GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH was ousted from the group because singer AXL ROSE
GUNS N' ROSES guitarist SLASH was ousted from the group because singer AXL ROSE has wrested total legal control over the California rockers. Slash reckons he made a mistake by allowing the singer to gain complete legal control over the PARADISE CITY group. And Slash, who left the group after fighting with the frontman last year, reckons he might still be in the group if he had been more aware of what Rose was doing. He says, "That's something that happened. I was blindsided by it, more or less a legal faux pas. I don't know what he's gonna do, as far as that goes. But I'd be lying to say I wasn't a little bit peeved. It'd be one thing if I quit altogether. But I haven't, and the fact that he can actually go and do that without the consent of the other members of the band..." Meanwhile, Rose is currently writing the next Guns N' Roses album in Los Angeles without Slash.
January 31st 1997