Glee creator lashes back at Slash
A few days ago Ear of Newt reported on how guitar hero and former Guns N' Roses member Slash was vowing never to let his old band's music be used on the hit TV show Glee. The top-hatted one took a few well-placed potshots at the FOX series, which he seriously can't stand.
Now Slash's comments have raised the ire of Glee creator Ryan Murphy, who lashed back during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"Usually I find that people who make those comments, their careers are over," Murphy said, "they're uneducated and quite stupid."
I wouldn't quite agree that Slash's career is over. He sold out the Commodore for two nights last year, and he's currently on tour with Ozzy Osbourne, who—while his best years are definitely behind him—can still draw a crowd. And the star-studded solo album he released last year did quite well, entering the Billboard chart at #3 and selling more than 60,000 copies its first week. As far as "uneducated" and "stupid" goes, his masters degree from the School of Rock should count for something.
Murphy also took a swipe at the Kings of Leon, another guitar-based act that has publicly rejected an offer to have its music featured in his show. He called the chartbusting Followill clan "self-centred assholes" and said they are "missing the big picture" because, at its heart, Glee is about turning kids on to music.
Stay tuned for further developments. Hopefully Slash's current tourmate will show Murphy's outraged butt the door when he comes sniffing around for songs to use in the inevitable Black Sabbath-themed episode of Glee.
Though not if Sharon has anything to say about it.
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