NME.com reports that former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has backed the campaign to get SEX PISTOLS' "God Save the Queen" to No. 1 on the UK chart.NME.com is campaigning to send the record to No. 1 next week after it was cheated out of the top spot back in 1977. "God Save the Queen" was denied its rightful place at No. 1 because the authorities feared the punk anthem would spoil the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations 30 years ago. NME.com wants to right that wrong by encouraging everyone to buy the record from October 8, the week it's reissued on vinyl. Either head down to your local record shop from Monday or pre-order it now from 7digital.com/nme and it will count to next week's chart. The VELVET REVOLVER man was impressed with the efforts to get the song into the charts and immediately added his support. "If you can pull that off, that will be fucking huge," he declared. "Of course I'd [buy a copy to help the cause]. I don't know how you buy a copy these days. You have to go online to buy one?" He added: "The last time the PISTOLS reformed it was great. We were all pretty excited about it. As long as they're doing it for the right reasons — they want to do it — then it's fucking great. They were a huge influence on me when I was younger, and still are."
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