Slash does not look like the kind of guy who would hold back much, but as the old saying goes, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Despite the difficulties he dealt with while a member of Velvet Revolver, he stayed pretty quiet about unhappy he was. Until now.
In a recent interview with Classic Rock Magazine, he gets a few things of his chest and clears the air about his struggle to deal with the personnel and management problems that seemed to go hand-in-hand with being a member of Velvet Revolver.
A lot of the unhappiness Slash dealt with during those years was due to fellow member, Scott Weiland, whom Slash describes as a character not unlike George W. Bush. “I like him now that he’s not here,” he says.
Further problems were due to management that Slash refers to as “joke management.”
Why didn’t Slash unload all this baggage earlier. Well, as he puts it, “I always support whatever group I’m playing with – I’ll never say anything bad about them while I’m in it.”
Sounds like a pretty good policy to me.
You can read the entire interview at Classic Rock Magazine.