Slash Turned Down Huge Sums of Dough for G&R Reunion, Has As Much Fierce Integrity As He Does Hair



NME posted a thought-provoking news bit on Slash this morning. In an interview with GQ, the Curly Haired One explained rather dryly that despite "excessive" offers in the neighborhood of seven or eight figures, he's had absolutely zero interest in reuniting with Axl Rose. "I am a pretty realistic kind of person, and don't expend energy worrying, 'What if?'," he says. "If I hear great music we did together, I respect it for what it was and appreciate it. But I'm not like everyone else around the band who wants to somehow try to recreate it because there's so much money to be made." That kind of thing has to be frustrating to hear if you're Rose, particularly because Guns N' Roses sound like a cover band without Slash in their lineup. Could it be that Slash's beef outweighs those numbers or is it simply that he doesn't need the money? Perhaps he's smart enough to let what part of the legacy that's his, simply be. Would it be too embarrassing for him to stand side-by-side the current, bloated n' cornrowed incarnation of the band's once wily frontman on stage? Given the bounty, his response is impressively zen. What do you think?

Slash Turned Down Huge Sums of Dough for G&R Reunion, Has As Much Fierce Integrity As He Does Hair