Slash Says a Guns N’ Roses Biopic ‘Doesn’t Even Seem Possible’
Guns N' Roses' tumultuous history seems ready-made for a biopic, but Slash isn't particularly interested in making one about the band.
In a new interview, he suggested the difficulty in casting a movie is enough of reason to not even consider it. Speaking to Chile's Futuro (via Blabbermouth), the guitarist ruled against a biopic even after having seen Motley Crue's recently released The Dirt.
"I thought the Motley movie was great, 'cause I just saw it a couple of days ago," he noted. "It really took me back to the early days in the '80s and all the way through their career, because I just remember everything that happened along the way. And then it gave me some insights as to internal details that I wasn't really aware of. I thought that came out great."
Still, he added, "I wouldn't wanna do a Guns movie like that. I couldn't imagine trying to find somebody to play the different members of the band. It just doesn't even seem possible."
Instead, Slash would prefer an officially made documentary that incorporates performances recorded during the Use Your Illusion tour that turned out to be the last trek Slash made with the band until the Not in This Lifetime tour began in 2016.
"I think we have a lot of concert footage from the '90s in the can — like, 24-7 footage from 1991 to 1994, of just every day on the road with Guns N' Roses," he said. "It's been sitting in a vault for years. And I would love for that to be edited at some point and put out. So we'll see if that ever happens."
Slash is currently devoting time to promote his latest solo album, Living the Dream, but in the same interview, he confirmed that Guns N' Roses would go back into the studio after they completed a new, but so far unannounced, tour in October.