Slash: 'I Wouldn't Like to See a Guns N' Roses Biopic'

Guitarist doesn't want GN'R to be brought to big screen.

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Slash has stated that he would not like to see a Guns N' Roses biopic.

In an interview with Belfast Telegraph, the guitarist, who recently turned film producer, does not think that the grittiness of GN'R's hedonistic lifestyle would translate to the screen:

"I would not like to see a Guns N' Roses biopic. It's really rare where you see actors portraying live musicians (well). I don't think rock and roll translates in the movies, I don't think they really get the gritty vibe of what it's like."

Slash, whose Slasher Films production company was established in 2010 was also asked what the scariest horror film he had ever seen was:

"That's an easy one. When I was a little kid, my mum took me to see "Night of the Living Dead," and the scariest scene was when the daughter grabs a spade and goes after her mum, and her mum can't accept that her daughter's a zombie; she's pleading with her and doesn't realize what she's dealing with - and she gets spaded to death.

"That was just a very unnerving scene for me, and it clearly stuck with me all this time."

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    Slash says in his book that the whole use your illusions tour is on tape somewhere in axl's locker. He also said that it shows very well the problems with the band. IT would be nice to see that footage
    That would never happen. People would sooner see the tapes with Bill Clinton performing in the Oval Office rather than Axl's Use Your Illusion Tour tapes.
    The issue with a GN'R biopic is the obvious dilemma regarding the timeline. Do they discuss any of the post-Spaghetti Incident material, how half the band left and/or got fired, the legal troubles regarding Axl claiming the band's name as his own? If so, do they dwell on the 15 years(!) it took to record and release Chinese Democracy or do they spend time looking at Snakepit, Loaded, Velvet Revolver and any other projects that members of the AfD/UYI line-ups were involved with? A GN'R biopic would likely end up a mess taking all these factors into consideration.
    I couldn't see a movie being made and it not seeming like a lame caricature.
    Probably for the best.
    Quick.....Somebody get a list together of actors who have their upper teeth ground down to 1/10" and can sing through their noses.....
    Justin Bieber should play Axl Rose. Just sayin'
    Woah, Axl can be a bit harsh, but there's no need to insult him THAT much..
    There already is a Guns N Roses movie: its called THIS IS SPINAL TAP!
    He makes a good point about Rock N Roll not translating well into movies. Also, I think the "values" that these guys had--and the music industry in general--at that time would not be well-received in theaters today. A lot of political correctness has changed our culture to the point that every movie has to have a moral lesson, even if it's just for show for 5 minutes at the end to validate all the debauchery. There's really no possible happy ending for this film. I do think it would be interesting, though, to show the story from a couple different perspectives like He Said, She Said (look it up) or Crash or Traffic (whichever one did that)--without taking sides. You could start with Slash and Steven living in LA, then Axl, Izzy, and Duff moving to town, band forming, making it big, then the "destruction" and with the beginning of Velvet Revolver and Axl working on Chinese Democracy, making sure to show "what could have been," but that nobody seems to regret anything.
    My biggest suprise at this article was the fact it was the Belfast Telegraph that interviewed him