In a recent interview with WTF With Marc Maron, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash has shared a little-known truth about his real name, “Saul”.
“So your real name is Saul. Are you a jew?”
“No, but I’m in the book of Jewish famous people, which is funny. If you were to ask my dad about it, he was talking about King Saul, and so it’s a different thing.”
Interviewer said “What did your dad do?”, Slash replied:
“He’s a graphic designer and photographer artist, he’s still around. During this time, he was doing all the album covers for Asylum records. We moved to LA in ’71.”
On David Crosby, he said:
“Yeah, and Joni Mitchell – my mom did her clothes, my dad did the buffers, Zappa’s down the street… I used to love the swans, he had this big lake, his house is on the corner of Laurel and Woodrow Wilson Lookout Mountain.
“There was a big, huge tall shrubbery that surrounded the whole thing, but if you peeked inside, there was a lake in there, and he had swans. Because they have swans in England. That made me feel like home.”
Listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.