While Slash was in Australia playing shows across the country, he dropped by the studios of Australia’s long-running radio station Triple M to share a few stories, including one that involved one of the great frontmen in rock.
The GUNS N’ ROSES legend told the station about a time when he was a kid that he walked in on his mother — a costume designer who made outfits for the likes of David Bowie, John Lennon and Ringo Starr — and Bowie stark naked.
“My mom started working professionally with David Bowie at first. I’m pretty sure that’s how it started and then it turned into some sort of mysterious romance that went on for a while after that,” Slash laughed. “I was seven or eight years old. [Bowie] was always over and they were always together.”
He continued, “I caught them naked once. They had a lot of stuff going on, but my perspective at eight was limited. Looking back on it, I knew eaxctly what was going on.”
Audio of Slash talking to Triple M about David Bowie:
Slash‘s mother, Ola Hudson, died on June 5, 2009 after a battle with lung cancer.
Hudson died at Saint John’s Health Center in the Los Angeles municipality of Santa Monica. She was 62. In addition to Slash — whose real name is Saul Hudson — she is survived by another son, graphic artist Albion “Ash” Hudson, 41, as well as her ex-husband, English artist Anthony Hudson.
Slash‘s mother dated Bowie after her marriage broke up in the mid-1970s. “I really didn’t like him that much, because he was the new guy in the house,” Slash said of Bowie in a 1990 interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “I was really resentful.”