Autobiography won't 'Slash' Axl...

Veteran rocker Slash insists his new autobiography won't slam his former Guns N' Roses bandmate Axl Rose.

Slash — real name Saul Hudson — quit Guns in 1996 after falling out with Rose for the last time.

But the guitarist, who now plays in Velvet Revolver, claims he has tried to make his new book, 'Slash', as even-handed as possible.

He says, "This is not a vehicle for me to vent. It's not to lambast Axl or to talk shit about anybody else. It's just telling the story as I knew it."

'Slash' will hit store shelves on October 30, enticing readers with the cover line "It seems excessive… but that doesn't mean it didn't happen..."

The book will include a bunch of stuff about Slash's years with G'N'R, but not necessarily because he was feeling nostalgic on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of "Appetite for Destruction".

"I never wanted to write a book, because it would be too final," Slash explained. "The only reason I wrote it is because a lot of the stuff I was reading and seeing about the band got pretty frustrating. I just had to straighten out some shit."

"It almost reads like a journal, except for the fact that I never wrote anything down," Slash said. "It was a hard book to make, because I was pretty fucked up from 1980 to 2000-something. I really had to dig deep to try and remember a lot of shit."