.

Slash 'Embarrassed' by Story About Mom Naked With David Bowie

Guitarist says press attention was 'awkward'

Slash
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
September 19, 2012 2:15 PM ET

Despite sharing the story last month about how he once walked in on his mom naked in bed with David Bowie, Slash now says he is "embarrassed" by the tale and is trying to downplay any dirty deeds between the pair. On Monday, the guitarist told San Francisco's 107.7 the Bone radio station, "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." He added, "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."

Slash also dispelled any notion of controversy about the incident. "All it was: they dated for awhile, which is common knowledge," he said. "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."

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com