Axl Rose Believed Slash’s Soul Died After Drug Overdose

According to Tom Zutaut, who signed Guns N’ Roses, the feud between Axl Rose and Slash began when Slash overdosed on heroin and “died” for eight minutes.

Axl thought a different Slash took over his body following the overdose.

“Axl genuinely believes the soul of Saul Hudson left his body when Slash OD’d,” Tom said on The Most Dangerous Band in The World documentary, via The Daily Mirror.

“That [was] the greatest stumbling block to getting the band back together.”

Guns N’ Roses members Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan have released a statement mocking people like Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst, and Andrew Dice Clay for taking credit for their reunion.

“Guns N’ Roses would like to respectfully thank the many people taking credit for our upcoming shows and everything in between. Especially those whom we haven’t spoken to in numerous years who, through the power of media, have somehow served a pivotal, even if non-existent role. We, and the fans thank you! #GnFnR.”

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler discussed Guns N’ Roses’ reunion on The Howard Stern show earlier this week. When asked if he was responsible for the reunion, he had the following quotes:

“I’m sure I’m not solely.”

“I ran into Axl [Rose] at a club a year or two ago and told him he’s crazy, we all miss them, and he needs to get the band back together.”

“If they didn’t get back together soon they would have missed their window and no one would have cared in 3 or 4 years.”

“People love Axl with the original band, they love him on his own but they want to see him with the original guys.”

“I said the same things to Axl that everyone said to me when me and Joe Perry were fighting.”

“Guns N Roses music was part of the fabric of all people.”

When asked about the animosity in GNR:

“I get the whole thing, I can’t talk about it. But they’re talking and they got an offer. I hope Axl can see the greater picture and not be mad at Duff and Slash.”

Howard asked if the beef was similar to the riff that tore apart Aerosmith, asked jokingly if one of the band members slept with another ones wife or something?

Steven said it was deeper then that. But the world needs to hear their music and they’re talking to each other again.

  • Billy

    That’s my fave theory so far. I can totally see how an incident like that could wreck a relationship, but the idea of something replacing Saul and possessing his body is awesome! 8 minutes is a long time to be declared dead, so it’s fun to entertain the idea that it’s possible. It has the makings of a pretty cool horror movie plot anyways

    Stinson: “I think they’ll have fun. It will be a healing thing for them, if it works out good. It will be good for them.”

    Still months away from a live show, the hype of this is already insane!

    • Ann Anderson

      What totally blew me away was the fact that there were $2500 VIP tickets that did NOT include meeting the band. WTF ??? Do they really think that it is above them to do a quick meet and greet with the fans insane enough to pay that ticket price ? That being said, I don’t know that the actual band members had anything to do with that decision. I really doubt it, especially in the case of Duff, who is incredibly down to earth and humble in spite of his success. It is something I could have seen the old Axl doing though.

  • Raj

    And Saul was somehow resurrected into his evil twin who fought with Axl until now, or wait better yet the ghost of Saul haunted Axl all these years, lol

  • Felonious Punk

    I’m sure the band’s gradual dissolution had a metric fuck-ton to do with Slash’s soul repossession and practically nothing to do with Axl being a difficult, control freak asshole who couldn’t accept anyone else’s way of doing things outside of his own..

  • Corndog

    What a fucking stroke of luck that the second ‘soul’ also knew how to play guitar!

    • Martha Bartha

      I’ll say!

  • Corndog

    Better call Saul.

    • Felonious Punk


    • Felonious Punk

      Better Call Saul (an Ambulance)

    • Ann Anderson


  • Dee

    Reading Slash bio I never had the feel that he was the most loving or caring person, either before or after the od.

    • Martha Bartha

      Heroin changes ya………………….

      • Dee

        I know, what I want to say is that he was an asshole since ever and he isn’t changed with years, it’s not only the drug and the od to blame.

        • Martha Bartha

          Becoming Rich changed em too. From being a starving artist.

  • Jason

    ‘Steven said it was deeper then that. ‘
    thAn GGRRRRRRR, sorry, pet peeve.

    • Gloria Haynes

      I agree. Ruined the whole article for me.

  • iLeonD

    I’m really glad I saw them open for Aerosmith back in the day. I can pass on this mess.

    • Martha Bartha

      Yeah you were lucky! When they were in their prime!

  • Martha Bartha

    I heard Axl say that Slash wanted to take over the band.

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