SLASH: Video Of 'Late Show With David Letterman' Appearance Posted Online

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash was a guest on "Late Show with David Letterman" Tuesday night (October 30) to promote his newly published memoir, "Slash", which came out yesterday via HarperEntertainment. When asked about his current relationship with Axl Rose, Slash said that he would like to clear the air between them and admitted that the bad blood that exists was partly his own vault, caused in part by his bitterness over the breakup of the original GUNS N' ROSES. When David asked if those wounds would ever be healed, Slash said that it's all in the future and left the door open to a reconciliation.

Watch the nine-minute segment of Slash's appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" below.

Slash has scheduled the following book-signing appearances in connection with "Slash":

Thursday, November 1, 2007
7:30 PM
232 E. Ridgewood AVE Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Monday, November 5, 2007
7:00 PM
3700 Torrance Blvd Torrance, CA 90503

Wednesday, November 7, 2007
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Book Soup (at The Whisky A Go Go)
8901 W Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069

Several page extracts from "Slash" are available at this location.

Slash's co-author Anthony Bozza told, "The greatest thing for me as a writer working on this book is that Slash never really gave it up in the press. He didn't talk about the stuff that went on behind the scenes with himself or with the band. To be honest, I don't think he ever really cared about that kind of stuff. But people always ask him about it and with the the 20th anniversary of 'Appetite for Destruction' this year, he just felt it was time to put all that stuff to bed and just focus on his new band, VELVET REVOLVER."

Getting the soft-spoken musician to open up for the book wasn't easy, Bozza admits. Part of the problem was that when they first met, Slash was heavily into his oxycontin, phase, "binging" on the synthetic heroin on a daily basis according to Bozza.

"So when he agreed to write the book, I wasn't sure it would really happen," he said. "But right after we met he went into rehab and was sober — or not on oxycontin, when we did the interviews."

And so began a long series of interviews between the tow, most of them taking place at Slash's home between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. "He's an absolute night owl. It took me a month to get used to daylight again by the time it was over," Bozza said. "But it was worth it. The book is his reminiscing on one part of his life, but its very much a story that's still being every way."


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