Slash: 'I caught my mum naked with David Bowie'

Guitarist opens up about his mother's relationship with the Thin White Duke

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Slash

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has revealed that he once discovered his mother naked with David Bowie.

The legendary axeman, who released his second solo album 'Apocalyptic Love' in May, revealed to Australian radio station Triple M that he walked in on his costume-designer mother Ola Hudson and the glam rock icon in the nude together when he was just eight years old.

Ola, who passed away in 2009, worked with Bowie in the mid-1970s and designed his outfits during his period with his 'Thin White Duke' persona, which included the album 'Station To Station' and the film The Man Who Fell To Earth.

Speaking about this, Slash said: "My mum started working with David professionally at first. I'm pretty sure that’s how it started. Then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that. She did his wardrobe for his whole Thin White Duke period and The Man Who Fell To Earth movie that he did. She did all that and he was around for a while."

He continued: "He was always over – they were always together. I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective was limited. Looking back on it, I know exactly what was going on. When I look back on that whole combination of people, I can only imagine how freaky it was."

Slash will tour the UK in October, with a run of shows that begins in Edinburgh at the city's Corn Exchange on October 7 and runs until October 15 when the guitarist and his band headline Newcastle's O2 Academy. The run of gigs also includes shows in Manchester, Birmingham and two nights at London's O2 Academy Brixton.

'Apocalyptic Love' features 13 songs, all of which feature Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy on vocals. Kennedy is touring alongside Slash throughout the album's promotional world tour with his band Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators.

Slash recently completed a full European tour, which included an appearance at this summer's Download Festival and a one-off show at London's HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 6.

Slash will play:

Edinburgh Corn Exchange (October 7)
O2 Apollo Manchester (8)
Birmingham National Indoor Arena (9)
O2 Academy Brixton (11, 12)
O2 Academy Newcastle (15)


To check the availability of Slash tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Read More On This Artist

David Bowie - 50 Geeky Facts David Bowie - 50 Geeky Facts

Video: David Bowie - 50 Geeky Facts

Slash Merchandise
More News
Palma Violets share new track 'English Tongue' - listen
Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock gives advice to teenage girls in Rookie's 'Ask A Grown...
Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care' at Los Angeles hospital
'The X-Files' actor David Duchovny announces debut solo album
James Blake announces 1-800-DINOSAUR mini tour
Young Fathers stream new album 'White Men Are Black Men Too' - listen
Blur include records by Ellie Goulding, Radiohead, Bowie, Nick Drake in favourite albums list
Circa Waves cover Ellie Goulding's 'Love Me Like You Do' - watch
Run The Jewels share 'clean version' of 'Run The Jewels 2' album
Led Zeppelin share interactive video for alternate version of 'Trampled Under Foot'
Glasgow's Arches venue set to close following police raid
Ringo Starr says he originally wrote new album 'Postcards From Paradise' on drums alone...
Azealia Banks becomes Medusa in 'Ice Princess' video – watch
The Maccabees share new single 'Marks To Prove It' - listen
Everything Everything, James Bay and Catfish And The Bottlemen added to Festival Number 6 line-up
The Vaccines to release new video tomorrow (April 1)
Paramore's Hayley Williams unveils first episode of beauty and music web series 'Kiss...
Wilco cancel show in Indiana due to US State's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Smashing Pumpkins and Marilyn Manson announce co-headline tour
Drenge say Record Store Day has 'turned into a swamp of bullshit'
Future Islands record new music at Abbey Road and play new songs live - watch
The Libertines tell fans to 'expect album announcement soon' in latest update from...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM