Slash Reveals What Almost Killed Him After Axl Rose Fight


Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash discussed almost dying from drugs and alcohol after his fighting over the future of GNR led to a fallout with Axl Rose and his departure in the mid 90’s in a new Belfast Live interview.

“In the 90s when I left Guns N’ Roses I was just sort of out there.”

“I was drinking myself to death, I was out playing all over the place, I had no real direction I was going or any real concrete idea as to what I was going to be doing for any predetermined amount of time. It was very excessive.”

“I’d left my band, I was getting divorced, I was going through all this s**t. I had record company issues. It was really classic rock’n’roll life – the bad side.”

“From 1985 up until 1994, I had been under the wing of [record company] Geffen, everything was great. Guns got to be the biggest band in the world. That was all great. When I left I left all that security behind and went through all this crazy s**t. And I drank myself through it, I did drugs through it and it was just like, textbook almost.”

Slash later got clean and sober for good in 2006, and he reunited with Guns N’ Roses in 2016.