During a new radio interview with Detroit radio station 101 WRIF, the iconic lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses Slash revealed a shocking story about a time wherein one scene in the controversial Motley Crue movie, The Dirt played out in real life. Here, Slash describes a drug score gone awry. Alternative Nation transcribed Slash’s comments.
Host: Now, I know that you’ve talked about this before but you’ve seen “The Dirt” and stuff, is that supposed to be you in that one scene with Nikki [Sixx]?
Slash: [Laughing] Yeah, yeah. Actually, I talked to Nikki and he told me that there was something in the movie before I saw it. I’ve taken an [inaudble] or something and I saw the movie and went: “oh yeah, yeah”. I mean, there is some truth to that. We were staying at the Franklin Apartments and Nikki, myself, Steven Adler, and my friend Mark Mansfield had gone to the Cathouse.
Mark had known we were getting some smack and we went back to the Franklin Apartments. I was drunk so I just passed out and my girlfriend had woke me up telling me that Nikki had O.D.’d and was in the next apartment over. Mark Mansfield, the one who had the smack then took off, the paramedics came and they had to put me in the shower so I was coherent enough and it ruined the whole thing.
In the new Netflix Motley Crue biopic ‘The Dirt,’ actors portraying Guns N’ Roses members Slash and Steven Adler are seen high on heroin with the actor playing Nikki Sixx in a scene that takes place on December 23, 1987 at the Franklin Plaza Hotel. It’s unclear what in the scene is exactly true, as the film takes a lot of creative liberties.