Why Poison Rejected Slash In The 80s

artist: Slash date: 09/06/2012 category: general music news
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Why Poison Rejected Slash In The 80s
Poison singer Bret Michaels has revealed more details about why they rejected Slash in the 1980s when he auditioned to join their band. "Slash is one of my all-time favorite guitar players and I believe he would have steered our sound a little more in the Aerosmith direction," he told Austin 360. "He was basically the same guy he is today. What you see is what you get. It never really had a chance to work out or not. The band decided C.C. (DeVille) was the best choice for us." Slash revealed in 2010 that before joining Guns N' Roses that Poison guitarist Matt Smith was the one who told him to try out for the band, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. Although he wasn't a fan of their music, he was yet to make his name as a legendary guitarist and had to consider every gig that crossed his path. He made it through the auditions and was down to the final two, but realised he would never suit their glam makeup style. "As I was walking out of the audition, C.C. DeVille was walking in," said Slash of the auditions. "He had on pancake makeup and a ton of hairspray. I actually remember thinking right then, That should be the guy.'" Can you imagine a world where Slash didn't join Gn'R? Would Poison have been better with his influence? Share your opinion in the comments.
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