Dave Grohl has joined the list of musicians that refuse to feature their music on Glee, and he insulted Ryan Murphy in the process. Though I usually come to Ryan Murphy’s defense, Grohl has officially changed my mind. He said that he has no interest in featuring his songs on the hit show, and he, along with other musicians who feel the same way, should not be attacked for their choice. He referenced Slash who turned down the show because he “hates musicals,” which subsequently led to Ryan Murphy calling him a “washed up old rock star.” According to Grohl, every musician has a right to reject the show without Ryan Murphy attacking them for doing so. Murphy’s personal attacks also include Kings of Leon, who he called “arrogant a*sholes.” Murphy has always said that his show is about musical education, so it’s terrible when musicians don’t want to be included in something with such a positive message. Though I see his point, Dave Grohl has a better one. Just because someone as legendary as Slash doesn’t want his music on your show, doesn’t warrant you bludgeoning him over the head with your anger. May I also point out that I’m a huge Dave Grohl fan? There’s no better guy to interview. To read one of his greatest interviews, click the link below.
“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, on his willingness to play at the Guns N’ Roses Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction and on the reason Axl won’t appear.
When the media announced Guns N’ Roses’ United States tour, I found myself immediately confused. Why? Because with the exception of Axl Rose, no original members of the band will be present. Translation? — Axl Rose is touring as a Guns N’ Roses tribute band and attempting to fool the public into buying tickets. If Axl Rose could just swallow his pride and reunite with the original members, he’d stand to gain hundreds of millions of dollars on tour. Though Slash is open to such a reunion, he’s confident it will never happen because he “knows how vehemently [Axl Rose] hates him.” Perhaps Axl should take the money from this ridiculous tour and pay for a really good therapist who will help him hold hands with Slash again. That might be the greatest turnaround on an investment in history.
I guess it’s clear where Slash’s allegiance lies in the late night feud. He appeared on Leno to perform a song from his self-titled solo album, wearing a ‘Team Coco’ pin to support Conan O’Brien. This is a pretty crafty way of showing his Leno defiance, given that boycotting the show altogether would make Slash miss out on some beneficial album promotion. Click the link below to see a picture of Slash wearing the pin.