SLASH Clarifies DAVID BOWIE Remarks

On September 17, legendary guitarist Slash was interviewed by Lamont and Sully of the "Lamont And Tonelli Show", which airs on the Bay Area rock station 107.7 The Bone. You can listen to the chat using the audio player below.

Slash recently confirmed longstanding rumors that his mother, late costume designer Ola Hudson, had an affair with rock legend David Bowie when Slash was just a child. The former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist told Australia's Triple M radio, "My mom started working professionally with David Bowie at first. I'm pretty sure that's how it started and then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that." Slash added, "I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective at eight was limited. Looking back on it I knew exactly what was going on."

Although that may have been awkward, Slash said he has fond memories of Bowie from that period, adding, "He was cool. I liked David a lot."

Speaking to the "Lamont And Tonelli Show", Slash clarified his earlier remarks, saying, "That was a very casual conversation with somebody on the phone in Australia that I had no idea was gonna get blown up. It became this big headline, and it was very awkward. I'm embarrassed 'cause I'm sure David didn't appreciate it. And my mom — rest in peace — probably wouldn't have dug it either. All it was, was they dated for a while, which is common knowledge, and all I said was there was one occasion where I happened to walk into the bedroom when they weren't fully dressed. That was it. It wasn't anything more lewd to that."

Slash's mother designed stagewear for Bowie, John Lennon, Diana Ross and others.

Slash spent many of his formative years living in Los Angeles with his mother, where he had a close-up view of the Hollywood music, film and art scene.

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