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Stone Roses' turned down Slash's offer to join the band because of his trousers

Stone Roses' turned down Slash's offer to join the band because of his trousers

Ex-Stone Roses guitarist Aziz Ibrahim has revealed that Guns N Roses axeman Slash once offered to join the group in the mid-90s.

Yes, on the departure of John Squire from the group in 1996, Ibrahim toured with the Stone Roses as a live guitarist. It is then when this is said to have occured.

"There had been auditions. Slash had offered to play," Ibrahim recently said on the StageLeft podcast. "There was a lot of bitterness and anger and so forth, maybe they wanted to piss [Squire] off, so they thought, ‘Let’s get the greatest rock icon of all time.'"

"Slash was in England and his manager wanted to manage the [Stone] Roses," Ibrahim continued.

"They thought, ‘Yeah yeah, we’ll get this big rock icon, that would really annoy John.’ Then they said something to the affect of, ‘We’re not going to work with a guy with leather pants, are we?' So Slash wasn't in".

We're not sure whether that one would have quite worked out...

Listen to the interview below:


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