Published on February 28th, 2012 | by RMX0
Slash: I helped Carrey with heartbreak
Slash helped Jim Carrey get over his heartbreak following a relationship breakdown.
The legendary musician recalled taking the star to a bar in Los Angeles after he split from his long term partner Jenny McCarthy.
The Guns ’n’ Roses rocker remembered how the unlikely pair took to the stage in the establishment, with The Mask actor belting out a number of songs.
“Guns ‘n’ Roses did a cameo in a movie called The Dead Pool and Jim Carey was in the movie and he lip-synced to our song Welcome To The Jungle – and that was our initial meeting. But I have been friends with him since,” Slash told Australian radio show Kyle and Jackie O before recalling how he helped Jim with his love woes. “He broke up with [Jenny McCarthy] and he was having a moment and I took him down to a club in LA called Cozy’s and he got up and sang. We did Black Betty and I think we did a Pink Floyd song and he was just venting. It was pretty cool.”
Slash added that most of his musical collaborations happen “by chance”.
The iconic guitarist has teamed up with the likes of Michael Jackson, but also slightly unexpected pop artists such as The Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna.
The rock star explained that while he phoned up some of his preferred artists to ask them to feature on his last record, collaborations usually happen more organically.
“No, the only time I’ve ever done something like this [asking musicians to work with him] was on my last album and I had all these great people on it, so I had to do some cold calling. The other collaborations are just things that happen by chance because you’re both at the same pub and you’re common language is music and next thing you’re playing together – or sometimes I get calls saying, ‘Can you come in and put something on a record,’” he explained.
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