When Slash Auditioned For Poison

So would the world have been perfectly complete with Slash in Poison? Worse off than it already is if he wouldn’t have been in Guns? Who’s actually on first, here?

Rikki Rockett divulged, in a Decibel Geek Podcast, details about Slash’s audition for Poison. Slash had thought he was a shoo-in, due to his Hollywood Rose ties,

‘So Bret [Michaels] and I liked him; we all liked him,’ stated Rikki.

Slash fit the bill perfectly. Well, almost. Rockett went on to say that future hairsprayed glam-brother, C.C. DeVille, was simply a better fit,

‘And then C.C. [DeVille] auditioned, and he just made more sense than Slash did. So it was a tough decision, because we all liked Slash.’

Sorry to spoil the ending, but Slash was not pleased with being passed over. Really taken back. Suffice it to say, however, he went on to enjoy a fruitful career. Bloody hell, Google Guns N’ Roses tour earnings for the past couple of years. It was a happy ending.

As any amiable rock stars would, Slash and the boys of Poison have since made amends,

‘I see Slash and we’re totally cool, you know what I mean? I haven’t seen Axl in fucking fifteen years, but I’ve seen the other guys, and [there’s] no problem.’

…And they all rocked happily ever after


Credit Blabbermouth.net for Podcast transcription

Ben Borcher

Ben Borcher

From Powell, Wyoming. Moved to San Antonio, Texas. Married, 3/kids. Faith, family, music, and mountain biking. Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Type O Negative, Opeth, Pantera, Amon Amarth, Metallica, and Johnny Cash!
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