Slash says he's "embarrassed" over an interview in which he talked about catching David Bowie naked with his mum.
He recently discussed the previously-known fact that costume designer Ola Hudson had had an affair with Bowie when he was young.
But he wishes he hadn't shared the anecdote about walking in on the couple, because neither the star nor his mum would have wanted him to.
Slash tells 107.7 The Bone: "That was a very casual conversation with somebody on the phone in Australia that I had no idea was going to get blown up.
"It became this big headline and it was very awkward. I'm embarrassed because I'm sure David didn't appreciate it.
"And my mum, rest in peace, probably wouldn't have dug it either".
But he insists the story is no big deal. "All it was, they dated for a while, which is common knowledge", he says. "All I said was, there was one occasion where I happened to walk into the bedroom when they weren't fully dressed.
"That was it it wasn't anything more lewd than that. End of story".
Thanks to ClassicRockMagazine for the report.