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Slash & Robin Finck


Vincent Vega

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Hey Marc, a couple of questions.

Apparently, one of the last things Matt Sorum did as a member of GN'R was show Robin Finck to Axl. He recommended him to Axl and they went to see Robin at Cirque de Soilel together and not long after (in January 1997), he was brought in. Matt suggested Robin would be a perfect rhythm guitarist, which could then allow Slash to come back to GN'R. Axl said no, he wanted Robin as the lead guitarist replacing Slash.

Couple of questions

1) Knowing Slash as you do, and whatever you know of Robin, do you think had Axl heeded Matt's suggestion, could Slash & Robin have worked together, or would it have been another "Slash & Paul" sort of situation where Slash would've refused to play with him off the bat? Do you think Slash would have been open to Robin, or would he have only accepted a rhythm guitarist he picked at that point?

2) It's well known now that the reason Axl refuses to even be on stage with Slash so much is because he feels Slash lied about a lot of things, that Slash ruined the last 15 years of his lif and ruined his reputation and misled the public. However, in 1997, Slash didn't speak to the press at all that year outside of one interview in January 1997 in which he simply said that he and Axl weren't seeing "eye to eye at the moment." In January 1997, Slash had just quit not long before...There wasn't years and years of what Axl might see as lies to the public or anything. Why wasn't Axl willing to even consider trying to patch things up with Slash and introduce Robin to him or something at that time, before Slash even opened his mouth to the press?

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Hey Marc, a couple of questions.

Apparently, one of the last things Matt Sorum did as a member of GN'R was show Robin Finck to Axl. He recommended him to Axl and they went to see Robin at Cirque de Soilel together and not long after (in January 1997), he was brought in. Matt suggested Robin would be a perfect rhythm guitarist, which could then allow Slash to come back to GN'R. Axl said no, he wanted Robin as the lead guitarist replacing Slash.

Couple of questions

1) Knowing Slash as you do, and whatever you know of Robin, do you think had Axl heeded Matt's suggestion, could Slash & Robin have worked together, or would it have been another "Slash & Paul" sort of situation where Slash would've refused to play with him off the bat? Do you think Slash would have been open to Robin, or would he have only accepted a rhythm guitarist he picked at that point?

2) It's well known now that the reason Axl refuses to even be on stage with Slash so much is because he feels Slash lied about a lot of things, that Slash ruined the last 15 years of his lif and ruined his reputation and misled the public. However, in 1997, Slash didn't speak to the press at all that year outside of one interview in January 1997 in which he simply said that he and Axl weren't seeing "eye to eye at the moment." In January 1997, Slash had just quit not long before...There wasn't years and years of what Axl might see as lies to the public or anything. Why wasn't Axl willing to even consider trying to patch things up with Slash and introduce Robin to him or something at that time, before Slash even opened his mouth to the press?

Hard to say if Slash would have worked with Robin. I don't think Slash would want to have 2 lead guitar players in the band but there may have been a chance that Slash would have worked with robin as far as song writing. There was also a lot more going on between what Slash wanted to do and what Axl didn't want to do. So you have to conceder everything.

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