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Slash Refuses to Allow Guns N' Roses Music on 'Glee'

Guitarist also says that Velvet Revolver is looking for a new lead singer

January 20, 2011 9:45 AM ET
Slash Refuses to Allow Guns N' Roses Music on 'Glee'
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Slash has told Entertainment Weekly that he rejected a request from the producers of Glee to use Guns N' Roses music in an episode of the series. His reasoning was pretty simple: He thinks the hit show is horrible.

"Glee is worse than Grease and Grease is bad enough," he told EW. "I look at Grease now and think, 'Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a work of art.'" So Slash is definitely not a fan of squeaky-clean singing teens.

Photos: Guns N' Roses: The Early Years

The guitarist does not have a hardline stance against licensing Guns N' Roses' hits, but prefers to lend his music and image to projects he endorses. For example, his distinctive image is used extensively in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.

Photos: NYE 2008: Velvet Revolver, Paramore, Pete Wentz and More Rock in the New Year

Slash also discussed the future of his band Velvet Revolver with EW, saying that the group is currently auditioning a new singer. He was mum on details, but admitted that among the possible candidates, "There’s one guy that’s definitely pretty well-known." Speculate away!

Slash talks about his tour with Ozzy, the search for Velvet Revolver's singer, and Axl's latest accolade [EW.com]

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