Slash discussed his Guns N’ Roses bandmate Axl Rose in a new Team Rock article.
“The night I died was actually a bad ending to a wonderful evening. It was sort of funny. I had gotten into a massive argument with my fiancée and I thought, ‘Fuck it, I’m in Frisco,’ which is smack heaven, ‘I’m going to get loaded’. So I did but I used a little too much. It was fun for a while, then I passed out in the hotel hallway for eight minutes. They told me later that I died. I came round in the hospital and checked myself out because we had a show the next night. I overdosed the morning after one gig and then died – so I guess that counts as a day off – then got up and played the next night. I’m pretty durable like that, it didn’t phase me. I guess that puts Axl not getting up onstage into perspective.”
He later said, “Axl is one of the greatest singer-frontman guys to come along ever, and a brilliant lyricist. He’s a super-super intelligent, very astute individual. That’s one of the things I’ve always admired about him. And he’s one of the most straightforward honest people I’ve ever met.”