One of the most awkward things a child can experience is catching their parents in the middle of them possibly making a sibling. Maybe Slash didn’t experience the same shock and disgust when he saw his mother in bed with David Bowie.
During an interview with on Australian radio show Triple M, the guitarist recalled the time he caught his mother Ola Hudson and the Thin White Duke in bed together naked when he was only eight years old. Ola, who passed away in 2009, made costumes for Bowie in the mid-70s. Slash recounts,
“My mum started working with David professionally at first. I’m pretty sure that’s how it started. Then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that. She did his wardrobe for his whole Thin WhiteDuke period and The Man Who Fell To Earth movie that he did. She did all that and he was around for a while, he continues, He was always over – they were always together. I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective was limited. Looking back on it, I know exactly what was going on. When I look back on that whole combination of people, I can only imagine how freaky it was.”
We can only imagine how freaky that must have been, too!
Someone needs to tell Charlie Sheen that he’s not performing on his own roast on Comedy Central, but rather a tried and true, stuffy, corporate and quite establishment-ish celebration…A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was given, forpitysake! Oh. Wait. It’s for SLASH.
Less than three months after his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Slash received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today. Speakers included producer Robert Evans, radio host Jim Ladd and Charlie Sheen, who had the best line of the ceremony. “It’s quite fitting that Slash is getting a star on the very street Axl Rose will one day be sleeping on,” he said. “This star is going to be stepped on more than the coke we did in the Eighties.” Slash covered his face to hide his laughter during the Axl crack, but if the odds of a Guns N’ Roses were a trillion-to-one before today, they just got a bit slimmer.
p.s. I LOVE Slash. Love him. (I think I love Duff McKagen more, though…was he there??)