Watch Slash Play ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
We've all relied on Wikipedia for information at one point or another, but we also know its pages can occasionally be pockmarked with errors. How accurate is Slash's entry? Loudwire found out during a recent edition of 'Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?'
As it turns out, the stuff Wikipedia editors have posted about Slash is actually fairly accurate, plus or minus the odd misattributed quote or misleadingly described event. But don't let that fool you into thinking this episode isn't worth watching, because it still finds the legendary guitarist opening up about noteworthy events from his life and career in his signature laid-back style.
For example: you can hear about the origins of his first band's name, the details of his short-lived decision to be a bass player, his foiled attempt to steal an amp from Guns N' Roses' rehearsal studio, and the surprisingly quick songwriting sessions that yielded many of the classic cuts on the band's breakthrough 'Appetite for Destruction' LP.
And that isn't all -- Slash's tales also include Velvet Revolver's surreal-sounding sessions with the police officer assigned to keep an eye on Scott Weiland, as well as a discussion of the merits of analog vs. digital, and much, much more. Check it out above, and then listen to the five songs you must hear from Slash's new 'World on Fire' LP.