Slash doesn’t have enough “jazz-hands” in him to like karaoke.
Due to his career as the guitarist in rock band Guns N’ Roses, many expect Slash to be interested in every aspect of music. While he appreciates hearing a beautiful voice, getting up on stage and belting out a tune during a night out has never been for him.
“I hate karaoke with a passion. My wife likes it and some of my friends do, so I often get dragged to these things,” he told NME magazine. “I last about five minutes and then I dial a cab. I’m sorry but I don’t have that sort of jazz-hands thing in me, I just can’t do it.”
The same goes for dancing, with the 48-year-old star not known for throwing shapes while he’s on an evening out. Most tracks leave him cold, with Dr Dre’s Xxplosive the only one which gets his foot tapping.
“Nothing really makes me want to dance but his gets me quite close,” he explained. “It’s got that head-nodding aggression that all the best Dre stuff has. He’s a hip-hop producer with a rock kind of energy to him. This isn’t so much funky like James Brown as low-slung but stiff.”
The star listed many other songs and records which have special meaning to him, such as work by Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. He refused to name a song he’d like played at his funeral though.
“I’m sorry but I can’t name one. Not even as a joke. I know someone’s going to read this and be all like, ‘But you said…’ and then I’m gonna have to spend the rest of my life telling everyone in interviews that no, I probably don’t want that song played at my funeral,” he said. “It’s too big a choice, too big a responsibility.”
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