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Interviewing Slash Comes With a Strict Set of Rules

Slash is best known as the lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses, but the Los Angeles-based musician, who left the band in 1996, isn’t too keen on discussing the old days. The New Zealand Herald recently revealed that prior to interviews, Slash gives journalists a list of rules about what topics are and aren’t permitted.

The Slash dictates are:

* Guns N’ Roses is a topic that Slash can briefly touch on.
* You can briefly discuss the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame Induction – but only to the extent of the honour of that.
* You can’t talk about the ceremony itself and Axl not showing up and their performance etc.
* No questions about Axl whatsoever.
* No questions about a possible Guns N’ Roses reunion.
* No “on the road” stories or historic infamous type stories based around Guns N’ Roses.
* There has to be a focus on what he’s doing now and forthcoming events/plans.

It’s worth noting that Slash still plays Guns N’ Roses music at his concerts.

Have you ever been given strict rules by an interview subject? We’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments!

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