Slash angers 'Glee' creator

Slash angers 'glee' creator

Slash angers 'glee' creator

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Slash has become the latest artist to upset the creator of musical series 'Glee', Ryan Murphy, after the guitarist refused to allow the show to use a Guns N' Roses song.

In a recent interview with 'Entertainment Weekly' the guitarist revealed that 'Glee' had approached him, stating: "We got asked about that once already but it got turned down."

However, it seems to have been the following comments that upset Murphy, as Slash told his interviewer: "In the current climate of what's going on in entertainment these days, I try to be more optimistic than negative because it's really easy to get negative about it, but I draw the line at 'Glee'.

"Glee is worse than 'Grease' and 'Grease' is bad enough… I look at 'Grease' now and think: Between 'High School Musical' and 'Glee', 'Grease' was a brilliant work of art."

Murphy has since responded, telling 'Hollywood Reporter': "Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over; they're uneducated and quite stupid."

We're not going to pick sides here… But we know who we'd rather hear playing the solo from 'Sweet Child O' Mine'.

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.