?]

Stern: I saw her I wanted heroin. I'm telling you, I can see how a guy could get into that.

Slash: You know what, I met her when I was driving down the street in a car.

Stern: And you picked her up?

Slash: I pumped the gas for her.

Stern: Really?

Slash: And then we went for lunch and I bought her flowers…

Quivers: You followed her into a gas station?

Slash: Yeah, and I took her to lunch.

Stern: How romantic.

Slash: And then I took her to dinner and bought her flowers…

Stern: You took her home and did her?

Slash: No, no.

Stern: How long did it take you to get in her pants?

Slash: Um [laughter]

Stern: One day?

Slash: No, no, in all honesty it was about three or four days.

Stern: Really, that's all?

Slash: I'm a gentleman.

Stern: Yeah, but you made out with her on the first day, right?

Slash: No.

Stern: Great.

Slash: I kissed her. That's not making out.

Stern: And on the second date you felt her up? I mean, how far did you get on the second date?

Slash: You  always do this to me and I will not let you.

Stern: Why? What's the big deal?

Slash: Because it didn't happen that way.

Stern: And you hit a home run on the fourth date?

Slash: Listen.

Stern: Are you serious?

Slash: She was a difficult catch.

Stern: Hmm.

Slash: It wasn't like just walking in and going...

Stern: Four dates doesn't sound that difficult. No offence, but you're Slash.

Quivers: You're thinking of days interrupted by work, it was four days intensively.

Stern: Right. Four days he was living by her.


Stern: He wouldn't leave her alone.

Slash: I know we lived in a...

Stern: Like a barnacle.

Slash: We were in a one-room for three months after we finally got everything together.

Stern: Really? You wouldn't even leave each other?

Slash: Yeah. Now as I think the farthest I got from the bedroom was like the kitchen.


Stern: Oh, it's beautiful. I'd love to do that with your wife. Hey, let me tell you something. So Slash is in my movie, you know.

Quivers: Yes.

Stern: Makes a little appearance with his wife.

Quivers: Oh. So that's...

Slash: I gave her my [?]

Stern: Yeah and actually his wife was all dolled up walking around out on the street, we were shooting on location in Brooklyn, and you know it was a neighborhood that was a lot of a black and Hispanic people and they were busy checking out this whitey running around in practically a negligee. It was like I saw a lot of brothers that were, "holy [?], look at this here!"

Slash: You know, I'm half brother

Stern: I know you are, you're black.


Stern: And I was I was afraid they were gonna run off with his wife. When I walked out of my trailer she was running around the street and a negligee or something, I don't know what was going on in Slash's trailer. Those two couldn't keep their hands off each other.

Slash: Well, we had Ozzy in there for a pretty long period of time.

Stern: [?] my movie was a class operation, a lot of the rock stars...

Slash: Are you done shooting?

Stern: Yeah, I'm done shooting.

Slash: Really? So you must feel a lot better, cuz I was like, "to get up in the morning and he does his show"...

Stern: I wasn't looking too good.

Slash: No, you looked fine.

Stern: I did?

Slash: You looked great. I was really... I was gonna say it but I didn't.

Stern: …you were really messed up?

Quivers: No, that wasn't really where he was going, Howard [laughter]

Slash: I was really impressed.

Stern: Really?

Slash: Yeah. I was, like, you know, because I work hard, you know...

Stern: Yes.

Slash: ...and...

Stern: ...not compared to this, though.

Slash: ...but I was like, "this is really impressive"

Stern: Right.

Slash: Like getting up in the morning, talking to God knows how many people, and then going on and being yourself doing...

Stern: …this movie.

Slash: ...this movie, on a daily basis.

Stern: I am dedicated to my craft!

Slash: I know.

Quivers: And he shows up, just look at that.

Stern: Yes, I got to tell you, it was hard work.

Slash: That's integrity.

Stern: Thank you.

Slash: All right.

Stern: Thank you. Seriously,i I appreciate you saying that. About time someone said something nice about me.


Quivers: You know, every rock star has come in here and been very impressed with that.

Stern: Because you you should see... Ozzy I thought was going to jump out a window.

Quivers: I know!

Stern: Like first of all, thank God I was really working on a professional movie because Slash and Ozzy doing me a favor and being in the movie, and they get there and they see at least it's professional, and they're fed and they each had their own trailer and whatever they wanted was available to them. So at least it was a bearable day for them. They were doing me a favor.

Slash: It wasn't that much of a trailer [laughter].

Stern: It wasn't? Really?

[Slash laughing]

Quivers: It was half a trailer?

Stern: Oh, come on!

Slash: It was sort of like a small couch.


Stern: Yeah, but come on! I mean at least it was something.

Slash: And some ice.

Stern: Oh man! So what did you do the whole day? Because what happened with like Ozzy came in and goes, "I'm yours for the day, I'm gonna be here for the day, it's no big deal, whatever you gonna do." So then, like about a half hour later, he comes in he goes, "is it over yet? I haven't done anything, I'm sitting there..."


Quivers: He doesn't know what a day in [?]

Stern: Yeah, and then at the end of the day, I mean because as small as the scene is, it took forever to shoot, every scene takes forever to shoot.

Slash: Which is the reality.

Stern: Which is a reality of moviemaking and Ozzy was like, "oh well, I don't understand we've done it ten billion times!"


Stern: But you were nice about it. You were drinking in the trailer, right? Cuz I think you were pretty smashed by the end of the day.

Slash: No, no, no.

Stern: My theory was that you just were loaded and just didn't care anymore.

No, I was just, you know, sort of like...

Stern: You were feeling a good buzz?

Slash: No, I was pretty sober.


Slash: No, I always look drunk.

Stern: Were you? I think you were drinking.

Slash: No, I was pretty sober.

Stern: Oh, were you really?

Slash: Yeah. I had a couple cocktails.


Stern: Yeah! I knew there was something going on. I think everybody was doing something in that trailer through the day.

Slash: The whole time that we were actually shooting we never left the actual set, so we didn't drink.

Stern: Right. All right. Oh really?

Slash: Yeah.

Stern: Okay, cuz I didn't know. Cuz I kept saying to the director, "buddy," I said, "look, I'm not a director but I'm telling you right now, you better get Slash through his scene right now because, I mean, you know, it looks to me like he's had maybe a few cocktails." And I said, "it looks like you could lose him." [laughter] I was afraid he was going to lose him.

Slash: No, I was just getting a little frustrated because after two or three takes I'm like, "okay, we're done."

Stern: Yeah, right, I know.

Quivers: That's how you do the video.


Stern: I know, but everyone was feeling the same thing...

Slash: No, but it was fun because of all the people that were there.

Stern: It was fun to hang out with other musicians and all that?

Slash: Yeah, we had a good time.

Stern: Yeah, it was a good time.

Slash: I know it's only two seconds on screen but whatever, 12 hours, two seconds…

Stern: It really is.

Quivers: That's how it works.

Stern: I've actually seen the scene on screen and it's like, "you know, Slash is gonna choke me!" cuz I stood there all day for like, then I walked by for two seconds [?] But it's funny it's funny to see all the guys in it. It was really kind of a neat thing. But I was I was a little nervous because you know what happened? I'm over at the Brooklyn Academy of Music shooting this scene and, you know, rock stars are always late.

Slash: Right.

Stern: So each rock star would straggle in and there was a whole bunch of rocks stars...

Slash: I came on time.

Stern: No, no, no.

Slash: It was your car that picked me up.

Stern: Yeah, I know, I know.

Slash: It was your car that picked me up to take me to your shoot.

Stern: But each rock star was the same, it's like they want to see each other so the first rock star would come in and I'd say, "okay, let's wait for everyone else," and then you wait and everyone's not there. So I start doing... so Betty says to me, Betty starts to explain the scene to one of the rock stars. They look like they're hazed over and nobody looks like they know what we're talking about so I go, "Betty, let me handle this," she goes, "you better handle this because these guys aren't... who knows what they're hearing and what they're not." So I explained the whole scene...

Slash: We just have a bad image.

Stern: Yeah, yeah, right. I explained the whole scene. And then did someone else straddles in and finally like the fifth guy in, Slash...

Quivers: They look like they're not paying attention but they were [?].

Stern: Yeah, right. And then you go, "hey Slash"... but Slash is very accommodating. He really was. I said, "hey, here, you're walking over here." And he brought his wife, he threw the wife in the scene too, and she looked good.

Slash: Yeah.

Sten: She is hot. She wasn't wearing a bra, no panties. She had like a little silk outfit on.

Slash: I know she...

Stern: Shaking her ass in my face eyes about it

Slash: ...excited about it. [laughter]

Stern: I didn't know if she was coming on to me. I didn't know what was going on.

Slash: Because she thought you were coming on to her.

Stern: Did she? I was.


Stern: I wish you would have left. I was hoping you'd get so drunk you pass out I could jump on top of her. [laughter] No wonder you're sober.

Slash: Think again.


Stern: Yeah. My plans didn't work out. Here's another question for Slash. You got a song on the soundtrack of the new Miramax movie, Curdled.

Slash: Right.

Stern: The song is called "Obsession confession."

Slash: Right.

Stern: And it is an instrumental.

Slash: Well there's two different

versions is the instrumental version

which is acoustic and so on and so forth

which I actually did with around a guy

named Jed Lieber from LA well I'll play

the song and I'll maybe make up an alert

I'll help you out no but there's another

one this is in the movie which which is

the whole the you know all the the

credit right right and that's that's

called obsession as well and someone

sings on ads there's vocals on that by

girl that you would love really

she hunt and he was Marta Fanta did your

door no but now I think Niall did but I

usually services you don't know how are

you monogamous I'm a mine of course I'm

supplier alright your wife's hot but I

can see you just like turning everything

down well I mean I don't need to

anything really cool i dentist you got a

question quickly yeah how you doing yes

I did slash ever consider playing with

what's the guy's name from your SQL car

Sammy Hagar I heard this rumor that you

are going to be playing with Sammy Hagar

is that true I've played with him before

right no we don't have any plans

what happened to you think this Sammy

called you since you got kicked out of

an hello I went I played with Alice

Cooper in Mexico right and his club

right would Cabo I know we did a live

record there did you did you something

it's good yeah is it is Gary related to

Steve Harvey I don't know I don't know

what that means alright so this movie


yeah I haven't heard of this movie where

what it's right it's right up your alley

really is out now Romney yeah I don't

know that much about it but I did I just

I just came back from a

in Miami and I had the best time yeah

would your wife wait in the Permian she

wasn't there really you get to go

yourself yeah nice how did you do that

well because it's a Miramax thing and

they just flew me out so I could be

there we did a press conference together

let your wife want to go yes you wanted

to say no you can't well they're not

gonna pay for it you know I say you got

a millions of dollars what's the big


yeah but you know I'm gonna be working

right yeah that's how I am too I work I

just worked right and I get it done um

okay so so I tell you what honey what I

want to do what let me take a little

break okay come back I wanna hear this

song at you what are we in this cell

well we're gonna sell berries we aren't

even we don't even care sell some tires

Bobby just might I want to listen your

song and since it doesn't have lyrics

I'll write a few lyrics - all right now

this is slow this is like news mellow

I'll listen to a little bit of it all


all right thank you rock you don't get

mellow you're not a ballad kind of guy

I'm not very bad this is very romantic

this particular version or if you want

you know what I could do I gotta lay it

right now since we're kind of geared up

for it and then and then we'll okay yeah

I'm around

out version and one quiet version here a

little list see what track is a 16 no

that's allowed way how did I get a find

that hold on no it's the second one on

the trackage gameplay the mellow on I

don't know which which is the one

without the lyrics the first one so the

second one on the track second one in

the track it's just last night okay javi

Jimmy handed me a bunch of stuff I don't

know what it none of it worked

see if I can get something apply watch I

can't I have no idea what he gave me

maybe they'll need to totally commercial

break the track 16 on we'll see that's

the electric version with lyric on the

record doesn't want to play that but

will it no I want to play I don't give

me there is no track Sikandar no it

should be like track 11

good I'll track 11 this is right here

track 16 I said it but it won't cue up

to it what thanks 11 isn't isn't oh

thank you take your jacket that's it

that you playing yeah you're good man

those are you laughing yeah what to



came in just a whole new direction for

you now it's an alligator

what you're saying is you can play to

anything I saw anything

that's cool right beside


see the Macarena

but okay is this in English

brought us on yeah we got a blonde

Spanish gold

with big Brett I'm the only one who

can't say that



how many of the instrumental version

boy that's better


wait wait a third apart

coming up it's coming out

this is a big this is a big turn since


when are you in the actual having a

different system I like that you're into

a whole bunch of different then I'll

explain it


want to dance with me I'd add a dancer

this kind of Seve obscene beam up to



the hip towers




right leave it

I'm so long I'm so crazy did you see

that movie did you see me moving why

don't you dance advance the guitar so

why didn't you move in it not a big deal

so - why it means short came oh come on

what are you uptight


I've been dancing me for Christ's sake

your wife ever dance to this

you're doing the stations doing the

Macarena but I'm really changed

on this issue where's that slide guitar


you play that on a Gibson yeah mark

don't play Stratocaster that's it little

I play wouldn't have been unlucky

everyone who plays with Stratton a man

who's famous died you know that yep look

Jimi Hendrix played a strat I know

well guy from the Obama City same thing

on their defender who else play describe

that guy Eric Clapton Buddy Holly and

who else I'm serious about this

when you play that on Gibson you say

I wish I could play like this I could

quit the radio show


Janis Joplin's leads take me out our

player had a strap having haven't gone

that far

now if you play the acoustic version

it's completely different I'm just think

about your wife I'll sing like I'm you

thinking about your wife

how's that all right


my wife so fine


my pants are pain in the ads are don't

startle it sure so sometimes I have to

drink a little wine I'm taking I see

hell if you hung around with actually

you'd have to drink turpentine


because sometimes I play two notes the

guy yells at me then I have to do a line

really big of a blur that's a good desk

alaric being in a band is a pain in the

ass and yeah generally although I met a

fine broad and pumped again I humpers

flow I humper fast

I drank a little Jack Daniels in

Howard's trailer so I could last

what do you think man iPad some dad a

little partial I guess yeah

I can't believe very nice as you want to


you're pretty good man you must have

taken some lessons no I'm really really

you guys says uh never took lessons of

course now there was a guy named Robert

wuhl and I first started he played

stairway to heaven for me in front of me

yeah I mean while I was learning how to

play very

right I was like that's not what I came

here for it and then

and you instantly pick it up so I left

that was it and I went home

well that's all you read music no wow me


I actually when I did this first time I

ever read a chord chart yeah yeah really

because we have with the band that we

hired we only have tonight and

plays these are all professionals I can

write so they don't want to waste your

time with a guy right you know you tell

Carrie please pour me a breather Epson


yeah very nice given do your wife to

this yeah really good for you I'd like

to do your wife to this okay come on

what's the big deal

all right if you have gone far enough

honey all right listen you can pick that

up / he has tattooed songs on the

soundtrack for the new Miramax movie

girdled and it's called obsession

confession is the I guess a single yeah

I don't know I just wrote the music I'm

writer I don't care what but the rest of

the album is really good mm-hmm you know

but we don't care about that as long as

if you're not on it then we'll just buy

for your trash pretty cool though what

the recipes people coming in from oh you

know what I'm saying is this guy Joseph

that wrote a bunch of stuff there huh

that's really cool yeah it was some

great stuff too

I love my life but I smoke but I'm

married so I don't need to jump slug oh

well that's better I work with Axl who

is not me start cursing on the air I'm

selling it I'd like to punch Gill in the


my name is flash this is my song you

seen I never get away all right slash

listen I want to thank slash for coming

and also want to thank slash for being

in my movie which is real nicer what to

do I had a great time we had a good time

that day yeah and I kept him locked in a

trailer and he gets bored about it no

actually tell you the truth I didn't

spend that much time in the trailer

aw he was in your trailer all right yeah

then we had this long convoluted

conversation now did you know what he

was talking about he started telling you

how he can't get an erection anymore no

Prozac he I don't know what anyway did

you ask him for advice on how going on

I'm sort of invited himself in but he's

a good guy could you get rid of him or

he just uh I know he was fixated on

telling me about

I don't know well thank God you amuse

him because Howard probably would have

lost it I tried to amuse him I there is

no amusing the main thing was like going

and shooting the actual scene right and

that's where I spend most of my time

right right and I had you know it was

like at first I was a little nervous it

was really hot and so on and so forth

but I have to give you credit you

handled it real well I did yeah I need

for only tantrums or get everyone crazy

so I was just like I'm just here to do

my thing right so and you were good

let's just get it done I'm telling you

people be surprised that you're acting

this film all you had to do is this yeah

could I do it on your wife at all was he

coming on to her no I don't think he

could focus on okay anyway I want to

thank the legendary is flash for coming

in the great slash who's great guitar

player and I wish you luck with the Guns

and Roses hope you get all that jelly

waiting patiently for this Alves I'm

looking forward to it I am too I am so

and congratulations on be nice one day

to have the whole band in here yeah well

good luck there's not enough chairs and

here is the CD curdled and you can pick

that up in the record stores right now

with original music or / alright and

we'll be back with the news right office

thanks /

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Thanks to @Surge for sending us the audio, as it has disappeared from youtube.

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