Glee fans: don’t hold your breath waiting for the day the cast will welcome you to the jungle.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Slash, Guns N’ Roses’ mysterious sunglasses-and-top-hat-wearing guitarist, said that he has denied a request from the Glee producers and will continue to keep GNR music out of the show.
This is somewhat of a surprise, considering GNR music hasn’t been particularly difficult to license in the past, and the band’s songs have appeared in many other projects throughout the years.
So why isn’t Slash feeling Gleeful? Turns out the string-master has a particular lack of love for Glee‘s sing-along teeny-bopper vibe:
“Glee is worse than Grease, and Grease is bad enough…When Grease came out I was like, ‘Oh, c’mon, give me a break.’ Actually, I look at Grease now and think: Between High School Musical and Glee, Grease was a brilliant work of art.”
It’s nice to see one rock god taking a stand against the cheap and cheerful while rock-and-roll music by The Rolling Stones and The Doors rolls its way into a show that also covers Britney Spears. Really, it’s about time some ancient relic of rock stepped up to put down the new wave in teen musicals. And for this, Slash is our man.
While those Slash-hate chills are multiplying in the hearts of Glee die-hards, the rocker is touring with Ozzy Osbourne to promote his latest solo album, Slash. Slash has never been a singer, and so the album features vocals by Kid Rock, Fergie, Iggy Pop, and Ozzy himself, as well as a number of others. The tour kicked off on January 16th in Omaha. Check to see if the Prince of Darkness and Axl Roses’ dark side are coming to a town near you. In the meantime, get your dash of Slash by watching the dirty, dirty music video Slash made with Fergie below. (She literally ties him to a bed and plays with knives, all while showing her hump. That’s right: her hump, her hump, her hump. Check it out!)Tags: Axl Rose, Britney Spears, Doors, Entertainment Weekly, Fergie, Glee, Grease, Guns N Roses, Iggy Pop, Kid Rock, Ozzy Osbourne, Rolling Stones, Slash