Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has spoken about his recent revelation that he once discovered his mother naked with David Bowie.
The legendary axeman, who released his second solo album Apocalyptic Love in May, revealed to Australian radio station Triple M that he walked in on his costume-designer mother Ola Hudson and Bowie in the nude together when he was just eight years old.
The anecdote was widely reported, something that the guitarist now says he was “embarrassed” about and that the whole revelation was “very awkward”.
Speaking to US radio station 107.7 The Bone, Slash said: “That was a very casual conversation with somebody on the phone in Australia that I had no idea was going to get blown up. It became this big headline and it was very awkward. I’m embarrassed because I’m sure David didn’t appreciate it. And my mum, rest in peace, probably wouldn’t have dug it either.”
He continued: “All it was, they dated for a while, which is common knowledge. All I said was, there was one occasion where I happened to walk into the bedroom when they weren’t fully dressed. That was it – it wasn’t anything more lewd than that. End of story.”
Slash will tour the UK in October, with a run of shows that begins in Edinburgh at the city’s Corn Exchange on October 7 and runs until October 15 when the guitarist and his band headline Newcastle’s O2 Academy. The run of gigs also includes shows in Manchester, Birmingham and two nights at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
Apocalyptic Love features 13 songs, all of which feature Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy on vocals. Kennedy is touring alongside Slash throughout the album’s promotional world tour with his band Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators.
Slash recently completed a full European tour, which included an appearance at this summer’s Download Festival and a one-off show at London’s HMV Hammersmith Apollo on June 6.
Slash will play:
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (October 7)
O2 Apollo Manchester (8)
Birmingham National Indoor Arena (9)
O2 Academy Brixton (11, 12)
O2 Academy Newcastle (15)