Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash recently spoke to the U.K.'s Observer about a number of topics, including money, sex and drugs. Several excerpts from the article follow:
"One of the biggest mistakes I apparently ever made was giving up the name GUNS N' ROSES. But I couldn't care less. [Singer] Axl [Rose] is doing exactly what I assumed he would do with it, which is run it into the ground.
"Never watch 'Spinal Tap' before you go on stage either. I had a guitar that had the knobs go to 11, and Axl said, 'Is that what you're going to use tonight?' I said, 'Yeah!' And he had a fit. He went crazy.
"I got very addicted to sex at one point. I'd keep three or four different rooms in one hotel so I could bounce around between them. That was over the top and that took me to therapy. It was during my first marriage, too, which is pretty sad. That first marriage was a big mistake.
"I never had any ambitions with money. I had no interest in it, no real respect for it. Money will turn your life in all sorts of twisted directions if you don't get a handle on it. So my wife helps me. She was a madam back in her day. She knows money backwards and forwards."
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