Slash and the reason he doesn’t read Rock Memoirs
Slash, like many rock stars, co-wrote a memoir chronicling his life as a wild guitar god. However, just because he wrote memoirs doesn’t mean he reads them.
In an interview with the Italian media Linea Rock, the guitarist declares: “To tell you the truth, I don’t read books on rock and roll. I read a book about national artists and I read books about rock and roll, but I never read anyone else’s… Well, I read Jim Morrison’s , and I’ve read Joe Perry’s most recent, but for the most part I stay away from autobiographies.
So what’s the reason you don’t read any rock biographies? Simply put, Slash said, “A lot of it is because I know people. I know the people who wrote them, and I feel like I’m spying on them. It’s like following people on their Instagram; if you know them, it looks like espionage.
Then again, since Slash knows his fair share of other rock icons, he can probably ask them all the behind-the-scenes stories himself. One good thing came from the rock memoir genre for Slash: it inspired him to really uncover the truth in his own memoir.
“I also used to think rock and roll books were 75% bulls – too… Autobiographies are largely written by other people, or biographies are totally written by other people. other people, so it’s their own fantasy that they kind of build into these books. It kind of inspired me to write my book myself and not rely too much on a ghostwriter – to be as honest as possible.
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