Published Jun 10, 2009Mother jokes rule, but it's hard to be smarmy about mothers dying. As Slash knows all to well, that just sucks.
Work on his anticipated new solo album was halted this weekend when the former Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver guitarist, born Saul Hudson, lost his mother Ola to lung cancer on Friday (June 5). Those who have read his autobiography will know that despite leading a decadent rock lifestyle, Hudson has always maintained a particularly soft spot for her, crediting the woman with directing his life towards music since an early age.
As NME reports, Hudson has now taken to his MySpace page in order to deal with the issue and spread some positive messages about his muse. He writes (sic on pretty much the whole damned thing; he's a guitarist, not a writer):
"This is a difficult time, but I have to share with you that she was the sweetest, warmest, most loving human being I've ever known (next to my grandmother on her side), as well as one of the most creative & talented. She was also the coolest Rock & Roll mom a Rock junkie like myself could ever possibly want to have. She was responsible for exposing me to a lot of the music that would influence me as a musician growing up. As well as introducing me to 'the life' & priming me to survive this crazy business that I'm now in. But more importantly, she turned me on to all different forms of art & the importance of artistic self expression & creative communication thru music & dance from as early on as I can remember. She really was all things artistic & creative personified & the world is a lesser place without her."
"I still haven't grasped fully that she is gone & this is going to take some time to process. But, I have gotten a lot of really genuine condolences from many of you & I want to tell you that I appreciate it more than you can possibly know. My family & I thank you for your support."