Slash shuts down any potential GNR biopic

News 09/04/2019

Fans are hoping for a Guns N' Roses biopic filled with their rich turbulent history, but guitarist Slash is not interested in making one for their band.

In an interview with Futuro from Chile, Slash says he really enjoyed Mötley Crüe's biopic on Netflix titled 'The Dirt'.

"I thought the Mötley movie was great, 'cause I just saw it a couple of days ago," the guitarist said. "It really took me back to the early days in the '80s and all the way through their career, because I just remember everything that happened along the way. And then it gave me some insights as to internal details that I wasn't really aware of. But I thought that came out great."

I don't think rock and roll translate in the movies

Although Slash was singing praises for Mötley's biopic, he has no particular interest in making a biopic for a production company, not even with his own film production company that he started nearly a decade ago.

"It's really rare where you see actors portraying live musicians [well]. I don't think rock and roll translate in the movies, I don't think they really get the gritty vibe of what it's like."

"I wouldn't wanna do a Guns movie like that," Slash said. "I couldn't imagine trying to find somebody to play [laughs] the different members of the band. It just doesn't even seem possible."

Instead, Slash would rather have an officially made documentary that incorporates performances that were recorded during 'Use Your Illusion' tour, that turned out to be Slash's last gig with the band until 2016's 'Not in This Lifetime' tour.

"I think we have a lot of concert footage from the '90s in the can — like, 24-7 footage from 1991 to 1994, or just every day on the road with Guns N' Roses," Slash said. "And it's been sitting in a vault for years. And I would love for that to be edited at some point and put out. So we'll see if that ever happens."