Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke discussed a sad remark from Michael Jackson in a new ‘Scars and Guitars’ podcast interview. Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson Daughters ‘Leather’ Photos Revealed.
Gilby said, “[Slash, Teddy and I] were on tour with Guns in Europe, and Michael was in Europe, and he said, ‘We’re gonna do the video for [the song].’ So he called Slash, and he goes, ‘Put a band together.’ And there was a moment when we actually were gonna do a mini-concert when we did that, so it was in front of a live audience. He asked myself and Teddy; Teddy had been playing keys in GN’R and stuff. Michael sent a private jet, and we went to Germany and we did it.
“What I remember is we’re standing onstage,” he continued. “It was Muzz from Living Colour, and Tony Thompson on drums. And we actually had our amps plugged up, and we were jamming a little bit and stuff. We actually weren’t even playing that song; we were just jamming a little bit. And there was an audience — a real live audience. And Michael walks on stage, and the place just went — you hear that Beatles scream, that [shriek] that’s just so deafening.
And Michael came up to me, and he goes, ‘What are they screaming at?’ in this almost childish voice. And I was looking at him like this: ‘Eh, ’cause you’re Michael Jackson.’ I couldn’t believe he didn’t get it. But he looked like he didn’t know why these people were screaming at him. But it was a really fun experience. I’m so happy that Slash asked us to be a part of it.”