Legendary GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash was a guest on "The Jim Kerr Rock n Roll Morning Show" on New York City's Q104.3 on Wednesday (October 31) to promote his self-titled memoir "Slash". Download the interview in the MP3 audio format at this location (6.3 MB).Slash has scheduled the following book-signing appearances in connection with "Slash": Monday, November 5, 2007
3700 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503 Wednesday, November 7, 2007
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Book Soup (at The Whisky A Go Go)
8901 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 Several page extracts from "Slash" are available at this location. Slash's co-author Anthony Bozza told BostonNow.com, "The greatest thing for me as a writer working on this book is that Slash never really gave it up in the press. He didn't talk about the stuff that went on behind the scenes with himself or with the band. To be honest, I don't think he ever really cared about that kind of stuff. But people always ask him about it and with the the 20th anniversary of 'Appetite for Destruction' this year, he just felt it was time to put all that stuff to bed and just focus on his new band, VELVET REVOLVER." Getting the soft-spoken musician to open up for the book wasn't easy, Bozza admits. Part of the problem was that when they first met, Slash was heavily into his oxycontin, phase, "binging" on the synthetic heroin on a daily basis according to Bozza. "So when he agreed to write the book, I wasn't sure it would really happen," he said. "But right after we met he went into rehab and was sober — or not on oxycontin, when we did the interviews." And so began a long series of interviews between the tow, most of them taking place at Slash's home between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. "He's an absolute night owl. It took me a month to get used to daylight again by the time it was over," Bozza said. "But it was worth it. The book is his reminiscing on one part of his life, but its very much a story that's still being written...in every way."