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There Will Be No Guns N' Roses On Glee

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Slash just isn't a fan.

Though many aritsts are lining up around the block to get their music covered on the hit FOX T.V. show, former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash has revealed he and frontman Axl Rose were approached by the show's producers personally to get a song of theirs on Glee. The boys turned them down. Slash explains:

"In the current climate of what’s going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it’s really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at Glee. Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough… When Grease came out, I was like, 'Oh c’mon, give me a break.' Actually, I look at Grease now and think, 'Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art.'"

First of all, Grease was a brilliant work of art!

Second, yeah, the show's not for everybody. We could see how Slash could take issue with the music makers behind the show reworking his artistic expression to fit their own musical mold.

But in the end, he's the one who is missing out. Just ask any of the other artists the show has covered and they'll tell you - it's pretty sweet to watch your music rise in the charts right along side theirs.

To each their own!

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58 comments to “There Will Be No Guns N' Roses On Glee



  1. 1

    Slash should stick with his porno and whatever other scum he calls "entertainment." There are much better rock groups for GLEE to cover!



  2. 2

    Amen Slash…they should just call this show "GAY" would be a much better name



  3. 3

    OMG, Slash, you NEVER let me down! AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  4. 4

    GNR back in the day made music that was edgey and cool. Neither of those words can be used to describe the watered down PG rated shit they plop on the screen and call "Glee."

  5. B0red says – reply to this


    5

    hes too cool for school



  6. 6

    oh man, I feel the same about Glee. I can't stand that show!



  7. 7

    had to LOL at his comment - he's totally right.



  8. 8

    Damn right Slash! Let Glee continue with their bubblegum pop crap they sing.



  9. 9

    who knew slash to be a very smart and well versed man? kudos sir slash for your insightful take on this farce of a show…



  10. 10

    Just because slash doesnt want his music played on Glee he should stick with his porno or wahtever ignorant comment tkdfightgrrl said beacuse it lame and had nothing to do with slash's comments. Secondly maria, not everyone cares that much about their song rising on the charts. Chances are they wanted to use Sweet Child O Mine, a song that still makes them millions without Glee.



  11. 11

    AGREE WITH SLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  12. 12

    Really? You should have drawn the line with Paulina Rubio and the hideous song you two performed together, man, you even appeared on the fucking video. Suddenly you're too cool? ha!



  13. 13

    you're such and ignorant perez, your little head is simply stuck in some piece of talentless and worthless ass all the time. Glee is for has-beens and newcomers, not for legends. Michael Jackson, GNR, Slash and other great artists don't need to be paid a quarter per second so they can hear their songs on a kiddies show, where horse-face Lea and the rest of the kids still in their puberty era get to lipsync the autotuned karaoke version of that song.



  14. 14

    I don't understand why the guys in these rock bands feel the need to publicly discuss how they don't want their music on Glee because they hate Glee. They're middle aged men, of course they're not going to like Glee. There is no need to talk about it publicly. It doesn't make them anymore rebellious or cool, it makes them look like douchebags. And why the fuck is Slash even watching High School Musical?



  15. 15

    not EVERY ONE loves glee, deal with it!



  16. 16

    Silly, silly Perez, I would bet the farm that Slash and the boys do not feel they are missing out on a damn thing. I would venture to say that they feel as though they dodged a bullet that would have shot up their legacy as “The World’s Most Dangerous Band.” Glee is a happy show with gay (in the literal sense so back off) characters that smile wide with gleaming capped, white teeth before a backdrop of rainbows and sugar plums. GnR cannot be confused with squeaky clean soft-rock bands like Bon Jovi. GnR was a gang of snarling drop outs, with bad teeth, bad hygiene and bad attitudes who reeked of strippers and Jack Daniels. If you put the cast of Glee in a DeLorean and sent them to a GnR show circa 1988, not all the cast would come back alive.



  17. 17

    Re: tkdfightgrl! – TKDFIGHTGRL, you are the kind of person that GnR fans beat up.



  18. 18

    DEFINETLY —-I can believe that show won all those Golden Globes?!?!? They must be the ones bribing the voting press—-



  19. 19

    Good for him. It's nice to see an artist with some sort of integrity.



  20. 20

    I guess drugs hurt your judgement… ask any 20 year older what is Glee and what is Guns N' Roses… who sells more music now? i dont even watch Glee but i know if i was a former star, I WOULD DIE to get on Glee to sell more albums!!!



  21. 21

    ITA with him! Glee is corny and the songs are shitty when they redo them most of the time. It is good to see they have a diverse set of characters so High School kids can see all kinds of people, gay or straight, but I am not in high school, and I find it boring and cornball.
    Go Slash!
    Oh and winning a Golden Globe is just bullshit. Remember- Ugly Better one them too!



  22. 22

    Ah, while I think its amusing what hes saying he is a dinosaur stuck in time and living in his own head with his ego clinging to a one-dimensional perception of music.



  23. 23

    Hearing Glee remake a guns and roses song would be a sure sign of the coming apocalypse. I hate how they butcher songs and I'm glad Byran Adams also turned them down.



  24. 24

    I look at it this way: if Julia Roberts were asked to guest star on Sesame Street, she wouldn't lambaste the writing for being juvenile. A middle aged man criticizing a teenage musical tv show is just pathetic. Next he's going to tell us he doesn't like the show iCarly.



  25. 25

    I never thought I'd been in active agreement with Slash, but I agree 110%. Glee isn't about music, art, or anything cultural, it's about manufactured, meaningless crap. I know the economy's bad, but distract yourself with something that isn't catered to an audience of people with mental, emotional, and artistic shortcomings. And music doesn't have to even be edgy, it should at least have a purpose and message, and Glee has none of that. In fact, there are loads of pop acts who at least get gritty with their music, and for that, they are highly respected. Glee, though? Give me a break.



  26. 26

    The only I don't agree with is Grease getting compare to High School Musical even though he said it was better they shouldn't have been compare in the first place. Either then that I agree with him am pretty sure their fans would lose respect for them if they did Glee. Sure they might get new fans if Glee covered them but those fans are fickle they don't want to upset their core fanbase good decision.



  27. 27

    Re: kanga3 – Well sorry but if the teenage show wants to slaughter his music, he has a right to his opinion. They suck at singing most songs. In a few years, people will look back at this corny show and laugh.



  28. 28

    Uh, GnR are legends, so if they don't want their music on Glee, their sales will be just fine. I've never seen Glee, but I'm sure its not for everyone, which shouldn't be an issue to you.



  29. 29

    Dude, hire some real writers, seriously, your sister is an idiot.



  30. 30

    Re: kanga3 – I don't know what is more laughable; comparing Slash to Julia Roberts or comparing Glee to Sesame Street?? I mean sure, both shows are targeted to tiny brained people who haven't reached sexual maturity yet, but come on! Sesame Street has way better acting.



  31. 31

    way to stand up to this caca slash.



  32. 32

    I don't get the Grease comparison, unless he just hates high school musicals, but at least in the film Grease, the music was original and not just bad covers of popular songs.



  33. 33

    Grease made history. Most Grease songs made history. Only 3-4 songs of G'n'R will make history… So… Meh!



  34. 34

    he is a rocker don't you can't expect them to like musicals, but yeah he would gain a looot of money



  35. 35

    Re: Hellenac – OMG I had no idea he played with paulina rubio!! he has lost my respect



  36. 36

    Re: kanga3 – Hey idiot…he just didn't come out one day and say this, he was asked in an interview. You know what interviews are don't you? They are asked questions, and respond to them, and then their responses are printed for people to read. How dumb can you be in thinking he just one day decided to get his glee hate on and talk about it. Idiot.



  37. 37

    GOOD GLEE IS CRAP!!!!!!!!…Perez clearly has no taste in music …or very shallow taste. GNR is one of the best rock groups EVER!!. Appetite for Destruction is a fucking MASTERPIECE. GNR are real deal rock n rolla's not this crap now a days passing as "rock". GNR songs done by the annoying voices of GLEE would be stupid as hell.



  38. 38

    SLASH: YOU ROCK!!! But we already knew that!



  39. 39

    Re: Alasen – Alasen: Everybody knows someone like you. You are the person whom tries to talk over people because you are desperate to be heard. You probably speak with conviction and likely are able to convince one or two fools to believe the unsubstantiated bullshit that comes out of your mouth while the remainder of your unwilling audience rolls their eyes and mutters, “fucking idiot” under their breath. I suspect you get called a “fucking idiot” a lot, yet you continue to spout off inaccuracies that are unfair to the person you are blithely denigrating.
    In this case you just called one of the best guitarists alive according “one-dimensional.” This man is one of the most diverse musicians and has played every genre of music; Slash has been in THREE critically acclaimed, wildly popular bands which he still tours with. He has written some of the most memorable riffs in rock history and is “one of the most in demand session musicians. He has recorded music with Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Sammy Hagar, Insane Clown Posse, Ronnie Wood, Bad Company, Cheap Trick, Michael Jackson, Jamie Fox, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Ray Charles. I think I’ve proved that Slash is far more than “one dimensional”; his recent hits make him anything but a dinosaur. Slash has been making relevant, great music consistently throughout his 20-some year career. And lastly what I have proved today is that you are, without a doubt, a fucking idiot.



  40. 40


  41. 41

    maybe to Slash his music is about more that just pimping out his songs for a quick rise in the charts



  42. 42

    Re: La Souris – What are you talking about, Guns and Roses had so many hits, I can name at least 10 off the top of my head and I'm not even the biggest fan of GnR.



  43. 43

    His next bath will be his first.



  44. 44

    Re: Kimberbunny – [/re] Kimmie! You were so quiet during the spirited debate, and then came your “sigh.” I’m sorry I don’t know you well enough to know your sighs yet…little help?



  45. 45

    For those of you who think Slash is silly for not wanting the GnR music on glee - have you ever actually listened to a GnR song? They really are in no way appropriate for glee & their fanbase. Their themes would really have no place on that show. I don't dislike Glee, but it's definitely NOT going to hurt the GnR fanbase, which will continue to grow regardless of any song being featured on a musical TV show.



  46. 46

    I don't understand why GLEE has become just about the music?

    There is absolutely nothing wrong with a show that promotes and embraces differences in people who form a bond through their passion for the arts. Whether they be disabled, gay, overweight, different religion, or of a different ethnic background.

    Why do people oppose a show that touches on important subjects? Fine if you don't like it, but why berate the show when it does so much for kids out there who feel different and at times worthless?



  47. 47

    Re: kanga3 – Thank you!



  48. 48

    UGH Grease is brilliant!



  49. 49

    Re: Puchende – well it's because Slash actually cares about music, not about selling artist who only care about selling don't love music.



  50. 50

    Re: kanga3 – im sorry but iCarly, what are you? 5 years old? Slash has the right to have his own opinion about this shitty show, and this rock guys are amazing. not everything is shitty pop



  51. 51

    GAYS–stop bulling people who simply do not like the tv show GLEE



  52. 52

    I love you Slash!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
    I don't understand the appeal of Glee!



  53. 53

    hes just jealous the glee producers turned him down…
    ppl that say glee sucks need to get a life. y r u commenting here? y have u obviously watched the show, seeing as u have an opinion on it? glee is new and innovative. it addresses issues that need to have light shed on them, and the kids really are immensily talented. gooooo glee!



  54. 54

    GLEE is garbage. Good for Slash.



  55. 55

    That's because Slash and Axl are true rockers - you really think they'd want to be on pansy ass Glee??? Come on!



  56. 56

    I used to like the show. Unfortunately, it's become nothing more than a show about gay people. I'm no homophobe. In fact, 3/4 of my friends are gay (my best friend's gay and all of his friends somehow became my friends). However, as my best friend puts it, the show should be called "Kurt: A High School Story" rather than "Glee." I enjoyed the Kurt storyline last year. It was featured just enough to give a significant impact without getting overplayed.

    I don't blame Slash, either. I wouldn't want to be on a show that basically just "sings" songs for flashiness anyway. Back in the first season 90%+ of the songs were song with a reason and fit into the context of the episode it was featured in. Now, it's all just about how "Gleetzy" they can make it. It kinda makes me sick.



  57. 57

    Re: Dxxx-voice of reason – I just saw that. My comment got erased. I went on a HUGE rant about how being logical and well spoken would just go over their silly little heads, and it was a damn good little rant. I blame Lindsay Lohan for drunkenly hacking my computer and removing my super cool comment. >8(



  58. 58

    For some people, their music doesn't need to be rehashed into today's society. GnR songs are classic and fantastic! There's no need for nerdy kids to be singing them, those aren't the types of people the music was created for. Leave GnR alone, they're so much better than Glee. Let Glee use and abuse pop music - none of that has any artistic expression attached to it anyways.