Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges posted a photo of the rock icon with the late punk-rock fashion icon Jimmy Webb, and revealed the last time he used drugs and drank: “Baby, Congratulations on your 15 YEARS of SOBRIETY! ‘An addict who achieves recovery is capable of achieving anything.’ (wise words someone said) I am so very proud of you every day but today I am so very extra proud of you. I love you to the moon and back! #recovery #youaresexyandsober #strength #bestmanyoucanbe #slash #happy4thofjuly”.
Gilby Clarke recently discussed touring with Guns N’ Roses in a new Audio Ink Radio interview.
“Well, once again, as I was saying, I have a terrible memory! But, there were so many highlights, and the good thing about time is you tend to let the s***itty stuff go. And, I do. I don’t hold grudges. I mean, I try not to hold grudges. But, the Freddie Mercury tribute concert, for me, was a huge highlight. When we did that, for me, it was my first time being in England. I got to meet so many of my heroes, like David Bowie and Mick Ronson. I mean, I stood on the side of the stage with Joe Elliot and watched Mick Ronson and David Bowie do “Heroes” together. We were the only two on the side of the stage. And, I got to be friends with Mick Ronson from that show.
I think when Guns N’ Roses went to South America for the first time, especially Buenos Aires, that was just mind blowing. I mean, we were like the Beatles down there. We had thousands of fans outside our hotel every day. We couldn’t go outside without a full security team. Even me! I’m not Slash. I’m not Duff. It was incredible. It really restored your faith in passion for music, because I’ve never felt that passion the way that the South American fans really felt that passion. So, there were so many highlights.”