Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash: ‘Axl Rose hates my guts’

Axeman also says he 'would love to play' the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has spoken about his relationship with singer Axl Rose and revealed that he believes the eccentric frontman “hates his guts”.

The guitarist told Rolling Stone that he would personally “love to fucking play” the band’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction, which takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on April 14, but he knows it will not happen.

Asked about this, the guitarist replied: “This is a subject I’m dead sick of talking about. Everyone has been asking me what’s going to happen, and they know as much as I do. I feel you’re totally obligated to be present and I would love to fucking play, but it’s just something that’s not going to happen for whatever reason.”

Then asked about his relationship with Rose, the axeman said there wasn’t one at all, saying of his former frontman: “He hates my guts. It’s over a lot of different stuff; I don’t even know. There’s just no communication between us. I talk to Duff McKagan [former Guns N’ Roses bass player] and Steven [Adler, former Guns N’ Roses drummer], but when it comes to old Guns N’ Roses, there really isn’t anybody that makes decisions.”

Slash releases his second solo album ‘Apocalyptic Love’ on May 21. The guitarist is set to play a one-off UK show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 6. The show is two days before Slash headlines the second stage at this summer’s Download Festival.