Slash&Brother640 The recent news that former Guns N’ Roses bandmates Slash and Axl Rose have mended fences has sparked a new round of reunion rumors — and Slash’s brother, artist and photographer Ash Hudson, is tired of hearing about them.

Hudson vented his frustrations in a Facebook post captured by Ultimate Guitar, writing, “You obsessed fans of Guns N’ Roses. F— a reunion. If you love Guns, enjoy what they made and move on.”

Comparing the constant calls for a reunion to someone wishing they could go back in time and meet “the guys who invented the door in my apartment” in hopes they would “get back together and invent a new door,” Hudson wondered, “What’s wrong with the door you have? It still works. You still use it. And you f—ing fanclub page host [sic] need to get your own life to spend all your time figuring out what Slash is doing first.”

Dismissing the decades of reunion speculation as “so dumb,” Hudson continued, “Not sure if I’m making myself clear. But grow up. Get a life. If I get one more f—er asking me will Guns do a reunion tour, I’m blocking them. Axl is a fat bastard and the reunion would only be a disappointment and an action that would result in criticism. Just sayin’.”

Rose’s weight aside, Hudson concluded by again pointing out that the classic Guns lineup couldn’t possibly live up to years of expectations, citing other examples of artists who’ve continued past their youthful prime — and tossing in a little ad for his brother’s latest release. “They were the best of all time,” he said of GNR. “Nowhere to go from there. They captured lightning in a bottle. Nothing left to prove. It’s done. Are the Stones the Stones you grew to love in the ’70s? F— No! Now a circus act. You loved Axl when he was beautiful now he’s Fat Elvis. So move on people. Buy Slash’s [World on Fire] album.”

A day after this story was released, Slash’s brother, Ash Hudson, apologized for remarks he made about Axl Rose, posting on his Facebook:

“I apologize to Axl and his legions of fans who were offended by my post of yesterday. I am sorry I shot my mouth off. I know, or should know, better than to get involved in GN’R business. It has come to me attention that Axl is on a strict diet and losing weight. Unfortunately, my post was very offensive and upsetting to my brother, for which I apologize. To the rest of the world, I had one of these days when people kept asking me about a possible reunion and I had had enough… Again, my apologies.”

Both the apology and the original offending status update have since been deleted from Ash Hudson’s Facebook timeline.


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  • James K. on

    Don’t feel bad Slash, I also have brother who is a dumbass.

  • T on

    This happens with sports figures a lot, where siblings of successful athletes mouth off to get attention, and religiously have to walk it back. Know your place. You’re Slash’s brother, you were not in G&R, and no one cares what you think about them. Be happy that you are able to be an “Artist and photographer” as a result of Slash’s support and your connection to him. Just Sayin’.

  • John Saullee on

    Axl is on a strict diet? That means the Reunion is happening! Big Dummy brother got screamed at by Slash because of his big mouth, obviously he is not in the know about the Reunion otherwise why would Slash care if his brother insulted Axl? What a Moron , I heard his Slash’s brother is semi retarted so hopefully Axl won’t mind.

    • Harry Taint on

      Are you kidding? You are bagging on someone for being “retarted” and you can’t even spell the word? Gotta mirror? Find one quick!!!

    • DR Is Live on

      One should not use the word ‘retarted’ when one doesn’t know how to properly spell retarded. It makes your statement rather retarded.

  • Doug R. on

    Ash, dancing with “Mr. Brownstone?” Sounds like jealous venom to me.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Conversely, it’s nice to see him be protective of his brother and speak the truth-his truth. As far as we know Slash and his brother are close and good friends. As a result, knows all the s–t Slash has gone through dealing with Axl, his actions and how they’ve effected not only Slash and the original band members, but millions of fans around the world. So, maybe he did spout off and speak his mind. So what! Thank goodness Slash has caring protective brother. Not many of those around that are pure gold. Who knows what Ash has witnessed. Some Media douche’ grabbed onto his Fb comment and turned it into AP fodder. Just to make something out of nothing cause’ recently Axl & Slash talked.

    I say great fu%&ing job Ash!

    • Bill F. on

      Don’t insult “truth” by calling that personal attack “truth”. This happens here all the time (and as much as I like him, Eddie does the same thing): celebrities come on social media and interviews, spew their opinions, and it gets labeled “truth” because it is (slightly) controversial.

      Whether or not a reformed G’n’R will or will not live up to the “hype” is PURELY opinion. There is absolutely not one grain of “truth” in that unless and until it actually happens. His take on the fans: opinion. I suppose it could be proved whether Axl is “fat” or not, but why that has any bearing on this at all is beyond me entirely. I saw the new G’n’R in Philly on the Chinese Democracy tour, and Axl sang over THREE HOURS, and it was amazing. He’s got the pipes; it’s whether the attitude is there or not.

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