Velvet Revolver man defies smoking ban

Slash says he will light up anyway

Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash has said that he is ready to flaunt the smoking ban.

The former Guns N’ Roses star was recently involved in an investigation following a Velvet Revolver show in Wales recently after lighting a cigarette onstage.

The whole of the UK is now covered by a smoking ban in places of work after a new law came into force in England yesterday (July 1).

Speaking to NME.COM he said: “It’s what I do – unless I giving up smoking altogether, which I don’t see happening.

“I’ll probably just take my chances, pay the £50 and smoke to my heart’s content. I can’t imagine being up there and playing for 90 minutes and not having a fag.”

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