The last several years have been bountiful for classic rock fans when it comes to biopics. First it was Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, then Elton John’s Rocketman, and don’t forget Motley Crue’s The Dirt! So what are the chances of Guns N Roses hitting the silver screen (or just streaming on your LED screen in the living room)? Not very likely, according to Slash.
The infamous GNR guitarist tells MovieMaker that the band has been approached by producers about making a film about their story.
“People come to make the Guns n’ Roses movie. And then I have people coming to me about doing a movie [about me] — I think it was after I wrote my book. It’s just not something that — collectively, we’re sort of just not interested. And I can’t imagine trying to find some actors that can portray the band properly…”
“I mean, rock ’n’ roll movies suffer from being just super, super corny and unrealistic anyway, as a whole. There’s very few really good rock ‘n’ roll movies. So I would hate to sell us out ourselves out with some sort of script that’s supposed to depict our history. I don’t see it happening.”
Perhaps all they need is a little patience, but the band seems content to settle for Paradise City over Tinseltown. It’s hard to blame them; just think about an actor in a Slash wig!